Alongside its obvious sonic similarities to the Cristel Baschet, the Titanium Euphone has a more wholesome, consistent and musical nature across its broad dynamic range. Having used the instrument extensively on his scores for Alien Isolation and Robot Overlords, Christian gained an intimate understanding of the instrument throughout the spring and early summer of 2014. Once wrapped on those projects, Christian and the Spitfire Crew decamped to Air-Edel studios for a week of sampling.
PP012— Euphone has been sampled in three configurations. The first two are with the 3 resonator cones in Shrek formation (one at either side of the instrument) and the stainless steel resonator attached to the front. We recorded this setup with the stainless steel sheet in a relaxed configuration, and then in a restricted one, i.e. with the sheet pulled back. We then produced a series of crossfading modulators that mimic the extraordinary and chaotic sounds produced when the sheet is pinged. The third configuration had the stainless steel sheet removed, and the three cones placed in a line at the front for a more mellow and direct sound.
Each configuration has ben deeply sampled with over 7 continuous hours of samples being delivered in our raw sessions. This library contains 2 RR per (very) long note, 3 dynamic layers (which you access via your modulation wheel) for each configuration alongside some extraordinary percussive work with the instrument being played with soft vibraphone beaters (5 RRs and 3 dynamic layers). Plus an extensive library of live effects and additional techniques, including some remarkable harmonic glisses, some abuse of the instrument with a towel and some beautifully curated cluster chords.
The sonic nature of the Euphone is as complex as its build and look. Wherever you stand you will hear a different perspective and quality to the sound produced. Because of this, we also recorded it with a staggering array of rarefied vintage microphones from different perspectives and distances. These are, as always, presented in a genius, simple and easy to use script with mixing options and signal assignment for 5.1 surround use.
The Euphone is a one of a kind, totally unique instrument that will bring an other worldly expanse of inspiring lyrical sounds to your sonic arsenal.
We like instruments that just open and play. So we have worked for many years to create a simple to use and uniform GUI so you learn one, you learn them all. With the Euphone we have also created a different way of working with your new sounds.
"CLASSIC" CONTROL PANEL
A simple UI panel that allows you to access the sounds available in this library and mix them together. Alongside the various signal chains sampled which can also be loaded, mixed and assigned to different output via this panel. You can also tweak the general settings. How many round robins you would like and how you would like them to behave?
THE NEW "CUSTOMISER" CONTROL PANEL
This fantastic new tool kit allows you to customise how your sounds are arranged quickly and easily to build a set of tools that suit your needs and wants for inspiration!
1st CONFIGURATION (relaxed steel aka "Shrek")
2nd CONFIGURATION (taught steel aka "Shrek 2)
3rd CONFIGURATION (serial)
MIC POSITIONS, PERSPECTIVES & FX RETURNS:
Please note that the download size of this product is 9.3 GB!
This Product does not include or require a "Kontakt Player" license/serial number!
Please notice: With the free Kontakt Player you can play this library for 15 minutes only in demo/test mode !
The minimum Kontakt version required to use this library is specified in the product description.
Windows 7, 8 or 10 (latest Service Pack, 32/64 Bit), Intel Core Duo or AMD Athlon 64, 4 GB RAM (6GB recommended)
Mac OS X 10.10, 10.11 or 10.12, Intel Core Duo, 4 GB RAM (6 GB recommended)
OS compatibility of previous Kontakt versions - please check compatibility with your libraries!
Kontakt 5 5.3.1 Win (WIN 7 or higher)
Kontakt 5 5.3.1 Mac (OS X 10.7 or higher)
Kontakt 5 5.1.0 Win (WIN XP or higher)
Kontakt 5 5.1.0 Mac (OS X 10.7 or higher)
Kontakt 5 5.0.3 Win (WIN XP or higher)
Kontakt 5 5.0.3 Mac (OS X 10.6)
Kontakt 4 4.2.2 Win (WIN XP or higher)
Kontakt 4 4.2.2 Mac (OS X 10.5 / 10.6)
For your own protection this library is provided as individual personalized files including a
Digital Water Mark - DWM!