Soundiron Bronze Bin

Virtual Instrument for Kontakt Full

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Bronze Bin is a unique tuned and untuned metallic percussion instrument library, created using common found objects with rather special tonal character.

Bronze is the most popular metal used to create top-quality musical bells and cymbals.

So, when we came across this little refuse receptacle of pure brazen bronze, we thought "What a waste!" Not in the waste-basket sense of the word, but a waste of musical potential.

Every edge, curve, face, and angle of this bronze beauty creates amazingly complex and unique sounds, full of harmonics, overtones, and even undertones.

In much the same way art and practicality intersect in the conventional use of this bin, so do percussion and melody intersect creating an enormous palette from a single source.

Producing soft bell-like tones to a raspy wash of colliding frequencies the Soundiron Bronze Bin is a truly unique tuned percussion instrument.


We recorded a variety of tuned and untuned percussion elements using fingers, mallets, and sticks, to bring out the full musicality of this improvised instrument.

All of the subtle resonance and harmonic nuances were captured in detail using a wide stereo pair of studio mics.

We then designed a whole collection of custom ambiences, drones, pads, effects and other special presets to take it a step further.

The resulting instrument collection is both humble and expansive, well-suited for a broad range of production application from experimental to mainstream.


For version 3.0 we've add a whole new source instrument, the Chrome Can!

With mallets and sticks, we sampled a variety of articulations, such as mallet side, stick rim, mallet bottom, and more!

These new articulations make the Chrome Can the perfect companion to the Bronze Bin.

As usual, we've added even more new ambiences from the new source content.



Contents

The Kontakt interface includes a suite of automation-ready sound-shaping controls to give you total creative flexibility.

You have control over the swell, attack, release, offset, vibrato, filter, pitch (coarse & fine), articulation switching, cross-fading and layering, and so much more.

We've also included 20 unique sound-designed custom FX presets to give you lots of creative options.

This library comes with an adaptable LFO system, with selectable LFO shape, modulation target parameter, speed, intensity, tempo-syncing, and fade-in time.

You can also apply your choice of 12 low-pass, high-pass, and FX filters, with assignable modulation targets such as velocity, mod wheel, expression, after-touch, key position, and step-sequencer table control.

Our customizable arpeggiator offers a velocity table and control over arp direction, timing, swing, randomization, and duration.

We've included a key and scale lock system to constrain your notes to common scales and keys for easy melodic composition and live performance.

The interface is rounded out by our modular FX rack panel, with 18 different DSP effect modules that you can assign in any of 10 available slots, in any order that you wish.

You'll find classic phaser, flanger, delay, distortion, amp and cab simulators, compressors, EQ, rotator and so much more.

The Reverb effect includes our favorite convolution reverb impulse responses, including 99 different rooms, halls, chambers, and outdoor environments, plus another 40 custom FX impulses to radically transform the sound and open up whole new worlds of musical possibility.

We've added a great bank of FX rack chain factory presets to get you started!

  • Bronze Bin Finger Side (10x rr, 3 velocities)
  • Bin Mallet Bottom (10x rr, 7 velocities)
  • Bin Mallet Edge (10x rr, 7 velocities)
  • Bin Mallet Rim (10x rr, 6 velocities)
  • Bin Mallet Side (10x rr, 4 velocities)
  • Bin Stick Bottom (10x rr, 5 velocities)
  • Bin Stick Rim (10x rr, 7 velocities)
  • Chrome Can Mallet Side (10x rr, 15 velocities)
  • Can Mallet Edge (10x rr, 4 velocities)
  • Can Mallet Bottom (10x rr, 8 velocities)
  • Can Mallet Rim (12x rr, 5 velocities)
  • Can Mallet Choke (12x rr, 6 velocities)
  • Can Stick Rim (10x rr, 4 velocities)
  • Ambiences created from the source material


Kontakt Format

This library is designed for the full retail version of Native Instruments Kontakt 5.5 or later. Kontakt is an industry-standard advanced virtual instrument software platform.

You can view screenshots of this library's custom graphical user interface in the image gallery above.

This library is packed with features to provide you with a wide range of sound shaping parameter controls, each one totally automation-ready in your host environment or Kontakt's stand-alone mode.

This is a standard Kontakt open-format library, so the free Kontakt Player does not fully support it and can only run it in a limited "demo mode".

However, the sample directories are unlocked so you can use them in other wav-compatible software, sampler, and synth formats.

The special Libraries tab doesn't support this open-format Kontakt library, but you can use the standard File browser tab and import this library into the Kontakt Quickload window for easy loading and navigation.


Features

  • One master NKI instrument bank in open Kontakt format
  • 794 Stereo Samples
  • 1.25 GB installed
  • 24 bit / 48 kHz uncompressed PCM wav samples
  • 30 Custom Sound-Designed FX and Ambient presets
  • Unlocked Kontakt presets and wav samples to allow user customization
  • Stick, Mallet, and Hand articulations on two separate cans
  • Flexible and intuitive multi-layer user interface controls, with LFO, filter, glide, and arpeggiator
  • Full FX rack with convolution reverb with custom rooms, halls, chambers & FX environments

System Requirements

  • Native Instruments Kontakt Full 5.5 and above
  • MacOS 10.9 Mavericks and above
  • Windows 7 and above (32 and 64-bit)
  • Intel, AMD, or Apple Silicon CPU
  • 2GB RAM or more
  • SATA or SSD storage is recommended for this library

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