Soundiron has introduced its latest Kontakt library Bentside Spinet, a virtual instrument that brings the sounds of a 17th-century Italian keyboard that produces a dark and quiet tone with an aesthetically stunning look resembling a harp laid horizontally.

The spinet has a rich and sustained timbre, but darker and less brilliant that the harpsichord.

We recorded Bentside Spinet in stereo with close and far mic positions and 8 round robin. Then we rounded out the natural tone of this baroque keyboard with 20 ambient soundscapes and 25 custom FX presets to launch your musical time machine right into a European parlor.

Bentside Spinet is on sale for $19 USD until October 19th, 2021 (regular $29 USD).

Also available is Tiny Thumb Pianos, which brings the sounds of the gentle and melodic percussive plucking sound with a marimba-like warmth and tonal body of these wooden instruments from Zimbabwe.

We recorded Tiny Thumb Pianos in wide stereo, close and dry, performed in unison and solo. After that we sampled percussive hits, slides, taps, glisses, and other FX to enhance realism and make it feel like you’re dual-wielding tiny kalimbas in real life. We also rounded out the library’s natural tones with 20 ambient organic soundscapes and 20 custom FX presets to kick-start your creative journey. In short: this artifact is all you need to become a master musical storyteller.

Available for the full version of Kontakt 5.5 or higher, the library is priced $19 USD.

More information: Soundiron