Cinematique Instruments has released Specimenphone, a new sample library for Kontakt featuring samples of an assortment of metal bars which were freely hanging on a metallic frame.
The object looks like a giant mallet instrument. The bars are metallic product samples which are used to demonstrate different kinds of metal, different sizes and forms such as square chrome bars, brass table legs or steel poles. The length of these metallic objects varies from 1 meter (40 inches) to nearly 2 meters (75 inches).
CI hit all 18 bars and poles with a stick as well as with a rubber hammer in 1-3 velocity layers and 3 Round Robin variations. The sounds recorded with a stick are layered along the white keys, the other along the black keys. In addition to this they provide different options to shape the sound: A cabinet and a rotary simulation, 2 different delays, a reverb and a knob to adjust the release of the sounds. Finally they included the default arpeggiator of Kontakt with some presets.
More details and info: cinematique-instruments.com/specimenphone