Fracture Sounds has released Glacier Keys - a collection of piano harmonics performed on a Steinway D concert grand for the free Kontakt Player. Harmonics are produced by gently placing a finger on the middle of the string, producing a pitch an octave above the natutral note of the string, resulting in a glass-like, cinematic timbre.
Fracture Sounds have brought back their specially designed 'Atmosphere Layers' – playable pads and textures which blend together with the raw piano to create rich and cinematic soundscapes:
- The 'Glisten' layer is a pad made from processed metallic instruments, giving a shimmering sustain.
- The 'Frost' layer is an evolving reversed granular texture, created by processing the raw piano recordings.
- The 'Thaw' layer is a smooth pad created from electric guitar feedback, processed through an FX chain.
These layers can be dialled in to taste using the Layer Mixer. Additionally, the global 'intensity' of these layers can be controlled using the 'Atmosphere Intensity' dial, or automated in real-time using the mod wheel.
Intro Price: £49/$69 until January 31st (regular price £69/$89).
More info, demos and walkthrough videos available on the Fracture Sounds website.