SAXOMAPHONIUM by Sound Dust – A strange Instrument for Strange Times

  • By: Thorsten Meyer
  • Date: Tuesday, 19 May 2020
  • Time to read: 2 min.

SAXOMAPHONIUM by Sound Dust – A strange Instrument for Strange Times

Sound Dust released a new strange Kontakt library SAXOMAPHONIUM. As many you may never have considered a saxophone based instrument for your composing toolkit. In the search for a new normal maybe there is space for a new abnormal saxophone instrument?

SAXOMAPHONIUM is a classic Sound Dust hybrid instrument pieced together from baritone and alto sax plus two ancient pump organs – and it sounds really good – it does! 

SAXOMAPHONIUM Components

  • Looped baritone and alto long notes
  • Tape treated, looped baritone and alto long notes
  • Honking goose sax staccatos
  • BPM synced looping harmonium hand pumped notes
  • Deep wheezy foot pumped room organ
SAXOMAPHONIUM Snapshots
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Just what you need for : Michael Nyman post-baroque maxi/minimalisms, undulating cinematic Zimmer beds, Goran Bregovic Balkan wedding/funeral knees-up, pseudo orchestral epic sweep-scapes. Baker Street is not in its remit.

SAXOMAPHONIUM Features

  • Saxophone  x 2 – 4 octaves of baritone and alto saxophone long looped notes – 6 velocity layers
  • Tape Saxophone – 4 octaves of baritone and alto saxophone long looped notes – brutalised through Roland Chorus Echo RE501 for lots of wow and flutter – 6 velocity layers
  • Honk – 4 octaves of baritone and alto saxophone staccato notes  – 5 velocity layers
  • Harmonium – binaurally recorded portable harmonium with looped BPM synced bellows pumping.
  • Pump Organ – binaurally recorded church style pump organ.
  • 1140 24bit samples = 2.46GB with Native Instruments propriety compression
  • Note Jitter – randomises note on/off timing , velocity values and tuning between articulations
  • Chord and Key quantise – selectable to fix scale and chord type across all keys
  • Sample start and loop length control per articulation 
  • All controls fully automatable
  • BPM synced pan and volume modulation per articulation
  • BPM synced vibrato and chorus per articulation
  • 24 custom convolution reverbs per articulation
  • 4 insert effects – dirt, eq, rotor, phaser and master algorithmic reverb
  • 2 send effects – delay and algorithmic reverb
  • Keyboard Velocity and Round Robin modelling page
  • 55 instrument snapshots 
  • Handy build in instructions in RTFM page

Pricing

Because of today’s’ difficult circumstances, the usual secret Sound Dust Club discount is extended to everyone – so for 40% off the £40/$56/€46* street price use discount code homestudio on SAXOMAPHONIUM. This special discount wears off 4th May 2020. The FULL version of Kontakt 5 or above is required.

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