Soundiron Stringed Collection

Features 7 Soundiron String instruments in one great value collection

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Soundiron's Stringed Collection combines seven of the company's premier stringed instrument libraries, encompassing a broad range of acoustic sounds and integrated performance capabilities. This package includes over 13,000 samples, 15 GB of content. You'll find over hundreds of intuitively playable, fully customizable Kontakt instrument presets and brilliant sound quality.

The collection includes:

  • The Struck Grand
  • Twine Bass
  • Street Erhu
  • Bizarre Sitar
  • Frendo
  • Zitherette
  • Bowed Bucket Bass

 

See below for further details on the products in the bundle.


THE STRUCK GRAND

The Struck Grand is an extraordinary instrument collection that delves deep into the fine art of piano abuse. This 9 GB collection explores all of the ways a 1926 Steinway Model L parlor grand piano can be "played" from the far side of the hammer. You'll find well over 4000 samples of pick plucks, steel hammers, finger mutes, harmonics, slides, mallets, glisses, scrapes and otherworldly sustaining effects over the full note range. This collection shines as equal part stringed/tuned percussion and super-harp/mega-zither with a huge key range and rich, complex musical character.

The Struck Grand features 3 extraordinary new control systems that will unlock new creative and production possibilities. The new "Layer Builder" system let's you easily create an endless variety of unique complex sonic flavors, with total control over up to 12 independent layers of sound. Let us re-invent your whole concept of tuned percussion with the simple turn of a dial. The library also includes a bonus selection of real-world space and FX convolution impulses and ambient drones, tonal pads and evolving soundscapes, all with custom morphing and dual-layer mix control.

This library goes far beyond any other piano "effect" library you've heard before. And as always, we've gone the extra mile with profound total attention to detail through our nuanced programming, total user parameter control, sonic flexibility and simply unmatched playability. You'll feel The Struck Grand live and breathe under your fingertips. As always there is a range of automatable LFO, EQ, filter, custom convolution and sound-shaping systems to expand on the creative possibilities that this library offers.

Articulations

Tuned

  • Choked Piano
  • Hammered Piano
  • Picked Piano
  • Scraped Piano
  • Struck Piano
  • Steel Slide Piano
  • Steel Harmonic Piano
  • Master Layer Builder presets

Effects

  • Fingered Glisses
  • Picked Glisses
  • Mallet Struck Strings
  • Scrapes
  • Steel Harmonics
  • Steel Slides

Sustains

  • Full-range tuned ambiences
  • Ambient Soundscapes

NKI Program Presets

This library is designed for the full retail version of Kontakt 4 or later (Kontakt 5 is also supported). It features 40 presets for Kontakt with ambiences created from the source material allowing users to experiment with a wide range of soundscapes and FX. As always there is a range of automatable LFO, EQ, filter, custom convolution and sound-shaping systems to expand on the creative possibilities that this library offers.

Our custon UI features front panel controls for Swell (volume), Attack, Offset, Release, Speed, Stepping (pitch), Xfade, Pseudo-Legato, a Button Bar and more. The button bar gives you access to built-in effect such as LFO (tempo-synchable), EQ, Reberb and Filter.

Specs

4,058 Samples (standard pcm wav)
40 .nki files (open format) – 36 K4 / 4 K5
9 GB installed
24 bit / 48kHz stereo PCM wav format
Format(s): Kontakt 4/5 .nki and pcm .wav

TWINE BASS

This unique custom instrument collection features a pair of very special instruments: a modified cello and a traditional Kenyan fretless stringed instrument called a Bolon. Soundiron strung the cello with rough hemp twine in various tunings and played it as a stand-up bass. They also recorded string slides, muted releases and deep body strikes. Soundiron recorded the cello from a very close, yet wide position in order to capture the full bass and tone, since the twine produced a rather delicate sound and did not hold up to extended torture all that well. The resulting sounds are deeply sonorous, with rich, warm resonance, powerful low end and a woody, soft quality. The bolon has a cow's horn for a neck and a gourd as a body, with four twine strings and a goat-skin resonating head that the strings pass directly through. Soundiron recorded plucks and a whole range of taps, scrapes, scuffs, slides and other percussive effects on the instrument’s body.

