Top Soundiron VST Plugins
Top Soundiron VST Plugins

Top 9+ Soundiron VST Plugins 2021

We have created for you a rating of the Best 9 Soundiron VST Plugins as the most downloaded and according to the excellent reviews of musicians

VST list navigation:

  1. Mimi Page Light & Shadow
  2. Ambius Prime
  3. Requiem Light
  4. Hyperion Strings Elements
  5. Voices of Rapture
  6. Sonespheres 2 – Origins
  7. Bizarre Sitar
  8. Hyperion Strings Micro
  9. Elysium Harp

1. Mimi Page Light & Shadow

 
Mimi Page Light & Shadow
 
Mimi Page Light & Shadow is the perfect hybrid of soft, angelic female solo vocals and lush, ethereal atmospheric sound-design, featuring the feather-light soprano voice of singer-composer Mimi Page.

Brought by SoundIron and designed for film & game composers/sound-designers, this collection includes a full selection of chromatic articulations, melodic phrases and exquisitely sound-designed cinematic effects, pads and atmospheric elements.

The lead vocal content is intuitively playable and the phrases and effects are easy to use in any project, making this library an ideal source of inspiration that’s perfect for nearly any music or video production need that comes your way. It all combines into a complete, efficient and deeply-refined toolbox that comes fully equipped with our flexible and full-featured user interface.

Mimi’s otherworldly vocal style effortlessly fuses ambient, dream pop, EDM, and cinematic vocal styles. This library includes 4,413 samples, exploring the two extremes of her creative style: Light and Shadow.

The chromatic content features sustain, staccato and true legato chromatic articulations for the Ah, Ee, Mm and Oo vowels. It also includes 1,295 live tempo-synching melodic phrases conveniently organized by mood, key and tempo.

This library goes far beyond the realms of the “norm” with an extended collection of hand-crafted sound-designed atmospheric content created by Mimi herself, divided into angelic, mystical, haunting and horror sections that are perfect for adding dreamy soundscapes, unnerving stingers and otherworldly underscores.

Contents:

This library includes a full package of vital chromatic and melodic lead vocal articulations, featuring sustain, staccato, vocal SFX and true legato for (Ah, Ee, Mm and Oo).

It also includes a huge collections of captivating live phrases divided up by 100bpm and 140bpm tempos and the Ethereal Dreamscapes for both Light & Shadow categories. You can craft your own parts using the chromatic articulations and your midi keyboard, and shape, blend and sequence the live melodic phrases to fit your arrangements with our phrase-legato, step sequencer, speed-control and live waveform editing controls.

The phrases are intuitively organized by root tempo and key. However, tempo-syncing, time-stretching and pitch transposition controls give you complete freedom to customize any phrase.

Mimi also created a sweeping variety of mystical atmospheric effects, pads, drones, stingers, risers, swells, falls and clusters using her voice that are perfect for creating dramatic tension, dreamy aesthetics, lush soundscapes and surreal envonrments in films, video games. electronic music and more.

We recorded Mimi in a dry studio environment, using a high dynamic range, large-diaphragm Neumann studio microphone and Sound Devices preamps to get maximum detail, clarity, fidelity and clean dynamic range.

We’ve also included our comprehensive FX Rack, with compression, delay, filter, EQ, amp/speaker simulation and convolution reverb, featuring dozens of rooms, cathedrals and otherworldly fx to open endless possibilities.

Main Features:
  • Ah, Ee, Mm, and Oo natural true legato
  • Vowel Sustains, Staccatos and Vocal SFX.
  • 100bpm and 140bpm tempos for both Light and Shadow phrase categories.
  • Over a thousand melodic phrases in multiple keys, with pitch transposition, instant pattern sequencing, legato blending, tempo-synching/time-stretching, shaping and more.
  • 300 ambient pads, effects and atmospheres.
  • 871 ethereal vocal dreamscapes.
  • Easy to navigate melodic phrases, organized intuitively by style, native tempo and root key.
  • Fluid sequencer allows for per-step phrase start and end markers.
  • Vocal Ambiences, Atmospheres and custom melodic pad instruments crafted directly from Mimi’s voice.
  • Vocal performance breaths for added realism.
  • Swell control allows real-time dynamic performance shaping.
  • Full Multi-FX rack panel with Chorus, Compression, Distortion, Amp and Cab simulation, EQ, Delay and Reverb
  • Our Reverb rack unit includes 25 unique creative FX convolutions and 45 excellent live rooms, studios, chambers, cathedrals, halls and other real-world environments, with flexible tone, size and mix controls.
  • Fully automatable, with customizable key switch and GUI controls.
  • Convenient real-time visual wave-form display.
Product Specs:
  • 4.72 GB Installed (7.6 GB uncompressed)
  • 4,413 Samples
  • 8 master NKI instrument banks
  • Sound-Designed FX and Ambient presets
  • 24-bit, 48 kHz Stereo Lossless NCW Format.
  • Made for the free Kontakt Player (version 6+), Komplete Kontrol, all S-Series Keyboards and NKS software and hardware by Native Instruments
  • Works with the Kontakt “Libraries” browser and Native Access.
About Mimi Page

