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NEWS: 344 Audio Releases First Ever Kontakt Instrument - Glass Bottle Percussion.

Today we are back with another news post, and we have something a little special in store for all of you...

For those of you that have been following 344 Audio for a while, you will know that we have been very prolific in developing our extensive range of in-house sound effects libraries. We are now proud to announce that we have taken a step into the world of sample libraries for musicians and will be releasing our first ever custom-built Kontakt instrument called Glass Bottle Percussion.

Glass Bottle Percussion is a unique and innovative percussion library that is constructed entirely of sounds we have produced using a selection of antique glass bottles. This library is well suited to a wide range of musical styles, and will be a welcome addition to the arsenal of many music makers who are looking for a great-sounding percussion instrument that also gives a little bit of something extra.

We have specifically designed this instrument to be a dynamic and versatile tool, and one that will feel just at home in a techno track as it does in a cinematic or hybrid film score composition.

Our brand-new Kontakt instrument - Glass Bottle Percussion. Glass Bottle Percussion contains 4 velocity layers and 3 round-robins for maximum playability and expression. There is an array of built-in effects for you to play with such as reverb, delay, and filters as well as an integrated arpeggiator function that lets you create interesting rhythmic patterns and puts a Glass Bottle symphony at your fingertips. As well as all of these functions contained within the core instrument patch, we also have created 7 additional "design" patches that includes tonal sounds, such as pads and plucks, plus a few abstract patches that take things in a more experimental direction.

Of course, no sample library would be complete with some killer demo tracks to show off what it can do. The team have been hard at work creating a selection of different tracks that showcases the range of Glass Bottle Percussion, which you can listen to in the playlist linked below:

The team writing code for the Kontakt scripting engine.

The development process of this library has been incredibly organic, and has utilised the full skill sets of everyone in the team. There were however several new processes that we had to get to grips with and implement to bring this library together, such as scripting and working within the Kontakt engine.

The team hard at work editing and testing the library.

Recording bottle hits using a hard beater.

The extensive range of different patches contained within the library.

We are really proud of how the team has came together to create this product and we cant wait to hear what our talented community creates with it! We hope you enjoyed this news post! If you like the sound of this library then head on over to our store to purchase Glass Bottle Percussion:


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