The library features Soundiron's exclusive chord/glissando generator. In Gliss mode, you can choose the speed, scale, timing, up/down direction, pe-note velocity, number of strings and much more. In chord mode, you can auto-strum, with up, down and alternating. You can also control strum tightness, variability, number of strings and the mode/scale that the chord adheres to, with any root note you desire. Both modes allow full multi-chord/gliss polyphony. In the legato presets, we've created a two-handed playing system for finger-tapping, hammer-ons and pull-offs with one hand while independently plucking with the other. Left handed? No problem, just flip it flip it. You can also set the open note to any key you like on the fly, with or without legato, and more…

Deep Sampled Articulations

  • Tuned Plucks, with glissando, legato, auto-strum, multi-chord polyphony, arpeggiation and more
  • Tonal wood percussion played on each instrument
  • Deep collection of ambiences, soundscapes, drones, atmospheres, pads and organic synths
  • Multi-FX system w/ custom convolution impulses
  • 2 Unique acoustic stringed instruments

Info

2037 Samples (standard pcm wav)
77 .nki files (unlocked format)

24 bit / 48kHz stereo PCM wav format
Format(s): Kontakt 4.2.4 .nki and pcm .wav

Includes a free bonus collection of custom sound-designed ambiences.

STREET ERHU

Street Erhu is a truly unique live-performance phrase library featuring thousands of high-quality traditional Chinese Erhu violin phrases. Weighing in at 6.3 GB of content, this collection covers 8 different Erhu violins, ranging from bass to treble and in a variety of tunings. This one-of-a-kind library combines the authenticity of an emotive street musician with granular deep sampling fully controllable through Soundiron's powerful custom user interface. For the creation of Street Erhu, Soundiron worked with veteran street performer Qi Xin Huang and local Erhu craftsman Kenneth Lam. Qi Xin's playing is raw, emotive and authentic, evoking a traditional flavour not possible with a sterile and overly rigid performance. Each erhu sampled in this library offers its own unique flavor, creating a palette of different sounds fit for any stylistic need.

Deep Sampled Articulations

There are 1328 bass erhu, 2543 mid-range erhu and 341 treble erhu phrases recorded in a dry studio environment, plus 398 bowing and fingering sfx. There are also 12 additional songs recorded live on busy city streets and 40 songs recorded in a bustling underground subway station. Soundiron have also included 48 ambiences created from the source material allowing users to experiment with a wide range of soundscapes and FX. As always there is a range of automatable LFO, EQ, filter, custom convolution and sound-shaping systems to expand on the creative possibilities that this library offers.

Info

4,710 Samples (standard pcm wav)
83 .nki files (unlocked format)
6.3 GB installed
24 bit / 48kHz stereo PCM wav format
Format(s): Kontakt 4.2.4 / Kontakt 5.0.2 .nki & non-compressed pcm .wav

Includes a free bonus collection of custom sound-designed ambiences.

BIZARRE SITAR

The Bizarre Sitar may not seem so strange at first glance. It has most of the elements found on any other sitar, with it's traditional gourd body, both main playable strings and sympathetic resonating strings, parda (adjustable curved frets), kunti (tuning pegs), dandi (neck), ghoraj (main bridge) all complete with orante hand-painted accents. At just over 24" in length, however, this little beauty is barely half the size of a standard sitar. Simply being small isn't bizarre by any means, but what is bizarre is how it can achieve such a lush, full-bodied sound while being so small. Intended as more decoration than instrument, Soundiron feel this little guy has been highly underestimated. Although soft-spoken and possesssing fewer strings than normal (5 main and 6 sympathetic), all this "baby" sitar needed was someone to listen closely. And they did. Very closely.

Deep Sampled Articulations

  • Bowed (staccato, tremolo and sustains)
  • Plucked (10x rr, 5-6 velocities)
  • Strummed (10x rr, 4-8 velocities)
  • FX (includes mutes, scrapes and other special effects)

NKI Program Presets

This library is designed for the full retail version of Kontakt 3.5 or later (Kontakt 4 is also supported). We've included 25 Kontakt 3.5/4-compatible nki programs, featuring automatable attack, release, offset, swell, tuning, key-switching, EQ, convolution, and a full range of other effects controls. There are 3 main strummed patches, 1 plucked patch, 3 combo plucked/strummed patches, and 3 bowed patches including sustaining, staccato and tremolo.

