This little beast is a very, very eerie and dark collection of metallic percussive and semimelodic effects, ideal for use in horror and suspend scoring, sound design, trailer effects and post production, experimental and ambient music, or anything else you can think to do with it. The origins of the strange creation/discovery will remain a forbidden secret – even though we had a contest where over 130 people tried to guess its origins. What we can tell you is that we beat and played the hell out of it… or in to it, depending on how you look at it. We used bows, mallets, metal rods, rubber balls, fingers, fists, drum sticks, nylon, metal brushes, rasps and files water and earth to lift all manner of demon song from this contraption.
“Here he sits, withered away.
down to dust and fallen to gray.
this iron chair bears him
but weeps ‘neath the burden
not as throne, but cold prison
for all the days he waits burning.”
We used viola bows on various edges of the throne to create eerie melodic and dissonant tones. There are several types of bowed instrument sets included, including long sustains, medium length gliss effects, short staccato and spizzicato notes and tremelo sustain.
There are a number of different kinds of mallet rub, brush, finger and comb effects to explore. The finger drabs, rubber ball and flat mallet rubs were created by dragging the edge of the mallets (or fingers) along various surfaces on the throne, in long arcs and lines. This causes it to resonate in a similar fashion to a gong when rubbed in the same manner.
The mallet strikes were produced with wooden, felt and metal tipped mallets and sticks, to produce standard metal percussion sets. Generally, the results are atonal, but with pitch stepping/shifting, these instruments can be played semi-melodically.
- Dry sampled / convolution reverb included in the library
- Bowed Sustains
- Bowed Stabs and FX
- Rubber Mallet Rubs
- Mallet Strikes
- Intelligent editing and programming
NKI Program Presets
This library is designed for the full retail version of Kontakt 3.5 or later (Kontakt 4 is also supported). We’ve included 32 Kontakt 3.5/4-compatible nki programs featuring custom front panel controls.
The library includes select custom convolution impulse responses recorded from some of our favorite locations.
858 Samples (standard pcm wav)
32 .nki files (unlocked format)
733 MB installed (445 MB Download)
24 bit / 44.1kHz stereo PCM wav format
Format(s): Kontakt 3.5 .nki and pcm .wav
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Important Note: Native Instruments Kontakt full retail license required to use the .nki instrument program presets included in this library. The free Kontakt “Player” and special Player Libraries rack do not support this library.
System Requirements: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8. Intelmac and Mac OS 10.6 or higher. The full version of Kontakt can be run stand-alone or as plug-in via VST, AU, RTAS or AAX virtual instrument plugin. Multi-Core CPU, 3 GB System Ram, 7200 RPM or SSD SATA hard drive recommended. See specifications above for library disk space requirements.