Mimi Page is a singer, songwriter, producer, and composer born and raised in Los Angeles, California.

Her dreamy, ethereal music and haunting, angelic vocals have been featured in a multitude of soundtracks and scores for film, television, and video games. Mimi’s music is a transformative and emotionally captivating experience and her unique sound is a catalyst for all who listen to go inward, self-reflect, and journey the expansiveness of their own imagination.

Mimi’s original music has been featured on Travel Channel’s “Ghost Adventures”, Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance”, and NBC’s “America’s Got Talent”, to name a few.

As a composer, she’s provided original scores for the documentary features “The Demon House” and “The Trade”, along with numerous short films. She’s also composed original scores for the indie video games, “Ancient Frontier”, “She Dreams Elsewhere” and “The Lighthouse”.

As a vocalist, Mimi’s collaborated with Inon Zur on video game soundtracks “Dungeons & Dragons: Sword Coast Legends”, Ubisoft’s “Eagle Flight” and Bethesda’s “Fallout 4: Far Harbor”.

She’s collaborated with over 30 artists in the electronic music genre, including Bassnectar, Delerium, Conjure One, Seven Lions and Illenium. In addition to her professional music career, Mimi’s extremely passionate about sharing her knowledge through music education, working with UCLA and the ADIDAS Sound Lab as a mentor and artist development coach for Los Angeles high-school students.

Mimi’s goal as an artist is to inspire people to nurture their own unique voices and to use music as an outlet and tool for communication and self-expression. She believes that music is our universal language and has a profound ability to help heal and unify our world.


2. Ambius Prime

 
Ambius Prime
 

Ambius Prime is a unique and powerful compendium of our Ambius atmospheric synthesis series, offering a vast selection of hand-crafted sound-designed pads, ambiences, leads, pulses and acoustic textures. This library is made for the free Kontakt Player and works with Komplete Kontrol and all S-Series hardware by Native Instruments Each sound has been carefully sculpted from organic source recordings by our creative team. We’ve captured a wide spectrum of instruments, voices, environments and objects to create thousands of distinctly compelling and nuanced sonic flavors.

Everything you hear was built using only organic field and instrument recordings. In fact, no synthesizers were used in the creation of this library at all. And with our sophisticated Ouroboros modulation engine, you can weave sources together into stunningly dynamic, flexible and inspiring synth patches for any style or genre.

The main panel features an assignable XY Pad, quick modulator and filter routing menus and arpeggiator system to expand the already endless creative potential. Dive in to the Mod Panel and tweak and automate every parameter with total control over every detail, or just hit the Random button to instantly generate an infinite variety of new sound, parameter and dynamic modulator combinations. And fire up the FX rack panel and load your patch up with your choice of dozens of DSP effects, including convolution reverb with over 100 of our custom real-world and special FX spaces to perfect your sound.

Ambius Prime includes all of the content from Ambius 1: Transmissions and Ambius 2 Systematik, as well as the exclusive new Ambius 3: Expanse, a huge selection of over 1000 brand new sound sources that are only available here in Ambius Prime.

It’s the perfect atmospheric texture farm for film and game composers and sound designers, and an extraordinarily powerful synthesis engine for electronic music producers and synth junkies. 

