Nami Audio Hammer & Felt v1.1 KONTAKT
Yes again, another piano library. And this one is not clean and perfect… This is why you’ll like it!
From the simplest upright piano, to a more intimate one and with experimental and lush sounds, Hammer & Felt will help you getting ideas as fast as never before.
With a simple yet effective interface, tweak the sounds to suit your composition or bring them to new sound design worlds.
Including room noises, subtle breaths, key noises, tape hiss and much more, this library is full of fragility and personality.
Hammer & Felt comes with three instruments to play with:
A classic upright piano recording for general purposes to quickly get ideas out of your head and easily tell your stories.
The same piano but with the celeste pedal engaged which puts a felt layer between the hammers and the strings resulting in a much more fragile and purer.Carefully recorded in an empty house in the middle of the night, both instruments were captured using a pair ofNeumann KM184 microphonesplaced at ears height for a nice stereo imaging. While Hammer has the microphones placed at the player level, Felt has them as near as possible to the hammers so you can get all the mechanism sounds, imperfections and felt sweetness giving you the feeling of being inside the piano.
4 dynamic layers for easy playability and keyboard responsiveness
Release triggers and pedal on and off samples for more realism
Long silent room noise sample for adding on top of the composition to get back the authenticity of a real recording.
This instrument includes 24 sound sources to choose from. While some of them are simply Hammer and Felt samples mangled and played thru various machines, others are new recordings of the piano played in less conventional ways for instant mood.
They are organized in three different categories:
These are synth like sounds created by mangling the piano recordings in various machines such as the Elektron Digitakt and Octatrack, a Thermionic Culture Vulture, vintage microphone preamplifiers, guitar pedals and reverbs like the Strymon Big Sky, OTO Machines BAM or also classic plugins.
From lush pads to more experimental sounds, these are beautiful behind any of your compositions.
LOOPS & RYTHMS
Here are also the piano recordings but played and sequenced thru various sequencers and machines such as an AKAI MPC3000, Elektron Digitakt and Octatrack, a Tascam Portastudio 414 MK2 tape recorder, stompboxes and much more.
With LFO, pitch and/or sample start modulations and more, these resulting complex loops and rhythms will give immediate inspiration.
Just play a chord and let the instrument do the rest for you.
Experimental recordings by playing the upright piano in less conventional ways such as hitting or tickling the strings or by muted them while pressing the keys.
These are great for more percussive purposes or when needing new and original timbres.
Kontakt or Kontakt Player 6.4.2 or higher
2.08GB of disk space