Soundiron has recently released some new Kontakt instrument libraries.

Jewel Empire II captures the versatility and specific character of the GEM Imperial II electronic organ. The GEM series of instruments were manufactured by GeneralMusic in Italy sometime during the late 80s and early 90s.

The large electronic organ comes with two key beds and a large variety of voice tabs, a dedicated Bass voice section, and draw bars to control a lot of voice functions.

Jewel Empire II features a large selection of sustains and staccatos – both normal and bass – to capture the varied character of this Italian instrument.

For The Ruler, Soundiron captured the sounds of two rulers and a couple of self-winding tape measures.

They recorded 30 notes with a 6-inch ruler (15.24cm) and 38 notes on a 12-inch ruler (30.48cm), plus percussive taps, rattles and drops. The instrument library also features a wide variety of sound effects and percussive articulations with a 25-foot (3m) and 10-foot (7.62m) tape-measure for a more modern take on the concept.

Lastly, the Vintage Keys series instrument Elektronik 25 brings the rare, historic sounds of the unique Elektronika EM-25.

The EM-25 is a polyphonic synthesizer with a strong focus on strings, organ and brass with a rare and historic sound. This library offers a rare glimpse at sought-after Soviet-era synthesizers with rich string sounds that can enhance any composition.

The Kontakt libraries are available for purchase from Soundiron and distributor Plugin Boutique, starting from $19 USD.