Soundiron has released Rust 3, the latest instalment in the Rust metallic percussion series for Kontakt. It costs $89 but is currently available for the introductory price of $79..
Rust 3 explores powerful bass and rich musical tonality, covering a wide variety of surfaces, objects, oddities, apparatuses and custom contraptions. Each instrument was recorded up-close and dry in wide stereo configuration to capture the most subtle of resonances and overtones. It offers unique alternative "drum kit" concepts, warm and melodic tuned percussion instruments, dramatic stinger and cinematic/horror effects and a wealth of sustaining lead, pad and ambient looping instruments.
With over 100 unique sound sets, plus numerous sustaining and effect elements covering a full spectrum of metallic flavors, Rust 3 is designed to be easy to use and creatively inspiring in any musical and sound design application.
The user interface provides real-time control over every detail of the sound. Note attack and start offset can be shaped to create ghostly pad-like sounds. The Release control tightens the sound into a sharp staccato click or ping. The Uberpeggiator system allows up to 32 steps of adaptive arpeggiation, with velocity, scale, key, detuning and humanization control. Most presets also feature tempo-syncing resonant filter and volume LFOs with waveform selection, parametric EQ and convolution reverb effects, with 50+ room and FX impulses to choose from.
The Mega Mixermaster system allows the user to select and dynamically load any of the 100+ percussive instruments into 10 independent modules, with custom key-range, tuning and mapping. This allows custom ensembles, drum kits and tuned percussion orchestras to be created on-the-fly.
The Layer Builder presets each feature 12 independent sonic layers, with free parameter control over each, generating truly unique hybrid tuned percussion instruments that can be manipulated in real-time. The Tuned Selector presets provide instant access to each collection of solo elements, with easy browsing and automatable voice selection. The standard ensemble presets lay it all out in convenient ready-made drum-kits. The Rustains, Drone Rig & Rumbiences sustain arrays provide a complete selection of fluidly organic tonal and atmospheric sounds. Two freely selective layers can be smoothly blended, with optional polyphonic legato.
- 2238 Samples (stereo wav).
- 48 .nki preset files (unlocked open format).
- 3.58 GB installed.
- 24 bit / 48kHz stereo.
- Available by Continuata Direct Download and DVD.
- Format(s): Kontakt 4.2.4 (and later) and PCM .wav.
Note: The full retail version of Kontakt 4 or later is required to use the .nki instrument program presets included in this library. The free Kontakt "Player" does not support this library. There are also special "K5" effects presets for Kontakt ver. 5.0.3 and later that add additional time-stretching features.