Spitfire Audio has announced the release of Glass and Steel, a new tuned percussion library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

A selection of mystical percussion sounds created from found objects, hit, bowed and pinched virtuosically by a leading percussionist and recorded with meticulous and intimate intensity on our dry stage in London’s Kings Cross.

Each sound has been exhaustively investigated, deep sampled, and played to its strengths (different beaters, flicks, bows and pinches) to give you the most musical and mystical results.

Whilst the materials have a raw beauty unto themselves we have also worked tirelessly to create the many presets, some simple and some warped beyond recognition, to demonstrate how these magical sounds can be used.

A highlight of the library is a selection of sequenced rhythms that interact with eDNA to create up-to-the-minute pulsing tension beds and mystical atmospheres.

Glass and Steel features

  • 45 different glass and steel objects struck, bowed and beaten in various ways.
  • Contains over 235 hand curated presets, epic cinematic rhythms and systems, disturbed morphs, beautiful hand blown pads and tweaked raw sounds.
  • All housed in Spitfire’s own eDNA engine, providing further morphing options to adapt their sonic nature.

Glass and Steel is available for purchase for £99 GBP.

More information: Spitfire Audio / Glass and Steel