Time+Space has announced Tuned Micro, a compact yet powerful multi-instrument collection by Soundiron, focusing on a variety of the company’s unique stringed and tuned percussion instruments, wrapped in an easy-to-use interface for Kontakt 4 and later.
Soundiron took a dozen of the most popular instruments included in their Stringed and Tuned Percussion Collection and selected a core sample set from each. These titles include Bamblong, Circlebells, Cylindrum, Imbibaphones, Kalimba, Music Box, The Struck Grand, Toy Glockenspiel, Twine Bass, Waterharp, Whaledrum and Zitherette. Tuned Micro serves as a simple but powerfully effective and fully playable introduction to the signature style, flavour, tone and quality you can expect from Soundiron´s full catalogue.
First, Soundiron have provided a dual-layer matrix that allows any of the 20 individual instrument articulations available in Tuned Micro to be loaded and played instantly on demand. With two independently controllable layers, you can load and play any two articulations simultaneously (such as the Bamblong and Water Harp), with customizable volume, attack, start offset, release gating and pitch-shifting for each layer. Each of the controls can be automated and changed in real-time, allowing truly unique sonic possibilities.
Secondly, Soundiron have built their Uberpeggiator into the front panel, so that you can quickly design complex and adaptive arpeggiations, whether freehand or using the velocity table and a number of specialized controls that can be used to craft remarkably intricate musical passages on the fly. Third, Soundiron have integrated a fully sweepable 3-band equalizer with gain, frequency and bandwidth controls for each band. Lastly, the company have added their convolution loading system, which allows you to select and modify 6 of the real-world spaces and 6 of their favourite special FX reverb impulses. Each of these features can be bypassed to save voices and processing power as needed.
Tubed Micro is available now exclusively from Time+Space for £14.95 GBP / €18.95 EUR. A promo code to claim back the cost of Tuned Micro when they buy the full String and Tuned Percussion Collection is included.