Quality: 24 bit 44.1 kHz stereo
Description: Saxophone Explorations is a unique sample library for Kontakt Player
with abstract and aleatory saxophone textures combined with individual
modular installation of effects performed by virtuoso saxophonist Jay Reynolds.
Additional Information :
Sublime, Evolving, Intense
Saxophone Explorations is a unique sample library for Kontakt Player.
Featuring abstract and aleatoric saxophone textures combined with a custom
modular effects rig performed by virtuoso saxophonist and artist, Jay
Reynolds, It is sublime, evolving and intense.
Designed to fill a gap in the virtual instrument market, this library has a
wonderfully compelling and beautifully dark sound which is perfect for
capturing a modern cinematic sound world which can be heard in scores by the
likes of Colin Stetson, Bobby Krlic and Mica Levi. Our custom user interface
was carefully designed to be both intuitive and inspiring, allowing you to
warp and shape your sound with filters, reverbs, distortion and much more.
We spent countless hours with saxophonist Jay Reynolds curating a selection of
some of the most interesting and creative techniques possible with a
saxophone. Taking inspiration from the sound worlds of artists such as Colin
Stetson, Bobby Krlic and Mica Levi, we wanted to create a virtual instrument
that surpassed what would be expected from a saxophone library and explore new
territory with no limitations. Jay is not only a fantastic saxophone player,
but also a huge synth and modular enthusiast. We realized that combining his
love for saxophone and modular effects was a way to create sounds and textures
far beyond what is possible with a Saxophone. We recorded the whole family of
saxophones, from baritone, tenor, alto and soprano with the aim of capturing
Jay’s performance and expression in intimate detail, whilst focusing on the
way it could evolve and morph with the help of the modular effects.
The library was recorded under lockdown conditions, remotely from Jay’s studio
with a selection of top end microphones which were later edited and mixed by
Sonixinema’s in house engineer. There was a lot of collaboration between Jay
and our team to make sure that the source material was as creative and
playable as possible. For many of the patches featured in the library, we
feature all four of the saxophones placed across the keyboard, to give you the
widest playable range as possible. With the help of the character slider, you
can use your mod wheel to smoothly fade between the dry signal and Jay’s
custom effects signal, which included the following; Mutable instruments
Rings, Makenoise Erbe-Verb, Makenoise Quad Peak Animation System, Makenoise
ModDemix, 4MS Tapographic Delay, Intellijel Quad VCA, Mutable Instruments
Warps, Mutable Instruments Ripples, Befaco I4 Instrument Interface, Digitech
Whammy Mk1. Jay’s microphone set up consisted of a Beyerdynamic M160 into a
Cloudlifter for close mic, and an AKG C414ULS for the room, combined with an
FMR Audio RNP preamp and the onboard pres my Audient ASP880. The converters
were the ASP880 and the I / O was and Audient ID22.
Instrument – Saxophone
Microphone Positions – Close Mono, Direct Signal to Modular Rig
Presets – 27 Articulations (108 presets)
File Size – 6.8GB Delivered as 3.5GB NCW
Kontakt Version – Free Kontakt Player