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Senntenial Mysterium Music Box

Mysterium Music Box is a raw set of chimes. Recorded in stereo, the professional quality Kontakt library boasts a full three octaves and three round robins per note. Mysterium features a completely customizable chord building application along with a simple reverb effect. Lasty, a mysterious slider makes things sound scary.

The price is 2 $ – bargain detected 😉 Full version of NI Kontakt5 (or higher) required.

More info: Senntenial Mysterium Music Box

Ethnic Flute – Expressive World music flute for NI Kontakt

Designed for Kontakt 4.2 or above, Ethnic Flute is a generic sounding wooden flute suitable for many styles of World music. The instrument uses velocity switching to give a natural sounding performance simply by playing the split keyboard (staccato notes on the lower keys, various sustained articulations on the upper). A selection of breaths is also included. Volume can be adjusted using the modulation wheel.

Sounds like a bargain (if you need flute 🙂 ) …

The price is 3.99 UK Pounds and the product is available via Sampleism

More info: Ethnic Flute

Solo Acoustic Guitar

This acoustic guitar instrument for NI Kontakt (4.2 and above) has a rich, mellow tone. Designed mainly for single note playing, it is suitable for melody lines, instrumental fill passages, solos and riffs within song structures. Convincing results can be easily achieved using velocity sensitivity to introduce a variety of articulations. A selection of string scrapes is also included.

For 4.99 UK Pounds it’s quite a no-brainer, especially if you’re looking for Acoustic Guitar 🙂

More info: T.D.Samples – Solo Acoustic Guitar

Kalimba – African thumb piano for Kontakt

Another (I hope) interesting find, and affordable too 🙂 – the kalimba (also known as an Mbira or Thumb piano). It is an African instrument consisting of metal tines attached to a wooden board which are plucked with the thumbs. This Kontakt instrument features eight non-western scale tines sampled at four velocities to create an authentic sound. The instrument has been recorded dry without effects although some reverb has been added to the demo.

It costs 1.99 UK Pounds.

More info: T.D. Samples – Kalimba (via Sampleism)

Hideway Studio – Sustained Pluck & Flux Reversal Blue – NI Kontakt Instruments

About a week or two ago, I mentioned about nice series of experimental NI Kontakt electronic textures, instruments called The Blue Zone, created by Hideaway Studio. While, I don’t have any of these, I think that it’s a pretty neat source of some unusual sounds. For example some new additions – Sustained Hall Pluck and Flux Reversal (made with a blend of several layers including three warm gently overdriven tube signal generators, a series of reversed glassy digital hybrid bells and three analog waveforms from old signal generators mixed in a super smooth sequence using a pendulum orbiting in a bath of brine water!).

The price is 1.5 UK pounds (around ~ 2.5 $ ?) per each.

More info: Flux Reversal | Sustained Hall Pluck

The Bandoneon – NI Kontakt Instrument

The bandoneón is a type of concertina particularly popular in Argentina, Uruguay and Lithuania which is an essential instrument in most tango ensembles from the traditional orquesta típicas of the 1910s onwards and in folk music ensembles of Lithuania.

The bandoneón, so named by the German instrument dealer, Heinrich Band (18211860), was originally intended as an instrument for religious music and the popular music of the day, in contrast to its predecessor, the German concertina (or Konzertina), considered to be a folk instrument by some modern authors. German sailors and Italian seasonal workers and emigrants brought the instrument with them to Argentina in the late 19th century, where it was incorporated into the local music, such as tango. [via Wikipedia]

Would you like to have the Bandoneón in your NI Kontakt ? To be honest, I don’t know if there are some other Bandoneon kontakt libraries but this one seems great (judging by audio demos, comments etc.).

This particular Bandoneón was recorded in Buenos Aires, Argentina by the renowned composer Guillermo Guareschi. It is a “Premier” Bandoneón with a sweet and expressive sound. One Neumann microphone was in charge of register for the left hand where all the bass notes are generated plus an additional ribbon microphone that handled the very low frequencies with precision. The right hand was captured by a modified SE A5600 II tube microphone and an AKG mic was set to record the natural high roof ambience of the recording studio. All the microphones were connected to vintage Telefunken preamplifiers that delivered the signal directly without any console or black box in the chain.

The library “weights” almost 800 mb, and requires full NI Kontakt 4.2 (and above).

Price ? 13.99 UK Pounds

More info: Sampleism – The bandoneon

Zvenigorod Toy USSR Piano – Free NI Kontakt instrument

Another interesting freebie – small USSR (Soviet Union) toy piano, from the year 1969, sampled (more than 150 samples) and released as NI Kontakt 5 library.
10 presets (70 mb uncompressed) offer quite unique sound that resembles a xylophone.

All I can say, If you know some more, good, not introduced NI Kontakt freebies then contact me or write comment. After all it’s all about bringing and praising the good stuff 🙂

Download: Zvenigorod – Toy Piano