Triple Spiral Audio has announced the launch of a new Kontakt 5 instrument library titled Mists Volume 1 – Hybrid Tongue Drum, a collaboration with Erick McNerney from Beautiful Void Audio.

The library includes 50 sound sources and 165 snapshots. It requires the full version of Kontakt 5.8.1 or higher.

With the main sounds, I basically “deconstructed” a single pitch from a particular instrument, and sampled each frequency from its harmonic series.

After that, I could then reconstruct various parts of that harmonic series from different instruments. For instance, with one of them, I combined a Flute, Harp, Piano and Tongue Drum. Tongue Drum took the fundamental, Harp took the octave, piano took the 5th above the octave, and then Flute took all of the top end (everything above the piano).

So it’s a hybridization at a note/frequency level, rather than being a physically modeled hybrid or some algorithmic cross between 2 or more instruments – which I guess those could be argued to be more of a “true” hybrid.

Hybrid Tongue Drum is available at the intro price of 20 EUR (regular 30 EUR).

Furthermore, the Winter 2020 Sale continues with discounts of up to 40% off on all Triple Spiral Audio soundsets for Zebra 2, Diva and Repro, and all products from Beautiful Void Audio. This offer is valid until December 14th, 2020.

Omnisphere 2 soundsets and the soundsets from Subsonic Artz and Heartwood Soundware are still on sale until December 7th.

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