Several presets also include our Uberpeggiator system, which allows both simple and complex free-form and rule-based arpeggiations and sequences.

All plucked, strummed, bowed and ambience patches are tuned and spread across the entire keyboard range in Kontakt.

The FX section provides 7 preset patches with specially dialed in effects to demonstrate the power of our custom controls, convolution reverb impulses and pre-loaded effects. Also included are fret scrapes, strum mutes and other effects.

Included is a set of ambient drone patches created from bizarre sitar source material. There are four master patches with a Pro-53 filter engaged and assigned to the modwheel. A cross-fade patch is included to blend between the first three ambiences (cross-fade assigned to the modwheel by default).

Info

597 Samples (standard pcm wav)
25 .nki files (unlocked format)
1.69 GB installed (864 MB Download)
24 bit / 44.1kHz stereo PCM wav format
Format(s): Kontakt 3.5 .nki and pcm .wav

Includes a free bonus collection of custom sound-designed ambiences, drones and special FX presets, as well as our favorite custom convolution reverb impulses and an advanced Kontakt user interface with full automation support. 


FRENDO

The Bowed Bucket is what happens when you build an instrument out of a 5 gallon plastic bucket, a wooden 4×4 and some cello strings. The bucket was fitted with tuning lugs and then holes were drilled out to allow individual strings to pass through, using the bottom wall as the bridge, so that sound projected outward and down. Then a 4×4 wooden beam was affixed to the bucket and the strings were then stretched up the heavy wooden neck, roughly nailed in place and hand -tuned. Remember that old string and paper cup trick from when you were a kid? Yeah, think bigger.
 

Deep Sampled Articulations

Bowed

  • Separate "inside" and "outside" articulations
  • Pseudo-legato controls
  • Staccato articulations with uberpeggiator control
  • Tremolo articulations
  • Effects grind and rub articulations
  • Reverb with selectable custom convolution menu

Percussion

  • 10x round robin and 4-6 velocity layers per articulation
  • Master percussion preset featuring all percussion articulations
  • 7 different percussion articulations
  • Solo presets for each percussion articulation
  • Bonus "handle drop" articulation
  • Custom "Uberpeggiator" controls

FX

  • Master drone patch with multi-layered x-blend knobs
  • 5 distinct drone presets
  • 5 sound-designed FX presets

NKI Program Presets

This library is designed for the full retail version of Kontakt 3.5 or later (Kontakt 4 is also supported). We've included 25 Kontakt 3.5/4-compatible nki programs, featuring automatable attack, release, offset, swell, tuning, key-switching, EQ, convolution, and a full range of other effects controls. There are 3 main strummed patches, 1 plucked patch, 3 combo plucked/strummed patches, and 3 bowed patches including sustaining, staccato and tremolo.

Several presets also include our Uberpeggiator system, which allows both simple and complex free-form and rule-based arpeggiations and sequences.

All plucked, strummed, bowed and ambience patches are tuned and spread across the entire keyboard range in Kontakt.

The FX section provides 7 preset patches with specially dialed in effects to demonstrate the power of our custom controls, convolution reverb impulses and pre-loaded effects. Also included are fret scrapes, strum mutes and other effects.

Included is a set of ambient drone patches created from bizarre sitar source material. There are four master patches with a Pro-53 filter engaged and assigned to the modwheel. A cross-fade patch is included to blend between the first three ambiences (cross-fade assigned to the modwheel by default).

Info

597 Samples (standard pcm wav)
25 .nki files (unlocked format)
1.69 GB installed (864 MB Download)
24 bit / 44.1kHz stereo PCM wav format
Format(s): Kontakt 3.5 .nki and pcm .wav

Includes a free bonus collection of custom sound-designed ambiences, drones and special FX presets, as well as our favorite custom convolution reverb impulses and an advanced Kontakt user interface with full automation support.

