Riot Audio has announced the release of Bowed Glass Clouds, a simple but powerful Kontakt virtual instrument for cinematic morphing pad sounds.

Bowed Glass Clouds Kontakt View

The instrument is centered on recordings of bowed glass bowls and jars.

BOWED GLASS CLOUDS is built on Riot Audio’s proprietary CLOUDS engine which contains an individually adjustable three-octave spread and two main layers (A & B) with two sublayers each. It uses Kontakt’s AET Filter technology and equal power crossfading to morph between these different layers. There is a resulting total of 12 layers that can be morphed, blended and automated to create a wide variety of complex, evolving textures.

BOWED GLASS CLOUDS allows the user to create rich, organic evolving pad sounds for film scores, trailers, ambient and electronic music. Its sonic palette ranges from weightless, airy pads to heavily saturated, scraping drones full of harmonics. This makes BOWED GLASS CLOUDS suitable for a variety of moods and genres – from dreamy electro pop to sci-fi trailer music and horror film scores.

Bowed Glass Clouds features

  • Multi-layer morphing pad instrument running in Kontakt 5.8 and above.
  • Source sounds include: bowed glass bowls, bowed glass jar, Ebow piano and resonator guitar, household hoover.
  • Instant rich, organic evolving pad textures.
  • Built with RIOT AUDIO’s proprietary “CLOUDS” engine which uses Kontakt’s AET Filter morphing technology.
  • 12 layers of sound.

The instrument library is available as a free download until July 30th 2019. Users will be asked to subscribe to a mailing list to receive a download link.

More information: Riot Audio