Sonixinema has announced the release of Resonate, a free cinematic sound library for Native Instruments Kontakt (also includes samples in WAV format).
Resonate is a free cinematic sample library featuring the sounds of a resonant metal bowl. The instrument is based on four different articulations including mallets, sticks, taps, and bowing. The different articulations are mapped in groups across the keyboard range. The source samples are heavily processed and further enhanced with Kontakt’s built-in convolution reverb effect.
The user interface features three knobs for adjusting the reverb dampening, saturation, and delay mix parameters, along with a central knob which controls the reverb amount. The drop-down list in the upper-right corner of the UI is used for selecting the active reverb mode. There are 20 different convolution reverb types on offer, covering a range of weird, artificial spaces which add depth and motion to the sampled content. It’s amazing how much interest and character can be applied to a set of static percussion samples with some well-made reverb impulse responses.
In use, Resonate is perfect for creating moody cinematic underscores, background sound effects, and even downtempo hip-hop beats. The combination of percussive samples and long, modulated convolution reverb results in some fantastic sounding deep beats and bass sequences. Resonate is the kind of instrument you’ll want to fire up from time to time, simply to jam for a few minutes and come up with a few ideas for a new composition, or a background element of an existing project.
The library can be downloaded completely free of charge after completing the checkout process on the product page linked below. Please note that the full version of NI Kontakt is required to use Resonate without the 15-minute demo limitation of Kontakt Player. The individual samples in WAV format can be accessed directly in the downloaded archive.
Resonate is available for free download via Sonixinema (183 MB download size, ZIP archive, contains 1 instrument patch in NKI format for NI Kontakt, 50 audio samples in 24-bit WAV format).