Cinesamples has released Kontakt Design: Volume 1 Metallurgy, a new sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt 4.

The more Kontakt has continued its dominance in the sampling market the less we find ourselves with a desire to reach for other samplers. In fact more often then not we find ourselves trying to get older material into Kontakt. However we know that mapping and polishing patches can be a very time consuming (and demoralizing) process. We decided to do the heavy lifting for you here, setting up all the parameters in a recipe just reacquiring some creativeness!

We teamed up with the talented sound designers at Boom Library to create the source sample material. Their source material, with our interface, makes for a great pairing. This is vol. 1 of many more to come.

Kontakt already offers a wide variety of tools for modifying a source sound into a finished, produced sound however in the shadow of a looming deadline more often then not we are forced to use Kontakt pre-sets or other products to get what we need. Our intention with this product was to provide you with a set of tools, specially made for you to be creative without relying upon presets (even though we included a bunch of ideas just to get you started). Our first volume uses some wonderfully recorded metal/industrial source material.

Kontakt Design: Volume 1 Metallurgy is available to purchase for $149 USD.

Cinesamples has also announced WaterGlass, a free Kontakt instrument released in support of Charity: Water, a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations.

Cinesamples WaverGlass

Cinesamples WaverGlass for Kontakt

We want to try something to raise money for a great organization. Donate whatever you wish (sugg. $15). Help us reach our goal of $5000 for this great cause, and get a nice library. If we hit $5000, they will build a well for a community in need of clean water. Just go here to download the WaterGlass library for free (if you like it, consider donating any amount you want):

More information: Cinesamples