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Perpetuo: Live Flute Phrases

Rhythmic patterns for minimalist flute ensembles and subtle cinematic production
Perpetuo: Live Flute Phrases - Rhythmic patterns for minimalist flute ensembles and subtle cinematic production
Instrument Type:
Winds
$86.99
$86.99
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Kontakt 5
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PLEASE NOTE: A full version of Kontakt 5.2 or above is needed to operate this library

Performed by a world-class flute and piccolo player from the Liverpool Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and recorded in Liverpool's famous Parr Street studios, Perpetuo: Live Flute Phrases is an 8Gb collection of thousands of live recorded looped phrases compressed down to 4.6Gb using Kontakt's lossless compression technology.

Despite recording only one player, the instrument cleverly layers up to 3 different performances in real time for the effective sound of a flute trio, or you can dial it down to the sound of a duo or solo flute.
And, despite the sixty-two Kontakt instruments being made from pre-recorded phrases, Perpetuo remains highly controllable and flexible. This has been achieved by recording the same patterns across a wide pitch and dynamic range with many scale variations, by choosing patterns that blend in particularly well to a wide variety of musical styles, and then by allowing you to automatically sync to the tempo of your projects with a wide variety of rhythm and scale types all controlled with key switches. Dynamic levels pp to ff can be smoothly crossfaded by mod wheel, the ensemble size can be zoomed from solo to three players, and two mic positions (close and room) can be chosen or blended.

Perpetuo gives you the advantages of fluidity and realism of recorded patterns and phrases and yet also many of the advantages of the flexibility of a standard orchestral library. Although it sounds great alone, Perpetuo works particularly well when blended with other premium orchestral sample libraries as a way of introducing a new layer of realism into the sound.

LIBRARY FEATURES

Arpeggios and Runs (selectable from key switches): Major, melodic minor, harmonic minor, sus2, sus4, diminished, augmented, minor 6th, minor 7th, 7th, major 7th, fifths, eastern, chromatic, whole note and other scales.

Rhythm Types (selectable from key switches): 8ths, 16ths, 8th triplets, 16th triplets, quarter note triplets.

Ensemble Size: Switchable between Solo, Duo and Trio

Mic Positions: Close and Room (with separate volume and pan controls).

Effects suite: Convolution and algorithmic reverbs, delay, modulation effects, distortion, compression.

Patch Types: Main (natural sounding flutes & piccolos with only major & minor patterns loaded by default to save memory), Hi-Memory (all scale types loaded), Mod Wheel Filter versions (versions of the Live patches, but with the Mod Wheel controlling the filter for a gently synthesized effect) and Mutated (processed, sound designed patches).

Additional Options: Load and unload scale types to save memory. Play at double or half project tempo. Spread the players from widely-panned to a close central group


WHY IT WAS CREATED
Library producer and trailer music composer Dan Graham started out needing a tool that would add realism to his sampled scores on projects that didn't have a budget for live orchestra. In particular, fast runs, arpeggios and simple rhythms remain difficult to get totally convincing even with the best and most expensive collections, and so he set out to create something that could sit well in the mix, based on live phrases for realism, but flexible enough to blend in with any track. 2011's hit library ‘Spiritoso: Live Cello Phrases' was the first stage of this plan, followed by ‘Luminoso: Live Violin Phrases' in 2012. Now after a year in development Perpetuo extends the principle to flutes & piccolos.

BENEFITS OF LIVE PHRASES
Because the flautist played the actual patterns you hear, they sound real. They are built from 3 bar loops so that no two notes or consecutive bars sound exactly the same - there is natural variation. When you hear slight legato connections between notes it's because that's what were played, not a clever reconstruction of a legato interval using advanced scripting. And with fast rhythms, you are not hearing the usual round-robin repetition articulations; you are hearing 3 bars of completely different notes being played naturally in slightly different ways, flowing smoothly just as they were performed.

