Version: Kontakt 5.6.6 / NCW / V1.1
Dynamic Vibraphone Recorded to Tape
Download Method: Kontakt Hub
Cassette Vibraphone is the first instrument in cassette series recorded with real round-robin samples - every note in every dynamic layer was recorded 4 times, on top of that Kontakt version still has the option to turn on the simulated round-robin.
Cassette Vibraphone was recorded in full range (3 octaves) with 4 dynamic layers using 4 different cassette decks. Overall there are 2372 samples - 592 samples per deck, plus 4 noise samples from each deck (6,76 GB of uncompressed 24-bit WAV files).
Version 1.1 Update:
Amplitude envelope in reverse groups is now correctly synced when changing sound / deck, previously this could have caused only the noise to be heard in the reverse mode
- I created some snapshots in the previous version, are those compatible with the new version?
Sure thing, here’s how to copy and update your old snapshots:
Locate the old snapshots folder, to do this open the old instrument, click on the little wrench icon, then click on the “Instrument Options”, then click on “Snapshot” tab and click on the “Show” button.
Do the same thing for the new version to open its snapshot folder.
Copy your snapshots to new version snapshots folder.
Open every snapshot in the new instrument and reload the sound, to do this just choose the same sound / deck from the “WAVEFORM” menu in the “SOURCE” section and then re-save the snapshot (you can overwrite it).
It’s all showed in this short video: https://youtu.be/W6xrmmH6itM
- What’s gonna happen with my projects containing older version of the instrument?
Nothing because the new version is a separate nki instrument.
- Full version of Kontakt 5.6.6 (or higher) required - not compatible with Kontakt Player
- Real round-robin (+ simulated round-robin)
- 42 presets
- One-page interface for easy and fast sound design
- Convolution Reverb with custom impulses (spring, hall, corridor)
- Available in multiple popular formats: Kontakt 5, Ableton Live 9, Logic, SFZ & Multiformat
- 6,76 GB of uncompressed 24-bit WAV samples (2372 samples in total)
- Recorded on 4 different decks
- Recorded with 4 round-robins (+ simulated round-robin in Kontakt version)
- 4 noise samples (each around 2 minutes long)
- 4 dynamic layers
- Organic sound with lots of little imperfections
Deck A MONO - the highest quality, very low pitch instability
Deck B MONO - loose drive belt introduces a lot of pitch instability
Deck C MONO - the noisiest deck of all with medium amount of pitch instability
Deck D MONO - similar to deck B in quality but with its own twist
Every note has been carefully denoised with a high quality algorithm to avoid noise stacking when playing more than one note (there’s still some noise left in the samples to avoid denonising artifacts). Noise can still be added with the noise knob - it’s much more flexible this way and allows the ability to adjust the volume of the noise independently whilst also applying parameters such as filtering. It also creates a more realistic sound, so when playing a five voice chord, only one sample of noise instead of five stacked on top of each other will be heard.
Custom impulse responses in Kontakt version
Kontakt version contains custom impulses (4 spring impulses, 4 hall impulses & 3 corridor impulses), along with a choice of whether you want it to be placed pre or post insert effects - same thing goes for the delay.
Useful and fun production tool
If you like vintage sounds and you're looking for something to enhance your production toolbox, then this product will be for you.
Real Round Robin
Cassette Vibraphone is our first instrument in cassette series recorded with real round-robin samples - every note in every dynamic layer was recorded 4 times, on top of that Kontakt version still has the option to turn on the simulated round-robin.
Variety of sounds
Aside from the sound of a cassette record with this instrument you can easily create some weird sounds and there are already quite a few presets included to get you started (Kontakt & Ableton Live versions only).
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