Soundiron has announced the release of Petroglyph, an ancient stone tool & weapon percussion library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Soundiron Petroglyph

Petroglyph is a stone hand percussion library recorded with a collection of authentic primitive stone artifacts from various North America tribes and cultures from the pre-Columbian era, with some pieces dating back many thousands of years. They include basic tools (mortars, pestles, grindstones, bowls, awls, hammers) and weapons (axe heads, spear tips and arrow heads) in all sorts of shapes, sizes and stone types. The objects are carved from obsidian, serpentine, slate, flint, granite, sandstone, volcanic basalt and animal bone.

The sounds produced can range from heavy grinding scrapes and thuds to thin, glassy taps, clicks, clacks and clinks. We’ve recorded 100 sound sets, each with 8 to 10 round-robin variations for each velocity layer. They’re useful as unique alternatives for traditional hand and drum percussion, electronic percussion, sound effects and game/software user interface sounds. And they have a satisfyingly basic, raw and elemental feel to them that makes them fun to play.

Petroglyph features

  • 7 powerful Kontakt .nki instrument presets.
  • 2,292 Samples.
  • 305 MB Installed.
  • 24-bit, 48 kHz Stereo PCM Wav Format.
  • Unique percussion categories: strikes, clicks, flams, scrapes, hands, tuned.
  • Multi-FX Rack and reverb with 70 room, hall and FX impulses.
  • Note: The full version of Kontakt 5.5 or later is required for all nki presets. Kontakt Player and older Kontakt versions are not supported. Mac users: OSX10.8 or later required. PC users: Windows 7 or later required.

Petroglyph is available for the introductory price of $29 USD until January 31st, 2016 (regular $49 USD).

More information: Soundiron / Petroglyph