Soundiron – Hopkin Instrumentarium : Woodentines (KONTAKT)

Woodentines is a delicate and expressive selection of wooden lamellaphones from master instrument maker Bart Hopkin. The composition consists of three unique instruments with completely different shapes and mechanisms, each of which warmly glows with the same clear and at the same time ponderous aquatic woody essence. It includes Bamboo Idiomount, Big Wooden Kalimba and Woodkal, as well as a special bonus tool called Piezo Tongues.

We’ve included a range of in-game articulations and multiple mic/channel options to give you complete freedom. And in the classic Soundiron tradition, we’ve also included sonic textures, pads and timbres that take the concept beyond its material source into the realm of pure imagination. They can be played, layered, modulated and mixed together with natural acoustic articulations to achieve an endless variety of new sound combinations. This collection offers you a wide and flexible palette of musical colors and features easy-to-use layer mixing, performance tools, and special effects to spark your creativity.

The Bamboo Idiomount is a round mbira-like bowl instrument with a hollow resonator cavity and two opposing rows of bamboo tines. It has a crisp, rich and husky quality. It has 3 stereo microphone positions: indoor, close and room. It includes plucked notes and side percussive articulation.

The Large Wooden Kalimba, also known as the Wooden Idiomount, is a chromatic scale of large wooden reeds connected by a bridge over a large trapezoidal chamber. It has a lush and dreamy tone with deep bass. It has 2 stereo microphone positions: close and room. It includes chromatic notes with finger plucking and tongue tapping, as well as percussive tapping, striking, and sliding effects.

Woodcal, also known as Small Wood K, is a 3-octave scale of thin, flat wooden reeds connected to a hollow, irregular, pentagonal resonant chamber. It has a tight, raspy sound with spacious openness and rich lows. It has 2 stereo microphone positions: close and room. It involves finger plucking.

Piezo Tongues are an unusual electric instrument consisting of wooden blocks that clamp a series of strips of piezoelectric tape, each of which vibrates at a specific frequency to create a chromatic scale. Each strip also acts as its own transducer. When played by plucking, they produce a dry, lively “weep” or “pop” with a distinct musical pitch. The instrument sounds almost like a musical pop ensemble.

We faithfully sampled percussion hand strikes on instrument bodies with two stereo mic positions. Also included is a wide selection of custom effect presets and a variety of our signature sound effects created from the raw acoustic source to give you complete creative freedom.

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