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This instrument provides a very nice 'couleur locale' for French twists on classic scoring. Bringing a breath of fresh air and evoking feelings of romance, passion and nostalgia, the realistic tone and registers have been expertly captured.
We recorded this instrument on location at the Alphorn Centre in Friesenheim, performed by renowned player and Alphorn builder Franz Schüssele. This large Swiss horn is an inspiring mix of nature and craftsmanship, producing silky smooth soft tones and rattling shouts alike. It sounds almost like a very warm brass instrument but has a distinctly quirky origin.
This instrument speaks to your imagination like no other. The beauty of the tone character is reflected in each composition. With playable strings and many different types of tempo-synced effects, this is a mysterious and enchanting beast.
Bells & Whistles
Our love of all things animated has inspired Bells & Whistles. Within the library you'll find many familiar effects which have been heard for decades in vintage film animation, TV stop motion and everything in between.
Known as the meditative musical sound of tranquility, the bowls we recorded for this instrument have a magical quality and emit pure frequencies. These quartz crystal glass bowls give off such a lush and dreamy tone that you’re sure to use them more than you imagined.
As the name suggests, Capriccio is a lively, fast-paced and bright phrase-based orchestral Sample Library. It can be used as a base for your composition or to complement it. Its strings, brass, woodwinds, multi-sampled percussion and pitched percussion are loud and awe-inspiring or can gently set the mood.
These are real clock tower bells weighing up to half a ton on the biggest set, expertly dismantled and transported to our studio. They produce a powerful sound that we captured in great detail, including different types of strikes and mallets.
The Celesta has a truly magical sound and every time we happen to cross paths with one we just want to play it. Of course, most of them are a bit pitchy and the keys don't always react the way you'd want them to, but that adds to the beauty. With multiple velocity release samples and separate samples for pedal up and down we wanted this Celesta to stand out - and it really does.
The chime bells of Dutch Amsterdam Standing clocks, French Pendules, Comtoises, Dutch Grand Father clocks, Bracket clocks, Carriage clocks and large watch bells. The clarity of these bells surpasses those that are usually used for orchestral bell trees and we’re proud to have remade and recorded them.
Raw, real, and vibrant, the updated Da Capo is a full multi-sampled orchestra that excels at sketching and more detailed scoring too. Following from where the original left off, it has a new script, expanded high notes and an updated interface. Pick up the baton and let one of Sonokinetic's most popular products do the rest.
The electro-mechanical piano has been sampled over and over, so why do it again? One reason is that each keyboard has its own specific sound. This particular one, the Mark 2, has been overlooked by many other companies. Its distinctive timbre is perfect for genres from soulful ballads to more modern upbeat styles.
Shocking sounds to make your hair stand on end. Horror, suspense and tension all packaged up into an excruciatingly detailed set of phrases. With these sounds you'll bring audiences to the edge of their seats.
Grosso changes the paradigm for orchestral phrase-based instruments in an adventurous 12/8 feel. Grand orchestration in full pomp with strings, brass, woodwinds, percussion instruments and an add-on choir. Designed to help composers achieve epic detail, scale and phrasing.
Step into our time machine and explore musical heritage like never before. The automated-violin sound of the Hurdy Gurdy is an essential tool for heritage soundscapes. We’ve accurately replicated both the drone and pivoting melody lines for an accurate reproduction that will take you back to the past.
A modern cinematic design tool. Intuitively combining ambience, noise, glitches, and drones Ibrido Cinematica provides a forge for your most abstract and experimental soundtrack ideas.
The Modern Cinematic Sound Design tool that transports you to the land of Fables with a Fantasy themed soundbank and a myriad of modern mangling methods.
The Sonokinetic Sound Manipulation Tool that allows you to use your own samples within the Ibrido engine.
Intimate phrase-based ensemble instruments for a personal sound. Tell stories close to the heart with small strings, woodwinds, brass ensembles and a wide range of melodic percussion.
Slow, stately and refined, the emphasis here is on strong thematic writing with smooth, yet dramatic transitions between the notes. Largo is a serene and stoic phrase-based musical storyteller with strings, brass and woodwinds sections.
A Marimba, Xylophone, Glockenspiel and Tubular Bells packed into a single Kontakt instrument, recorded in great detail in The Netherlands and accessible through an intuitive user interface. These instruments are an essential complement to your orchestral toolkit.
Action-packed and ready to go, Maximo takes maxed-out orchestral performances and puts them in your hands. Visceral, kinetic and powerful, these huge sounds are perfect for every composer's arsenal with strings, brass and woodwinds.
