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Little Pump ReedsbySoundiron
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Little Pump Reeds
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Product Little Pump Reeds
Developer Soundiron
Price (MSRP)
$29
Type / Tags ReedsAccordionAmbiencesAmbientConcertinaDronesHarmoniumKeyboardKontakt InstrumentPumpPump ReedsReed OrganReedsShruti BoxSoundscapesSqueeze BoxToyUnusual InstrumentsWinds
Plug-in, App & Soundware Format(s)
Soundware
For
Kontakt
Soundware
Formats
NKIWAV
Operating System Availability
Operating
System
Latest
Version
Download Released
 
2.0
 
- Released
System Requirements
Windows XP / Vista / 7. Dual Core CPU, 2 GB System RAM, 7200 RPM 8MB Buffer SATA II hard drive recommended.
 
2.0
 
- Released
System Requirements
Intel-Mac and Mac OS 10.5 or higher. Dual Core CPU, 2 GB System RAM, 7200 RPM 8MB Buffer SATA II hard drive recommended.

This is a collection of instruments we've stumbled across over the months that happen to fall on the smaller side of hand-held air-driven reed-based instruments. This library ranges from hand-crafted traditional Indian Shruti Boxes, to a mini accordion and what we refer to as the Plastisax (something vaguely like a child's plastic soprano saxophone, but sounding more like a harmonica). We even found a 2-note paper concertina, for a little reed-based "percussion".

As always, we've sampled each instrument with attention to playability and musicality. Obviously, we took these instruments much farther than they were ever designed to go. These sample sets are playable in a way that one would normally only be able to expect from top notch, full-range instruments.

The centerpiece of this collection is the Shruti Box. This traditional Indian instruments is similar in nature and tone to the harmonium. It's most commonly used as a drone instrument to accompany voice and other solo instruments in Indian classical music, as well as a growing variety of new age and Celtic folk music.

Our mini accordion is actually quite the little giant. It has 14 keys and 4 bass drones, naturally spanning three octaves. With a warm, fat tone that belies it's humble size, this little instrument is a real diamond in the rough. The deep sub-bass octaves have to be heard to be believed.

The Plastisax is vaguely like a child's plastic soprano saxophone, but sounds more like a crisp, clear harmonica crossed with a reed organ. It has 13 keys, spanning roughly 2 octaves. With it's rich, warm, playful sound and expressive playability, it's ideal for children's music and programming, or even layered with woodwinds or organs.

The Concertina includes 14 notes, sampled at multiple dynamic levels and a variety of articulations.

We've also included 20 unique sound-designed custom FX presets to give you lots of creative options.

Listen to demos featuring Little Pump Reeds

Product Specs:

  • 1 master NKI instrument bank in open Kontakt format.
  • 20 Custom Sound-Designed FX and Ambient presets.
  • Multi-sampled acoustic articulations.
  • 1,222 stereo samples.
  • 1.68 GB Installed.
  • 24-bit, 48 kHz Stereo PCM Wav Format.
  • 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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