The contents typically contained in wine glasses have provided inspiration for musicians since the first time the two were introduced. The wine glass became popular as a musical instrument in the 18th century. We’ve interpreted the concept in our own particular way. Instead of just using a set of wine goblets we also used a martini glass, champagne flute, and after a happy accident, a broken glass.
We’ve captured sustaining notes and rubber mallet strikes for each type of glass. We then applied a variety of effects to create some great special effects patches. Pour your self a glass of your favorite wine, and imbibe.
The Imbibaphones library has a variety of special controls that allow deep real-time performance customization. It features selectable tuned/untuned mode, attack, release, swell, pitch-stepping, selectable key-switch stepping and an included convolution reverb effect with a vast array of selectable custom convolutions we’ve recorded from some of our favorite locations.
Also included are over a dozen custom sound-designed effects presets for added depth and versatility. The included effects range from spacey sci-fi sounds, to gritty sinister drones to ethereal ghostly bells.
Deep Sampled Articulations
Martini Glass w/ Rubber Mallet – 10 round robin/6 velocity layers
Red Wine Glass w/ Rubber Mallet – 10 round robin/6 velocity layers
White Wine Glass w/ Rubber Mallet – 10 round robin/6 velocity layers
Wine Glass Plucked – 10 round robin/5 velocity layers
Champagne Flute Mallet – 10 round robin/6 velocity layers
Harmonic multi-glass strike combos – 10 round robin/4 velocity layers
Red Wine Glass rim sustains – recorded chromatically over an octave w/ 3 modwheel fading intensity layers and release samples
White Wine Glass rim sustains – recorded chromatically over an octave w/ 3 modwheel fading intensity layers and release samples
Broken Wine Glass w/ Mallet – 10 round robin/4 velocity layers
Broken Wine Glass Stirring Shard loops w/ modwheel layer blending
Custom articulation and performance controls
Custom convolution reverb/FX impulses
Bonus custom sound-designed sustains, "synths”, drones, pads, percussion and FX sample content and presets, hand created and sculpted from the original raw source material.
NKI Program Presets
This library is designed for the full retail version of Kontakt 3.5 or later (Kontakt 4 is also supported). We’ve included 24 Kontakt 3.5/4-compatible nki programs, featuring automatable attack, release, offset, swell, tuning, key-switching, EQ, convolution, and a full range of other effects controls.