Tonehammer has released Ambius 1: "Transmissions" for Kontakt.
In this first volume of the new Ambius series, Tonehammer focuses on the dark, the cryptic, the unnatural and the subliminal, in the form of "unearthly angelic bell tones and demoniacally corrupt signals filtering through the void".
This collection of ambiences, drones, pads and evolving "synth" leads were each created by hand. Every sound you hear was hand-crafted using only organic field and instrument recordings. In fact, no synthesizers were used in the creation of this library at all. Tonehammer used a variety of custom techniques to blend, warp, shape and layer the sounds, taking them from the realm of the known into that of the very unknown. The instruments you'll find in this collection range from simple, clean, tonal leads to compound, constantly moving sound-scapes and textures.
Instruments are broken into 3 main categories (Tuned, Melodic and Horror), with 288 Kontakt programs, 352 looping wav samples and 2.5 GB of total ambient content, plus a selection of Tonehammer's custom stereo convolution reverb impulses. Each instrument includes special controls for multi-layer cross-fading, filtering, intensity, octave/semi-tone stepping and effect wetness control.
Tonehammer says "you'll find a faded archive of EVP recordings engineered by the dead, ear-witness accounts of unholy medical procedures, insidious swarms of enraged stinging insects, terror winds speaking with voices of pure and ancient decay and bio-mechanical devices worming through primordial pools of seething logic. We also included 7 beautiful tuned solo/lead instruments and a large collection of complex evolving melodic pads, ranging from darkly dissonant to brilliantly harmonious. You will marvel in the sweeping glory of infinite choirs and spin endlessly soaring melodies from our cluster bells."
Ambius 1: Transmissions is available for download now for a special introductory price of $59. The price will be $79 after February 28th.
Note: Native Instruments Kontakt 3/4 full retail version required. Free Kontakt Player not supported.