In Session Audio Fluid Harmonics is a Kontakt Player instrument designed to create richly layered melodic patterns with ease.
Why is it called FLUID HARMONICS?
“FLUID” because of the flowing sound created with the three arpeggiators.
“HARMONICS” because the library features harmonics from 30 guitars (complemented by 100 synth sounds).
Why guitar harmonics?
They have a familiar yet mystical sound to them. A purity and clarity. You can tell it’s guitar – but there’s something a bit different – something special. More sparkle. More chime.
With a slew of effects, sound shaping tools and autoplay rhythmic and melodic features at your fingertips, Fluid Harmonics can go from from organic to hybrid to electronic with ease.
TRIPLE PLAY ENGINE
For years, In Session Audio had been wondering - "What if we could create an instrument that allowed the user to:
Select three sound sources to layer together
Arpeggiate the three sound sources with independent patterns, rates and playback modes
Shape and effect the three sound sources independent of one another
Select any effect directly from the interface (and swap their positions on the fly)
Humanize the three sound sources independent of one another?"
After nearly six months of development, they did it!
SUMMARY OF FEATURES
18 electric guitars
12 acoustic guitars
100 custom made synth sets
All acoustic guitar and bass guitar sample sets are presented in versions played with fingers AND with a pick, bringing the guitar sample set count to 44.
All guitars feature triple round robin cycling for natural variation.
To improve playability all guitars were tuned to allow samples to be recorded below and above the standard range of the instruments.
200 patches split into six categories:
Triple Play Electric (40)
Triple Play Acoustic (40)
Rhythmic Pulses w Mod Wheel (24)
71 custom reverb impulse responses
12 custom amp cabinet impulse responses
64 custom fx unit presets
Triple Play rhythm grids can modify up to 15 parameters simultaneously (arp, pitch, filter cutoff, volume and pan x 3)
The Triple Play engine supports up to 22 user-selected Kontakt effects at once, plus an additional three filters, three send delays and three send reverbs, for a total of 31 (!) simultaneous effects.
"Fluid Harmonics is a gem. The presets are sources of inspiration… creating your own melodic and rhythmic soundscapes becomes a breeze.” - KR Home-Studio Magazine
“Inspiring with a magnitude of sonic possibilities, Fluid Harmonics is a joy to work with providing instant gratification with the presets…” - Sample Library Review
“Its strength are flowing arpeggios and complex melodic textures with pulsating rhythms… an inspiring source of ideas.” - Beat Magazine
SOFTWARE Fluid Strike runs in Kontakt or the free Kontakt Player 5.6.8 or higher (requires a minimum of Windows 7 or Mac OS 10.10).
COMPUTER: Fluid Strike and its Triple Play engine utilize an extensive set of features (multiplied by three), therefore, users are recommended to have an up-to-date and powerful computer/CPU for the best experience.
ACCESS: A stable internet connection for library download and activation is required.