Sonokinetic has announced the release of Espressivo for Kontakt and Kontakt Player (and NKS).
Here's what they say:
The sounds of horror, terror and suspense are as old as cinema itself, from Herrmann's "Psycho" & "Vertigo" to Goldsmith's "Alien" & "The Omen". These dissonant strings, stabbing brass sections, skittering percussion and aleatoric woodwinds are as synonymous to the genres, making our hair stand on end and forcing us to avert our eyes from the screen. Many other composers such as Karlheinz Stockhausen and Charles Ives have been Sonokinetic's inspiration too, creating a palette of sounds which provide both inspiration and intimidation.
In the recording sessions Sonokinetic say they pushed the orchestra to their physical and mental limit and they rewarded them with some extraordinary playing techniques that would be just about impossible for a composer to pull off using multi sampled libraries.
After they were done Sonokinetic wrapped the performances in a brand new Kontakt engine to ensure maximum flexibility and playability from the hundreds of phrases on offer. For the first time ever with a Sonokinetic library you can trigger up to 48 phrases simultaneously (from the hundreds available), all tempo synced and with multiple microphone options. Pads, rhythmic loops, crescendi, melodies and stabs all meld together in one terrifying instrument to add realism, authenticity and a dose of drama to your cues.
Espressivo is compatible with the free Kontakt Player version 5.1 and above. It is also fully compatible with Komplete Kontrol, Kontakt version 5.5.2 and above.
Espressivo is available until April 1st at the introductory price of €199,90 after which the price will revert to €249,90.