Wobblophones has announced the release of PriZm, virtual instrument library for Kontakt 5, featuring the sounds of a custom built percussion instrument.

Wobblophones PriZm

PriZm for Kontakt 5 offers four octaves of precisely recorded samples taken from the original PriZm instrument by Neon & Landa. The four octaves reveal the versatile character and diverse timbres of PriZm.

The sounds of PriZm in its higher register may remind one of chimes and toy pianos. But once the pitch gets lower, PriZm drifts from clear bells into a darker and mysterious world. Through its entire register overtones are distinctly ringing and wobbling in ever changing and unpredictable directions.

The initial idea for PriZm was to make a percussive instrument that has lights integrated in its body. When hitting the tubes, the reflected light visible from the holes starts to twinkle, giving a visual effect of a glittery shine of stars and precious stones.

“During the building process we were experimenting with materials, and made a wonderful discovery. When hitting a loosely hanging rod we could hear a quiet wobble. We froze, held our breath and hit the rod again. The same sounds were there! We hadn’t heard of an instrument with such sonic qualities before. And it was immediately clear to us that exactly these wobbly sounds represent the core character of PriZm.

So with PriZm we created a new instrument group: Wobblophones – instruments with a strong presence of overtones and unstable pitch. And this is also what our sampling project Wobblophones is about: building and sampling our self-made instruments, experimenting with new ways of making musical sounds and exploring those wobbly sounds.”

PriZm for Kontakt features

  • 4 octaves.
  • 5 velocity layers.
  • 5 round robin layers.
  • 12 presets.
  • 1.07 GB content.

The library is available to purchase for 39 EUR / £30 GBP / $49 USD.

An introductory 15% discount is available for all versions of the PriZm library (Ableton Live 8/9 and Kontakt 5) until November 13th, 2013. Use code WBBLPRZM4EURE at checkout.

More information: Wobblophones / PriZm