sound-dust – STRING POOL (KONTAKT)

By | September 23, 2022


Publisher: sound-dust
Website: sound-dust
Format: KONTAKT 5.8 and Kontakt 6.1.1
Quality: 24 bit 44.1 kHz stereo

Description: Beautifully played clean and textured violin bowed instrument with synchronized BPM wheel speed control – play a note and move the modulation wheel to make the bow move faster or slower. Press the keyboard to increase the volume, controlled by aftertouch.
The development process of STRINGPOOL meant that virtuoso violinist Sophia Bartlett had to endure many agonizing days of painful sampling.
While I calmly sipped my coffee, Sophia spent hours beautifully extracting lyrical notes with a long bow from her 200-year-old instrument. Each note has four different velocities with a touch of vibrato. She sincerely suffered for our art. From these hours of recording I have created hundreds of seamless, clean loops and an alternative set of “processed” samples distorted by tape and lamps. It was then packaged into the complex Kontakt engine, with a simple interface and a wealth of expressive possibilities.

Characteristics :
2.44GB download – requires a healthy chunk of computer RAM
Versions for Kontakt 5.8 and Kontakt 6.1.1
6 instruments (.nki) per Kontakt version
BPM synced – Chorus, Filter and Grit
Low CPU 100BPM – Chorus, Filter and Grit
75 starter snapshots (total)
2 sample sets – CLEAN and TREATED
Classic Sound Dust RTFM instruction manual built into interface
Waveform section
Modwheel hardwired to bowing speed control (or use CC1) – tempo synced
Realtime waveform display
Master volume control – cc map-able (handy instead of aftertouch for expression)
Velocity to volume control
Pitch bend depth – from 1 semitone to 12
Aftertouch to voulme control – for handy expression control
Volume attack, decay, sustain and release
Clean or Treated sample set selection
Note lock control – spreads last played note across whole keyboard for crazy old school sampling.
Trem Chaos – randomises tremolo lfo shape (but still tempo synced)
Legato – sets sample set to legato mode – new note play continues from last note position
Precise readout of XY pad control values
Convolution impulse select – 80 custom made IRs – 8 categories – 10 impulses per category
XY pad
Tape saturation + distortion, chorus or low and high pass filter – depending on .nki
Tremolo – frequency (tempo synced) X – depth Y
Convolution – amount dry X – amount wet Y
Solid G equaliser – 1 band = 600 hz to 7 kHz – frequency X – amount Y
Midi learn triangles – for external controllers to learn XY pucks
Stereo width control – from mono to w i d e
On/off and reset controls per effect (click effect icon)
contact 6 version
Replika delay – 5 amazing sounding delay machine types
20 Replica delay presets

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