Soundiron – Hopkin Instrumentarium Tines & Echoes (KONTAKT)

Tines & Echoes is a unique handmade percussion instrument created by designer and sound engineer Bart Hopkin. This is a pentagonal sound box with 25 metal teeth with chromatic tuning, each of which has a pair of resonating strings, covering the sound panel of the instrument. Instead of tuning these strings to their main prongs, they are tuned randomly, so that vibrations resonate with various string combinations associated with other prongs. When the prongs are affected, they emit a sharp, crisp note that is reflected through the resonating strings and through the instrument with a soft, ghostly tinkle, reminiscent of the heavenly stream that you hear when playing the deaf upper octave of the piano.
We carefully sampled slivers of strings and percussion drums on the instrument body with two positions of the stereo microphone. We also included a wide selection of custom FX presets and a host of our signature sound, designed for ambient and cinematic content created from an unprocessed acoustic source to give you complete creative freedom.

The Kontakt interface includes a set of automation-ready sound controls that provide complete creative flexibility. You can control the rise, attack, release, displacement, vibrato, filter, pitch (coarse and fine), articulation switching, attenuation, overlay, and more. We have also included 20 unique sound predefined FX user presets to provide you with plenty of creative options.

This library comes with an adaptable LFO system, with the ability to select the LFO shape, modulation target, speed, intensity, time synchronization. You can also choose from 12 low-pass, high-pass and FX filters with assignable modulation goals such as speed, modulation wheel, expression, aftertouch, key position and step sequencer table management. Our customizable arpeggiator offers a velocity table and controls arpeggio direction, time, shift, randomization and duration. We have included a system for locking keys and scales to limit your notes to common scales and keys for easy melodic arrangement and live performance.

The interface is equipped with our modular effects panel with 18 different DSP effect modules that you can assign to any of the 10 available slots in any order. You will find classic phaser, flanger, delay, distortion, cabin amplifiers and simulators, compressors, equalizer, rotator and much more. The reverb effect includes our favorite impulses, including 99 different rooms, halls, cameras and the outdoor environment, as well as 40 more custom effects to radically transform the sound and open up whole new worlds of musical possibilities. We’ve added a great set of factory presets for FX chains so you can get started!

• 1 Master NKI instrument bank
• 20 Custom sound designed FX and ambient presets
• 25 Chromatic plucked notes with two microphone positions
• Percussive knock effects and 23 bonus ambient effects, pads and drones
• 24-bit, 48 kHz Stereo Lossless NCW Format.
• 3,373 stereo samples
• 4.05 GB Installed
• Komplete Kontrol, all S-Series Keyboards and NKS software and hardware by Native Instruments
• 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

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