The Iron Pack series is a line of compact, affordable, unique and great-sounding virtual instrument libraries for Kontakt and universal SFZ formats. And Click Here to check out detailed how-to videos featuring many of these Iron Packs.
Iron Pack 3 features 14 creative tuned percussion and atmospheric instruments (147 MB) - both short and sustained, each carefully sculpted from natural recordings we've made from a wide variety of resonant metal objects and surfaces. These highly flexible patches are perfect for all styles of music, from soundtrack scoring, to experimental and atmospheric music. The final preset in the set is an awesome metallic "drum kit", assembled from our huge Rust 3 metal library.
Kontakt & SFZ Formats
This library is designed for the full retail version of Native Instruments Kontakt 5.1 or later. Kontakt is an industry-standard advanced virtual instrument software platform. Check out screenshots of our custom graphical user interface for Kontakt in the image gallery above. They provide a wide range of sound shaping parameter controls, each one totally automation-ready in your host environment or Kontakt's stand-alone mode. Learn more about Kontakt by Clicking Here.
This is a standard Kontakt open-format library, so the free Kontakt Player does not fully support it and can only run it in a limited "demo mode". However, the sample directories are unlocked so you can use them in other wav-compatible software, sampler and synth formats. The special Libraries tab doesn't support this open-format Kontakt library, but you can use the standard File browser tab, or import this library into the Kontakt database and Quickload tools for easy navigation, loading and organization.
If you'd like to use the sounds in these Iron Pack libraries in other synths and samplers outside of Kontakt, or you do not yet own the full version of Kontakt, you can still enjoy using all of the content and many of the main control features. We've included universal sfz presets. These open-format presets can be imported into any sfz opcode spec 2.0 compliant soft-synth or sampler engine.
There are many SFZ-compatible VST, AU and AAX Plugin engines to choose from. If you'd like an easy to use sampler plugin that can load these presets with a full-featured GUI, we highly recommend the free Sforzando player by Plogue. We've optimized these presets to let you experience the full range of features we've included in our SFZ presets for this library. Sforzando is compatible with vst, au and rtas plugin format standards. It's available for Mac OSX 10.6 and up and Windows XP and up. Click Here for the Sforzando Player PDF User's Guide
- 147 MB Installed
- 24 Samples
- 14 Kontakt .nki instrument presets for the full retail version of Kontakt 5.1 or later
- 14 universal SFZ 2.0 instrument presets
- Uncompressed PCM wav samples
The full retail version of Native Instruments Kontakt version 5.1 (or later) is required to use .nki instrument presets included in these libraries. The free Kontakt "Player" and "Add Library" import process do not support these standard open-format Kontakt libraries.
A SFZ 2.0 compatible software sampler or soft-synth plugin or audio engine is required to use the .sfz presets in these libraries. We recommend the free Sforzando player by Plogue to enjoy all advanced sfz features in this library.
Windows XP or higher required for PC. OSX 10.6 or higher required for Mac. Dual Core CPU, 2 GB System Ram recommended for these libraries. 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.