Plugin Boutique are offering a discount Twine Bass by Soundiron in this flash sale, now only £29.82 / $34.00, (usually £39.48 / $45.01). The offer ends September 25th.
The Twine Bass is composed of a pair of very special instruments: a modified cello and a traditional Kenyan fretless stringed instrument called a Bolon. Soundiron strung the cello with rough hemp twine in various tunings and played it as a stand-up bass. The resulting sounds are deeply sonorous, with rich, warm resonance, powerful low end, and a woody, soft quality. The bolon has a cow’s horn for a neck and a gourd as a body, with four twine strings and a goat-skin resonating head that the strings pass directly through. In addition to deep-sampling the strings with 10x round-robin and up to 14 velocity layers, they sampled a number of other sounds such as legato slides, string mutes, tuning peg pluck/twists, finger taps and brushes, and other percussive effects on the instrument’s body.
This unique custom instrument collection features Soundiron’s brand new, exclusive glissando/chord generator. This powerful tool gives you deep control over a wide variety of chord and glissando functions such as speed, range, scale, stroke direction, string dynamics, humanization, and more. You can choose from 26 different chords and 13 different scales. The number of strings is adjustable from 1 to 24 in Glissando mode and 1 to 6 in “guitar” Strum mode. There is also a bank of 16 assignable key-switches for instant access to your favorite selection of chords.
The Twine Bass is a massive library, containing over 2000+ samples and weighing in at over 2 GB. As usual, it comes complete with a full range of performance shaping and effects controls, including full control over the custom convolution reverb impulses, allowing you to take the sound in any number of new directions. Also included is a collection of ambient pads, atmospheric drones and evolving soundscapes, giving this library a vast array of tonal possibilities.
The newest feature is the Glissando/Chord Generator. In Glissando mode, you can choose the speed of the gliss, the scale, time signature, gliss direction, note duration and either control the velocity in real-time or use the table to draw the velocity of each note in the gliss. You can define the number of strings (up to 24). In chord mode, there’s an integrated auto-strum function that allows you to determine up and down strokes or alternate automatically. You can also control strum tightness, timing variability between each note in the strummed chord, the number of strings and the mode/scale that the chord adheres to, with any root note you desire. In both modes, you can play multiple glissandos or chords at different root notes with full polyphony. You can also arrange up two 12 real-time chord/gliss mode changes using user-definable key-switches.
- One master NKI instrument bank in open Kontakt format
- Twine Bass and Gourd plucks, slides, slams, taps, brushes, flams, SFX
- 30 Ambience patches created from the source content
- 24 bit / 48 kHz uncompressed PCM wav samples
- 20 Custom Sound-Designed FX and Ambient presets
- 2,033 stereo samples
- 2.45 GB Installed
- 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
Twine Bass requires a full version of Kontakt 5.5 or later.
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