Minimal would suggest a particular music style of sparse arrangements and many of the performances here are perfect for those intimate genres. However, these phrases form the backbone of a very flexible instrument, capable of enhancing and adding realism to a broad range of compositions in many styles.
Crafted to overcome the difficulty of performing runs in a DAW, these intense rushes of melody will give any piece of music a new lease of life. These runs don't just play from major scale root notes - they can start and end on any note of the scale, effortlessly making all modalities within the diatonic scale available.
Film Noir themed jazz-influenced phrase-based orchestral sampling. Expansive sweeping string passages, saxophone sections and French horns, together with the added solos instrument, can add a flavour to your score that is impossible to achieve with any other product on the market.
For all your rhythmically driven brass work, this instrument has the basics covered and so much more. Ostinato Brass features the same intuitive engine as the other Ostinato instruments, but this time putting our expert brass players in the spotlight.
Ostinato, noir style. Discover rhythmic chordal patterns for strings, woodwinds and brass that work particularly well for any lamplit setting, crime scene or detective's desk. Bring a bit of mystery to your composition.
The original orchestral strings ostinato player constructs string chords in various voicings, inversions and chord types and lets you switch between rhythmic patterns on the fly. String ostinati never sounded so supremely realistic.
Designed to create realistic motifs without losing stability, the Ostinato series turns its focus to woodwind instruments. With innovative controls and tricks, this is the best that woodwind “repetitions” have ever sounded.
This Oud was sampled in Istanbul, Turkey. The phrases played are a great blend of traditional and cinematic. The multi-sampled articulations include many different types of playing styles for accurate reproduction.
Percussao Do Brasil
The sound of these Brazilian percussion instruments is very visceral, joyful and powerful at the same time. They entirely emanate the warmth and playfulness of the musical tradition of South America.
We donned our comedy Santa hats and recorded 6 different sizes of sleigh bells, ranging from just one bell to a 25 bell stick.
Sleigh Bells II
There's no instrument that evokes the magic of the holiday season like sleigh bells. You can play everything from 6 bells, up to 100 on a single bell tree, which is a giant sound. Within the instrument there are multiple options for playing long and short shakes, clusters and even sequencing sleigh bell patterns.
Delicate moments, deafening silence and slow exposition. Sotto brings a gentle phrase-based toolset of quieter orchestral instrumentation including strings, brass and woodwinds. This package sets the tone and provides contrast for soundtracks. The perfect balance between sound and silence.
Speeldoos is Dutch for Music Box. Everyone remembers the small iron concoctions with a little handle from their youth. The ones you would place on a chest, table or any hollow object to amplify its sound (ours played Beethoven's Für Elise). There is something magical about these very simple devices that pulls at heartstrings and conveys intense emotion, oddly from a mechanical source.
We’re off to the Caribbean, capturing the unique sound of fingers and mallets. This instrument is rich in overtones, especially on louder hits, where the whole instrument oscillates and resonates. The sound of Steelpan will make you wish you were back at the beach.
Without a doubt, touching one of these instruments is magical. There is energy in these drums that will instantly make you move. The individual & ensemble sounds can be layered and manipulated in many different time signatures. Let these magical percussion instruments carry you eastward.
Relive fond memories of fairgrounds, boardwalks or a trip to the canals of Amsterdam, with this one-of-a-kind Kontakt version of a timeless classic. Two street organs sampled the Sonokinetic way, including percussion and bellow sounds.
Tick. Tick. Tick. The passage of time can sometimes be the most dramatic instrument of all. This collection of timepieces is optimised for clean, precise timekeeping with limited sample noise and a fun, yet functional steampunk interface.
This instrument will blow your sock off. Weighing over 1 ton, constructed from over 1500 pipes, it has inspired the best composers for centuries. From J.S Bach to H. Zimmer, composers have been captured by the sheer power and intoxicating volume and tone colours of the pipe organ.
A collection of big historic bells sampled on location in the Netherlands. Feel the toll of 1000 years of history with each hit, sparking a uniquely authentic sound that can only be generated by pure weight and age.
This full-fat selection of orchestral flourishes features an entire orchestra performing together in multiple styles with various complexities. Phrases include long and short tension builders, sustained patterns, highly detailed textures, orchestral hits, big smashes, chord bends, glissandi and crescendi.
Find your voice with Tutti Vox, a vast atonal choir effects collection that delivers an incredible range of tones and techniques. Includes tools to construct complex pitched word phrasing and unpitched spoken word samples.
We explore the evocative woodwinds ensemble for this collection, filled with emotive and realistic performances. Featuring our innovative SACS engine (Sonokinetic Articulation Control System) these flute, oboe, clarinet and bassoon ensemble articulations are simple to use, logically laid out and utterly playable.