Soundiron’s Bowed Bucket is a unique virtual instrument built from an orange 5-gallon bucket, a wooden 4×4 beam, and cello strings. Bowing the strings produces an oddly clean and rich sound, similar to an electric cello. This library’s articulations include blended legato sustains, staccatos, vari-speed staccato repeats, FX, as well as the “Bucket Percussion Ensemble”.
The Bowed Bucket is the perfect addition for composers in need of uncommon instruments and sonic colors. This library also comes with a large collection of hand-crafted atmospheric pads, ambient textures, and 20 custom sound-designed factory presets.
Soundiron’s Bowed Bucket
- One master NKI instrument bank in open Kontakt format
- 579 Stereo Samples
- 662 MB installed
- 24 bit / 48 kHz uncompressed PCM wave samples
- 22 Custom Sound-Designed FX and Ambient presets
- Unlocked Kontakt presets and wave samples to allow user customization
- Sustains, Staccato, and Percussion articulations on a bright orange bucket
- Flexible and intuitive multi-layer user interface controls, with LFO, filter, glide, and arpeggiator
- Full FX rack with convolution reverb with custom rooms, halls, chambers & FX environments
The Bowed Bucket is what happens when you hammer together a big fat instrument out of a 5-gallon plastic bucket, a wooden 4×4 beam, bass tuners, and cello strings. The bucket was fitted with tuning lugs and then holes were drilled out to allow individual strings to pass through, using the bottom wall as the bridge, so that sound projected outward and down. Then a 4×4 wooden beam was affixed to the bucket and the strings were then stretched up to the heavy wooden neck, roughly nailed in place and hand-tuned. Remember that old string and paper cup trick from when you were a kid? Yeah, think bigger.
Soundiron bowed it, plucked it, struck it with drumsticks in a close, dry setting to get tons of tonality, then programmed it into a living, breathing self-contained bucket band. After that, we manipulated all the raw material to create a variety of playable atmospheric pads and ambiances to bring out the full creative potential of this rather odd contraption.
Bowing the strings produces a surprisingly clean, yet rich and beefy sound, with plenty of growls, low end, and a nice clear bite. Its sound is a little similar to an electric cello, but with a unique rawness and body. For Soundiron’s percussion, we simply banged on it like idiots, with results just as you’d expect – plastic bucket drums. We captured various bowed articulations from both inside and outside of the bucket. And of course, as a bonus, we’ve also created a variety of very cool lead, pad, ambient droning, and FX presets to expand your creative options.
The NEW Drinking Piano 2.0: Tuned and Untuned Pianos, Bench Creaks, Plucks, Pedal Noises, SFX, Atmospheric Pads, Drones, Evolving Textures!
Welcome to the NEW Drinking Piano 2.0! This upgraded version has been remastered with fresh new sounds that will give your music a boost. In addition to tuned and untuned pianos, you’ll find bench creaks, plucks, pedal noises, SFX, 3 categories of atmospheric pads, drones, evolving textures and more!
Soundiron also included a flexible four-layer modular user interface for easy sound customization. With The Drinking Piano 2.0, you’ll be able to create high-quality music that stands out from the rest!
The NEW Drinking Piano 2.0
Introducing Drinking Piano 2.0 – the ultimate keyboard instrument for creating emotionally charged music. This powerful software provides 1 amazing NKI instrument bank, with both tuned and untuned pianos in sober and drunk modes, plus a range of otherworldly sounds perfect for crafting unique tracks.
With 34 ambiance patches created from the source content, 20 custom sound-designed FX and ambient presets, and 1,818 stereo samples, this plugin is packed with inspiration. The intuitive multi-layer user interface controls let you tweak your sounds to perfection, while the full FX rack provides all the tools you need to craft truly unique sounding music. So why not add some piano emotion to your next track?
Drinking Piano 2.0
The Drinking Piano 2.0! Soundiron remastered the samples and inserted them into our flexible four-layer modular user interface. Inside The Drinking Piano, you’ll find tuned and untuned piano, bench creaks, plucks, pedal noises, SFX, 3 categories of atmospheric pads, drones, evolving textures, and more!
With this update, you’ll be able to create even more realistic and realistic-sounding drinking piano tracks. So whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro, Soundiron hopes you enjoy creating with The Drinking Piano 2.0!
