Sonic Zest has announced the release of Darker Tones, a Kontakt instrument featuring a collection of plucked percussion, ideal for adding interesting and organic/non-synth melodies to your music.

Sonic Zest Darker Tones

We set out to create a kit bag of plucked samples that would be perfect for melody making.

We started by gathering a collection of plucked percussive instruments, including a Zimbabwean Kalimba, a gourd Mbira (thumb piano) and a selection of bronze African percussive tubes and then deeply sampled them. Each note was recorded at least 10 times, allowing for 10x round robins. This means that each key hit will produce a slightly different tone giving an added sense of realism to your composition. Each sample was then individually polished in our audio software until it shined.

These instruments are beautiful to play and no doubt you will give you hours of fun and give a boost to your melody writing processing.

Darker Tones features

  • Kontakt sample pack featuring a diverse range of plucked instruments, including a Kalimba and African Bronze Tubes.
  • Contains additional sound design patches.
  • Over 360 MB of samples (145 MB download).
  • 10x Round Robins.

Darker Tones for Kontakt 5 or higher (full version) is available for purchase for the introductory price of $29 USD until May 1st (regular $35 USD).

More information: Sonic Zest / Darker Tones