The Soundiron "Iron Pack" series is our popular line of compact, affordable, unique and great-sounding virtual instrument libraries. Each pack includes a simple, handy and fully-playable instrument sound set, plus a great selection of unique custom sound-designed FX presets. We like to think of them as little flavor packs! They're great entry-level sample libraries for beginners, and awesome little creative seeds that are equally perfect for busy professional composers. Now you can get the entire 12-volume series as a bundle for a big discount! And Click Here to check out detailed how-to videos featuring many of these Iron Packs.
Iron Pack 1: Grand Piano is built on sounds cultivated from the Emotional Piano. With 100 MB of content, and 12 instrument presets for both Kontakt and SFZ, this handy kit offers a beautiful collection of atmospheric pads and mutated piano tones. It features a 10 creative sustaining and tuned percussive banks hand-crafted by warping the raw source, plus a pair of lightweight low-memory acoustic grand piano patch to give a tiny, playable preview of our premier Emotional Piano.
Iron Pack 2: Turkish Guitar focuses on sound designed presets crafted from our Acoustic Saz library. At 119 MB, this great soundset offers 12 beautiful atmospheric pads and mutated acoustic saz string pluck tones, plus an simple yet beautiful sounding low-memory acoustic saz "Turkish Guitar" patch to give you a small, fully playable preview of our Acoustic & Electric Saz libraries.
Iron Pack 3: Metal Tones 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.
Iron Pack 4: Children's Choir features 11 creative choral pads, synths and atmospheric instruments designed using symphonic children's choir recordings (88 MB). These highly flexible patches are perfect for any musical genre or sound design job. We've also included an inspiring and angelic boychoir sustain patch, with dynamically blended Ah and Oo vowels. It serves as a great introduction to our Mercury Symphonic Boychoir.
Iron Pack 5: Baritone Guitar is built on a collection of electric baritone guitar multisample recordings previewing a future Soundiron release that we're currently working on. This edition features 12 unique plucked 6-string notes, evolving pads and atmospheric instruments, with over 200 MB of content. The natural plucked sustain presets encompass the baritone guitar's natural range and beyond - both clean and distorted - while the ambient and sound designed content takes the sound in whole new directions.
Iron Pack 6: Wooden Flutes features 12 unique ambient pads and experimental tonal drones created from manipulated traditional Indian Venu and Native American wooden flute recordings. There are also two acoustic flute instruments, with playable chromatic sustains and live phrases, trills and effects. This 214 MB library for Kontakt and SFZ includes 50 standard pcm wav samples that can be used in any .wav-compatible environment.
Iron Pack 7: Soprano Voice features 11 unique ambient pads and tonal drones created from our premier solo soprano library, Voice Of Rapture: The Soprano , featuring vocalist Nichole Dechaine. There are is also two additional classic acoustic vocal presets, with playable chromatic Ah vowel sustains and a selection of live performance phrases. This 131 MB library for Kontakt and SFZ includes 51 standard pcm wav samples that can be used in any .wav-compatible environment.
Iron Pack 8: Tuned Glass is built on a tuned chromatically recorded hand-played water vase set. It's a crisp, yet warm tuned percussion instrument, with a rounded attack and crystalline sustain. In addition to the acoustic preset, there are also 11 unique ambient pads, leads and atmospheres, each created using the raw source recordings. This 157 MB library for Kontakt and SFZ includes 65 standard pcm wav samples that can be used in any wav-compatible environment.
Iron Pack 9: Fat Analog was created with premium analog hardware, including an Elektron Analog Four and various filters and effects. The circuitry is modern, but each of the 12 custom patches designed by our own Spencer Nunamaker was inspired by classic vintage sounds, with the full body and warm you expect from analog synthesis. And each patch includes an array of easy controls and FX options to radically reshape the sound into your own fresh mutations. This 177 MB library for Kontakt and SFZ includes 66 standard pcm wav samples that can be used in any wav-compatible environment.
Iron Pack 10: Tortue Amour is a rather unique source. We recorded a pair of rare Galapagos Tortoise performing their mating callsat Austin Zoo And Sanctuary in Texas. These playable vocalizations come with 4 dynamic layers and up to 8 round-robin. They sound especially beefy when pitched down, making this library great material for creature sfx. The source has also been warped into a big selection of 33 unique musical ambiences, atmospheric textures, drones and pads. It's 350 MB installed, with 36 presets and 66 samples.
Iron Pack 11: Irish Penny Whistle features a chromatically sampled alto penny whistle. The tin whistle falls into the fipple flute family, similar to recorders and Native American flutes. The flute was recorded dry, capturing standard sustains, vibrato, flutter tongue and trills, as well as staccatos (4x round-robin), short performance phrases and effects. The library also comes complete with plenty of sound designed ambiences and flute atmospheres. It's 140 MB installed, with 14 presets and 128 samples.
Iron Pack 12: Prepared Acoustic Guitar brings you a range of different prepared acoustic guitar string plucks. Each string was prepared with various bits of metal wires, scraps, nuts and bolts. You also get a cool set of 14 different synth leads, ambiences and evolving atmospheres wrought from these highly distressed strings. It's 165 MB installed, with 33 presets and 37 samples.
Kontakt & SFZ Formats
These libraries are designed for the full retail version of Native Instruments Kontakt 4.2.4 or later. Kontakt is an industry-standard advanced virtual instrument software platform. Check out screenshots of our custom graphical user interfaces 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.
These are standard Kontakt open-format libraries, so the free Kontakt Player do not fully support them and can only run them 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 these open-format Kontakt libraries, but you can use the standard File browser tab, or import these libraries 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 these libraries. 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
- 1.95 GB Installed
- 597 Samples
- 196 Kontakt .nki instrument presets for the full retail version of Kontakt 4.2 or later
- 195 universal SFZ 2.0 instrument presets
- Uncompressed PCM wav samples
The full retail version of Native Instruments Kontakt version 4.2.4 (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.
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Iron pack 4 Children's Choir
Iron Pack 6 video
Iron Pack 7 Walkthrough
Iron Pack 8 video walk-through
Iron Pack 9 video walk-through
Iron Pack 10 Tortue Amour
Iron Pack 11 Penny Whistle
Iron Pack 12 Prepared Guitar Walk-through Tutorial