Samples library

Complete sample library for the instrument called Tines & Echoes 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, 2019.

This is SoundIron’s first 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. 

Tines and Echoes is a lamellaphone whose tines produce a short, sharp, almost instantaneous sound when plucked. The instrument is also provided with a large number of randomly tuned strings. When a tine is played, the impulse creates a sympathetic vibration in any string segments that happen to have roughly the same frequency – and with so many randomly tuned strings present, it’s likely that some will. As a result, the short, sharp sound of the tine is followed by the natural reverberation of the strings – a unique and attractive combination.

The library’s Kontakt interface includes a suite of automation-ready sound-shaping controls to give you total creative flexibility. You have control over swell, attack, release, offset, vibrato, filter, pitch (coarse & fine), articulation switching, cross-fading and layering, and so much more. Soundiron has also included 20 unique sound-designed custom FX presets to give you lots of creative options.

This 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. Also included is 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 SoundIron’s 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. To get you started, there’s a bank of FX rack chain factory presets.


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