Meditation by Impact Soundworks Review
Impact Soundworks combined into Meditation new sounds and from current libraries Resonance, Curio, and Momentum along with some new material.
Impact Soundworks did send a review copy with no strings attached.
After purchase, you download the library and do a batch re-save in Kontakt. You need the full version of Kontakt 5.5+ and cannot use this library in the free Kontakt player. Impact Soundworks also states that you need a fast enough CPU: “The additive synthesis engine can be CPU intensive, so an i3 3ghz processor or better is recommended, especially when using a lot of voices with a lot of partials.”
With you get lovely mallet sounds, arpeggiated textures, ostinatos, and subtle bell timbres which you can use in all varieties of a score.
Meditation acoustic combines synthesis layer with sound glasses, metals, bells, gongs, and more from three Impact Soundworks products: Resonance, Curio, and Momentum.
- 21 acoustic sound sources.
- Glass, mallets, gongs, and found sounds.
- Sine, saw, and square waveforms.
- High fidelity synth sampling.
- Over 2,500 samples included total.
Meditation uses selected sound sources: Aquarion, Boltophone, Brass Urn, Crotales, Gamelan Ensemble, Glass Gong, Glockenspiel, Kenong, Koto Harmonic Pluck, Marimba, Muted Prayer Bowl, Pipe Harp, Pot Lids, Rubber, Mallets, Shou Drum Brushed, Stonaphone, Toy Piano, Tubular Bells, Vibraphone, Violin Pick, and Waterglasses.
Impact Soundworks did include some nice snapshots which you need to manually copy into the correct folder on your hard drive, those snapshots are beautiful and do show off the excellent sound quality and possibilities of meditation.
User interface & Usability
Clean and easy to use, the detailed, the so-called “Mad Matrix” was designed by someone who passed the class of UI design with a questionable result. The Effects rack is usable, most would use DAW based effects as well.Most important the primary interface is easy to use.
Rating: Four out of five stars
Meditation is an uplifting compilation of an acoustic mallet, gong, and glass sounds combined with a synthesizer. You can easily and fast create augmented sounds with their engine, the usability of the main page of the library is helping you to get results quickly.