Soundiron has announced the release of the new Tuned Micro library for Kontakt, a compact multi-instrument kit focusing on a variety of stringed and tuned percussion instruments, and that it is holding a Labor Day Sale with 15%-off store-wide on Monday and Tuesday, September 3rd - 4th, 2012, only.
Tuned Micro, $19.99, features 20 articulations taken from a total of 12 instruments in the Soundiron Stringed & Tuned Percussion Collection that offer a basic introduction to the signature Soundiron style and tone found in their Bamblong, Circlebells, Cylindrum, Imbibaphones, Kalimba, Music Box, The Struck Grand, Toy Glockenspiel, Twine Bass, Waterharp, Whaledrum and Zitherette products.
The instruments were recorded in a variety of locations, from dry studios to underground bunkers, using large diaphragm mics in wide stereo pairs for full clarity, presence and body. Soundiron libraries are known for rigorous deep sampling, so while Tuned Micro's sample pool has been streamlined to an optimal 2 round-robins and 2-4 velocity layers each, every instrument is carefully programmed to retain organic playability and dynamic responsiveness.
This library includes an all-inclusive master preset, with a dual-layer mixer that allows direct access to all of the 20 individual instrument articulations available in Tuned Micro. With two independently controllable layers, users can load and play any two articulations simultaneously (such as the Bamblong and Water Harp). Each layer can be switched instantly in real-time, with fully automatable controls, such as volume, attack, start offset, release gating and re-tuning.
It also features the advanced Uberpeggiator system, which can create complex and adaptive arpeggiations with drawable velocity/rhythm step-sequencer. There's a 3-band EQ with gain, frequency and bandwidth controls and a convolution reverb effect that includes 6 custom spaces and 6 special FX impulses.
Tuned Micro contains 285 samples and 248 MB of content, optimized to 156MB after lossless ncw compression. This instrument is designed for the full version of Kontakt 4.2.4 and later. The free Kontakt Player doesn't support this library.
- 285 samples.
- 250 MB source / 127 MB installed (w/ lossless ncw audio compression).
- Open format to allow user customization.
- Format(s): Kontakt 4 .nki and .ncw.
- Available by Continuata Direct Download and DVD.
Watch a video walk-through with Brad Halverson showing various content and features included in Tuned Micro on YouTube