What is KVR Audio? | Submit News | Advertise | Developer Account

Options (Affects News & Product results only):

OS:
Format:
Include:
Quick Search KVR

"Quick Search" KVR Audio's Product Database, News Items, Developer Listings, Forum Topics and videos here. For advanced Product Database searching please use the full product search. For the forum you can use the phpBB forum search.

To utilize the power of Google you can use the integrated Google Site Search.

Products 0

Developers 0

News 0

Forum 0

Videos 0

Search  

Sound Dust has released Hammr+, which is one part of the Hammr Suite - a classic tonewheel organ sample set developed by Sound Dust with Oasis/Sheryl Crow keyboard player Mikey Rowe and recorded at Toyroom Studios in Brighton.

Hammr+ has all the capabilities you'd expect of a drawbar organ. But in true Sound Dust style it also moves a long way from the limitations of the original. By taking advantage of sampling technology and bespoke Kontakt architecture, Hammr+ is capable of new levels of control and sound possibilities that were inconceivable in the original 1959 instrument.

Details:

  • Every note of every drawbar of an unmentionable tonewheel organ sampled for 7 secs through a 1959 Leslie cabinet for around 1GB of uncompressed samples.
  • Individual control of volume, pan, ADSR, vibrato, saturation (amount, bass and tone) and tremolo (speed, fade and depth) for every drawbar.
  • Percussion 2nd and 3rds available at the same time, with control of octave and decay time.
  • Note off volume and decay control.
  • Velocity sensitivity control.
  • CC11 hard-wired to volume for expression pedal swells.
  • Leslie simulator with speed, treble/bass balance and distance controls.
  • 69 specially recorded reverb impulses from a variety of real spaces and classic gear.
  • Cabinet re-micing through a choice of 11 speaker cabinets.
  • Dirt, morphing EQ and master EQ effects.
  • Dirty contacts control adds small amounts of timing variation to note on / off to mimic the effects of ageing key contacts.
  • 70 presets including 30 classic sounds.
  • Chaos and reset controls for painless sound design.
  • Master/slave control system for quick adjustment of group controls.
  • Built in user manual.
  • €10 discount link for the MVintageRotary Leslie simulator by Melda Production.

Hammr+ is a downloadable Kontakt instrument that works in the full version Kontakt 4.2.4 and above.

Price: £30. Available from Sound Dust.

Here's a video walkthrough with Mikey explaining how it works and what it's capable of: www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwhwTQKfl1Q

Here's a demo track by Fredo Viola who has also contributed to the preset design: soundcloud.com/sound-dust-1/hammr-demo-roma-by-nini-rota-demo-by-fredo-viola

Products related to this item:
Discussion: Active

Discussion

2 June 2014 at 3:39pmIan Ferrin

I love this organ. The only real comparison I can make is to Native Instruments B4II which is also ported to the Komplete series as a Kontakt instrument.

Anyway, this this just sounds great. The high notes don't get overbearing which is a huge problems w/ all the synth/sampled organs I've tried. The amount of tweaking you can do with this is insane. The distortion and leslie are great.

The instructional videos are really great too. Entertaining and highly instructional at the same time.

But basically, the underlying sampled instrument, to my ears, just captures the hammond sound amazingly.

Please log in to join the discussion

Related news...

Sound Dust News
Other Related News
01 Aug 2014 Precisionsound releases Jetstream 2: Sound Design Workstation for Kontakt01 Aug 2014 #KVRDeal (until Friday, August 15, 2014) Sounds And Effects Mid Summer Sale01 Aug 2014 Homegrown Sounds releases "Kosmology Dissonance" for Kontakt and "Starburst" for Iris with Intro Offers01 Aug 2014 ForceSampling updates Afterlife for Kontakt to v1.2 and announces 50% off sale31 Jul 2014 Production Voices releases Production Grand Modern Four - 4 Microphone Piano Sample Library for Kontakt30 Jul 2014 Spitfire Audio releases "HZ02 - Hans Zimmer Percussion Los Angeles" for Kontakt & Kontakt Player29 Jul 2014 99Sounds releases free "Cinematic Sound Effects" Sample Library for Kontakt & SFZ28 Jul 2014 Bolder Sounds releases "Guitarron" for Kontakt28 Jul 2014 Thaloops releases "Timbo Hip Hop Drumz" Samples27 Jul 2014 audiowiesel updates Hammered Acoustic Guitar for Kontakt to v1.525 Jul 2014 Aerodrums releases presets for 6 major drum samplers (incl. AD, BFD, EZd, SD & SSD)25 Jul 2014 #KVRDeal Expired Plugin Boutique Flash Friday Sale: 50% off Channel Robot Grid Machine Slice DNB25 Jul 2014 In Session Audio releases "Resonator Guitar" for Kontakt, WAV & AIF formats24 Jul 2014 Audiomodern releases free "DeciBell" Bell-Tone Synth for Kontakt23 Jul 2014 #KVRDeal Expired VSTBuzz: 50% off "The Cinematic Grand" for Kontakt by Anti Sample21 Jul 2014 99Sounds releases free "The Warehouse" Sample Library for Kontakt & SFZ21 Jul 2014 Audio Genetics Lab releases Jailcell Slammer: Impacts and Hits from Alcatraz Prison for Kontakt21 Jul 2014 8Dio completes its Claire Woodwind Virtuoso Bundle for Kontakt (Save 30%)17 Jul 2014 Frau Blücher Audio releases The Songwriter Kit v2.0 for Kontakt17 Jul 2014 Binary Music releases "Energy Bow Guitar" for Kontakt

Show more...

KVR Developer Challenge 2014