After obtaining the new version you can easily install the Drinking Piano 2.0 by following the given instructions.
The Drinking Piano is a fat-boomed monster upright with a classic beer hall sound, evoking images of the roaring 20s and pre-war 30s. It’s got all of the brutal wear and tear that you’d expect from a hundred-year-old instrument that has been played hard and put away wet, night after night.
Tuned and Untuned Pianos, Bench Creaks, Plucks, Pedal Noises, SFX, Atmospheric Pads, Drones, Evolving Textures
With a fat, wide, and close sound, it puts you right on the bench with the yellow, cracked ivories under your fingers. It was recorded right up against the strings in a small, slightly reflective hall, giving it all the presence of a dry studio recording with just a hint of live ambiance.
Imposing Piano Sound
The result is an imposing piano sound that is perfect for dark, smoky blues or heart-wrenching ballads. If you’re looking for an authentic taste of the prohibition era, look no further than the Drinking Piano.
The years of alcohol-fueled abuse have been less than kind to this once stately instrument. With worn and rickety key action, unreliable dampers, loose pedal mechanics, wear hardened felts, the occasional misaligned hammer, and decades of baked-in dust, every key has all the character and frailty of a hundred-year-old bartender.
The finish is long gone, replaced by a patina of grime and fingerprints. The lid is permanently propped open, revealing an interior that looks like it has been through a war.
Yet despite all its faults, this battered old piano still has the power to make beautiful music. With a little bit of love and care, it could be restored to its former glory. But even in its current state, it continues to bring joy to those who hear it play.
Aging Piano Corroded Strings
This aging piano has seen better days. The strings are corroded and the whole instrument is a half-step flat. But beneath the beer stains and cigarette burns, this massive piano has a substantial pedigree.
It’s an original Ivors and Pond model from the dawn of the 20th century, made of solid mahogany, with expert hand-craftsmanship and detail rarely seen in modern uprights. This piano may be past its prime, but it still has the power to create beautiful music.
The Drinking Piano is an acoustic piano sample library that has been remastered and upgraded for 2.0. Soundiron has inserted the samples into their efficient four-layer modular template and expanded them with 20 custom FX presets.
The library includes tuned and untuned piano, bench creaks, plucks, pedal noises, releases, SFX, pads, drones, synths, and swirling dreamscapes. With this upgrade, Soundiron has made it easier than ever to create beautiful piano music.
Score with Drinking Piano 2.0
A film score is music composed to accompany a film. It underscores the action, expresses the emotions of the characters, and propels the plot forward. A good film score can make a movie more memorable and emotionally engaging.
But how does one go about composing such music? One approach is to use tuned and untuned piano, bench creaks, plucks, pedal noises, releases, SFX, pads, drones, synths, and swirling dreamscapes. This may sound like a lot of work, but the results can be truly magical. By using these elements judiciously, a composer can create a score that will stay with viewers long after the credits have rolled.
Soundiron is a sound design company that creates sounds for video games, movies, and other media. For their latest project, they decided to use various sound-design tricks to morph the sounds from their journey into tonal and dissonant pads, synth tones, and ambient dreamscapes.
To do this, they used a variety of techniques, including pitch-shifting, time-stretching, and filtering. The result is a unique and atmospheric soundscape that is perfect for exploring the game’s world.
Soundiron’s pads, synth tones and ambient dreamscapes are designed to add texture and body to the primary sounds in Layers 1 and 2. The pads can be played by themselves or used to add texture and body to the primary sounds.
The synth tones can also be used to add transient and tonal support. Lastly, the Sub-Synth layer is a basic synthesizer with several shapes that can be added for transient and tonal support. These layers work together to create a fuller soundscape that is more engaging and dynamic.
Drinking Piano 2.0 included dissonant pads, synth-tones and ambient dreamscapes can be played by themselves, or used to add texture and body to the primary sounds in Layers 1 and 2. Lastly, the Sub-Synth layer is a basic synthesizer with several shapes that can be added for transient and tonal support.
Founded in 2011, Soundiron is a virtual instrument and sound library developer based in the San Francisco Bay area. The company is driven by a commitment to capture the sonic flavors of the world in deep detail and craft them into living-breathing virtual instruments. Soundiron’s instruments are designed to inspire creativity and bring the music in your heart to life.
