Tangent Edge Instruments has launched Sea Trumpets, a sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
This virtual instrument features 2 patches made with the sounds of conches: Ensemble and Monophonic.
Seashell horns. Conques. Shell trumpets. Conch horns. Triton’s Trumpets. They have many different names, but they’re made of shells of large sea snails and they have been used for thousands of years.
I sampled 35 conches of the collection of “water musician” Reinier Sijpkens, he blew them himself. It took him decades to collect that many, and now he has one of the biggest collections in the world.
“Sea Trumpets” comes with 583 samples of about 30 seconds. Two groups have seamless loops so they sound even longer. Full version of Kontakt 3.5 or higher is required. The instrument will work for 30 minutes in the free Kontakt Player and can’t be deeply edited.
Sea Trumpets is available for purchase for $30 USD.