Niue is a sample library with atmospheric, inspiring sounds, all based on wine glass recordings.
With several finger snipping techniques as well as rubbing with varying pressure, I made different sized wine glasses oscillate to find the sweet spot of the glass sound.
For the recording, I used two large diaphragm microphones. Afterwards I processed the recordings with complex effect chains and granular synthesis to create unique sounds that still have their glassy character.
Niue contains a total of 38 patches, including atmospheric, moving pads, LFOs and tonal percussive hits.
Of course, there are also clean patches that send you straight to Hogwarts.
The initial working title for this library was “Glass Fields”. It already fit quite nicely, but a few weeks ago I read an article about the pacific island called Niue. Due to its minimal light pollution, you can see the most beautiful night sky on the island, which is why it offically becomes the world’s first “Dark Sky Nation”.
The name and the feeling around “Niue” perfectly deliver the concept of crystal clear glass sounds and atmospheric pads.
Niue works in Kontakt 5.8.1+. The filter is MIDI learned to the modwheel.
Enjoy and have fun with this library.
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Very high quality
Fabian, this is very very good! So many sounds and such high quality. Beautifully produced — bravo and thank you for sharing with us all!
GREAT NAME FOR A GREAT SOUND!
This is a perfect addition to the flavor of my upcoming album. Thanks!
Loads of sounds all equally outstanding
I can’t believe this library is free. So many sounds, all of such a high quality.
Lots of gorgeous sounds here.
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Instantly Loved It
This one is a no-brainer. Download immediately.
This library is full of great presets – beautiful tones that are simple enough to add atmosphere without distraction. “Simple” is a high compliment in this case – really stunningly useful textures.
On top of the foundation of beautiful tones is an instrument interface that is absolutely fantastic. Again, it’s “simple” in that it allows for intuitive modifications that greatly increase the usefulness of the instrument. It’s clear that a lot of thought and effort went into the UI design so that it’s very easy for the user.
Fabian went the extra mile on this one, especially with the instrument UI. Brilliant job!