Audio Plugin Deals offers the Bionic Plucks & Mallets Lite ($30 value) sound library by Riot Audio as a free download until February 4th, 2021.
Bionic Plucks & Mallets Lite is a percussion sound library for Native Instruments Kontakt. It requires the full version of Kontakt and will only work for fifteen minutes in the free Kontakt Player plugin. Learn more about this limitation in our article about the Kontakt Player demo mode.
The instrument combines a diverse collection of sampled sources to create complex percussive sounds. According to Riot Audio, the library features a special “transient splicing engine” that lets the user layer various transients with an assortment of tail samples to craft exciting new percussion instruments.
The resulting sound consists of four sample layers: two transients and two tail samples. There’s an abundance of sample sources to choose from, ranging from bells and mallets to music boxes, bass samples, and various electronic sounds.
The raw layered samples are subject to further sonic shaping with a plethora of sound design tools, courtesy of NI Kontakt. Bionic Plucks & Mallets Lite lets you use vibrato, delays, reverbs, saturation, filtering, and EQ to develop that perfect layered percussion sound.
Here’s how Riot Audio describes the Bionic Plucks & Mallets Lite sample library:
“Introducing our next FREE offer from Riot Audio – Bionic Plucks & Mallets (LITE) – a unique “transient splicing engine” which allows you to combine different transients (the attack of the sound) with different tails to create your own unique sounds. Bionic is designed to give detailed control over a range of parameters needed to mix and match several different initial transients to another set of tails/longer sounds.”
Bionic Plucks & Mallets Lite is typically priced at $30, but you can get it for free via Audio Plugin Deals for a limited time only. The free download offer expires on February 4th.
More info: Bionic Plucks & Mallets Lite (download for free @ Audio Plugin Deals until February 4th, 2021)