A Deep User Interface

  • Powerful Custom User Interface with CC and host automation support for all major DAWs and Komplete Kontrol hardware and software.
  • X-Y Pad with that can be animated and assigned to layer mix routing and FX parameters.
  • Each layer has its own primary controls for Volume, Attack, Release, Offset, Pitch, Pan, Modulation routing and Filter settings.
  • The Mod Panel lets you create custom parameter routing and modulation chains for a full suite of layer and filter parameters, plus convenient Delay, Distortion, EQ and Convolution effects that can be controlled with the X-Y pad.
  • Intelligent “Random” button instantly generates new presets for inspiration on the fly.
  • Our FX Rack comes equipped with 18 powerful effect modules, each with configurable controls and customizable routing and chain saving/loading.
  • 119 integrated custom convolution reverb IR samples in 10 distinct categories (Cathedral, Chamber, Large Room, Small Room, Hallways, Underground, Outdoors, Long FX and Short FX)

Product Specs

  • Product Version 1.0
  • 3,107 Samples
  • 9.15 GB installed (12.2 GB wav source)
  • 3 nki Kontakt instrument Banks
  • Thousands of unique sound source presets, each one a unique and fully-playable ambient synth patch by itself.
  • 100 Factory Master Presets, plus an intelligent randomizer to generate an endless variety of new presets instantly.
  • 24 bit / 48kHz lossless compressed NCW samples
  • Works with the free Kontakt Player (version 5.6.8+), Komplete Kontrol and all S-Series Keyboards

3. Requiem Light

 
Requiem Light
 

Requiem Light is a professional symphonic choir library specifically designed for epic cinematic scoring and dramatic trailer composition, packed with a huge mix-ready sound in a supremely light ram and disk footprint. Whether you use it in your studio or take it on the road, it has a rich, dynamic cathedral choir sound that’s equally perfect for achieving soaring fortissimo power or sculpting delicately soft melodic detail.

This library is Powered By the Native Instruments Kontakt Player engine (VST, AU & AAX Plugin formats) and supports all Komplete Kontrol software and hardware.

This library includes three true legato vowels, a variety of classic vowel sustains and staccatos, single-syllable Marcato words, long poly-syllabic Latin sustains and fast, aggressive Latin staccatos, as well as a big selection of classic and uniquely creative dynamic choral effects, a great collection of emotive solo soprano and tenor polysustains and a selection of sound-designed atmospheric pads, drones and choral atmospheres.

Product Specs

  • 4,243 Samples
  • 4.72 GB installed (6.4 GB wav source)
  • 14 nki Kontakt instrument presets
  • 24 bit / 44.1kHz lossless NCW format samples
  • Works with the free Kontakt Player
  • Includes bonus choral atmospheres, soundscapes, drones and evolving sound designed pads, hand-crafted from the source.

All of this content is wrapped in a newly redesigned intuitive and flexible graphical user interface for easy parameter shaping, real-time articulation layering and switching, fluid legato, customizable section blending and a fully-integrated syllable and phrase step sequencer.

We’ve also included our modular FX rack, including 119 of our favorite custom reverb spaces. With a clean and responsive interface, pristine acoustic fidelity and excellent vocal performances, Requiem Light is your new go-to for classical and cinematic lead choral arrangements.

We recorded Requiem Light in the massive sanctuary hall at historic Saint Paul’s in San Francisco and conducted by award-winning maestro Robert Geary with hand-picked members of Volti, SF Symphony Chorus, SF Opera and the San Francisco Choral Society. The choir was captured with 12 large diaphragm microphones and expertly mixed and mastered into a perfectly-balanced stereo image. This instant mix-ready master mix provides you intuitive ease-of-use and resource efficiency right out of the box, without the usual system resource and performance cost.

The library contains polyphonic true-legato sustains for full unison choir, with essential Ah, Eh and Oh vowel types with smooth piano-forte dynamic cross-fade control. It also includes men’s and women’s divisi sustains for six common vowel sounds (Ah, Ee, Eh, Ih, Oh and Oo). There are 24 staccato syllables with round-robin and 16 ultra-forte sustaining single-syllable marcato words to choose from, with integrated phrase-sequencing.

We also include 20 fast and 12 slow multi-syllable Latin words with time-stretching, tempo-synching and legato control. It also features 10 expressive poly-sustain articulations for Tenor and Soprano soloists.

