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Alive Cymbals

Version: Kontakt 4 / NCW / V1.5

Expressive Cymbal Library


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Product Overview

Version 1.5 contains a new nki with all the cymbals mapped across the keyboard so it is now possible to play the entire range of cymbals without having to load the multi.

Alive Cymbals is the ideal complement for your music. It's made from a set of 8 cymbals recorded with high-end gears (Audio Technica mics and Nagra LB recorder and preamps) in 88,2kHz 24 bit, edited in the same resolution and then down sampled into 44,1kHz 24 bit with Izotope SRC.

Recorded in a warm room in stereo (close position), the sound is raw, vibrant, accurate, and extremely musical.

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Main Features

  • 8 high-end cymbals : a Wuhan 27" china, a Zildjian 20" K Custom Dark Ride, a Meinl 18" Byzance Extra Dry China, a Paiste 16" Twenty Crash, a Meinl 14" Byzance Thin Crash, a Sabian 10" HHX Evolution Splash and a pair of Paiste 2002 Cup Chime (5" and 5.5"), recorded closely with stick, brush, mallet and/or bow with full sustain (download the manual for full details). 
  • Several round robins and velocity layers (3-4 of each, average). 
  • Attack & Release controls for all patches, Fx reverb for all the basic patches. 
  • 2 sound designed instruments with weird pianos, bells, pads, sci-fi fx with modwheel control. 
  • Custom GUIs with photos of the cymbals. 
  • 44,1kHz 24 bit stereo files, originaly recorded in 88,2kHz with Nagra recorder and preamps. 
  • 377 files, 664 MB using NI ncw lossless format. For Kontakt 4 and above.


4.5 Stars (5)
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this is a steal!

really good to have this in your arsenal!the basic sample quality as well as the velocity layers are really decent.I personally don't like the impulse responses and sound design cymbals,but I can imagine it's useful for some darker ambient stuff.

Marius Schlossbauer

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This one is (also) great - worth the money!

This one is (also) great - worth the money!

Mio Michael Cramer

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Verified Review

Totally Pleased

Great collection of various cymbals and playing techniques. Well recorded, long samples, basic
envelope controls and several reverb types. In all, a highly usable library, at an amazing price.

Jani Dee

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No matter how good drum samples are, cymbals often seem to be an afterthought... and half the time for soundtrack-y stuff all you need is some cymbals to add some drama, and loading a whole library, with mediocre cymbals, isn't the answer.

This is.

Fantastic real sounding cymbals, plus some other cool bonus stuff!

A total steal at this price!

Chris O'Brien

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indeed: Alive cymbals

You get a natural feeling when playing them.

Norbert Schläbitz

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