Tonehammer Soundiron Waterharp (Kontakt)

Tonehammer Soundiron Waterharp (Kontakt) | 4,3 Gb
Welcome to the Soundiron Waterharp! We decided to sample this instrument deeply and creatively. This huge library contains 2,903 samples, with 59 different articulations and is divided into two main categories: Bowed & Mallets.

The articulations include a variety of bows, a huge set of different mallets, metal devices, hands and other contraptions. The library also contains a variety of more experimental patches, including boiled water at four different temperature levels, hydrophone recordings (underwater microphones in the waterharp), magnets on waterharp and filling waterharp with metal screws and other goodies. This sample library pretty much covers just about every thinkable and unthinkable way you'd want to use/abuse a waterharp. We can proudly state we sampled the living soul out of the waterharp. All playable mallet programs contain between 5-10 velocity layers - and 6-10 round robin variations for maximum playability. In addition waterharp contains a bonus set of waterharp ambiences, including a large collection of unique patches (Kontakt 3 only) made by Steven Tavaglione (Instrumentalist and Sound Designer; Wall-E, American Beauty, CSI, Supernatural and 100s other movies/shows/games).


Our library is actually based on the capture of an instrument that is generally classified as a waterphone, which is essentially based on the original waterharp design invented by Richard Waters in the late 1960s, with minor physical shape and and tonal differences.

We've been deeply interested in this instrument for years and finally gave ourselves the excuse and opportunity to capture it as fully as we could. We spent many long hours recording, editing and programming this metal beast, but at the end of it all, we feel it has been completely worthwhile. As far as we know, this is currently the most extensive and playable waterharp sample library available anywhere in the world at any price.

We bowed it, slapped it, struck it with a wide range of mallets and tools, burned it, boiled it, rolled it, sing through it, recorded it with underwater microphones, filled it with metal nails and shake it and so forth.

Deep Sampled Articulations

Bowing (no water) Slow, Medium, Fast FX
Bowing sweep (water) Slow, Medium, Fast FX
Bowing 2-note legato
Bowing Sustain (with and without water)
Bowing Staccato
Bowing FX grinding w/ tine buzz (with and without water)
Bowing FX w/ magnets
Bowing FX w/ hydrophone (underwater mic)
Bowing FX w/vocals
Bowing FX boiling at four different temperature levels
Mallet Rubber (6-7 velocity layers - 6 round robin) at +16 tines
Mallet Metal (6-7 velocity layers - 6 round robin) at +8 tines
Hand Played "Metal Tabla" (10 velocity layers - 10 round robin) bottom and top
Wooden Mallet (6-7 velocity layers - 6 round robin) at +20 tines
Hydro Mallets (6 round robin) at +20 tines
Rubber, Metal and Wooden Mallet Sweeps (Slow, Medium, Fast)
Hydro-Vocal drones, phrases and more.
22 Ambient Patches by Steven Tavaglione (Ambient music on Wall-E, American Beauty etc)


2,903 Samples (standard pcm wav)
57 .nki files (unlocked format)
4.30 GB installed
24 bit / 44.1kHz stereo PCM wav format
Format(s): Kontakt 3.5 .nki and pcm .wav


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