You’ll also find hundreds of dramatic and creative choral effects including clusters, demonic chants, glisses, swells, sweeps, consonants, shouts, stomps, breaths, claps, snaps and more. You can also choose from 119 custom convolution reverb and FX impulse responses to place the choir in different environment or create unique atmospheric and special textural effects.

The library also offers a variety of uniquely sound-designed atmospheric and choral pad content for underscoring, layering, EDM and ambient songwriting, soundscape creation and more.


4. Hyperion Strings Elements

 
Hyperion Strings Elements
 

Hyperion Strings Elements is a universal string ensemble library built for everyone. Compatible with the FREE Kontakt Player.

It was recorded with uncompromising engineering precision and then hand-edited and carefully balanced to achieve a new benchmark in quality and playability.

It’s made for Native Instruments’ free Kontakt Player and the NKS Standard.

This virtual instrument is a robust musical production workhorse that will serve you well, whether you’re a working composer, student, producer, songwriter, teacher, arranger, band, sound designer, or are just curious about creating your own music.

It’s ready to perform from the moment you load it up.

The Hyperion String ensemble has a forward and robust sound unlike any other. It has a strong tone and wide dynamic range that can be shaped to fit any genre or style. It can also be used to fatten and layer with other strings to create massive arrangements.

We’ve also equipped the interface with plenty of spatialization, environment simulation and positioning controls and options to let you dial in the sound and character you need.

The library includes a full-ensemble preset and 4 Master and True-Legato section presets for 8 Violins, 6 Violas, 5 Cellos and 4 Double Basses.

The Master presets include a broad selection of fundamental articulations, each with their own range of customizable real-time performance options, key-switch and mapping options, handy auto-functions, apregiators, FX and performance tools.

These master presets allow you to blend and switch effortlessly vibrato, non-vibrato and tremolo sustains, a variety of short bow strokes and naturally dynamic tempo-based expressions, effects, rhythmic patterns, runs and sequences.

Main Features:

  • Product Version 1.0
  • 9 master presets for Ensemble, Violins, Violas, Cellos, Basses.
  • Plenty of articulation maps, seating arrangements, arpeggio patterns and FX chains to choose from.
  • 20,148 Samples
  • 10 GB installed (14 GB wav source)
  • 24-bit, 48 kHz Stereo Lossless NCW Format.
  • Multi-dynamic sustains, with smooth real-time control over natural vibrato and dynamic transitions. 
  • Multi-dynamic long and short staccatos, spiccatos and pizzicatos with loose/tight variants and 4x round-robin.
  • Bartok Pizzicato snaps and Col Legno bow string taps with loose/tight variants and 4x round-robin.
  • A full suite of Expressions in a variety of lengths, timings and dynamics, including crescendos, decrescendos, sforzandos and swells, with time-stretching, tempo-synching and automatic release. 
  • Flexible and intuitive user interface with pro features, deep customizability and simple workflow.
  • Free soundstage positioning for each section within dozens of custom rooms, halls, chambers and FX environments.
  • Adaptive Play Assist and Arpeggio systems for instant inspiration.
  • You can apply your full purchase amount toward your upgrade to the full Hyperion Symphonic Strings when they’re released.
  • Made for the free Kontakt Player (version 6.0.1+), Komplete Kontrol, all S-Series Keyboards and NKS software and hardware by Native Instruments
  • Works with the Kontakt “Libraries” browser and Native Access.

5. Voices of Rapture

 
Voices of Rapture
 

Voices Of Rapture is our premier operatic solo vocal collection for Kontakt Player (VST, AU, AAX), featuring 4 outstanding singers covering the classical soprano, alto, tenor and bass ranges.

This complete solution includes fundamental chromatic articulations like true legato vowel sustains, single and multi-syllable staccatos and Latin chanting sustains, with individual solo and combined ensemble quartet presets.

It also comes packed with thousands of beautifully dynamic live performance phrases in various keys and tempos, with your choice of Pure Vowel, French, Latin and even Humming and Whistling categories. The Phrase presets are equipped with real-time step-sequencing, tempo control, phrase editing and other control features for maximum flexibility and intuitive playability.

You’ll also find dozens of uniquely creative sound-designed atmospheric synths, drones and soundscapes that we’ve re-synthesized from these voices. They’re perfect for underscoring, reinforcement and ambient arrangements. Along with our full FX rack panel, they offer you nearly endless creative possibilities.

