Plugin Boutique has introduced Luft, a new dual layer Kontakt instrument library by Cinematique Instruments.

Cinematique Instruments Luft

Luft offers organic and vivid sounds useful to create vibrating and pulsating ambient atmospheres and strange textures as well as distinctive and unique melody sounds.

We have never heard and played such an instrument before. It sounds very organic, very lively and above all very unique. It sounds like airflow, vibration and intimacy.

But if you take a closer look at Luft and see what the original sound sources are, with which Luft assembles its sound, it’s not really surprising! Luft is based exclusively on simple aerophonic instruments. They are all instruments that produce their sound through a stream of air that flows through a vibrating reed or over an opening. Summarizing: Luft consists only of airflow instruments.

There are a total of 34 individual airflow instruments, which can be divided into 6 categories: fan or pump organs, blown keyboards like harmonicas and melodicas, simple flutes and a church organ with several individual registers. But there are also other, less common sounds like a water bottle, a hand pipe, a pipe – or a nose flute or a kazou. Some sounds were resampled over an old tape machine which gives them the sound of a Mellotron which charmingly complements the overall sound palette of Luft.

Luft features

  • Dual layer Kontakt engine with 34 sound sources and over 50 presets.
  • EQ section, modulators and distortions to customize the sound.
  • Church Organ: several registers as well as tutti of a church organ from a mid-size town church in Germany.
  • Fan organs: Hohner Organetta (also via tape machine recorded), Bontempi Hit Organ 1+2 and Magnus Harmonica.
  • Pump organs: a vintage Swiss Harmonica, Shruti Box.
  • Blowed organs: 3 different Hohner Melodica, Blues Harp.
  • Flutes: orchestral flute, alto recorder (both also via tape machine recorded), 3 sizes of ocarina, panflute, noseflute and bird flute.
  • Domestic Tools: broken whistling, water bottle, hand whistle, kazou.

Luft for Kontakt 5.6.8 or higher (full version) is available for 110 EUR.

More information: Cinematique Instruments