344 Audio has released Victorian Pump Organ, a new steampunk-inspired Kontakt library made in collaboration with Stuart Keenan from Glitchedtones.
With 50 different patches including sound design, drum kits and foley, 344 Audio says this instrument is perfect for musicians and sound designers to make everything from sea shanties, period style music from the 1800s and early 20th-century all the way to EDM tracks and horror/atmospheric scores.
Stuart Keenan from Glitchedtones captured a Victorian Pump Organ (built-in 1865, Canada) at a studio in Newcastle with 4 different microphones positioned for treble, bass and stereo room mic perspectives.
There are 9 main patches including 3 melodic patches, 4 chord patches and 2 foley patches with the organ adjusted at different stops. Stuart also recorded genuine major, minor and complex chords helping people with less knowledge in music theory to write songs and chord progressions. Stuart also covered foley patches with keys, squeaks and pedal sounds to add an essence of natural character.
In house composers built additional designed patches which include; Harp like arpeggiators, ethnic instruments such as the harmonium all the way to electro leads, game boy organs and dubstep inspired basslines. They even manipulated samples and built patches for metal and rock music.
Patches are included for a variety of circumstances like abandoned church organs, space generators and creaky room voices. They have also included low subsonic impacts and rumbles to add weight to your sounds and music. Some of the patches like glorious arp, telephone arp, tweeting birds, drunken organ, sea shanty organ, harmonica and cathedral hits are ideal for adding texture and interest.
The user-friendly Kontakt interface provides a variety of controls that encourage experimentation within the patches. There is a mic mixing section with ADSR where you can adjust the levels for treble, bass and stereo (multiple mics) if you need to add more width to the mix. The built-in Arpeggiator and Step Sequencer are great for generating hundreds of variations in seconds.
- 50 Different Patches with Mic Mix (for main patches), Arpeggiator, Step Sequencer and ADSR.
- Sound Sources: Victorian Pump Organ built in 1865, Canada.
- Usability: Perfect for making everything from sea shanties, period style music from the 1800s and early 20th-century all the way to EDM tracks and horror/atmospheric scores.
- Kontakt 5.8.1 or higher is required. This library does not run in the free Kontakt Player.