An old-school vintage Italian synthesizer from the 80s & 90s for Kontakt
Soundiron's Jewel Empire II captures the versatility and specific character of the GEM Imperial II electronic organ. The GEM series of instruments were manufactured by GeneralMusic in Italy sometime during the late 80s and early 90s. The GEM Imperial II is a large electronic organ with two keyboards and a large variety of voice tabs, a dedicated Bass voice section, and drawbars to control a lot of voice functions. Jewel Empire II features a large selection of sustains and staccatos – both normal and bass – to capture the varied character of this Italian instrument. Soundiron recorded the instrument articulations in wide stereo and direct line in. After that, they crafted twenty evolving atmospheric pads from the source content to enhance the versatility. The Jewel Empire II has versatility and character that makes it a good addition to any composer’s sonic palette.
Soundiron has packed the GUI with lots of great sound-shaping controls that give you the flexibility to warp the sound in many ways. You have control over Volume, Attack, Release, Transient Offset, Vibrato and Octave layering. The "Glide" control slider allows you to play legato and portamento leads. You’ll also find 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 13 lowpass, high-pass and FX filter, with assignable modulation control options, including velocity, modwheel, expression, after-touch, key position and step-sequencer table control. You can also use the customizable arpeggiator, with a built-in velocity sequencer table and control over arp direction, note timing, swing, randomization and duration.
Jewel Empire II was recorded in a dry studio using a pair of Neumann TLM 103 large diaphragm microphones and direct line in. Soundiron recorded its stock presets with sustains and staccato samples, as well as its bass presets. The included octave, vibrato and FX rack give you an easy-to-use interface to completely customize and shape its fat analog sound to fit a variety of creative styles.
The library comes equipped with flexible control features, like Swell, pitch Glide, Attack, Release, Vibrato, and Octave. There’s also a complete DSP effects rack, including convolution reverb with dozens of unique spaces, such as cathedrals, churches, halls, bunkers, garages, tunnels, chambers, rooms and plenty of otherworldly FX impulses to fully explore and endless variety of strange and unexpected sonic manipulations.
3 main powerful open-format Kontakt .nki instruments
20 Ambience patches created from the source content
Synth Sustains, Staccatos, and FX Pads
20 Custom Sound-Designed FX and Ambient presets
7.5 GB Installed
6,973 Stereo Samples
24 bit / 48kHz Stereo uncompressed PCM wav audio
Unlocked wav samples can be directly imported into almost any wav-compatible plugin or DAW.
Please notice: This library can not be used with the free Kontakt Player! To use this "Open Kontakt" format, you need a full version of Kontakt, which is included in products such as Komplete or Komplete Ultimate.
The minimum required Kontakt version number for this product is stated in the product description or can be found on the developer's website.
- macOS 10.14 or higher
- 64 bit
- Intel Core i5 or Apple M1 (native)
- RAM: 4GB (6GB recommended)
- Windows 10 or higher
- 64 bit
- Intel Core i5 or similar CPU
- RAM: 4GB (6GB recommended)
- Mac (64-bit only): Stand-alone, VST, VST3, AU, AAX
- Windows (64-bit): Stand-alone, VST, VST3, AAX
If you require legacy installers of Kontakt Player please refer to this Knowledge Base Article.
Soundiron products require you to register with the manufacturer at www.soundiron.com to activate your license. To use Kontakt Player Libraries you also need to register with www.native-instruments.com.
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