VIBRAPHONE

ULTRA-REALISTIC VIBRAPHONE INSTRUMENT

  • True Tremolo Modelling
  • 23 Velocity Layers
  • 15GB Library
  • Kontakt Player NKS compatible

LIQUID METAL

The vibraphone adds a constant modulation to its resonator tubes with the use of motorised fans. These cover the top of the tube and spin in unison, effectively opening and closing the resonator in a circular motion.

The resulting tone is the famous tremolo effect; shimmering, golden and wobbly.

SONICCOUTURE TRUE TREMOLO MODELLING

Horizontal Fans only   Vertical Fans only   Both Fans Together: modelled tremolo
Instruments that use global modulation (the Hammond C3/leslie is a similar example) are difficult to sample & model realistically, because if you record a single note with the tremolo active, it will be out of sync with all subsequent notes you record.

Previous attempts to sample the vibraphone usually recorded the instrument with the motor/tremolo switched off, then faked the effect using filters and LFO.

Soniccouture Vibraphone takes a completely new approach - by sampling the entire instrument twice. Once with the fans closed, once with them fully open, both times completely static - the motor switched off. Once we have the full vibraphone sound sampled in both states - fans closed and fans open - we can then simply crossfade between them in Kontakt using a simple sinusoidal LFO. This gives not only the authentic sound, but also full control over the speed of the tremolo, another essential element of the instrument.
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KONTAKT PLAYER COMPATIBLE

This is a Kontakt Player instrument. This means that you do not need to own the full version of NI Kontakt to use it. It will run as a plug-in instrument in any VST/AU/RTAS/AAX/WASAPI,compatible host program or DAW eg: Cubase, Logic, Ableton Live, DP, Reaper, Pro-Tools. No extra purchase necessary.

System Requirements:

Windows 7 or higher (latest Service Pack, 32/64 Bit), Intel Core Duo or AMD AthlonTM 64 X2, 4 GB RAM (6 GB RAM recommended)

Mac: OS X 10.9 or higher, Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB RAM  

Requires KONTAKT 5 or KONTAKT 5 PLAYER version 5.5 or later  

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