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We're excited to announce the release of Angelic Chimes, an extensively-sampled struck chimes sample library for Kontakt. The chimes have a pure, vibrant tone with a tremendous amount of sustain--in fact, some of the chimes ring for well over 30 seconds. Of course, this can be altered using the built-in attack, decay, and release controls, which allow you to sculpt the chimes’ volume envelope into rich pad sounds or short percussive hits.
The chimes were sampled in collaboration with Chris Poehler of Lujon Audio, who arranged and oversaw the entire sample recording at WaterSound Studios in Studio City, California--the same studio where our Pure Jazz Vibes and Paradise Marimba sample libraries were recorded. Like the vibraphone and marimba libraries, Angelic Chimes features close, mid, and far mic signals, giving you ample flexibility over the tone of the chimes. That way you can get anything from a close, dry tone, to a distant sound that mixes well with large ensembles.
The library is comprised of six sets of chimes covering bass, baritone, tenor, alto, soprano, and sopranino ranges. These sets of chimes are available as a single, combined playable patch as well individual ranges mapped across the entire keyboard. There’s also the ability to extend the playable range to cover the entire keyboard, stretching the samples as necessary to access pitches outside of the naturally-sampled notes.
- Nearly 10 GB of uncompressed samples, recorded in 24-bit, 48khz.
- Six sets of chimes: bass, baritone, tenor, alto, soprano, and sopranino.
- Adjustable close, mid, and far mic position signals.
- Four dynamic layers with up to 6x alternating round-robin samples.
This product requires a total of 9.6 GB of free disk space in order to download and install the sample library. The total size of the download is 4.7 GB, and after installed the library occupies 4.9 GB.
This product requires the full retail version of Kontakt and is not compatible with the free Kontakt Player.
Stand-alone, AAX Native, VST, AU
Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, or newer. Mac OS X 10.5 or newer.