Bitword has announced the release of Expanse, a new sample library for Kontakt (2 and 3).
Expanse is a collection of multi-sampled 24-bit waveforms that can be played as instruments, used as drones, or to create tonal beds. Some touching on the traditional, others exploring the surreal or ethereal, but never too close to the mundane, and never too far away that they loose the listeners connection.
Film, Video Game and Multimedia composers should find these instruments as inspirational starting points and accents, but their use is not limited to these types of productions.
All patches are programmed with modulation wheel support. 1 gigabyte of 24-bit multisamples make up the 128 Instrument Patches and 79 Multi Patches. All instrument patches are broken down into the categories: Fast Attack, Pads, String Hybrids, Vocal and Weird. Multi Patches are sorted as either Fast Attack, or Slow Attack.
The goal of this library was to create illustrative timbres that inspire their presence in the users compositions. Used as a centerpiece, ambience or pad, Expanse aims to provide modern sounds for the modern multimedia composer.
Expanse is available for the introductory price of $79 until January 1st 2008.
Additional patches utilizing Kontakt 3 features and fixes (modulation sync) will be available, free of charge to registered users, 1st quarter 2008.