Product Specifications

  • Product Version 1.0
  • 17,310 Samples
  • 13 GB installed (17 GB wav source)
  • 61 nki Kontakt instrument presets
  • 24 bit / 48kHz losslessly compressed NCW samples
  • Works with the free Kontakt Player (version 5.5.2+)

Together with Nichole Dechaine (Soprano), Kindra Scharich (Alto), Brian Thorsett (Tenor) and Joseph Trumbo (Bass), we captured a grand total of nearly 50 hours in our studio and carefully distilled it into this extraordinarily playable virtual instrument library for the Kontakt Player and Komplete Kontrol platforms. With a clean and simple interface, pristine fidelity and excellent vocal performances, Voices Of Rapture is your new go-to for classical and cinematic lead vocal arrangements.

Chromatic Elements

  • True Legato Vowels: Ah and Oo core vowels for the ensemble, with additional options for some individual voices.
  • Vowel Sustains: Classic pure vowel sustains, covering Ah, Eh, Ee, Mm, Oh and Oo sounds in softer piano and stronger forte dynamics.
  • Latin “Poly-Sustains”: 12 Poly-syllabic sustaining liturgical Latin words and short chants with speed control and simulated legato.
  • Vowel Staccatos: Classic pure short notes for Ah, Eh, Ee, Mm, Oh and Oo vowels in softer piano and stronger forte dynamics.
  • Latin “Poly-Staccatos”: 23 Poly-syllabic short notes with round-robin, covering a wide variety of liturgical Latin words.
  • Whispers, Breaths and other vocal sound effects for added realism and expanded sound design possibilities.
  • 425 Atmospheric pads, ambiences, drones, sonic textures and evolving soundscapes hand-crafted from the raw vocal source. From smooth and celestial to brutally gritty and sinister, you have a huge range of choices that are perfect for layering, underscoring, sound design and electronic and hybrid music production.

Live Performance Phrase Elements

  • A huge variety of over 3,200 natural melodic and dynamic passages in a variety of categories, tempos and root keys.
  • Pure Vowel Phrases for Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass
  • French Phrases for Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass
  • Latin Phrases for Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass
  • Whistled Phrases for Soprano, Alto & Bass
  • Hummed Phrases for Tenor & Bass

User Interface

  • Powerful Custom User Interface with CC and host automation support for all major DAWs and Komplete Kontrol hardware and software.
  • Main performance parameters include features like Swell, Attack, Offset, Release, Legato, Vibrato, Auto-Panning, Phrase Cross-fading, Pitch Shifting, Tempo-Sync/Time-Stretch, Unused sample purging, Articulation Key-Switching and Pitch Shift key-switching.
  • Ensemble presets include a mixer panel with separate solo/mute, volume, pan and key range controls for each vocalist.
  • Our FX Rack comes equipped with 18 powerful effect modules, each with configurable controls and customizable routing and chain saving/loading.
  • 119 integrated custom convolution IR samples in 10 distinct categories (Cathedral, Chamber, Large Room, Small Room, Hallways, Underground, Outdoors, Long FX and Short FX)

The Voices

Nichole Dechaine received her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Redlands and her Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in vocal performance from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She has performed a variety of leading roles in opera and musical theater productions, and regularly appears as soloist with numerous choirs, orchestras, and ensembles in the US and abroad. She enjoys working with many composers performing their works and recording for film. In addition to performing Dr. Dechaine teaches private voice and music courses at Westmont College and Santa Barbara City College and maintains an active private voice studio.

Kindra Scharich studied voice and piano at Eastman School of Music and earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in vocal performance at the University of Michigan. She also completed her post-graduate education at San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Kindra has pre-sented recitals for the American Composer’s Forum in Los Angeles, Lieder Alive, the Wagner Society Northern California Chapter, and the Yehudi Menuhin Seminar in San Francisco. In the world of opera, Ms. Scharich has sung over 25 roles in the lyric mezzo repertoire, most recently and to much acclaim as Minerva in West Edge Opera’s production of Monteverdi’s Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria.

Brian Thorsett has been seen and heard in over 90 diverse operatic roles. His 2012-3 highlights include the title character in Rameau’s Pygmalion, Nemorino in L’Elisir d’Amore and Jupiter in Semele. As a concert singer, Brian retains a stylistically diversified repertoire of over 200 works, which has taken him to concert halls across the US and Europe. He is a graduate of San Francisco Opera’s Merola Program, Glimmerglass Opera’s Young American Artist program, American Bach Soloists Academy, the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme at Aldeburgh, England and Music Academy of the West. When not singing, Brian is on faculty at Virginia Tech.

