Plugin Boutique has launched a sale on Soundiron’s recently updated Kontakt instrument Cymbology, offering a 37% discount on the massive percussion effects library built around bowed cymbals and gongs.

We captured 20 unique cymbals, in all shapes, sizes, alloys and varieties, from crashes and splashes to gongs, bells, trashes and even a stack of spent WWII Howitzer artillery shells. We explore the classic bowed cymbal effect in exquisite detail, with dozens of variations for each cymbal, from short stabs to long tortured wails and everything in between. These often sought-after dramatic scoring and sound design fundamentals are perfect for setting dark moods, striking bold transitions, building stingers, weaving soundscapes and manipulating in any number of ways to evoke sonic images both dark and light.

Not content to leave it there, we experimented with dry ice on the cymbal surfaces. The results are just as wildly varied as the bowed articulations, but these squeals, hisses, screeches, drones, screams, rumbles and wails are an entirely different flavor. We recorded both sets of sustaining and short cymbal effects in two wide microphone positions, up close for full detail, presence and clarity without room coloration and out in a large hall, for a rich, lush and naturally spacious reverb ideal for epic and orchestral scoring. Inside Cymbology, you’ll find a spectacular array of pads, drones, synths, swirling dreamscapes, nightmarish hellscapes and complex evolving textures alongside bowed, frozen, and tuned cymbal effects with flowing overtones, broad warmth, clear highs and massive low end.

Regularly $79 USD, Cymbology 2.0 for Kontakt 5.5 or higher (full version) is on sale for $49 USD until May 8th, 2022.

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