Bronze Bin is a unique tuned and untuned metallic percussion instrument library, created using common found objects with rather special tonal character. Bronze is the most popular metal used to create top-quality musical bells and cymbals. So, when Soundiron came across this little refuse receptacle of pure brazen bronze, we thought ‘What a waste!’ Not in the waste-basket sense of the word, but a waste of musical potential.
Every edge, curve, face and angle of this bronze beauty creates amazingly complex and unique sounds, full of harmonics, overtones and even undertones. In much the same way art and practicality intersect in the conventional use of this bin, so do percussion and melody intersect creating an enormous palette from a single source. Producing soft bell-like tones to a raspy wash of colliding frequencies the Soundiron Bronze Bin is a truly unique tuned percussion instrument.
Soundiron recorded a variety of tuned and untuned percussion elements using fingers, mallets, and sticks, to bring out the full musicality of this improvised instrument. All of the subtle resonance and harmonic nuances were captured in detail using a wide stereo pair of studio mics. Then they designed a whole collection of custom ambiences, drones, pads, effects and other special presets to take it a step further. The resulting instrument collection is both humble and expansive, well-suited for a broad range of production application from experimental to mainstream.
For version 3.0 they've added a whole new source instrument, the Chrome Can! With mallets and sticks, we sampled a variety of articulations, such as mallet side, stick rim, mallet bottom, and more! These new articulations make the Chrome Can the perfect companion to the Bronze Bin. As usual, they've also added even more new ambiences from the new source content!
- 1 master NKI instrument bank in open Kontakt format
- 30 Custom Sound-Designed FX and Ambient presets
- Stick, Mallet, and Hand articulations on two separate cans
- 794 stereo samples
- 1.25 GB Installed
- 24-bit, 48 kHz Stereo PCM Wav Format
- 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.
CREATIVE CONTROL FEATURES
Soundiron packed the user interface with powerful sound-shaping controls to give you complete flexibility. The master preset contains every sample in the library and a host of powerful expression features. There are 4 independent sound layers, each with a full set of parameters that can be linked, automated and customised. These include swell, attack, start offset, release (with pad-mode), vibrato, filter, coarse and fine pitch, sound bank selection, and crossfader assignment.
Next, Soundiron used various sound-design tricks to morph the sounds from their journey into tonal and dissonant pads, synth-tones and ambient dreamscapes. You’ll find these in the Layer 3 sound menu. They can be played by themselves, or used to add texture and body to the primary sounds in Layers 1 and 2. Lastly, the Sub-Synth layer is a basic synthesizer with 6 simple shapes that can be added for tonal transient and tonal support. In the advanced settings pull-down window, you’ll also find 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 13 lowpass, high-pass and FX filters, with assignable modulation targets such as velocity, mod-wheel, expression, after-touch, key position and step-sequencer table control. You can also use our customisable arpeggiator, with a built-in velocity sequencer table and control over arp direction, note timing, swing, randomisation and duration.
They’ve also included a key and scale lock system that allows you to constrain your notes to a wide variety of common scales and keys for easy melodic composition and live performance. The built-in modular FX rack window offers18 different DSP effect modules that you can assign in any of 10 available slots, in any order that you wish. You’ll find classic phase, flanger, delay, distortion, amp and cab simulators, compressors, EQ, rotator and so much more. The Reverb effect includes 99 of Soundiron's convolution reverb impulse presets. They’ve captured a huge variety of different rooms, halls, chambers and outdoor environments, along with 40 unique, strange and creative special effect impulses to completely transform the sound and open up whole new worlds of musical possibility.
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. We've 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 customisable arpeggiator offers a velocity table and control over arp direction, timing, swing, randomisation 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 favourite 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!
Bronze Bin Finger Side (10x rr, 3 velocities)
Bin Mallet Bottom (10x rr, 7 velocities)
Bin Mallet Edge (10x rr, 7 velocities)
Bin Mallet Rim (10x rr, 6 velocities)
Bin Mallet Side (10x rr, 4 velocities)
Bin Stick Bottom (10x rr, 5 velocities)
Bin Stick Rim (10x rr, 7 velocities)
Chrome Can Mallet Side (10x rr, 15 velocities)
Can Mallet Edge (10x rr, 4 velocities)
Can Mallet Bottom (10x rr, 8 velocities)
Can Mallet Rim (12x rr, 5 velocities)
Can Mallet Choke (12x rr, 6 velocities)
Can Stick Rim (10x rr, 4 velocities)
Ambiences created from the source material