Hopkin Instrumentarium : Rattletines
Hopkin Instrumentarium : Rattletines
Hopkin Instrumentarium : Rattletines
Hopkin Instrumentarium : Rattletines
Hopkin Instrumentarium : Rattletines
Hopkin Instrumentarium : Rattletines

Hopkin Instrumentarium : Rattletines

Rattletines is a set of unique hand-crafted tuned percussion instruments created by instrument designer and sound sculptor Bart Hopkin. These one-of-a-kind instruments each produce their own special flavor of rattle or buzz, with every note having its own warmly resonant flavor. Rattletine includes two rows of tines. The upper tines hammer against “anvils” as they vibrate. The lower row is clean, for a clearer tone quality. Mahogany and Hacksaw Blades both feature tongues with holes and small pieces of metal wrapped through. When plucked, the metal wrappings rattle as the tongue vibrates, producing a unique buzzing sound. Aptly named, Hacksaw Blades uses actual hacksaw blades for the tongues.

We've faithfully sampled tine plucks and percussive hand slaps on the instrument bodies, with two stereo mic positions. Also included is a wide selection of custom FX presets and plenty of our signature sound designed ambient content, crafted from the raw acoustic source to give you complete creative freedom.

This is a Powered By Kontakt Player library. It can be used in the free Kontakt Player or the full version of Kontakt. It can be added to the Libraries browser. It requires online serial number activation through Native Instruments This library is encoded in the NKS format to provided compatibility with Komplete Kontrol software and hardware by Native Instruments (see version requirements). Mac users: The Kontakt presets in this library require OSX 10.12 or later PC users: The Kontakt presets in this library require Windows 7 or later The samples in this library are losslessly compressed 24 bit 48 kHz NCW files. They can only be played by Kontakt or Kontakt Player.

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Artist

Bart Hopkin [website] [music] [amazon]

Bart Hopkin has been active in many facets of music-making, including instrument building, performing and recording, composition, arrangement, education, and ethnomusicological research. Bart is also an established author, with ten books published on the subjects of instrument design and optimization.

Since 1974, Bart has been designing and constructing all the far-flung musical instruments he could dream up, with an emphasis on unusual and inventive acoustic art. The Hopkin Instrumentarium now has over 110 original creations and continues to grow every year. Soundiron is proud to bring you this inspiring and distinctive series of bespoke instruments not found anywhere else on earth.

Contents

The Kontakt interface includes a suite of automation-ready sound-shaping controls to give you total creative flexibility. You have control over swell, attack, release, offset, vibrato, filter, pitch (coarse & fine), articulation switching, cross-fading and layering, and so much more. We've also included 20 unique sound-designed custom FX presets to give you lots of creative options.

This library comes with an adaptable LFO system, with selectable LFO shape, modulation target parameter, speed, intensity, tempo-syncing and fade-in time. You can also apply your choice of 12 lowpass, high-pass and FX filters, with assignable modulation targets such as velocity, modwheel, expression, after-touch, key position and step-sequencer table control. Our customizable arpeggiator offers a velocity table and control over arp direction, timing, swing, randomization and duration. We’ve included a key and scale lock system to constrain your notes to common scales and keys for easy melodic composition and live performance.

The interface is rounded-out by our modular FX rack panel, with 18 different DSP effect modules that you can assign in any of 10 available slots, in any order that you wish. You’ll find classic phaser, flanger, delay, distortion, amp and cab simulators, compressors, EQ, rotator and so much more. The Reverb effect includes our favorite convolution reverb impulse responses, including 99 different rooms, halls, chambers and outdoor environments, plus another 40 custom FX impulses to radically transform the sound and open up whole new worlds of musical possibility. We’ve added a great bank of FX rack chain factory presets to get you started!


  • 5 Master presets and 20 Custom Sound-Designed FX and Ambient presets
  • 3 Unique Hand-crafted lamellophones each with 2 mic positions
  • Percussive knock effects, glisses and 8 bonus ambient effects, pads and drones
  • 7,952 Stereo Samples
  • 3.23 GB Installed
  • 24-bit, 48 kHz Stereo Lossless NCW Format for Kontakt presets
  • 20 custom sound designed FX and ambient presets
  • Flexible and intuitive multi-layer user interface controls, with LFO, filter, glide, and arpeggiator.
  • Full FX rack with convolution reverb with custom rooms, halls, chambers & FX environments

Kontakt Format

This library has been licensed for use in the free Kontakt Player virtual instrument engine. It can be used in Kontakt Player or the full retail version of Kontakt (version 6 or later) for VST, AU or AAX instrument plugin formats. You can add this product to the Kontakt “Libraries” browser. It requires online serial number registration through the Native Instruments Service Center app. This library is also fully compatible with Komplete Kontrol and all S-Series Keyboard Controllers by Native Instruments. Purchasing this library qualifies you for a great cross-grade discount toward the full unlocked version of Kontakt through Native Instruments!

Product Specs

  • 5 Master presets and 20 Custom Sound-Designed FX and Ambient presets
  • 3 Unique Hand-crafted lamellophones each with 2 mic positions
  • Percussive knock effects, glisses and 8 bonus ambient effects, pads and drones
  • Percussive knock effects and 23 bonus ambient effects, pads and drones
  • 24-bit, 48 kHz Stereo Lossless NCW Format.
  • 7,952 Stereo Samples
  • 3.23 GB Installed
  • Made for the free Kontakt Player (version 6+), Komplete Kontrol, all S-Series Keyboards and NKS software and hardware by Native Instruments
  • Works with the Kontakt "Libraries" browser and Native Access.

Documentation

System Requirements

This Powered-By-Kontakt Player Edition is supported by version 6 or later of the free Kontakt Player (VST, AU, AAX) and the special “Libraries” rack. Windows 7 or higher required for PC. OSX 10.12 or higher required for Mac. Dual Core CPU, 3+ GB System Ram, SATA or SSD hard drive recommended for this library. This software is delivered as a digital download, so a broadband connection is required. All sales are final. Please see our Help Page for download and installation instructions, tutorials and the End User Licensing Agreement before ordering.

Videos

Hopkin Instrumentarium: Rattletines

Composing With Rattletines