Joseph Trumbo is a young, upcoming operatic bass singer studying at Oberlin College and Conservatory in Ohio. Joseph was a featured soloist in our Mars Symphonic Men’s Choir, as part of the Soundiron Olympus Symphonic Choral Collection. He has also performed with the SF Choral Society, Volti, Quire Cleveland, and numerous other ensembles and choral groups.

Kontakt Player

This library has been licensed for use in the free Kontakt Player virtual instrument engine. It can be used in Kontakt Player or the full retail version of Kontakt (version 5.5.2 or later) and can be loaded as a VST, AU or AAX instrument plugin. You can add this product to the Kontakt “Libraries” browser. It requires online serial number registration through the Native Instruments Service Center app. This library is also fully compatible with the Komplete Kontrol software interface and all S-Series Keyboard Controllers by Native Instruments. Purchasing this library qualifies you for a great cross-grade discount toward the full unlocked version of Kontakt through Native Instruments!


6. Sonespheres 2 – Origins

 
Sonespheres 2 - Origins
 

Sonespheres is a series of uniquely sound-designed atmospheric synths, textural pads, evolving soundscapes, nuanced drones and tonal ambiences, built for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Each volume explores film and tv composer and long-time Soundiron collaborator Blake Ewing’s unique creative vision, delving into deeper aesthetics, stylized niches and specialty production concepts. This volume was crafted using lush symphonic woodwind recordings, with a full array of essential user controls to unlock virtually limitless creative potential.

Blake brings to his craft a brilliant ear for nuanced layering, rich detail, fluid textures and powerful emotional weight. Blake is an American composer with a concentrated interest in creating music for visual media.

His compositions have been commissioned, licensed and well received by film directors, producers, videographers, sample developers, advertising firms, music supervisors and fans from around the world. He believes in music – and in its wonderful power to support and elevate storytelling.

Our intuitive user interface gives you flexible control features for two independent sample source modules, with 7 categories and preset selection menus for each encompassing a total of 307 sound source presets. Both modules provide automatable controls for volume, attack, start offset, release, bass, treble, pitch, pan, filter type, filter resonance, filter frequency, LFO shape, LFO rate, LFO tempo-sync, LFO target parameter, LFO depth and LFO attack time. 

The LFO can be routed to Volume, Bass, Treble, Pitch, Pan, Resonance and Frequency. There’s also a cross-fader, legato glide system, and a step-sequencable arpeggiator system, as well as our full FX rack system that allows you to select from 18 creative effect plugins, including convolution reverb with over 100 of our favorite custom reverb impulse responses covering everything from bunkers and undulating sci-fi effects to piano strings and concert halls.

Effects options include Amplifier, Cabinet Simulator, Chorus, Compressor, Delay, Distortion, EQ, Filters, Flanger, Jump Amp, Lo-Fi, Phaser, Convolution Reverb with 100+ custom impulses, Rotator, Skreamer, Stereo, Tape, Saturation, Transient Master and LFO with routing to Volume, Bass, Treble, Pitch, Pan, Resonance and Frequency.

Categories

  • Bass – 2 Categories with 50 Presets
  • Drops – 1 Category with 16 Presets
  • Hits – 1 Category with 25 Presets
  • Keys – 2 Categories with 50 Presets
  • Pads – 4 Categories with 105 Presets
  • Rhythm – 2 Categories with 52 Presets
  • Risers – 1 Categories with 9 Presets

Product Specifications

  • Product Version 1.0
  • 1.7 GB Installed
  • 307 Samples
  • 26 Kontakt 5.5.2 .nki preset banks
  • 24 bit / 48 kHz Stereo uncompressed PCM wav audio
  • Multi-FX Rack and reverb with 119 room, hall and FX impulses.
  • Unlocked wav samples can be directly imported into wav-compatible plugin or DAW

7. Bizarre Sitar

 
Bizarre Sitar
 

Bizarre Sitar may not seem so strange at first glance.

The full retail version of Native Instruments Kontakt version 5.5 (or later) is required to use .nki instrument presets included in this library.

