The Halfling is a fantasy world inspired sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt 5.7 and above (not for Kontakt Player) that starts with a Hobbit-sized upright piano and extents into a soundscape instrument that includes the spellbound sounds of a Hobbit or Halfling. The upright piano alone is worth the price of admission into this incredible sample library, but the piano samples are just the beginning! Inspired by Production Voices own Death Piano, The Halfling is tortured, demented and beautifully flawed in a similar vein, but this time with a new sample set that includes throat singing samples, Wurlitzer 200A lid off, thumb piano, lo fi choir samples, wine glasses, bowls, church organ, electric pianos and so much more. All samples are new content recorded for this library. The samples are used as building blocks to create piano and soundscape oddities that are sure to please.
$ 99.00 – $ 139.00
The Halfling is a fantasy inspired virtual instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt 5.7 and higher (not for Kontakt Player) that combines both hifi and lofi samples to create otherworldly sounds suitable for game composers, film composers, producers, pianists and musicians.
The library is 12 GB in size after lossless compression and comes with 300+ snapshots/presets.
Hundreds of presets inspired from a hobbit-sized piano to throat singing and more!
This apartment-sized piano was hand sampled with pedal up, pedal down, key releases and round robin sustain pedal noises for a unique playing experience. Quality microphones and preamps were used to capture the samples at 24 bit 44.1k .
Where other piano sample libraries reach for the biggest concert grand pianos available in the largest studios or concert venues, The Halfling does the opposite. It gives you the intimate sound of a practice piano in a living room setting.
Character abounds in The Halfling upright piano!
The Halfling wouldn’t be the hobbit inspired instrument it is without the multi-sampled dynamic Throat Singer. There are vocal drones, Ahhs, Eees, hums and vowels sweeps. All these have several variations controlled by key velocity similar to round round.
The throat singing sounds range from EVIL to intimate to other-worldly! The vocalist who performed for the samples had great control and a fairly wide range for this difficult and unusual singing style.
Expect to hear grunts, goblins and lower Dr. Claw-like sustained vocal samples that range from scary to inviting.