Modwheel has launched Timphonia, a Kontakt instrument library made using Modwheel’s pedal and fixed skin Timpani.

The two fixed skin Timpani were retuned to allow recording of as many pitches as possible.

MODWHEEL felt that a lot of other percussion libraries featuring Timpani have been recorded in large concert halls or auditoriums that make the instrument less flexible for using beyond an orchestral setting.

TIMPHONIA was recorded in a neutral studio space with close and room microphone placements. This enables the user to be able to place the instrument easily within mixes of different genres and styles. It can be a more intimate instrument or huge and roomy depending on what is required.

The TIMPHONIA recordings were performed by New Zealand drum and Timpani maestro Riki Gooch.

Timphonia features

  • Regular: 11 Kontakt Patches plus 2 Multis, featuring Timpani Hits, Flams, Ruffs, Rolls played with Mallet and Sticks. Natural and extended range. 8 round robins and 5 velocity levels.
  • Irregular: 18 Kontakt Patches with Timpani extended techniques e.g. pedal bends, bowed cymbal on timpani bends, coin spins, broomstick rubs, phrases and loops both natural and BPM’d, shell and body hits, brushes, rubber ball bounces and programmed patterns.
  • ShapedNoise: 21 Kontakt Patches with a selection of patches created by composer/sound designer Kirke Godfrey. Taking the Timphonia to a whole new world.
  • 24bit 96k multi samples.
  • 7.1 GB (3.5 GB using new lossless compression).

Timphonia for Kontakt 5.5 or higher (full version) is available for purchase for an introductory price of $49 USD for two weeks (regular $79 USD).

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