Winterbells is a deeply sampled festive collection of concert sleighbells, jingle bells, bell hoops, horse reins, logging wagon bells, bell strips and ropes in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, from tiny to huge and everywhere in between.
The logging bells are cast bronze bells in various pitches that were mounted to a steel rail on logging wagons and trucks in the late 1800s. Their brash tone served to warn travelers of the approaching wagons on the winding mountain roads in the days before electric horns.
The softball sized giant rope bells are clustered on joined rope braids so they strike against each other when shaken, and have a low, dark, dull percussive tone. The Bell strip has a distinct horse bridle bell sound which works great for tuned percussion. The bell hoop has a tamborine-like quality, while the star bells have a crisp, thin, high pitched washy tone - and that's just the beginning!
Soundiron captured multiple dynamic layers and round robins of all the instruments in a dry studio environment, then performed loops to bring tempo-synced realism to your holiday season. After that, they expanded these natural metallic shimmering timbres with 20 ambient organic soundscapes and 20 custom FX presets to kickstart your snowy sleighride.
For this Sleighbells 3.0 upgrade, they remastered the old samples and inserted them into their efficient four-layer modular template, then recorded thousands of fresh hits, spins, shakes, slaps, sustains, and FX using new instruments and techniques. Winterbells delivers the gift of over 5 GB of inspired bell samples, and it’s ready to bring authentic jingle to your next composition.
The 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. Also included are 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. A customizable arpeggiator offers a velocity table and control over arp direction, timing, swing, randomization and duration. 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 a 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. There is a great bank of FX rack chain factory presets to get you started!
- One master NKI instrument bank in open Kontakt format
- Bell hits, shakes, spins, slaps, springs, sustains, loops & FX in two mic positions
- 20 Ambience patches created from the source content
- 24 bit / 48 kHz uncompressed PCM wav samples
- 20 Custom Sound-Designed FX and Ambient presets
- 6,951 Stereo WAV files
- 5.15 GB installed
- 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
This products uses Kontakt Files. Please click on the link below to find out how to install Kontakt Files.