Waverunner Audio – Seven Days // Day 2: Rosehip Vibes

  • By: Thorsten Meyer
  • Date: Tuesday, 6 November 2018
  • Time to read: 3 min.

Rosehip Vibes

Waverunner Audio is releasing seven sample libraries each one per day for seven days. Each Library is just £10 each for the fundraising period. For every sale, Hometree plant a tree. Each library part of the Seven Days will be £10 until the 18th of November, after which they’ll go up to £25.

Today you can purchase a vibraphone and help to grow a tree.

If you want to support this initiative and plant a tree purchase Rosehip Vibes and help to grow some new trees. 

Waverunner Audio Seven Days Day 2 Rosehip Vibes UI
Waverunner Audio – Seven Days – Day 2 Rosehip Vibes UI

To present a unique take on a familiar sound, Waverunner Audio worked with vibraphonist Alexander Gagatsis to distill the intimate velvet tones found at the softest of dynamics of his vibraphone. To expand on the main instrument patch that includes ‘true tremolo’ control, Alex performed arpeggios and swells, as well as a technique of using the stick end of the beater. Combined with the ‘Seven Days Kontakt engine’ that stacks reverb and delays, it’s easy to create ethereal soundscapes or loop-like experiments and explore a whole new take on the sound of the vibraphone.

Mic positions:

OMNI – stereo capturing of the studio offering air to the sound
RIBBON – More up close and personal, a beautiful warm, direct sound
X-Y – a more focused second stereo option


  • Reverb 1
  • Reverb 2
  • Delay 1
  • Delay 2
  • Tape
  • Stereo

Simply click which effect you would like to use and the controls will appear. The stacking of reverb and delay allows easy creation of ethereal and modified soundscapes. Behind the scenes the FX chain is as follows:

Tape – Reverb 1 – Delay 1 – Delay 2 – Reverb 2 – Stereo – Limiter


Vibraphone Main: the velvet vibraphone with true tremolo control, modulating between open and closed valve samples
cc1 for tremolo control / velocity for dynamics

Valves Closed: perform with the valves fully closed. A quieter, softer tone
no cc control / velocity for dynamics

Valves Open: perform with the valves fully open. A brighter, louder tone
no cc control / velocity for dynamics

Swells: performed octave swells, increasing then decreasing in dynamic
no cc control

Arpeggios: major and minor arpeggios
no cc control

Alt Hit: performed with the stick end of the beater for a very bright sound
no cc control


  • 4 articulations
  • Recorded at 96k, presented at 24bit/48k
  • 1.8gb (Kontakt compressed from 4.5gb)
  • Requires the full version of Native Instruments Kontakt 5.6 +
  • Individually watermarked to you
  • Requires Pulse to download

All libraries currently require the full version of Kontakt (5.6+). All libraries are using the new Pulse downloader app to download the Seven Days libraries. Download Pulse here.

Waverunner Audio Seven Days Day 2 Rosehip Vibes Downloader
Waverunner Audio – Seven Days – Day 2 Rosehip Vibes Downloader

Hometree is a pretty basic idea, plant more trees. Hometree is on the Atlantic coast of Ireland, it’s wet, windy and cold and it’s where they first started a community garden, in an unused plot of ground about 100m elevation and about 600m from the coast. When Hometree planted the first apple trees the NGO were told they were mad, that trees found it difficult to grow here, but they didn’t, they grew tall and strong and produce delicious fruits.

This was Hometree’s reconnection to trees, they saw the birds come back and the soil in the garden improves, biodiversity, more life on the hill and the seeds of change blew in all directions. One direction was here to Hometree, a group of people inspired by the lack of trees in County Clare in West Ireland and hope that they could do our part in regenerating and reforesting this beautiful mythical part of Mother Earth.

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