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.

Why “Niue”?

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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Instantly Loved It

5.0 rating
November 13, 2020

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!

Jason Knox

a real quality sound from a truly talented author

5.0 rating
November 12, 2020

This library is really fantastic. I just fell in love with the sound. Thank you, Fabian. Good luck with your art. I’ ll keep following your works here on Pianobook.


Huge variety of amazing sounds

5.0 rating
November 7, 2020

I think this is the best thing I’ve heard on here. Loads of hits, pads and oscillating sounds and every preset sounds fantastic.
I’ve spent good money on software that doesn’t come close to this

Jim Sanger

Amazing sounds

5.0 rating
October 23, 2020

Just used these for a horror short all about a mirror! Versatile and beautiful pads – thank you.

Billy Palmer

Beautiful and Haunting

5.0 rating
September 14, 2020

I love this. It has a haunting darkness in some of the presets and almost Rhodes piano tones in the less dark. This is a very usable instrument and clearly lovingly created. I am very inspired by these sounds and would love to use them in my projects (do we have permission for that?)

Tim Harrison


Atmospheric and inspiring sounds all based on wine glass recordings.

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