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Sonespheres 1 - Distance

Kontakt Instrument by Soundiron

Sonespheres is a series of uniquely sound-designed atmospheric synths, textural pads, evolving soundscapes, nuanced drones and tonal ambiences, built for Native Instruments Kontakt. Each volume explores the creative vision of a different composer or sound artist, delving into deeper aesthetics, stylized niches and specialty production concepts. Each edition includes a deep selection of new and inspiring presets, with a full array of essential user controls to unlock virtually limitless creative potential.

Film and television composer and long-time Soundiron collaborator Blake Ewing opens the series with Sonespheres Vol. 1 - "Distance". Each of the sounds in this library have been created by hand and carefully guided with a very clear artistic vision. He brings to his craft a brilliant ear for nuanced layering, rich detail, fluid textures and powerful emotional weight. Blake is an American composer with a concentrated interest in creating music for visual media. His compositions have been commissioned, licensed and well received by film directors, producers, videographers, sample developers, advertising firms, music supervisors and fans from around the world. He believes in music - and in its wonderful power to support and elevate storytelling.

"In my mind, with few exceptions, music supports and invokes a certain storytelling. Hearing certain timbres and frequencies together triggers something in most of humanity. A place. A time. A memory. An emotion. A sense of urgency or hope. A needed comfort. A broken heart. Real or concocted, the effect is universal. This belief and these experiences affect me not only as a person, but inspire me as an artist.

To that end, I’m proud to have helped create a set of tools that will hopefully act as a starting canvas for your own productions. My hope is that you as musicians will use these sounds as the hazy, ethereal, ambiguous base, on which to bring into sharp focus your own artistic visions - Be it in support or your stories, or those of the others with whom you work.

In Distance, I’ve tried to be thorough without being repetitive - to offer sounds that might work in a range of production styles and musical sensibilities. From longing solo instruments and heartbreaking pads to tense bowed textures and forward-leaning rhythms, I truly hope there’s something here for everyone." - Blake Ewing

Our intuitive user interface gives you flexible control features for two independent sample source modules, with category and preset selection menus for each. Both modules provide automatable controls for volume, attack, start offset, release, bass, treble, pitch, pan, filter type, filter resonance, filter frequency, LFO shape, LFO rate, LFO tempo-sync, LFO target parameter, LFO depth and LFO attack time. The LFO can be routed to Volume, Bass, Treble, Pitch, Pan, Resonance and Frequency. There’s also a cross-fader, legato glide system, and a step-sequencable arpeggiator system, as well as our full FX rack system that allows you to select from 18 creative effect plugins, including convolution reverb with over 100 of our favorite custom reverb impulse responses covering everything from bunkers and undulating sci-fi effects to piano strings and concert halls.

Effects options include Amplifier, Cabinet Simulator, Chorus, Compressor, Delay, Distortion, EQ, Filters, Flanger, Jump Amp, Lo-Fi, Phaser, Convolution Reverb with 100+ custom impulses, Rotator, Skreamer, Stereo, Tape, Saturation, Transient Master and LFO with routing to Volume, Bass, Treble, Pitch, Pan, Resonance and Frequency.

Features

  • Bowed - 2 Categories with 20 Presets
  • Guitar - 5 Categories with 57 Presets
  • Piano - 2 Categories with 21 Presets
  • Rhythmic - 3 Categories with 35 Presets
  • Textural - 3 Categories with 35 Presets
  • Tonal - 4 Categories with 44 Presets
  • Vocal - 5 Categories with 59 Presets
  • Wind - 3 Categories with 34 Presets

This library is designed for the full retail version of Native Instruments Kontakt 5.5.2 or later. Kontakt 5.5 requires OSX version 10.8 and later for Mac, or Windows & and later for PC. 

This is a standard Kontakt open-format library, so the free Kontakt Player doesn't support this open-format Kontakt library. However, the sample directories are fully accessible to allow user customization, import and mapping into other wav-compatible software, sampler and synth formats.

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

Product Specifications

  • 1.2 GB installed
  • 305 Samples
  • 26 .nki instrument presets
  • 24 bit / 48kHz uncompressed PCM wav samples
  • Unlocked wav samples can be directly imported into almost any wav-compatible plugin or DAW

System Requirements

The full retail version of Native Instruments Kontakt version 5.5.2 (or later) is required to use .nki instrument presets included in this library. The free Kontakt "Player" and "Add Library" import process do not support this standard open-format Kontakt library. Windows 7 or higher. Mac OSX 10.8 or higher. Dual Core CPU, 2 GB System Ram, SATA or SSD hard drive recommended for this library.

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