Soundiron has recently released a deeply sampled tuned percussion library for Native Instruments Kontakt, capturing the heart and soul of a tiny toy saron.

The saron is a musical instrument of Indonesia, which is used in gamelan. For the Mini Saron instrument, eight of its metal bars were played with mallets and hammers to explore every nuance of its sound.

We recorded Mini Saron up close in wide stereo and also included a 2nd tetrahedral binaural microphone to give you a first-person experience with the instrument, with an intimate and enveloping sound.

This library includes a flexible modular user interface with hammer, mallet and various gliss articulations as well as 25 ambient soundscapes and atmospheric pads hand-crafted from the recorded material. You also get 20 custom sound-designed fx presets designed to inspire and unleash your creativity. It’s built for the full retail version of Kontakt 5.5 or later.

Mini Saron is on sale for £9.95 GBP / $11 USD at Plugin Boutique until March 29th, 2021 (regular $15 USD).

More information: Soundiron