The company’s team of sound artists and instrument designers are constantly innovating to push the boundaries of what’s possible in sound design. Whether you’re looking for traditional instruments or something totally unique, Soundiron has something for you. With a vast library of sounds and a commitment to quality, Soundiron is your go-to source for all your musical needs.
The Drinking Piano is a newly remastered and upgraded acoustic piano sample library that now includes a flexible four-layer modular user interface. This upgrade makes it easier than ever to create beautiful piano music, with tuned and untuned pianos, bench creaks, plucks, pedal noises, releases, SFX, pads, drones, synths, and swirling dreamscapes.
By using these elements judiciously, a composer can create a score that will stay with viewers long after the credits have rolled. If you’re looking for traditional instruments or something totally unique, Soundiron has something for you. With a vast library of sounds and a commitment to quality, Soundiron is your go-to source for all your musical needs.
The Kontakt interface gives you a suite of automation-ready sound-shaping controls to give you total creative flexibility. You have control over the swell, attack, release, offset, vibrato, filter, pitch (coarse & fine), articulation switching, cross-fading, and layering.
Soundiron also included 20 unique sound-designed custom FX presets to give you lots of creative options. With so much control at your fingertips, the possibilities are endless! So dive in and start creating the perfect sounds for your next project.
Quadral 2 by Soundiron – A New Imagination Laboratory for Electronic Scores
As a film or game composer, you know that having a powerful and fast synthesis engine is essential for your workflow. Quadral 2 gives you the power and speed you need, while also maintaining your creative spark.
You can dive in and tweak to your heart’s content with total control over every parameter. Or, if you’re feeling lazy, just click Randomize to generate a virtually endless universe of fresh ideas. Either way, you’re sure to find the perfect sound for your next project.
If you’re looking to add a touch of creativity and newness to your electronic scores, look no further than Quadral 2 by Soundiron. This library is an imagination laboratory, filled with 16 brand-new groups of hand-crafted atmospheric synth pads.
With Soundiron’s Ouroboros modulation engine and tempo-synced XY pad, you can easily create layered leads, asteroid ambiances, or evolving textures. Whether you’re looking for something icy, blurry, lo-fi, or zen – Quadral 2 has it all!
Quadral 2 by Soundiron
Quadral 2 is an electronic score creation tool that randomizes groups of hand-crafted atmospheric synth pads to create new and unique soundscapes. The Ouroboros modulation engine and tempo-synced XY pad allow you to combine quadrants to create layered leads, asteroid ambiances, or evolving textures.
Each sound has been sculpted with care, allowing you to weave layers together into spectacular new presets with categories like Blurry, Electric, Icy, LoFi, Nature, and Zen. We’ve also included over 250 factory patches of Arps, Basses, Leads, FX, Pads, and Plucks to get you started on your sonic journey. Whether you’re a seasoned producer or just getting started, Quadral 2 is the perfect tool for exploring new sound design possibilities.
Quadral 2 Look and Feel
At the heart of Quadral 2 is its quadrant-based user interface. This innovative design provides a wealth of sound-shaping options in a highly intuitive layout. Each quadrant has its own individual filter, as well as modulators using a variety of sources: LFO, ADSR, and Velocity with 5 selectable targets: Volume, Pitch, Pan, Filter Frequency, and Filter Resonance.
The assignable XY Pad allows you to control multiple parameters in real-time, while the quick modulator + filter routing menus provide easy access to the vast range of sound-shaping possibilities. The arpeggiator system rounds out the package, providing an easy way to create complex rhythmic patterns. With so many powerful options at your disposal, Quadral 2 is sure to become an indispensable tool in your sonic arsenal.
Quadral 2 XY Pad
The XY Pad is a versatile tool that can be used in a variety of ways. By default, it functions as a volume control between the four layers. However, each axis can be customized to affect a different parameter. For example, the X-axis could be used to control the filter cutoff frequency, while the Y-axis could be used to control the resonance.
Alternatively, the XY Pad could be used to control a select amount of FX options. Rhythmic motion can also be added to the XY Pad, automatically adjusting each axis in a tempo-syncable way.
