Soundiron has released the Hopkin Instrumentarium: Tines & Echoes. This is the first in a series of inspiring and distinctive bespoke, hand-made instruments for Kontakt 6 Player & NKS.
Tines & Echoes is a unique hand-crafted tuned percussion instrument created by instrument designer and sound sculptor Bart Hopkin. It's a pentagonal sound box with 25 chromatically-tuned metal tines that each have a pair of sympathetic strings spanning the instrument's sound board. Rather than tuning the sympathetic strings to their primary tines, they are tuned randomly, so that vibrations resonate different string combinations bound to other tines. When the tines are plucked, they produce a sharp, crisp water-drop note that reverberates through the sympathetic strings and across the instrument in a soft ghostly ring, reminiscent of the celestial wash you hear when playing the undamped top octave of a piano.
Soundiron recorded tine plucks and percussive hand slaps on the instrument body, with two stereo mic positions. Soundiron also include a wide selection custom FX presets and lots of signature sound designed ambient and cinematic content, created from the raw acoustic source to give you complete creative freedom.
The Tines & Echoes user interface includes a suite of automation-ready sound-shaping controls to give you total creative flexibility. You have control over swell, attack, release, offset, vibrato, filter, pitch (coarse & fine), articulation switching, cross-fading and layering, and so much more. Soundiron also included 20 unique sound-designed custom FX presets to give you lots of creative options.
- 1 Master NKI instrument bank.
- 20 Custom sound designed FX and ambient presets.
- 25 Chromatic plucked notes with two microphone positions.
- Percussive knock effects and 23 bonus ambient effects, pads and drones.
- 24-bit, 48 kHz Stereo Lossless NCW Format.
- 3,373 stereo samples.
- 4.05 GB Installed.
- Made for the free Kontakt Player (version 6+), Komplete Kontrol, all S-Series Keyboards and NKS software and hardware by Native Instruments.
- Works with the Kontakt "Libraries" browser and Native Access.
Intro price: $29 (MSRP $39) until May 14th 11:59 PST.