Clack features bamboo poles & logs, a whole pile of claves, woodblocks, clappers, box drum & other assorted wooden implements that epitomize the word “thwack,” perfect for auxillary percussion in orchestration and vital components in Latin music and hip hop.
This library is designed for the full retail version of Native Instruments Kontakt 5.5 or later.
The theme and purpose of Clack is pretty simple. We wanted to capture as much sharp, bright, warm, & tonal wooden impact percussion as your heart could desire. We recorded several bamboo poles, bamboo logs, a whole pile of claves, woodblocks, clappers, a box drum, and other assorted wooden implements that epitomize the word “thwack”. These elements are ideal for auxiliary percussion in orchestral composition and epic film/tv/game soundtrack scoring. They are also vital components in Latin music and hip hop, as well as “icing on the cake” building-blocks and raw source material for experimental music and IDM.
We recorded all of these sets up-close and 90% dry in a medium-sized hardwood and masonry percussion studio, providing just the right amount of body and liveliness. All instruments were captured with 10 round-robins per velocity layer, with an average of 6 velocity layers per note. For Clack 3.0, we remastered the samples, fused them into our efficient four-layer modular template, and created brand new ambient pads and atmospheres from the raw source content. We also designed 20 new custom FX presets to give you instant inspiration for your next film/video game score, soundtrack or music composition.
The Kontakt interface includes a suite of automation-ready sound-shaping controls to give you total creative flexibility. You have control over swell, attack, release, offset, vibrato, filter, pitch (coarse & fine), articulation switching, cross-fading and layering, and so much more. We’ve also included 20 unique sound-designed custom FX presets to give you lots of creative options.
This library comes with an adaptable LFO system, with selectable LFO shape, modulation target parameter, speed, intensity, tempo-syncing and fade-in time. You can also apply your choice of 12 lowpass, high-pass and FX filters, with assignable modulation targets such as velocity, modwheel, expression, after-touch, key position and step-sequencer table control. Our customizable arpeggiator offers a velocity table and control over arp direction, timing, swing, randomization and duration. We’ve included a key and scale lock system to constrain your notes to common scales and keys for easy melodic composition and live performance.
The interface is rounded-out by our modular FX rack panel, with 18 different DSP effect modules that you can assign in any of 10 available slots, in any order that you wish. You’ll find classic phaser, flanger, delay, distortion, amp and cab simulators, compressors, EQ, rotator and so much more. The Reverb effect includes our favorite convolution reverb impulse responses, including 99 different rooms, halls, chambers and outdoor environments, plus another 40 custom FX impulses to radically transform the sound and open up whole new worlds of musical possibility. We’ve added a great bank of FX rack chain factory presets to get you started!
This library is designed for the full retail version of Native Instruments Kontakt 5.5 or later. Kontakt is an industry-standard advanced virtual instrument software platform. You can view screenshots of this library’s custom graphical user interface in the image gallery above. This library is packed with features to provide you a wide range of sound shaping parameter controls, each one totally automation-ready in your host environment or Kontakt’s stand-alone mode. Learn more about Kontakt by Clicking Here.
This is a standard Kontakt open-format library, so the free Kontakt Player does not fully support it and can only run it in a limited “demo mode”. However, the sample directories are unlocked so you can use them in other wav-compatible software, sampler and synth formats. The special Libraries tab doesn’t support this open-format Kontakt library, but you can use the standard File browser tab and import this library into the Kontakt Quickload window for easy loading and navigation.
The full retail version of Native Instruments Kontakt version 5.5 (or later) is required to use .nki instrument presets included in this library. The free Kontakt “Player” and “Add Library” import process do not support this standard open-format Kontakt library. Windows 7 or higher. Mac OSX 10.9 or higher. Dual Core CPU, 2 GB System Ram, SATA or SSD hard drive recommended for this library.
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