VIBRAPHONE

ULTRA-REALISTIC VIBRAPHONE INSTRUMENT

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

LIQUID METAL

Essentially a mechanised metallaphone, the vibraphone adds a constant modulation to its resonator tubes by the use of motorised fans, which cover the top of the tube and spin in unison, allowing full or partial function of the resonator depending on which point of the cycle the motor is in.

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 compatible host program or DAW eg: Cubase, Logic, Ableton Live, DP, Reaper, Pro-Tools etc.

No extra purchase necessary.

System Requirements:   Windows 7 or Windows 8 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit), Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)   Mac OS X 10.7 or 10.8 (latest update), Intel Core 2 Duo, 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)   Requires Kontakt 5.1 or later

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