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In Session Audio Fluid Strike is an instrument designed to create richly layered melodic percussive patterns with ease.
Why is it called Fluid Strike: Tuned Percussion?
“FLUID” because of the flowing sound created with the three arpeggiators.
“STRIKE” because the instruments have been struck with mallets, sticks, brushes & fingers.
“TUNED PERCUSSION” because the library features 30 melodic, percussive instruments (complemented by a selection of 120 synth sounds).
Why tuned percussion? Because the instruments are timeless.
Wood, steel, stone, bamboo, glass and gourds combine to make a sound that is elemental. A sound that can harken to both the past and the future. With a slew of effects, sound shaping tools and autoplay rhythmic and melodic features at your fingertips, Fluid Strike allows tuned percussion to sound completely unique.
In Session Audio didn’t stop at sampling each instrument just once.
Where possible, each instrument has been recorded using a variety of sticks, mallets, fingers, brushes and bows.
For example, the vibraphone is offered played with soft mallets open and muted, rubber mallets open and muted and bowed! Choose what you need.
Between the 30 instruments recorded for Fluid Strike, there are 63 different sample sets!
You can find a complete list at the bottom of this page.
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!
30 tuned percussive instruments
120 custom made synth sets
Where possible, each instrument has been recorded using a variety of sticks, mallets, fingers, brushes and bows, bringing the tuned percussion sample set count to 63.
Most instruments feature many velocity layers and triple round robin cycling for natural variation.
To improve playability all instruments have been stretched across the entire keyboard range.
200 patches split into seven categories:
Triple Play Arps – Natural (36)
Triple Play Arps – Hybrid (36)
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.
COMPLETE LIST OF INSTRUMENTS
Balafon – Rubber Mallets
Balafon – Soft Mallets
Balafon – Hard Mallets
Bonang – Soft Mallets
Bonang – Rubber Mallets
Large Windchimes – Soft Mallets
Large Windchimes – Soft Mallets Muted
Small Windchimes – Rubber Mallets
Small Windchimes – Rubber Mallets Muted
Small Windchimes – Stick
Crystal Glasses – Soft Mallets
Crystal Glasses – Rubber Mallets
Crystal Glasses – Fingers
Glockenspiel – Hard Mallet
Glockenspiel – Rubber Mallet
Glockenspiel – Rubber Mallet Muted
Glockenspiel – Bowed
Mozambian Mbira -w Buzzers
Small Music Box
Large Music Box
Rindik – Single
Rindik – Dual
American Steel Tongue Drum – Fingers
American Steel Tongue Drum – Soft Mallets
Brazilian Steel Tongue Drum – Fingers
Brazilian Steel Tongue Drum – Rubber Mallets
Granite Stone – Rubber Mallets
Granite Stone – Soft Mallets
Granite Stone – Hard Mallets
Large Tingklik – Rubber Mallets
Large Tingklik – Brushes
Small Tingklik – Rubber Mallets
Small Tingklik – Sticks
Modern Tongue Drum – Fingers
Modern Tongue Drum – Rubber Mallets
Modern Tongue Drum – Soft Mallets
Modern Tongue Drum – Brushes
Osi Tongue Drum – Fingers
Osi Tongue Drum – Rubber Mallets
Osi Tongue Drum – Soft Mallets
Vintage Tongue Drum – Fingers
Vintage Tongue Drum – Rubber Mallets
Vintage Tongue Drum – Soft Mallets
Vintage Tongue Drum – Sticks
Vibraphone – Soft Mallets
Vibraphone – Soft Mallets Muted
Vibraphone – Rubber Mallets
Vibraphone – Rubber Mallets Muted
Vibraphone – Bowed
Xylophone – Rubber Mallets
Xylophone – Soft Mallets
Xylophone – Bowed
Disclosure: The mbiras, tingkliks and the Brazilian tongue drum were previously featured in products by Nine Volt Audio. However, they have been re-mastered and re-mapped for Fluid Strike.
“…extremely convenient for generating a base of melody, harmony and rhythm that is alive and organic… Superb!” - KR Home-Studio Magazine
“…nothing on the market today as complete a collection with this functionality, especially at this price point. I really think that Fluid Strike is a game changer." - Sample Library Review
“…when it comes to making it possible for many hours of creative music making, Fluid Harmonics / Strike are unique. They’re in an elite school.” - Studio.se
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.