Soundiron has announced the release of Hopkin Instrumentarium: Rattletines, the newest addition of inspiring and distinctive bespoke, hand-made instruments for Kontakt 6 Player.
Hopkin Instrumentarium: Rattletines is a set of unique hand-crafted tuned percussion instruments created by instrument designer and sound sculptor Bart Hopkin. These one-of-a-kind kalimba-like instruments each produce their own special flavor of rattle or buzz with every note having its own warmly resonant flavor. Rattletine includes two rows of tines, with the upper tines hammering against "anvils" as they vibrate. The lower row is clean, for a clearer tone quality. Mahogany and Hacksaw Blades both feature tongues with holes punched in them and small pieces of metal wrapped through.
When plucked, the metal wrappings rattle as the tongue vibrates, producing a unique buzzing sound. Aptly named, Hacksaw Blades uses actual hacksaw blades for the tongues. Soundiron faithfully sampled tine plucks and percussive hand slaps on the instrument bodies, with two stereo mic positions. While this library works for children's music, it can also unleash brooding and sinister cascades great for scoring horror soundtracks.
Soundiron also include a wide selection custom FX presets and lots of our signature sound designed ambient and cinematic content.
Hopkin Instrumentarium: Rattletines is available at soundiron.com for the introductory price of $29 until September 2nd Midnight PST (MSRP: $39).