Coming Soon: All Saints Choir

Coming Soon: All Saints Choir

By Soniccouture  |  27.03.2020

All Saints Church in Tooting, London, has a distinguished recording history. In the 1970s,80s and 90s it was a famed classical recording venue, its long, clear acoustic attracting the likes of Sony Classical & Deutsche Grammophon.

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In fact, it was once so busy as a recording venue that a dedicated ‘control room’ outbuilding was constructed, with pipes into the main hall for microphone cables.

In recent years it has fallen out of favour with the classical industry. But Dan, through a friendship with a Sony recording engineer, had always been aware of this forgotten gem, languishing in the depths of South London.

In the summer of 2018 we went to All Saints to make a test recording of the huge pipe organ there. The sheer size of the hall bowls you over as you enter – it doesn’t look so big from the outside. In fact, if this church were in any other city than London, it would be a cathedral. The acoustic is also immediately apparent. Sparkly, open and clear, yet with a long rich tail if excited.

We completed a recording of the pipe organ in a day, and made plans to return in the spring of 2019 with a full choir.

The New London Chamber Choir joined us at All Saints in May 2019, recording basses, tenors, altos and sopranos – 32 voices in all – in different sessions over 4 days.

The results were stunning, and will be available April 2020 as ALL SAINTS CHOIR, a full virtual instrument for Kontakt.

choir church2-angle Choir score

 
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“Can I give it 6 out of 5?” – Moonkits Review

“Can I give it 6 out of 5?” – Moonkits Review

By Soniccouture  |  24.02.2020

Sound On Sound Magazine have given Moonkits a glowing write-up in this months issue.

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John Walden spent some time with the instrument, and he particularly enjoyed the focus on soft-medium dynamics and the warm vintage sound imparted by Konk Studios. Here are are some selected quotes:

“..pristine and detailed acoustic drum sounds, full of sonic character.”

“a kit played with a brush might not be the first thing you think of to shake your speakers, but Moonkits can do that if you want it to”

“the sound-shaping and beat creation tools Soniccouture provide here are excellent and super creative”

“Moonkits is simply an absolute sonic joy. Can I give it 6 out of 5?”

You can read the full review here: Sound On Sound.com

Soniccouture Moonkits Web page

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Moonkits + Pan Drums Videos By Cory Pelizzari

Moonkits + Pan Drums Videos By Cory Pelizzari

By Soniccouture  |  06.01.2020

Cory makes some great videos exploring different virtual instruments from a variety of developers. His relaxed style is really easy to watch, and he has some great insights into the libraries.

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His latest SC videos are: a percussion showcase featuring Pan Drums, Vibraphone, Grand Marimba, and a Moonkits overview. It’s well worth subscribing to his Youtube channel if you haven’t yet.

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Haunted Spaces: Drag+Drop User Samples Update

Haunted Spaces: Drag+Drop User Samples Update

By Soniccouture  |  22.11.2019

Kontakt 6.2 finally allows the user to drag samples onto the front panel of an instrument, and have them auto-map and integrate into it.

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This is something we’ve been waiting for a while, and we have lots of ideas for it.

First up, is a simple drag and drop update for Haunted Spaces:

  • 4 User wave Slots – accessible via the browser window
  • Multi-sample support: pitch detect + auto-map.
  • Presets can be saved and recalled

 

Version 1.2 is a free update for all Haunted Spaces users. To update, login to Native Access.

A complete product download is available in your user account

HAUNTED SPACES WEB PAGE

Here’s a short video showing the process:

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Moonkits: How To Re-map for e-drums

Moonkits: How To Re-map for e-drums

By Soniccouture  |  12.11.2019

We’ve had lots of requests to remap Moonkits, for use with e-drums and other trigger systems.

We weren’t able to include a remapping system in the instrument because of the differing articulations across instrument groups, but there is an easy way to fix this using Multi-scripts…

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  1. Kontakt includes a handy multi-script for exactly this purpose, and it’s not scary. Go to the top bit of Kontakt, where it says ‘Multi-rack : New (Default)’, and click the ‘KSP’ button to the right.

 

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2.  You’ll see a grey panel appear. A bit scary, but you’re going to power through this. At the left edge of the panel you’ll see some buttons, click on the ‘Preset’ button, and Go to Factory > Transform > Change Keys

 

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3. You’ll see the script panel appear. Here you can simply change which incoming key triggers which Kontakt note. simple, right?

 

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4. You can now save this Multi you’ve created as a multi preset: File Menu >Save Multi As, and recall it whenever you need.

 

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