Hopkin Instrumentarium: Woodentines
Hopkin Instrumentarium: Woodentines is a colorful collection of wooden lamellaphones by master instrument designer Bart Hopkin. Featuring 3 individual instruments with passionately varying patterns and mechanics. It includes the Bamboo Idiomount, Big Wooden Kalimba, and Woodkal, plus a special bonus instrument called Piezo Tongues.
The Hopkin Instrumentarium is a new Soundiron series of inspiring and different virtual instruments in collaboration with instrument designer and sound sculptor Bart Hopkin. The first in this series is Tines & Echoes.
Soundiron included a range of playable articulations and multiple microphone/channel options to give you complete freedom. In classic Soundiron tradition, they also included sound-designed textures, pads, and tones that take the concept beyond its material source and into the realm of pure imagination. They can be performed, layered, modulated and blended along with the natural acoustic articulations to achieve an endless array of new sonic blends. This collection offers you a broad, flexible palette of musical colors and comes equipped with easy-to-use layer mixing, performance tools, and special effects to spark your creativity.
Bart Hopkin has been active in many facets of music-making, including instrument building, performing and recording, composition, arrangement, education, and ethnomusicological research. Bart is also an established author, with ten books published on the subjects of instrument design and optimization.
Since 1974, Bart has been designing and constructing all the far-flung musical instruments he could dream up, with an emphasis on unusual and inventive acoustic art. The Hopkin Instrumentarium now has over 110 original creations and continues to grow every year. Soundiron is proud to bring you this inspiring and distinctive series of bespoke instruments not found anywhere else on earth.
The Kontakt interface includes 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, and so much more. Soundiron 20 unique sound-designed custom FX presets to give you lots of creative options.
This library comes with an adaptable LFO system, with selectable LFO shape, modulation target parameter, speed, intensity, tempo-syncing and fade-in time. You can also apply your choice of 12 lowpasses, high-pass, and FX filters, with assignable modulation targets such as velocity, mod-wheel, expression, after-touch, key position, and step-sequencer table control. Soundiron customizable arpeggiator offers a velocity table and control over arp direction, timing, swing, randomization, and duration. Soundiron included a key and scale lock system to constrain your notes to common scales and keys for easy melodic composition and live performance.
The interface is rounded out by Soundiron modular FX rack panel, with 18 different DSP effect modules that 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 Soundiron 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. Soundiron added a great bank of FX rack chain factory presets to get you started!
Hopkin Instrumentarium: Woodentines
- 6 Master presets and 20 Custom Sound-Designed FX and Ambient presets
- 4 Unique Hand-crafted wooden lamellophones each with 2 mic positions
- Percussive knock effects, glisses, and bonus ambient effects, pads and drones
- 10,280 Stereo Samples
- 1.50 GB Installed
- 24-bit, 48 kHz Stereo Lossless NCW Format for Kontakt presets
- 20 custom sound-designed FX and ambient presets
- 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
Soundiron is a premium developer of virtual instruments and sample libraries for songwriters, composers and sound designers. They are a team of programmers, engineers, composers, and instrumentalists passionate about building beautiful-sounding instrument plugins that are inspiring to play. Whether you’re new to music production or a seasoned pro in the film, television, advertising, video game, or music recording industries, They’ve got you covered. Soundiron serves the best and brightest composers and artists in film & media today.
Availability and Pricing
Woodentines Kontakt library is Made for the free Kontakt Player and full edition of Kontakt, so anyone can use it. Now on sale now for only $29.00 (MSRP $39). Sale Ends November 18th!