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Bowed Bucket

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Bowed Bucket by Soundiron is Soundware (samples or presets that load into other products) for macOS and Windows.
Product
Version
3.0
System Requirements
Windows 7 or higher. Dual Core CPU, 2 GB System RAM, SATA or SSD hard drive recommended for this library.
Product
Version
3.0
System Requirements
Mac OS X 10.9 or higher. Dual Core CPU, 2 GB System RAM, SATA or SSD hard drive recommended for this library.
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NKI WAV
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The Bowed Bucket is what happens when you hammer together a big fat instrument out of a 5 gallon plastic bucket, a wooden 4×4 beam, bass tuners and cello strings. The bucket was fitted with tuning lugs and then holes were drilled out to allow individual strings to pass through, using the bottom wall as the bridge, so that sound projected outward and down. Then a 4×4 wooden beam was affixed to the bucket and the strings were then stretched up the heavy wooden neck, roughly nailed in place and hand-tuned.

We bowed it, plucked it, struck it with drumsticks in a close, dry setting to get tons of tonality. After that, we manipulated all the raw material to create a variety of playable atmospheric pads and ambiences to bring out the full creative potential of this rather odd contraption.

Bowing the strings produces a surprisingly clean, yet rich and beefy sound, with plenty of growl, low end, and a nice clear bite. It's sound is a little similar to an electric cello, but with a unique rawness and body. For our percussion, we captured various bowed articulations from both inside and outside of the bucket. And of course, as a bonus, we've also created a variety of lead, pad, ambient droning and FX presets to expand your creative options.

Listen to demos of Bowed Bucket on our Soundcloud

Product Specs

  • One master NKI instrument bank in open Kontakt format.
  • 579 Stereo Samples.
  • 662 MB installed.
  • 24-bit / 48 kHz uncompressed PCM wav samples.
  • 22 Custom Sound-Designed FX and Ambient presets.
  • Unlocked Kontakt presets and wav samples to allow user customization.
  • Sustains, Staccato, and Percussion articulations on a bright orange bucket.
  • Flexible and intuitive multi-layer user interface controls, with LFO, filter, glide, and arpeggiator.
  • Full FX rack with convolution reverb with custom rooms, halls, chambers & FX environments.

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