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Wobblophones releases Tunelle spring instrument for Kontakt & Live

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Wobblophones has announced the release of Tunelle, a virtual instrument for Kontakt 5 and Live 9.

Wobblophones Tunelle (Kontakt)
Tunelle’s main panel allows you to control the most important instrument parameters (Kontakt version).

Tunelle is a spring instrument, invented and built by Neon & Landa. It produces sound by vibrating springs. Covering a range of 2 full octaves, the Tunelle library reveals the versatile sounds and resonances of 25 chromatically arranged compression springs.

Tunelle was designed to be played mainly by pulling the springs with fingers and quickly releasing them. But for this library 5 articulations have been recorded and sampled: pulling, vertical plucking, horizontal plucking, plectrum and striking with a rubber mallet.

The virtual instrument contains samples of two Tunelles: Metal Tunelle and Wooden Tunelle. Metal Tunelle has a clear and long metallic ring, where as Wooden Tunelle has a more dampened and warmer sound quality.

Tunelle features

  • 5 Metal Tunelle articulations, all covering 2 octaves.
  • 2 Wooden Tunelle articulations, both covering 2 octaves.
  • Up to 8 velocity layers.
  • 3 Round-robin layers.
  • 1 Body Hits articulation, covering 3.5 octaves.
  • 40 presets.
  • 2 GB of Tunelle samples (44.1 kHz, 24-bit).

The Tunelle library is 15% of for the whole month of April, 2014 (regular price $89 / 75 EUR / £65 GBP).

More information: Wobblophones / Tunelle

Wobblophones releases Blue Triangle for Kontakt & Live

Wobblophones Blue Triangle for Kontakt

Wobblophones has launched Blue Triangle, a spring percussion instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt and Ableton Live.

Sonically Blue Triangle represents the idea of a big sound in a small body.

Despite its angular shape, when plucked with a finger, its sound can be round and at times a bit like a gong or church bell. But when applying different articulations, such as scraping with a plectrum or striking with a rubber mallet, metallic, more industrial sound qualities emerge and rattle along with the Blue Triangle’s natural spring reverb.

As most of our Wobblophones do, the Blue Triangle has a strong presence of overtones (and “undertones”).

Blue Triangle features

  • NI Kontakt 4/5:
    • 3 octaves, covering 3 articulations and “body hits”.
  • Ableton Live:
    • A drum rack with 40 pads, covering 3 articulations and “body hits”.
  • 3 round robin layers.
  • 6 presets.
  • 20 short “Blips” (Midi clips / Clips).
  • Rubber mallet strikes with 5 velocity layers.
  • Plectrum scrapes, Finger plucks, and Body hits.

The sample library is available to purchase for $15 USD/12.50 EUR/£10 GBP. A bundle with PriZm costs $50 USD/45 EUR/£35 GBP.

More information: Wobblophones / Blue Triangle

Wobblophones releases PriZm sample library for Kontakt 5

Wobblophones has announced the release of PriZm, virtual instrument library for Kontakt 5, featuring the sounds of a custom built percussion instrument.

Wobblophones PriZm
PriZm for Kontakt 5 offers four octaves of precisely recorded samples taken from the original PriZm instrument by Neon & Landa. The four octaves reveal the versatile character and diverse timbres of PriZm.

The sounds of PriZm in its higher register may remind one of chimes and toy pianos. But once the pitch gets lower, PriZm drifts from clear bells into a darker and mysterious world. Through its entire register overtones are distinctly ringing and wobbling in ever changing and unpredictable directions.

The initial idea for PriZm was to make a percussive instrument that has lights integrated in its body. When hitting the tubes, the reflected light visible from the holes starts to twinkle, giving a visual effect of a glittery shine of stars and precious stones.

“During the building process we were experimenting with materials, and made a wonderful discovery. When hitting a loosely hanging rod we could hear a quiet wobble. We froze, held our breath and hit the rod again. The same sounds were there! We hadn’t heard of an instrument with such sonic qualities before. And it was immediately clear to us that exactly these wobbly sounds represent the core character of PriZm.

So with PriZm we created a new instrument group: Wobblophones – instruments with a strong presence of overtones and unstable pitch. And this is also what our sampling project Wobblophones is about: building and sampling our self-made instruments, experimenting with new ways of making musical sounds and exploring those wobbly sounds.”

PriZm for Kontakt features

  • 4 octaves.
  • 5 velocity layers.
  • 5 round robin layers.
  • 12 presets.
  • 1.07 GB content.

The library is available to purchase for 39 EUR / £30 GBP / $49 USD.

An introductory 15% discount is available for all versions of the PriZm library (Ableton Live 8/9 and Kontakt 5) until November 13th, 2013. Use code WBBLPRZM4EURE at checkout.

More information: Wobblophones / PriZm