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, we feel this little guy has been highly underestimated. Although soft-spoken and possessing fewer strings than normal (5 main and 6 sympathetic), all this “baby” sitar needed was someone to listen closely. And we did. Very close.

The Bizarre Sitar includes chromatic plucks as well as strumming articulations. Two main strumming tunings are included, a fifth and octave/unison.

An onboard “Speed” slider (MIDI assignable and defaulted to the modwheel) allows you to sculpt the speed of the individual strum from very tight, fast strums to slower, plucky strums.

The unison articulation was tuned with strings in unison and in several octaves to give a very full sound. The fifth articulation was tuned with strings in unison and in fifths, similar to the Pancham-Kharaj tuning popularized by Ravi Shankar. By recording several different strumming speeds for both the fifth and the unison strumming articulations, this library allows you to create realistic sounding strums by adjusting the speed in real-time.

The strums are tuned and spread across the entire keyboard, providing deep, droning sounds in the low end and sharp, mandolin-like plucks in the high end.

Product Specs

  • One master NKI instrument bank in open Kontakt format
  • 603 Stereo Samples
  • 1.86 GB installed
  • 24 bit / 48 kHz uncompressed PCM wav samples
  • 20 Custom Sound-Designed FX and Ambient presets
  • Unlocked Kontakt presets and wav samples to allow user customization
  • Plucked, Bowed, and Multi-Speed Strummed articulations
  • Effects including string mutes, fret scrapes and more
  • 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

Contents

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 customizable arpeggiator offers a velocity table and control over arp direction, timing, swing, randomization 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 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. We’ve added a great bank of FX rack chain factory presets to get you started!


8. Hyperion Strings Micro

 
Hyperion Strings Micro
 

ABOUT

Hyperion Strings Micro is our introductory orchestral string library for Native Instruments’ free Kontakt Player, Komplete Kontrol and S-Series Keyboards.

This library is the perfect starter pack for songwriters and musicians just getting into orchestral writing, as well as seasoned composers wanting new colors in their orchestral palette. No matter what your creative needs are, you’ll discover the powerful toolset and outstanding audio quality that you’re looking for in this convenient and extraordinarily flexible virtual instrument library.

This library has a forward and robust sound unlike any other. We recorded our string ensemble sections up close on a dry sound-stage — the historic Studio A at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, CA — and then equipped the interface with plenty of spatialization, environment simulation and positioning controls and options to let you dial in the sound and character you need. It’s perfect for any musical style from rock, pop and EDM, to fully orchestral compositions.

The interface is detailed, configurable and feature-rich to allow total customization. However, for all of the bells and whistles we’ve designed into Hyperion Micro, we’ve carefully refined every feature to be intuitive and naturally simple to use, with virtually no learning curve.

CONTENTS

Hyperion Strings Micro includes a combined full ensemble preset, as well as 4 main section presets for our 8 Violins, 6 Violas, 5 Cellos and 4 Double Basses. For this Micro Edition, we’ve included the most essential core articulations for each section: multi-dynamic sustains both with and without natural vibrato, staccatos, spiccatos and pizzicatos, as well as two basic dynamic expressions: long crescendos and decrescendos.

The multi-dynamic sustain, staccato, spiccato and pizzicato articulations allow smooth crossfading across dynamic layers, from piano to forte with the Swell control. In addition to dynamic layering, you can also choose rich, natural vibrato or clean non-vibrato sustain types or seamlessly blend between them with the sustain blend control. You can also instantly switch the staccatos, spiccatos and pizzicatos to velocity sensitivity mode and control dynamics directly as you play.

The pizzicatos also allow manual or automatic switching between naturally loose flams and precise tight plucks that adapt to your speed. Each of these short articulation types also features two “round-robin” variations per note. The Crescendo and Decrescendo expressions allow real-time dynamically-aware release sample triggering, tempo-synching and time-stretching. These are a great introduction to our broader “Expressions” concept for modular arrangement.

