So … I found a washed up whale vertebrae on a remote beach in Iceland and went back with Stille and Klang microphones, drums sticks and xylophone mallets and sampled hundreds of hits.
I sent the samples to Glitched Tones who loaded the recordings into Kontakt to bring you this truly unique percussion collection which will inspire your rhythm tracks whether you work in electronic music, film scoring or game audio.
Featuring 4 main kits of raw, unprocessed hits and 6 custom kits showing off what is possible with some processing, Whale Bone Percussion enables the building of full rhythm tracks or the creation of background enhancements for your existing beats with ease, no matter what genre you are working in.
Drum Stick Bank 01 – 64 raw, unprocessed hits played with a drum stick Drum Stick Bank 02 – 64 raw, unprocessed hits played with a drum stick Mallet Bank 01 – 64 raw, unprocessed hits played with a mallet Mallet Bank 02 – 64 raw, unprocessed hits played with a mallet
Classic Kit – Classic percussion Crushed Kit – Bit crushed and degraded Dark Ambient Kit – Cinematic mood with huge reverb Glitch Kit – Clicks and cuts Grain Kit – Granular style FX Harmonic Kit – Resonant hits tuned to a single adjustable pitch
Master level Filter with Cutoff and Resonance Envelope with Attack and Release EQ – Low, Mid, High Effects – Reverb and Delay
256 original WAV files included for use outside of Kontakt
Optimized for 64 pad MIDI controllers. For standard MIDI keyboards main kits are mapped C1 – D#6 and the custom kits C1 – B1
Full version of Kontakt 6.5.3 and above
Important - Does not run in the free Kontakt Player
Some friends remove a section of corrugated iron roof on an old house. There was still hay insulation possibly from around 1910 which was removed. The recordings were mostly taken inside from a room beneath from where the work is taking place and also some recordings were taken from outside.
Single user, non attribution, royalty free
39 one shot files - 192k/24 bit - 58 minutes 42 seconds - EULA, copyright, recording info and images
Some gorgeous sounds from this security gate in the wind
but only heard through Stille and Klang contact microphones and LOM Geofon
Listening to this has inspired me to release future field recordings as packs of individual stems
so that people can have full control over panning, volume, eq etc.,
Testing Stille and Klang spot contact microphones on tree during a typical windy day in Iceland
Awakening is not to know what this reality is
Awakening is to know what reality is not
It is to cease identifying oneself
with any object of knowledge whatsoever
- Alan Watts