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Soundiron Release Cosmic Hand Pans

Soundiron have released Cosmic Hand Pans, a complete steel handpan virtual instrument collection. It’s available at the intro price of $45.00, increasing to $59.00 after the promotion. The offer ends August 2nd.

Soundiron partnered with instrument-maker Grahm Doe of Hapi Drum to capture a classic D minor handpan in exquisite detail, as well as a pair of unusual hybrids that each have an utterly unique sonic flavor you won’t hear anywhere else. The traditional handpan has a distinctively dark, warm, mellow tone, with a ghostly and ethereal resonance rich with harmonic overtones. Soundiron recorded it with fingerpads and fingertips, as well as small soft rubber mallets and jazz brushes to give you plenty of sonic options.

Next Soundiron sampled two unique specimens resulting from Grahm’s quest to meld steel hand pans and tongue drums into a unified instrument. The first mutation is a Prototype fusion of a standard tongue drum and a handpan resonator face that was the first step on his blow-torch and pneumatic-hammer driven journey. It has a brash, plucky steel drum quality with intense and chaotic overtones. The durable steel tongues allow for much more aggressive articulations, including soft and hard rubber mallets and metal rods.

The second oddity is his signature Hybrid Handpan, a well-balanced and precisely-engineered instrument with standard handpan finger dimples on its face, tuned to match playable tongue drum tines on its belly. Each side has a distinct character that compliments the other. Soundiron recorded soft rubber finger mallets and sustaining finger rolls on the handpan face, as well as superball and giant rubber mallets on the tongues. With their intuitive multi-layered modular UI, you’ll enjoy complete freedom to mix, layer, retune and customize each sound to your heart’s content.

Features include:

  • 3 Unique, deeply sampled Hand Pans with up to four microphone positions
  • 1 Master and 20 Custom FX Kontakt Player .nki instrument presets
  • 20 Custom sound-designed ambiences created from the Hand Pan source
  • 24-bit, 48 kHz Stereo Lossless NCW Format.
  • 24,327 stereo samples in locked .ncw format
  • 12.7 GB Installed (24 GB Uncompressed)
  • Made for all S-Series Keyboards and NKS software and hardware by Native Instruments

Cosmic Hand Pans requires a free or full version of Kontakt 6.2.2 or later.

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