Impact Soundworks has released Resonance: Emotional Mallets, which they describe as a breathtaking collection of stone, metal, wood and glass sampled instruments designed for film, television, and video game composers. This sample library marks the 9th release in the Impact Soundworks catalog of Kontakt-based instruments.
Resonance was built from a selection of hand-crafted, custom-made instruments including marimbas with stone, glass and metal keys, a wood and glass tongue drum, a large tuned propane tank and several found metal objects, played with various mallets, finger tapping, hand drumming and bowing techniques.
Impact Soundworks, a joint venture between composers Andrew Aversa and Wilbert Roget, II, was founded in 2007 with the goal of creating innovative, affordable and unique sample libraries, designed with composers in mind.
The library was designed and produced by composer and producer Aversa, (SoulCalibur V, Monkey Island 2: Special Edition). Master craftsman Jim Doble brought his 18 years of experience to the table in creating many of the instruments of "Resonance," while sound designer Iain Morland did extensive programming and processing work.
Aversa, told Sonic State, "This is easily the most unique library we've ever worked on. The sounds and timbres simply can't be found anywhere else. From soft, emotional tones to metallic groans, ambient textures and beyond, I believe we've created a truly special set of virtual instruments."
Resonance contains over 4,000 samples and 80 patches for the Kontakt 4 platform. The library includes unprocessed, authentic instruments recorded in depth, as well as custom sound design patches that take the original audio material into entirely new directions. Pricing and Availability:
Resonance: Emotional Mallets is available for immediate download via the Impact Soundworks website for $99.