FLEXIBILITY
This collection is built around the principle of flexibility. The tempo will fit your project. The same patterns were recorded at 3 dynamic levels, pp (pianissimo - soft) mf (mezzo forte - medium loud) and ff (fortissimo - loud) and by controlling this with your mod wheel you can make the patterns constantly undulate, expressively following the crescendos and diminuendos of your compositions. You can also use this mod wheel control to accent particular notes and therefore create syncopations and rhythmical emphasis tailored exactly to the music. As a case in point, with the 'Rhythms' patch you can automate the different rhythm key-switches (e.g. 8ths, 16ths, 8th triplets) in fine detail in your sequencer, and therefore build your own custom rhythm patterns, and finally add accents by automating the mod wheel dynamics.

THE HIDDEN POWER OF THE UNOBTRUSIVE
Whereas some of the patterns might start to sound too recognizable if overused, others are very neutral, for example “Up Down 8ths” which simply goes up and down from root to fifth, or ‘Rhythms' played on one note. These are simple patterns which will blend well within a complex piece of music yet impart that elusive quality of realism, expressiveness, humanity and live playing which is still missing from many orchestral libraries. You may find these ‘Up Down' and ‘Rhythms' instruments to be the ones you keep going back to.

3 x ROUND ROBIN
These instruments have a 3 x round-robin effect created by randomizing the start point of the 3 bar loops, which greatly helps realism by avoiding machine-gun effects.

REQUIREMENTS and RECOMMENDATIONS
Kontakt's Time Machine 2 algorithm requires Perpetuo to run entirely in memory. Although you can keep memory low by not loading up unused scale types, for maximum flexibility it is recommended that you use this in a 64bit environment with over 4GB RAM. A full version of Kontakt (version 5.2 or above) is needed.
Features:
- 4.9Gb of sounds on two DVDs (or download)
- 1327 samples (.ncw files) in total
- 60 Kontakt 5 Instruments with custom Graphic Interface


Download Sizes


Version Compressed Download Size
 
Kontakt 5 Download includes
  Part 1:  2 GB
  Part 2:  2 GB
  Part 3:  810.2 MB
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License Agreement


The Following End User License Agreement is included with Perpetuo: Live Flute Phrases. This License is only valid for the individual who has purchased an unopened, new and lawfully made copy of Perpetuo: Live Flute Phrases from a dealer or distributor authorized by Big Fish Audio.

"ZERO-G LICENSE AGREEMENT 1. The sound samples included on this product remain the property of Zero-G Limited and are licensed, not sold, to you for use on your sampling software or equipment. 2. A right to use the enclosed sounds is granted to the original end-user of the product (Licensee) and is NOT transferable. 3. The Licensee may modify the sounds. and MAY USE THE SOUNDS FOR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES WITHIN MUSICAL COMPOSITIONS, subject to section 7 below. 4. This license expressly forbids resale, relicensing, or other distribution of these sound samples, either as they exist on the enclosed discs, or any modification thereof. You cannot assign, lease, lend, rent, upload or download to or from any database or server, or transfer any or all of the sound samples to another user, or use them in any competitive product. 5. Licensor will not be responsible if the sound samples do not fit the particular purpose of the Licensee. The sound samples are licensed 'as is' without warranties of any kind. Neither the Licensor, or any distributor of Licensor's products, can be held responsible for any direct, indirect, or consequential loss arising from the use of any sound samples licensed from Zero-G Limited in whatever form. 6. The Licensee may use these sound samples for Foley and sound FX in TV or movie soundtracks, video game soundtracks, gaming machines, or toys, but Licensee may not re-distribute the sounds as sounds, multi-sounds, samples, multi-samples, programs or patches – meaning the Licensee cannot re-sell them as part of a sound sample library of any kind thereby effectively competing against Zero-G. Note also that use of the sound samples in isolation in video game soundtracks, gaming machines, or toys where they appear in isolation or as sound effects as part of a music game or remixing game is not permitted without first obtaining a separate written License (subject to availability) from Licensor. 7. Use of the sound samples in 'library music' (also known as 'music libraries' or 'production music'), which is intended for commercial exploitation by relicensing to multiple third parties, is permitted PROVIDED that the samples are used within a musical context and are not presented isolated or 'solo-ed'. The sound samples must be used 'in combination' within musical compositions. For such usage, any rhythm loop samples (which Zero-G regards as being musical clips in themselves) must also be combined with other types of samples or sounds to effectively form a new composition, rather than simply being looped in isolation."


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