The story

Crystalline is the first test of a “template” I’ve been working on for a while to be able to create original sample instruments faster and easier.

The user can combine 3 sound sources into one unique instrument and blend them and add various effects to them. I’ve sampled my hardware synths, guitars and other sources through lots of pedals, outboard gear and some plugins to come up with some ambient sound sources for Crystalline.

Some short demos of a few of the sounds can be found at

Be sure to place the snapshots in the right folder to be able to load the presets I’ve created for this instrument!

Let me know if you have any ideas of what sounds or themes could be used for this template. The template is work in progress – more features will be added for every release, so be sure to stay tuned for more!

Enjoy! /Henrik “Cobber” Hansson

Requires the full version of Kontakt 6.6.1 or higher.

Shoutout and demo from Christian Henson!


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  • Incredible Instrument!

    Almost immediately I was excited at how good lower chords sounded on this. A lot of times with pads I find lower chords getting muddy and having too much low-mid information going on, but low chords on the default patch were wonderful. Once I realized how many options and layers there were, I was like a kid in a candy store. Great job!

    android61501 February 2022
  • Exemplary!

    This is a simply perfect instrument by all means. Everything is top-tier quality, and I'm pretty sure it can be easily pushed as a premium one. Despite it's very small size (compared to what it offers), the quality is simply stunning, hands down. Highly recommended, 5/5.

    Note to all: On the main instrument, be sure to disable the Phaser effect (can be found under the "Effects" tab). It creates a weird click that made me think that the entire instrument is broken due to bad sample looping. Not at all!

    Alex Raptakis01 February 2022
  • Probably the best on Pianobook

    This is one of my favorites(if not my favorite) Kontakt library off pianobook. I have already used it on my EP in a few spots and will be using it more. I like this one a lot and I am pretty sure it will be making many more appearances elsewhere on my future releases. Keep up the good work!

    kevinwsld24 February 2022
  • Simple, flexible and sounds fantastic

    You get a lot more than meets the eye with Crystalline. The samples are beautiful and the addition of simple filters and arp effects allow for limitless creativity even from the small amount of raw material.

    Giles M11 April 2022
  • Nice ARP and effects integration

    A lot to like in this instrument. I like the blending of up to three sounds with interesting panning, filtering, etc. The Arp and Effects are cool as well.

    dtherrien31 January 2022