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Hopkin Instrumentarium: Metaltines by SoundIron

Hopkin Instrumentarium: Metaltines is an expressively nuanced assortment of metal lamellaphones from the mind of master instrument inventor Bart Hopkin.

  • 6 Master presets and 20 Custom Sound-Designed FX and Ambient presets
  • 4 Unique Hand-crafted metal lamellophones each with 2 mic positions
  • Percussive knock effects, glisses, and bonus ambient effects, pads and drones
  • 24-bit, 48 kHz Stereo Lossless NCW Format.
  • 11,442 Stereo Samples
  • 7.05 GB Installed
  • Made for the free Kontakt Player (version 6+), Komplete Kontrol, all S-Series Keyboards and NKS software and hardware by Native Instruments
  • Works with the Kontakt “Libraries” browser and Native Access.

Featuring 4 unique instruments with wildly distinctive shapes and mechanics, but with the same sharp, yet richly resonant metal essence that shimmers brightly through each one. It includes the mallet K1 & K2, Sit or Play, and T-Rod-on-Tine. We’ve included a wide spectrum of playable articulations, sound-design textures, pads, drones and multiple microphones/channel options to give you complete musical freedom.

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.

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Mallet K 1 and 2 are mallet kalimbas with large, wide metal keys. Playing with mallets tends to favor the overtones more than the fundamentals. On the larger K 1, this results in a clangy-sounding mix of overtones. The smaller K 2 makes a very nice bass, as the mallets impart a punchy sound that is different from either plucked tines or strings. Both Mallet K 1 and K 2 feature two mic positions and Mallet K 2 also has a direct line out from the pickup.

Sit or Play is a set of three benches, each of which has a pair of circular steel tongue drums embedded in the seat. The tone of the tongue drums is greatly enhanced by the combination of the benchtops acting as soundboards and the resonance of the air partially enclosed under the seats. Sit or Play features hard mallet, soft mallet, metal mallet, finger, and hand articulations with two separate mic positions.

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T-Rod-On-Tine has short lengths of hardened-steel threaded rods attached at right angles near the ends of spring-steel tines. These assemblies have various modes of vibration producing multiple frequencies, and different tones are brought out by striking in different ways. To produce all these different sounds, our mallet types included rubber, metal, hard, ping pong, rubber band, pick, finger, and mallet bottom. The result is a wide range of different sounds as the different methods of playing create unique, complex vibrations with swirling overtones and bassy resonance

You can purchase Metaltines on sale now for only $29.00 (MSRP $39). The Sale Ends March 31st, 2020

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