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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  • sin palabras...realmente perfecto!


    Martin12 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
  • just simply clever

    very good sound and I just say very vibey , atmosphere is so smooth & perfects for my mood.

    Vif31 October 2022
  • This could easily be a premium instrument

    There are so many instruments included in this patch, hits, pads, LFOs, sfx... Seriously so good. I have already used several patches in a few of my tracks. Awesome stuff Fabian!

    Chris H12 June 2022
  • Remarkable sounding pads (and hits), very gorgeous, and premium feel

    This really is a premium-quality libary. I love the pad sounds, and the hits sound very soothing. They do not really feel like hits, more like plucks or keys in my opinion. It has a lot of different patches, all with incredibly well-designed sounds. All from glasses, which is a concept I have seen before, but never have I seen it being performed this well!! The sounds are so clean and well-designed, I would have given it 6 stars if that was possible. This library nails it all, the GUI looks very pleasing and it does exactly what it needs to do, with nice and intuitive knobs. I am highly impressed by this masterpiece. One of the best things on Pianobook, without a doubt!

    BenBerkenbosch29 September 2022
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