Atmospheric and inspiring sounds all based on wine glass recordings....

The story

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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  • Rich and expressive

    Beautiful UI and wonderfully rich tones! Love it!

    BrendanBeeBee18 October 2021
  • I agree!

    I didn't expect much that would be useful to me, frankly, in the Found Sounds category, but this far exceeded my hopes. Beautifully sampled sounds processed very creatively. Lots of potential uses. Great work!

    Steve18 October 2021
  • Excuse me. Why is this free?

    I don't have much to say. This is a near-perfect bundle of some amazing sounds. Leads, pads, drones, shimmers. A lot of them, very well done, dynamic, controllable, and they all come with this beautifully designed GUI. My only wish is that the options would appear all at once without having to click on the label. I could sit down and write about every patch included, but seriously there are so many that I don't even know where to start. Just download this and say a huge thank you to the creator.

    Alex Raptakis17 October 2021
  • Crystal Clear Loveliness

    A superb collection of sounds in a very professional library. Clean hits, pads and movement. Lots of great presets that sound great out the box

    Jim Sanger17 October 2021
  • A Plethora of sounds

    So much to be found here. Extensive collection of sounds. And with external processing become more. Classy GUI.

    Bemused15 October 2021
  • For me this is by far the most interesting and awesome library out there

    This library for me it's just perfect. I love the star pads and how creative you got from just wine glass..thank you for this one really , this is one of the best library on Pianobook.

    ARKAN13 October 2021
  • sin palabras...realmente perfecto!


    Martin12 October 2021