Quadral 2 Integrated Arp Arpeggiator System
The ARP arpeggiator system is a powerful tool for creating dynamic patterns. With features like rhythm, direction, swing, and randomization, it’s easy to create intricate and intriguing soundscapes. The Glide feature adds an extra layer of expressiveness, allowing you to create smooth, legato melodies with ease.
And with total control over every parameter, you can tweak and automate every detail to your heart’s content. Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, hit the Random button to generate an infinite variety of new sounds, parameter combinations, and dynamic modulations. So dive in and explore the possibilities – the sky’s the limit!
Quadral 2 – 250 Factory Presets
The Quadral 2 ships with over 250 Factory Presets in 6 categories, each one lovingly crafted. You can easily peruse the presets using the Preset Browser. You can also save new patches you’ve made using the browser, or share presets with other users.
Finally, don’t forget to fire up the FX rack panel and load your synth up with dozens of DSP effects. This will allow you to perfect your sound by adding convolution reverb with over 100 of our custom real-world and special FX spaces.
Quadral 2 – Modular FX Rack Panel
The modular FX rack panel is a great way to get all of the effects that you need in one place. With 18 different DSP effect modules, you can assign in any of 10 available slots, in any order that you wish.
You’ll find classic phaser, flanger, delay, distortion, amp and cab simulators, compressors, EQ, rotator and so much more. The Reverb effect includes our favorite convolution reverb impulse responses, including 99 different rooms, halls, chambers, and outdoor environments, plus another 40 custom FX impulses to radically transform the sound and open up whole new worlds of musical possibility.
With so many options at your fingertips, the modular FX rack panel is a great way to get the most out of your effects.
Rising star producer? Get inspired with Quadral 2. This powerhouse instrument gives you over 250 inspiring factory presets, perfect for all genres of music.
Whether you’re looking for soaring leads, lush pads, deep basses, or plucks and FX, Quadral 2 has everything you need to take your productions to the next level. With its 4-layer morphing engine and XY pad mixer, you can easily create unique sounds that will set your tracks apart from the rest.
Plus, with its intuitive user interface controls, you’ll be able to quickly tweak your sounds to perfection. And don’t forget the full FX rack with convolution reverb – this thing has it all! So what are you waiting for? Start creating today with Quadral 2.
Quadral 2 by Soundiron FAQ
What is the Quadral?
The Quadral is a powerful new synth from Soundiron. It comes with over 250 factories presets, perfect for all genres of music.
How do I use the Quadral?
The Quadral is easy to use. Just fire up your DAW and load the instrument. Then start exploring all of the different sounds it has to offer.
What are some of the features of the Quadral?
Some of the features include a modular FX rack panel, a powerful arp system, and a XY pad mixer.
Is there anything else I should know about the Quadral?
Yes! The quadral also comes with a full FX rack, which includes a convolution reverb. This is a great way to get the most out of your effects.
The 50-year old Vintage Keys Series: The Best of Jewel Bandolero
When you want to create a retro feel in your music, the right synthesizer can be key. One of the best vintage synthesizers still on the market is Jewel Bandolero by Italian manufacturer Soundiron. This synth has been around since 1973 and features classic sounds like organs, strings, bells, harpsichords, and other brass instruments that are perfect for an authentic 70s sound! The 49-key keyboard also includes drum machine functions so you don’t need any external hardware.
The distinctive Gem Rodeo 49 is evoked by the Jewel Bandolero, which records vintage analog sounds. The Galanti Group first introduced this Italian synthesizer to the market in the early 1970s.
A 49-key keyboard and drum/rhythm machine, as well as a range of knobs and faders for volume control, instrument type, accompaniment, and tempo, were included.
The Synth Sustain, Staccato, and “Magic Chords” dialed in from the organ are all included in the Soundiron library. There are 41 tempo-synchronizable drum machine loops as well.
What is unique about this sound library?
The instrument articulations were captured in wide stereo and close line in by Soundiron. Then Soundiron made twenty evolving ambient pads by combining the source material with sound effects. Jewel Bandolero is a powerful and beautiful work that mixes warm tonal hues with a traditional combo organ to create an eclectic mix.
