Randomisers Series 1.2 by Audiofier Review
Audiofier redesigned and updated Vesper and Abstrung which I did take a look at the earlier version mid-2017. Instead of publishing a review at the time I did provide feedback on where enhancements could be made. The previous version was sounding exceptional and needed only some work on the UI and usability.
Now with the relaunch, Audiofier releases also Aerkord and bundle the updated Vesper and Abstrung with this new Kontakt library into the Randomisers Series. Let’s first dive into the 1.2 update for Vesper and Abstrung. The UI of Vesper and Abstrung was greatly enhanced and compared to the previous version these two Kontakt libraries are from my point of view now extremely usable for what has been already a great sounding Kontakt library.
Audiofier was founded by Roby Meola, who is a recognized composer and sound designer for Films and Tv Commercials. Audiofier did send a review copy with no strings attached.
You download and move the libraries to your preferred location for all you Kontakt libraries, do a batch re-save and can load the libraries into the full version of Kontakt.
All three libraries include recordings of modeled, real and synthesized which give you a wide range of sound opportunities across the three libraries.
Abstrung (Plucked and Fingered)
This library is all about sounds from Dulcimers, GuZheng, Seagull, Mandolin, Pipa, Plucked Piano, and Zither Overall 12000 samples and the largest library with 20 GB in size.
Aerkord (Bowed, Blown & Human)
You find here string instruments like Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, Guitars and some ethnical instruments, woods including a Duduk, Kaval, Bamboo flutes, Ocarina and Gralla and female voices. Overall Aerkord is based on 8500 samples with a 22GB footprint.
Vesper (Bells & Twinkly)
In Vesper, Audiofier included 4900 samples (over 3GB) of Mallets, Bells, Metals.
Audiofier randomiser allows you to create new sounds, the added prests (snapshots) are a great starting point and guide you to what is possible.
New and part of the 1.2 update is a Midi Drag & Drop into your DAW. The MIDI can be then used to add additional sounds to the score for example from other libraries.
User interface & Usability
With the updated UI all three Kontakt libraries can be quickly be used and you are guided through the vast possibilities that these instruments offer.
Rating: Five out of five stars
Randomiser Series (Abstrung, Aerkord, Vesper) is a carefully selected combination of three Kontakt instruments for modern producers and composers. Features like the Randomiser feature makes it incredibly easy to create new sounds quickly and the now available Kontakt snapshots. You can really dive into this library or simply create great tracks. The new engine is adjustable to support both approaches.