Version: Kontakt 5.1 / NCW / V1
Hammered and Plucked Strings
Download Method: Kontakt Hub
The Chordophones is a library of plucked and hammered strings. It focuses on capturing the atmosphere and sustain of steel strings when resonated.
This library features 6 layers of sound and is capable of producing anything from dulcimer to lyre-like tones. The plucky sound is also excellent at making hybrid-organic rhythms and arpeggios.
The second page of The Chordophones is the FrozenPlain Effects Engine v2.0, this is features 13 effects such as: reverb, delay, arpeggiator, sequencer, chorus, filters and more.
Overall, the Chordophones has an emotive, old sound to it. Sometimes even sounding quite "medieval". Using the powerful interface you can adapt the sound to fit your needs.
For example, you can use the Strum effect to turn chords into strums. Or the Atomise and Scatter effects to granulate the sound and create string sounding textures and pads.
The Chordophones is built using the combined sounds of the retired FrozenPlain products "Ancient Chordophone" and "Hammered Chordophone". The new and vastly more powerful engine breathes new life into the samples. The Chordophones is a library of steel string sounds that can be blended and morphed in interesting ways to make anything from something resembling a dulcimer to something guitar-like or even organic sustains and pads. The volume, pan and tuning of the 6 layers can be chosen using the mixer.
First we have the hammered strings sound, this is a multi-sampled sound made from hitting steel strings with pencils. Its tone is bouncy and rich, similar to a dulcimer. The next 4 layers are multi-sampled plucked string sounds. They're made from recording steel strings in unusual setups, for example a very short length string. The last layer is a morphed sound made by stretching and editing a plucked string sample to last infinitely.
- This library requires the full version of Kontakt 5.1+ to work. It will only work in demo mode if you have the free Kontakt Player.
- Because this product is not for Kontakt Player, it cannot be added with the ‘add library’ function, you must instead load the .nki files through the file browser, or by dragging and dropping.
- 104 samples (lossless ncw format)
- 282 MB extracted
- 24bit / 44.1khz stereo
- 256 MB zip file download
Plucky and strange
Another one from Frozen Plain that distinguishes your track from the normal. Lively plucks and sounds, strange in a positive way. Recommended!
Plucked and hammered strings
These are really good sounding plucked and hammered strings sounds for Kontakt. Nice Cembalo-ish and cool pad sounds. Cool!