release date: 23.10.2023


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A Deep Dive Exploration

Tuned + Phrases Instruments | Dynamic Harmonics | Water + Resonance Modelling

The Waterphone is an endlessly enduring instrument with a limitless capacity for otherworldly effects. But can it play a tune you can whistle? Well now it can, thanks to Soniccouture's unique collection.

  • Waterphone Unwrapped: Featuring a chromatically tuned and playable set of tines - a sampling feat never achieved before.  Tines are played with bows and mallets.

  • Waterphone Phrases: A huge set of 366 performances, each of which can be mapped, reversed and played chromatically at the click of a button using FOCUS mode.

In Detail

Waterphone Phrases

  • 3.1 GB Library (compressed)
  • 24 Bit, 48khz Stereo Sampling
  • 366 Individual Peformance Samples
  • Sympathetic Resonance Modelling
  • Stereo Mic Channel, Stereo Contact Mic Channel
  • FOCUS Mapping Mode
  • Reverse Mode
  • Sound Design Presets

Waterphone Unwrapped

  • 3GB Library (compressed)
  • 24 Bit, 48khz Stereo Sampling
  • Up to 5 Harmonic Layers w/Modulation
  • Stereo Mic Channel, Stereo Contact Mic Channel
  • Sympathetic Resonance Modelling
  • Water Modulation Control
  • Articulations: Bowed sustain, Bowed Accent, Tune Bowed Sustain, Tuned Bowed Accent, Wood Mallet, Ruber Mallet
  • KSP Strum Control
  • Sound Design Presets


Focus Mode

The key to the Waterphone: Phrases instrument is the Focus tool, whcih allows you to instantly create your own instruments from the huge library of 366 phrases.

  • Play individual phrases on the keyboard, and navigate 6 different sets in the Wave browser
  • Hit 'Focus' on one, and it's instantly mapped across the whole key range chromatically.

Requires KONTAKT 7 or KONTAKT 7 PLAYER version 7.6 or later.

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Made for Kontakt Player

This product requires the free Native Instruments Kontakt Player, the latest version can be downloaded through Native Access, Native Instrument’s download manager!

The minimum required Kontakt version for this product is stated in the product description or can be found on the manufacturers website.

System Requirements:


  • 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)

Supported Interfaces:

  • Mac (64-bit only): Stand-alone, VST, VST3, AU, AAX
  • Windows (64-bit): Stand-alone, VST, VST3, AAX

Legacy Versions:

If you require legacy installers of Kontakt Player please refer to this Knowledge Base Article.

Required Registration:

Soniccouture products require you to register with the manufacturer at www.soniccouture.com to activate your license.

This product requires an activation!

An internet connection is required to authorize / activate the product.