Version: Kontakt 4.2.2 / WAV / V1
Massive Percussion Effects Library
Download Method: Soundiron
Cymbology is a massive percussion effects library built around bowed cymbals and gongs. We captured 20 unique cymbals, in all shapes, sizes, alloys and varieties, from crashes and splashes to gongs, bells, trashes and even a stack of spent WWII Howitzer artillery shells.
We explore the classic bowed cymbal effect in exquisite detail, with dozens of variations for each cymbal, from short stabs to long tortured wails and everything in between.
These often sought-after dramatic scoring and sound design fundamentals are perfect for setting dark moods, striking bold transitions, building stingers, weaving soundscapes and manipulating in any number of ways to evoke sonic images both dark and light.
We used a standard viola bow for short staccatos, long dynamic swells and full sustains. The results range from low eerie droning pads to monstrous roars, depending on the type of cymbal, the bowing pressure and where on the cymbal edges we bowed.
We used blocks of dry ice to resonant various parts of each cymbal. The results range from surreal off-kilter single-note rings to violent screeches, growls, hisses, squeals, whines and hums, depending on the type of cymbal, the pressure we used, the temperature of the bronze and other organic factors.
We isolated the most musical elements in our source material and built a deep collection of tuned percussion presets with a remarkable richness, warmth, detail and tonal complexity to them, the likes of which we've never heard before. These melodic instruments will open up whole worlds of inspired possibility.
With 4 distinct categories of ambiences and over 1 GB of content, the ambient section of this collection could stand as a library all it's own. We've included a huge variety of tuned, pads, organic synths, drones, almost-orchestral textures and living-breathing soundscapes, all sculpted by hand from our raw cymbal recordings.
Controls and FX
- Custom front panel controls, including all critical performance shaping parameters
- 6 independent LFO types and Filter modules at your fingertips
- New Multi-Layer Builder Utility allows custom key-range assignments and sample set loading on the fly
- Our groundbreaking "Uberpeggiator" system
- Selectable and fully automatable Kontakt multi-effects including delay, filters, flanger, rotator and more
- 40 custom convolution IR samples, with fully automatable parameter control