CHRYSALIS is a set of unique and inspirational sounds and tools designed by award-winning film & TV composer Samuel Sim. Centred around his searing talents as a harpist, at the core of this library sits a stunning, deep sampled studio harp. But this is just the beginning. As the name Chrysalis suggests, Samuel and the Spitfire team took extreme steps to bend sound into a collection of unique and fresh tools for your sonic arsenal.
So at the heart of the library is a beautifully performed and deep sampled harp played by the man himself. Alongside additional techniques are 'impossible' techniques. Bending strings beyond comprehension in order to bow adjacent strings as a mere example. Samuel also played some very interesting and modern styles that experience has led him to believe is the way to make a workhorse set of tools. Samuel also played through an array of awesome FX pedals and processing, delivering a barely recognisable and very edgy set of sounds.
Spitfire and Samuel then took all of this rich and raw material and bent it out of comprehensive shape into some of the freshest sounds both Samuel and the Spitfire team has ever heard.
The final piece of the jigsaw was a process of curation to combine sounds into an instantly gratifying set of instruments that only a man of Samuel's experience would know how to put together! In what Samuel described as "2am instruments" his aim was to create some presets that would allow you, when at your whits end in the early hours of the morning, to write, produce and complete a cue in realtime before you fall into an overworked slumber on the floor of your studio.
176 hand-sculpted sounds, organised into four distinct categories that follow the development of the library from an intimate harp, to a warped organic masterpiece.
'Initial Pupae' contains the pure harp sound, deep sampled with 6 different microphone options. It contains the 'typical' plucked harp sound normale, as well as a selection of atypical articulations, including all the strings resonating from a cello bow.
'Nympha Pedals' is a selection of sounds created by amplifying the live harp through an coterie of pedals and into a Marshall JCM800. Each sound has 4 signals, so you can blend between the pure sound of the harp and the mesmerising soundscapes emanating from the amplifier, with different options for each.
The next stage of Chrysalis 'Metamorphosis Warps' is 23 different sounds, each with a single pluck and tremolo option. These each have two signals, combining the harp with an affected other.
'The Cocoonase' completes Chrysalis with 100 sounds, again with two signals between the pure and the impure signal. The sounds in here are the softer side to Chrysalis, with luscious pads and ambiences.
The Overview Panel - Gives you a quick and easy way to access, view and load the different articulations, mic mixes and essential controller functions which you can then re-assign to suit your workflow.
General Controls Panel - A deeper but still simple UI panel that allows you to tweak the general settings. How many round robins you would like and how you would like them to behave. How would you like memory to be organised alongside pitch options and how velocity works.
The Ostinatum - Quite simply a little inspiration machine. Not quite an arpegiattor, not quite a sequencer. This intuitive device allows you to build up complex patterns that react to your playing to achieve wild systems results tantalising Zimmeresque tension beds or cheeky multi-tonguing effects!
Mercury Synth - The mercury synth is the front end for all of our steam punked, sound designed and warped section of any library. It is an ingenious user interface that allows you to have instant fun without having to roll up your sleeves and go under the Kontakt hood. All of the controls are assignable to your control surface giving you the immediate ability to make our sounds your own.
For a detailed List of Presets / Articulations / Mics / Mixes please go to more Infos!
Please note that the download size of this product is 15.9 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!