Soundiron packed the GUI with many different sound-shaping controls that allow you to warp any tone in countless ways. The instrument features a wide range of controls that allow you to produce excellent sounding leads. The Volume, Attack and Release knobs control the volume going into each note while Transient Offset can be adjusted for softer or louder sounds depending on your preference with Vibrato having its own section giving players even more options when it comes time make dynamically expressive performances by allowing them to glide between notes without pressing any key at all! Finally, there’s Octave layering which gives output some really cool vibrato effects too so get practicing now before this baby becomes your new main weapon against baddies everywhere!
Excellent sounds can be found in Jewel Bandolero. The original bandolero was a popular musical instrument used by gypsy bands to play music for dancing on festive occasions. This Italian synthesizer has been around since 1973 when it first hit the market thanks to the Galanti Group.
The LFO system has a lot of options for creating your own unique sounds. You can choose from different shapes and timing, as well as speed or intensity levels that will suit any project you have going on!
The LFO, which was built to be adaptable and has selectable waves for added creativity.
What is modulation and how can it be used to make your music more interesting?
The Modulation section of a synth’s program can be used for creating complex sound textures that offer a lot in the way of variety and creativity. For instance, different types or shapes might have been created by adding additional modulation targets at specific points throughout each song while using tempo sync capabilities so everything matches up perfectly beat-for-beat without having anything slip out of time.
The synthesizer has dedicated LFO and modulation sections that can be used to create complex sound textures with ease! The instrument features different types of waves for added creativity while the tempo sync capabilities ensure everything stays in perfect beat-for-beat timing. This Italian synth was introduced to the market back in 1973 by Galanti Group who were able to capture a wide selection of sounds in this library.
How to use Soundiron’s new effects?
You’ll find the Soundiron library filled with many different sound-shaping controls that allow you to warp any tone in countless ways! The instrument features a wide range of controls that will give players even more options when it comes time to make dynamically expressive performances by allowing them to glide between notes without pressing any key at all! Finally, there’s Octave layering which gives output some really cool vibrato effects too so get practicing now before this baby becomes your new main weapon against baddies everywhere!
13 rich and dynamic filters are at your disposal, with the ability to apply them in an infinite variety of ways. Apply for 13 low passes like never before! Create diatonic scales using this filter type by assigning different notch settings for each note on an eight-note keyboard or synth scale; limit high frequencies while still letting deep rumbling bass resonate through your sound design arsenal – all without affecting clarity thanks to its unique cutting capability.
The library has an amazing range of adjustable features, like Swell, pitch Glide, and release actions to create interesting effects with your voice.
Give the sound some space
The DSP effects rack includes a convolution reverb with dozens of unique spaces to make your sound come alive in the studio or on stage. The convolution reverb is like exploring an underwater world, with churches and cathedrals among the many spaces that you can find. The 119 different cathedrals, churches, and other rooms in this reverb simulator will take your sound to new depths.
The synth’s arpeggiator is an incredibly useful tool for beginners and experts alike! It can be used to create all types of different melodies, which makes it great for creating background pattern tracks. This nifty little feature offers up a full octave worth of notes that are perfect for making basslines or even lead lines too!
Soundiron’s built-in arpeggiator and velocity sequencer is a great addition to the range. This allows you to create your own patterns, with custom notes timing in any direction that suits how it feels best for theming each pattern!
Picking up on what makes Sound Iron stand out from all other plugins: we’re not just here because of its visually stunning interface; rather than focusing solely on features such as variety or layering capabilities (which can be found elsewhere), our priority instead relies heavily upon quality sound design – something which has been painstakingly tailored by us over many years’ worth professional experience.
Recorded with the Neumann TLM 103
In a dry studio, the Jewel Bandolero was recorded with two huge microphones: Neumann TLM 103 large-diaphragm models. The Jewel Bandolero sounds like a palette of rich colors that you can mix and match to create your own masterpiece.
Included are five different styles: Sustains, staccatos, looping samples for quick ideas; magic chords with overdriven tones perfect when the inspiration hits late at night while on a hike through mountainsides covered in snow crystals or tropical rainforests feeling completely surrounded by plants swaying back-forth under gentle breezes smelling lushly sweet from flowers blooming everywhere around us.
Pricing and Availability
Jewel Bandolero is available now.
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