 

ZITHERETTE

This enchanting little instrument is a simple 8-string fretless zither, roughly 12 x 20 inches in size. Zithers are a broad family of hollow-bodied string instruments common throughout all of Europe and Asia. Variants range from the dulcimer to the Koto, with countless other flavors unique to each region and culture. Common to each of them is the arrangement of multiple strings over a neck-less sound box. The oldest known variant of the zither family dates back to 4th century B.C China, while new additions continue to spring up to this day. Our particular hand-held zither has a smooth, dark tone, with a clean biting attack and long, natural decay. At it's softest, it has a pristine, amost harp-like sound, while the hardest notes bend deeply at the attack, with a pronounced twang.

Deep Sampled Articulations

  • 4 sets of Zitherette (natural scale BmHarmonic, w/ palm/mute)
  • 2 sets of Zitherette (tuned scale w/ dampener)
  • 2 sets of ZItherette (tuned scale w/ mute)
  • 2 sets of Zitherette (tuned w/ arp)
  • Zitherette experimental patches
  • Bonus custom ambience patches

NKI Program Presets

This library is designed for the full retail version of Kontakt 3.5 or later (Kontakt 4 is also supported). We've included 25 Kontakt 3.5/4-compatible nki programs, featuring automatable attack, release, offset, swell, tuning, key-switching, EQ, convolution, and a full range of other effects controls. There are 3 main strummed patches, 1 plucked patch, 3 combo plucked/strummed patches, and 3 bowed patches including sustaining, staccato and tremolo.

Several presets also include our Uberpeggiator system, which allows both simple and complex free-form and rule-based arpeggiations and sequences.

All plucked, strummed, bowed and ambience patches are tuned and spread across the entire keyboard range in Kontakt.

The FX section provides 7 preset patches with specially dialed in effects to demonstrate the power of our custom controls, convolution reverb impulses and pre-loaded effects. Also included are fret scrapes, strum mutes and other effects.

Included is a set of ambient drone patches created from bizarre sitar source material. There are four master patches with a Pro-53 filter engaged and assigned to the modwheel. A cross-fade patch is included to blend between the first three ambiences (cross-fade assigned to the modwheel by default).

Info

597 Samples (standard pcm wav)
25 .nki files (unlocked format)
1.69 GB installed (864 MB Download)
24 bit / 44.1kHz stereo PCM wav format
Format(s): Kontakt 3.5 .nki and pcm .wav

Includes a free bonus collection of custom sound-designed ambiences, drones and special FX presets, as well as our favorite custom convolution reverb impulses and an advanced Kontakt user interface with full automation support.

 

BOWED BUCKET BASS

The Bowed Bucket is what happens when you build an instrument out of a 5 gallon plastic bucket, a wooden 4×4 and some cello strings. The bucket was fitted with tuning lugs and then holes were drilled out to allow individual strings to pass through, using the bottom wall as the bridge, so that sound projected outward and down. Then a 4×4 wooden beam was affixed to the bucket and the strings were then stretched up the heavy wooden neck, roughly nailed in place and hand -tuned. Remember that old string and paper cup trick from when you were a kid? Yeah, think bigger.

Deep Sampled Articulations

Bowed

  • Separate "inside" and "outside" articulations
  • Pseudo-legato controls
  • Staccato articulations with uberpeggiator control
  • Tremolo articulations
  • Effects grind and rub articulations
  • Reverb with selectable custom convolution menu

Percussion

  • 10x round robin and 4-6 velocity layers per articulation
  • Master percussion preset featuring all percussion articulations
  • 7 different percussion articulations
  • Solo presets for each percussion articulation
  • Bonus "handle drop" articulation
  • Custom "Uberpeggiator" controls

FX

  • Master drone patch with multi-layered x-blend knobs
  • 5 distinct drone presets
  • 5 sound-designed FX presets

AUDIO FILES

  1. Bizarre Sitar Demo
  2. Bowed Bucket Demo
  3. Frendo Demo

Info

568 Samples (standard pcm wav)
29 .nki files (unlocked format)
545 MB installed (348 MB Download)
24 bit / 44.1kHz stereo PCM wav format
Format(s): Kontakt 3.5 .nki and pcm .wav

Includes a free bonus collection of custom sound-designed ambiences, drones and special FX presets, as well as our favorite custom convolution reverb impulses and an advanced Kontakt user interface with full automation support.

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