ISW Koto Nation

Koto Nation KONTAKT SAMPLES | 3.8 GB

Mark the Release VON.G 2013-01-19

We created Koto Nation out of a desire to see traditional Japanese instruments receive a deep, thorough sampling treatment, much like our acclaimed North Indian sample library Sitar Nation. While there represented as a handful of libraries which include samples of the koto and shamisen, they feature only the most basic articulations and few (if any) velocities or round robins. To our knowledge, the bass koto has never been sampled at all! Given the popularity of the shakuhachi and taiko in many Western film soundtracks, we wanted to allow film composers, hobbyist producers, ethnomusicologists, anime fans and everyone in between access to these classic instruments and complete the repertoire of traditional Japanese sounds available.

This library includes a massive number of samples spanning a wide variety of both traditional and extended playing techniques all recorded by koto legend Masayo Ishigure (Memoirs of a Geisha). This includes close and stereo room mic positions! A total of 25 main PTCHes spread among the three instruments cover all crucial playing techniques, such as sustained picks with a plectrum, pizzicato, octaves, glissandi of multiple types and speeds, vibrato, tremolo, mordents (pitch bends), and mutes, as well as extended techniques such as atonal glissandi, finger scrapes, string hits and hard plucks.
Multiple dynamic and round robin layers were recorded for each articulation, as well as variations in speed or tonality where appropriate; for example, the koto tremolo can be played at two main speeds (with fine speed control), mordents can be set to whole-tone or half-tone, glissandi can be played slow, fast and in ascending, descending or mixed order, and so on. This incredible depth of sampling allows for unparalleled realism, allowing the instruments to stand alone in a solo context as well as in a larger composition. Continuar leyendo “ISW Koto Nation KONTAKT SAMPLES”



ISW Sitar Nation

Sitar Nation KONTAKT SAMPLES | 1.6 GB

Mark the Release VON.G 2013-01-18

We came up with the idea for Sitar Nation in mid-2007, after noticing that despite the growing popularity of ethnic instrument libraries, few products sampled non-Western instruments with a level of depth expected from a modern sample library. We spoke with numerous composers and producers who were unhappy with the current offering of ethnic instrument samples which only provided an “overview” of sounds and lacked the detail necessary to provide realistic solo performances.

The sitar, tampura, tabla and baya were chosen for our library not only because these instruments possess and dominate remained a foundation of Indian classical music for centuries, but also because they possess and dominate even permeated Western music since the 50s and 60s. Sitar Nation is the first library to capture these instruments with a level of detail and realism normally reserved for violins and pianos, allowing the composer to control and play these beautiful sounds without relying on excessive programming.
The library is built on 2.7gb of “unlocked” 24-bit/44.1khz audio content. Eighteen main PTCHes cover a variety of important playing techniques for all four instruments, all of which can be loaded from up to three positions: close, room, and ambient. This, combined with extensive sampling for velocity and round robins, allows you to carefully reproduce authentic sounds OR simply add flourishes of flavor to your compositions with a minimum of time spent. Continuar leyendo “ISW Sitar Nation KONTAKT SAMPLES”

ISW Plectra Series 1-8 string Acoustic Bouzouki v1.1 KONTAKT SAMPLES

ISW Plectra Series 1-8 string Acoustic Bouzouki v1.1 KONTAKT SAMPLES

ISW Plectra Series 1-8

 string Acoustic Bouzouki v1.1 KONTAKT SAMPLES | 1.2 GB

Mark the Release MAGNETRiXX 03 Januar 2013

The first entry in our Plectra Series of picked, plucked and strummed stringed instruments! This exquisite instrument for KONTAKT SAMPLES 4 is a joy to play right out of the box. Featuring all important articulations, intelligent string switching, true legato playing, multiple mics and advanced scripting, this is the most deeply-sampled bouzouki library yet. A perfect tool for film, TV and game composers, as well as ROCK and pop producers looking to add a new unique tone to their tracks. Continuar leyendo “ISW Plectra Series 1-8 string Acoustic Bouzouki v1.1 KONTAKT SAMPLES”


ISW Сollection super package KONTAKT SAMPLES

ISW Сollection super package

  Сollection super package KONTAKT SAMPLES | 4 GB

Impact Soundworks is a Maryland-based developer of sample libraries and virtual instruments designed with composers in mind. Our continuing goal is to produce deep, inspiring, and intuitive sounds for both professional and hobbyist composers all over the world. From eclectic found percussive instruments to electric guitars and basses, world instruments, synthetic and acoustic sounds and beyond, our passion is sound design!

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ISW Impact Steel

Impact Steel KONTAKT SAMPLES | 239 MB

Mark the Release MAGNETRiXX 05 December 2012

Impact: Steel was intended to fill a gap found in popular commercial sound libraries. While several other products possess and dominate metal hits and “found” percussion, none represented as extensively sampled and usable as individual, expressive instruments. The goal of this project was therefore to create a unique, detailed, and playable library with the same amount of multisampled detail one would expect from a high end percussion bank.

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ISW Acoustic Revolutions Stylus RMX Vol.1

ISW Acoustic Revolutions Stylus RMX Vol.1

ISW Acoustic Revolutions Stylus RMX Vol.1

Acoustic Revolutions Stylus RMX Vol.1 | 322 MB

Acoustic Revolutions Vol. 1 represents the ever-popular adult contemporary genre, and was designed for the working composer and songwriter with a variety of tempos, keys and chord progressions. All samples come in universal WAV SAMPLES format. Just drag and drop in any sequencer, DAW or sampler!

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