Q: What does every Christmas track need but has been sadly overlooked by most sample developers?
A: Sleigh Bells.
Q: What are Sonokinetic going to do about it?
A: Program a ridiculously comprehensive collection of tempo-synced and single hit sleigh bells and give it to you for free as an extra special Xmas gift.
Sonokinetic brings you this treat, free for anyone to enjoy, but no less powerful than our paid-for libraries. We figured it's a time for giving presents, and we wanted to thank all of you for the 5 years you kept Sonokinetic going strong, and growing to the company it is today…Thank You.
So for this special package, we donned our comedy Santa hats and recorded 6 different sizes of sleigh bells, ranging from just one bell to a 25 bell stick. The samples were captured using apogee hardware and a violet audio flamingo stereo microphone.
We're providing loops in two tempi. Using Kontakt's Time Machine function and our in-house developed ITM (Intelligent Tempo Mapping) the loops will adapt to your carol seamlessly. We have captured two meters (3/4 and 4/4) and two feels… straight(ish) called 'trot' and a shuffle-feel 'gallop' which Rudolph tells us keeps him in perfect sync with the other reindeer.
We've also captured a sleigh full of single hits, to create a set of round robins for maximum realism… that's between 23 and 41 different hits per instrument.
One Kontakt 4 & One Kontakt 5 patch spanning:
6 different Sleigh bells:
- 25 bell sleigh bell.
- 21 bell sleigh bell.
- 17 bell sleigh bell.
- 13 bell sleigh bell.
- 6 bell sleigh bell.
- 1 bell sleigh bell.
Loops in two tempi, two meters and two feels
Loop length up to 25 seconds, average around 10
Up to 41 Round Robins per multisample
300+ samples. (about 500 MB sample content) in 24-bit 44.1 kHz aiff format
Royalty and copyright free content license.
Sleigh bells Reference manual (pdf).
Artwork: "Sleigh Bells" DVD cover. Designed by Sonokinetic
Free Christmas spirit included.
Format: All files in 44.1 kHz, 24-bit aiff format.
Programmed for Kontakt 4.2.4 & Kontakt 5 (FULL VERSION ONLY! not compatible with the free Kontakt Player!)