The idea of the washing machine as a piece of musical equipment, while not unheard of, has been fairly limited in its scope. Generally you'll see the white cube playing a rudimentary spin cycle beat behind a mediocre guitarist who is only vaguely aware of the naturally occurring music which is constantly present in our modern human environment.
The washing machine will play this beat dutifully, knowing that it isn't respected for musical talent like its ancestor the washboard. Soundiron spend so much less time with the modern washing machine, than the folks of previous generations did with the washboard, that they've become coldly detached from it. The washing machine happily does all the work, never complaining, and still we complain about laundry day. If we just took a little time to talk to our washing machines we may find out that they are treasure troves of musical potential.
tuned / untuned mode | Bang (10rr, 6 velocities) | Click (10rr, 2 velocities) | Finger (10rr, 4 velocities) | Flat (10rr, 6 velocities) | Harsh (10rr, 6 velocities) | Knock (10rr, 4 velocities) | Lid Drop (10rr, 3 velocities) | Lid Slam (10rr, 2 velocities) | Muted (10rr, 6 velocities) | Plonk (10rr, 4 velocities) | Plucked string type A (10rr, 6 velocities) | Plucked string type B (10rr, 4 velocities) | Ringing (10rr, 6 velocities) | Side Pound (10rr, 4 velocities) | Side Tap (10rr, 3 velocities) | Slam (10rr, 6 velocities) | Soft (10rr, 5 velocities) | Swipe FX (10rr, 5 velocities)
adjustable psuedo-legato & Staccato Überpeggiator | sound-shaping controls | Airy Hiss | Cold Air Vent | Dry Motor | Hot Air Vent | Shrill, String Buzz, Squeaking Drag
200MB of unique textural sound design | performance and sound-shaping controls | 11-layer Milti-ambient bank | drone crossfading and multi-layered dynamic swelling | 8 additional custom-shapable sound-designed lead and pad “synths” | 5 unique FX Percussion presets | Over 100 unique mechanical washing machine sounds | Gurgles, sucks, sloshes, sprays, drains, fills | Pounding, slamming, roaring | Spin-ups and downs | Beeps, clicks, whirrs, hums, clanks and blasts
Using this library requires a full version of Native Instruments' "Kontakt"!
Please notice: This library can not be played 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 following list shows, whether the respective Kontakt version is compatible with your operating system:
1GB free disk space
Additional hard drive space according to the library’s size
Stand-Alone | VST | Audio Units | ASIO | CoreAudio | WASAPI | AAX Native (Pro Tools 10 or higher)
For your own protection this library is provided as individual personalized files including a
Digital Water Mark - DWM!