Main Features:

  • Product Version 1.0
  • 5 nki Kontakt instrument Banks
  • 2,950 Samples
  • 2.5 GB installed
  • 24-bit, 48 kHz Stereo Lossless NCW Format.
  • 5 master section presets: Ensemble, Violins, Violas, Cellos, Basses.
  • Multi-dynamic sustains, with smooth real-time control over natural vibrato and dynamic transitions. 
  • Multi-dynamic staccatos, spiccatos and pizzicatos with 2x round-robin.
  • Dynamic auto-release and tempo-synching for Crescendo and Decrescendo expressions. 
  • Flexible and intuitive user interface with pro features, deep customizability and simple workflow.
  • Free soundstage positioning for each section within dozens of custom rooms, halls, chambers and FX environments.
  • Adaptive Play Assist and Arpeggio systems for instant inspiration.
  • You can apply your full purchase amount toward your upgrade to Hyperion Strings Elements or the full Hyperion Symphonic Strings when they’re released.
  • Made for the free Kontakt Player (version 5.7.3+), Komplete Kontrol, all S-Series Keyboards and NKS software and hardware by Native Instruments
  • Works with the Kontakt “Libraries” browser and Native Access.

9. Elysium Harp

 
Elysium Harp
 

Elysium Harp is a 47-string grand concert pedal harp virtual instrument library, fully compatible with the free Kontakt Player and Komplete Kontrol S-Series Keyboards by Native Instruments. We recorded this massive Lyon & Healy bronze concert harp in exquisite detail, with extended articulation choices, advanced controls, easy play-assist features and warm presence across the entire key range.

We’ve covered classic Finger Plucks with long sustains, deep round-robin and dynamic layering for each string. We also recorded Hard Fingernail plucks, Harmonics, Xylophonics, Bass Pedal Buzzes, plus a wide collection of natural Live Glisses in 19 scales and styles by harpist Jennifer Ellis.

You’ll find lots of custom ambiences, pads and unique FX presets created with the harp source to open up limitless sound design possibilities. You also have access to 3 stereo mic positions (sound board, rear ports & room) to freely mix and route, plus an advanced real-time gliss and arpeggiator sequencers, instant pedal presets for easy glissing and arpeggios, precise tone and presence shaping and a full FX rack for total creative freedom. Elysium Harp contains 12,147 samples and over 30GB of wav content.

The library is compressed to 14.7 GB with NI’s lossless .ncw audio format for greater resource efficiency. It works in Kontakt or Kontakt Player version 5.5.2 and later.

Deep-Sampled Articulations

  • 8 round-robin variations per dynamic layer
  • Finger Pad Plucks
  • Finger Nail Plucks
  • Soft Harmonic Plucks
  • Hard Harmonic Plucks
  • Xylophonic Plucks
  • Bass String Pedal Buzz Effects
  • 194 Natural Glisses in 19 scales and styles by harp soloists Jennifer Ellis
  • Dozens of custom ambiences, organic synth pads, tonal atmospheres and FX presets crafted from the harp source recordings and presets.

Dynamic User Interface

  • Powerful Custom User Interface with fully automatable access to critical performance controls.
  • Front Sound Board microphone position for a full, rich sound. Captured with Neumann TLM 103 microphones.
  • Rear Sound Port microphone position for a deeply resonant and hyper-present tone, captured with Neumann TLM 102 microphones.
  • Overhead Room microphone position for a deeply resonant and hyper-present tone, captured with Neumann TLM 107 microphones.
  • Mixer module for custom channel mixing, loading, positioning and routing.
  • Adaptive Arpeggiator system with preset saving/loading and tons of tweakable options to make arpeggios inspiring and easy to play.
  • Dynamic Gliss generator that lets you draw your own gliss speed and velocity shapes and curves.
  • Intuitive Pedal system that lets you select from dozens of classic harp pedal configurations and instantly snap your keyboard to both common and specialized scale types and keys.
  • The Arpeggiator, Gliss and Pedal systems make it extraordinarily easy to play beautifully life-like glisses, arpeggios and melody lines in real-time. Just load it up and start playing!
  • Modular DSP FX Rack panel with a full set of automatable controls for every effect unit.
  • 119 integrated convolution IR samples recorded in a variety of rooms, environments and FX spaces.

Product Specs

  • Product Version 1.0
  • 12,145 Samples
  • 30.6 GB uncompressed / 14.7 GB Installed with lossless ncw compression
  • 9 nki Kontakt instruments
  • 63 nksn snapshots
  • 24 bit / 48kHz lossless NCW format samples
  • Works with the free Kontakt Player (version 5.5.2+)

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