Sound Samples Library

Complete sample library for several lamellaphones (kalimba-like instruments) with rattles, buzzes or hammering effects, accompanied by a suite of automation-ready shaping controls plus presets, made for the free Kontakt Player (version 6+), Komplete Kontrol, all S-Series Keyboards and NKS software and hardware by Native Instruments. Published by SoundIron as part of their Hopkin Instrumentarim series, 2020.

This is SoundIron’s third release in the Hopkin Instrumentarium collection of libraries presenting instruments designed and built by Bart Hopkin. Many more libraries will be released in the coming months and years.

The Rattletines sample library features a set of three lamellaphones with rattling, buzzing or hammering effects. The instrument called Rattletine includes two rows of tines. The upper tines hammer against a finely adjusted hard surface directly in front of the bridge as they vibrate, for an effect mechanically similar to the jawari bridge on some Indian instruments (but very different in sound). The lower row is clean, for a clearer tone quality. The instruments called Mahogany and Hacksaw Blades both feature tongues with holes and small pieces of metal wire looped through. When plucked, the wires rattle as the tongue vibrates, producing a unique buzzing sound.

The technicians at SoundIron have faithfully sampled tine plucks and percussive hand slaps on the instrument bodies, with two stereo mic positions. Also included is a wide selection of custom FX presets and plenty of our signature sound designed ambient content, crafted from the raw acoustic source to give you complete creative freedom.  library comes with an adaptable LFO system, with selectable LFO shape, modulation target parameter, speed, intensity, tempo-syncing and fade-in time. You can also apply your choice of 12 lowpass, high-pass and FX filters, with assignable modulation targets such as velocity, modwheel, expression, after-touch, key position and step-sequencer table control. Our customizable arpeggiator offers a velocity table and control over arp direction, timing, swing, randomization and duration. We’ve included a key and scale lock system to constrain your notes to common scales and keys for easy melodic composition and live performance.

The interface is rounded-out by our modular FX rack panel, with 18 different DSP effect modules that you can assign in any of 10 available slots, in any order that you wish. You’ll find classic phaser, flanger, delay, distortion, amp and cab simulators, compressors, EQ, rotator and so much more. The Reverb effect includes our favorite convolution reverb impulse responses, including 99 different rooms, halls, chambers and outdoor environments, plus another 40 custom FX impulses to radically transform the sound and open up whole new worlds of musical possibility. We’ve added a great bank of FX rack chain factory presets to get you started!

  • 5 Master presets and 20 Custom Sound-Designed FX and Ambient presets
  • 3 Unique Hand-crafted lamellophones each with 2 mic positions
  • Percussive knock effects, glisses and 8 bonus ambient effects, pads and drones
  • 7,952 Stereo Samples
  • 23 GB Installed
  • 24-bit, 48 kHz Stereo Lossless NCW Format for Kontakt presets
  • 20 custom sound designed FX and ambient presets
  • 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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