Microhammer has announced the release of Kinderklavier, a sampled instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.

The Kinderklavier is an iconic sound found in commercials, TV, soundtracks and pop music. From cute and innocent, dark and twisted, to pop and rock, Microhammer’s Kinderklavier is a truly versatile library.

This Kinderklavier was deep sampled and close-mic’ed to capture all it’s subtle nuances. As usual, we deeply sampled the instrument, every single 25 notes with 8 round robin and an average of 6 velocity layers per note. The keys of the Kinderklavier had such unique character that we had to multi-sample and include them as release triggers with multiple round robin and velocity layers. In addition to our standard deep sampling, the Kinderklavier was beaten with sticks and mallets, dismantled, probed, strummed and tortured in just about as many ways as we could think of, creating a variety of effects sounds. After extracting all usable sounds, we decided to push the library further by creating a set of tuned, deep ambiences. Topping off the library is a complete set of custom controls tuned for each patch and our own custom reverb with 46 unique impulses to choose from.

This library includes custom front-panel controls and modwheel automation to allow pitch adjustment of up to +/- 6 octaves as well as additional features.

Kinderklavier features

  • Deep sampled kinderklavier, every key sampled with 8 round robin pr. key and 6 velocity layers pr. key.
  • Special FX made with sticks, mallets, strums and torture.
  • Special FX slaps, taps, clacks, glisses.
  • 46 custom convolutions.
  • Unique UI/interface programming.
  • 14 additional special ambient/MW controlled patches.
  • 16 Kontakt Instruments and 2 Kontakt Multis.
  • 1494 Samples.
  • 46 Bonus custom impulses.
  • 900 MB download, 2.2 GB Installed.
  • Sample resolution: 44.1Khz / 24Bit stereo .wav format.
  • Format(s): Kontakt and .wav.
  • Note: Native Instruments Kontakt 3.5 and later. Full retail versions required for Kontakt instruments.
  • Note: Free Kontakt Player does not support this product. Full version required.

Kinderklavier is available to purchase for $35 USD.