Bronze Bin is a unique tuned and untuned metallic percussion instrument library, created using common found objects with rather special tonal character. Bronze is the most popular metal used to create top-quality musical bells and cymbals. So, when they came across this little refuse receptacle of pure brazen bronze, they thought ‘What a waste!’ Not in the waste-basket sense of the word, but a waste of musical potential. Every edge, curve, face and angle of this bronze beauty creates amazingly complex and unique sounds, full of harmonics, overtones and even undertones. In much the same way art and practicality intersect in the conventional use of this bin, so do percussion and melody intersect creating an enormous palette from a single source. Producing soft bell-like tones to a raspy wash of colliding frequencies the Soundiron Bronze Bin is a truly unique tuned percussion instrument.
They recorded a variety of tuned and untuned percussion elements using fingers, mallets, and sticks, to bring out the full musicality of this improvised instrument. All of the subtle resonance and harmonic nuances were captured in detail using a wide stereo pair of studio mics. They then designed a whole collection of custom ambiences, drones, pads, effects and other special presets to take it a step further. The resulting instrument collection is both humble and expansive, well-suited for a broad range of production application from experimental to mainstream. For version 3.0 they’ve add a whole new source instrument, the Chrome Can! With mallets and sticks, they sampled a variety of articulations, such as mallet side, stick rim, mallet bottom, and more! These new articulations make the Chrome Can the perfect companion to the Bronze Bin. As usual, they’ve added even more new ambiences from the new source content.
The Kontakt interface includes a suite of automation-ready sound-shaping controls to give you total creative flexibility. You have control over swell, attack, release, offset, vibrato, filter, pitch (coarse & fine), articulation switching, cross-fading and layering, and so much more. They’ve also included 20 unique sound-designed custom FX presets to give you lots of creative options.
This library comes with an adaptable LFO system, with selectable LFO shape, modulation target parameter, speed, intensity, tempo-syncing and fade-in time. You can also apply your choice of 12 lowpass, high-pass and FX filters, with assignable modulation targets such as velocity, modwheel, expression, after-touch, key position and step-sequencer table control. Their customizable arpeggiator offers a velocity table and control over arp direction, timing, swing, randomization and duration. They’ve included a key and scale lock system to constrain your notes to common scales and keys for easy melodic composition and live performance.
The interface is rounded-out by their modular FX rack panel, with 18 different DSP effect modules that you can assign in any of 10 available slots, in any order that you wish. You’ll find classic phaser, flanger, delay, distortion, amp and cab simulators, compressors, EQ, rotator and so much more. The Reverb effect includes their favorite convolution reverb impulse responses, including 99 different rooms, halls, chambers and outdoor environments, plus another 40 custom FX impulses to radically transform the sound and open up whole new worlds of musical possibility. They’ve added a great bank of FX rack chain factory presets to get you started!
The full retail version of Native Instruments Kontakt version 5.5 (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 10.9 or higher. Dual Core CPU, 2 GB System Ram, SATA or SSD hard drive recommended for this library.
One master NKI instrument bank in open Kontakt format
794 Stereo Samples
1.25 GB installed
24 bit / 48 kHz uncompressed PCM wav samples
30 Custom Sound-Designed FX and Ambient presets
Unlocked Kontakt presets and wav samples to allow user customization
Stick, Mallet, and Hand articulations on two separate cans
Flexible and intuitive multi-layer user interface controls, with LFO, filter, glide, and arpeggiator
Full FX rack with convolution reverb with custom rooms, halls, chambers & FX environments