The Soundiron Waterharp is a deeply multi-sampled percussion and effects instrument library that captures the heart and soul of the waterphone. This unique instrument concept was originally developed by Richard Waters in the late 1960s.
Soundiron played it with lots of different mallets, sticks, metal rods, fingers and palms, bows and even voices to explore every nuance and hidden musical potential of this instrument. They recorded it both empty and full of water and even recorded it from the inside out using hydrophones (underwater microphones), while being cooked over open flame and while filled with machine screws. Finally, Soundiron created a wide selection of ambient soundscapes, pads, drones, ambiences and atmospheres using the recordings and all manner of creative sound design techniques to take this library to the next level.
Waterharp 2.0 has been completely redesigned from the ground up for Kontakt 5.1. The brand new UI includes automatable Attack, Release, Edge, Filter, Vibrato and Convolution reverb with 30+ custom halls, rooms and special FX impulses. Soundiron optimized presets to put each category right at your fingertips, with easy articulation menu loading. They also rolled their Arpeggiator system into every tuned and strike percussion preset, with plenty of mode, sequencing and time signature options. The effects presets now feature dynamic waveform display, with real-time playback and offset cursor. Hear the library like never before, with fully remastered and restored 24-bit / 48kHz sample resolution. Soundiron also added a new range of deep ambiences, synths and sound-designed atmospheres, all hand-crafted from the original instrument source.
This library is designed for the full retail version of Native Instruments Kontakt 5.1 or later.
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i use this instrument to create that haunting sound between scenes and chords to elevate mystery again great product
Viel Zeit hatte ich noch nicht zum Testen, aber ich weiß jetzt schon, dass hier Klänge verborgen sind, nach denen ich andernorts bereits mühsam gesucht (und auch gefunden) hatte. Jetzt geht es ans Vergleichen!
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!