Bitword has released EXPANSE, a sample library for Kontakt 2 or greater.

EXPANSE is a collection of multi-sampled 24bit waveforms that can be played as instruments, used as drones, or to create tonal beds. Some touching on the traditional, others exploring the surreal or etherial, but never too close to the mundane, and never too far away that they loose the listeners connection.


The goal of this library was to create illustrative timbres that inspire their presence in the users compositions. Used as a centerpiece, ambience or pad, EXPANSE provides modern sounds for the modern composer.

EXPANSE features

  • 1 Gigabyte of 24bit multisamples: 128 Instrument Patches and 79 Multi Patches.
  • Instrument patches are broken down into the categories: Fast Attack – Pads – String Hybrids – Vocal – Weird.
  • Multi Patches are sorted as either Fast Attack, or Slow Attack.
  • All patches are programmed with modulation wheel support.

EXPANSE is available as an instant download and has an introductory price of $79 until January 1st 2008.

Note: Additional patches utilizing Kontakt 3 features and fixes (modulation sync) will be available, free of charge to registed users, 1st quarter 2008.

Visit Bitword for more information and audio demos.