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Metal and Glass

A collection of sounds ranging from pure and airy to distorted and dark
Metal and Glass - A collection of sounds ranging from pure and airy to distorted and dark
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Ambient/Atmospheric
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INCLUDED FORMATS:
Kontakt 5
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Enter a world of utopian futurism with the eighth module in Gothic Instruments' popular DRONAR series of atmosphere creation tools – ‘Metal & Glass'.

Recorded and processed by movie trailer sound designer Alessandro Camnasio, DRONAR Metal and Glass was derived from hitting and bowing glass and metal objects and results in a collection of sounds that can range from pure and airy to distorted and dark.



Easily craft disquieting, anxiety-inducing audio for your latest thriller, sci-fi or horror production or forge interesting textures for your cinematic orchestral music or ambient tracks. Either way, your audio will enter unexplored territories that can't fail to impinge on your listeners' emotions.

THE SOUNDS

Broken cymbals, Tibetan bowls, marbles, bottles, chains, magnets, windchimes, nails and more were "played" with a cello bow, hit with sticks, mallets or played against each other to form the raw audio for this collection. The sounds were then processed with granular synthesis, time-stretching, convolution, resonant filters, pitch-shifters and many other effects, such as delays, flangers, phasers, distortion, reverbs.

Some sounds were less processed to allow more space for further manipulation and exploration of the possibilities available inside the DRONAR engine.

Sound Designer Alessandro Camnasio explains the outcome… “The sounds range from pure and airy to distorted and dark; from fairly simple but interesting textures to complex and rich to the point of being chaotic; from distant rumbles to shiny dreamy bells. The FX section is loaded with lots of strange sounds that scream to be layered and processed inside DRONAR, especially with the most experimental impulses of the Convolution reverb.”

WHO'S IT FOR?

With its ability to produce foreboding atmospheres and soundscapes, DRONAR Metal and Glass is ideal for composers creating soundtracks for thrillers, sci-fi, mystery, dramatic documentaries and sophisticated horror productions.

Anyone producing cinematic orchestral music or ambient tracks will also find this module extremely useful for creating unusual, interesting pads and textures.

Users of DRONAR Hybrid or Cinematic Atmospheres modules in particular, will find that they can extend their sonic possibilities with seamless blending of Metal and Glass's sounds.



Main Page
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Hear the immediate impact on the sound and get a good understanding of the way DRONAR works simply by tweaking the six dials on the main page…

INTENSITY DIAL (also controlled by the Mod Wheel) takes you from silent to powerful by fading up through different velocity layers.

MOVEMENT DIAL has a global effect on the intensity of the arpeggiators - set it high for strong effects and zero for a flat pad sound.

HI, MID and LO DIALS control the automatically generated high notes, mid-range notes and bass notes. Moving these dials has a huge expressive effect on the music. It's only like using a mixing desk and yet - having it so accessible in front of you encourages you to work with the balance as part of the original creative expression, instead of a mix decision later on.

FX DIAL controls the level of 20-second futuristic, unpitched sound effects loops in the mix and adds instant movement and complexity.


Dive deeper…
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DRONAR Metal and Glass Expert Page

The Expert Page

The Expert Page shows you all the settings for the current, last played Drone from the 12 Drone Keys. Each drone has four layers - FX, HI, MID, LO, and the Expert page presents a separate set of controls for each layer, like a rack of four synths, or four mixing desk channels. Each layer consists of two different sounds.

Need some inspiration? Hit the 'Randomize samples' button on the Expert Page and DRONAR will keep all your settings but instantly swap the samples in the 8-named sound slots (2 per layer). New sound variations will abound and if it's not quite the sound you're after, keep hitting the button for more. Want to thicken up your sound? Each layer has a THICK button which adds in extra notes. Hearing the sound you want? Easily save the settings with the 'Store Drone' button.

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DRONAR Metal and Glass LFO and FX page

LFO & FX Page

Add movement to your sound, including panning, vibrato or siren effects with the LFO settings. Or tweak the Drone Effects to distort or dampen the sound, or add thickness, interest and colour. Reverb and Delay sends can also be controlled from this page.

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DRONAR Metal and Glass Arp page

Arpeggiator Page

Get sounds really moving or pulsing over time, synced to your DAW's host Tempo with DRONAR's multiple and truly unique independent arpeggiators including PITCH, INTENSITY and FILTER.

PITCH: Whereas other arpeggiators re-trigger the note at every step, DRONAR's pitch arpeggiator plays all the notes that you are holding down but cross-fades between them. This is like having the different notes of a chord all going through different channels on a mixing desk, then turning the faders in succession to create the impression of an arpeggio. The beauty of this approach is that you can choose how strong the arpeggiator is.

INTENSITY: Where other arpeggiators control the volume of a sound, the INTENSITY arpeggiator is more expressive by controlling the dynamic velocity layer of the sound. It is as if the values you set here are moving the Mod Wheel up and down in a pattern, fading up and down between soft and intense samples.

DRONAR Metal and Glass Master FX

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Master FX Page
DRONAR's Master FX page features standard effects including EQ, Compressor, Delay and Gate. DRONAR also includes a couple of digital (algorithmic) reverbs and a set of convolution impulses including some creative and unusual impulses for sound design - again, experimentation is the key!
Details:

- Expressive atmospheric sound creator
- Includes 235 .nki presets
- 2,544 samples
- Total library size 4.65 GB compressed from 7GB
- Developed for the full (paid for) version of Kontakt 5.7.3 or higher
- Evolving, rich and complex soundscapes, pads and textures that would otherwise take hours to create
- Sounds range from pure and airy to distorted and dark
- The perfect companion with DRONAR Hybrid or Cinematic - Atmosphere
- Highly suitable for thriller, sci-fi and horror soundtracks
- Interesting textures great for cinematic orchestral music and ambient tracks.
- Expert and beginner friendly
- 5 pages of simple controls deliver massive control
- Dive deeper with DRONAR's unique independent arpeggiators
- Onboard FX provide further sound design options



Download Sizes


Version Compressed Download Size
 
Kontakt 5 Download includes
  Part 1:  1.07 GB
  Part 2:  1.07 GB
  Part 3:  1.07 GB
  Part 4:  1.07 GB
  Part 5:  494 MB

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