Superball

Innovative Evolving Percussion
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Sonixinema
An innovative collection of evolving percussion samples. Featuring a unique ensemble of instruments such as Orchestral Bass Drums, Taikos, Timpani, Gongs and Thunder Sheets. Perfect for creating dark cinematic soundscapes and atmospheres. The library was performed by world class percussionist Joby Burgess, who is known for his virtuosic performances across blockbusters such as Black Panther, Mission Impossible, Alien and many more. The library was recorded by Emmy nominated engineer Nick Wollage, who has recorded iconic soundtracks such as Solo: A Star Wars Story, Wonder Woman, How to Train Your Dragon and countless others.

THIS LIBRARY REQUIRES THE FULL VERSION OF KONTAKT 5.7.0 +
£149.00
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Using Superball friction mallets, we sampled a variety of Orchestral Bass Drums, Timpani, Taiko, Thunder Sheet and Gongs to create a library of evolving sonic textures. Working in close collaboration with virtuoso percussionist Joby Burgess and Emmy nominated recording engineer Nick Wollage, we have created a virtual instrument like no other. Superball is a rare type of mallet with a rubber ball end, which is used by percussionists to create a unique waling drone-like sound. It is performed by dragging the rubber head of the mallet along a surface, creating friction, which produces a wave of unusual and unique sonic textures that vary depending on the size of the Superball, type of percussion and technique. Superball is a non-transient sound that open-endedly shapes and transforms as the motion, pressure and intensity of dragging of the mallet continues.

To capture Joby’s performance on these magnificent instruments, we chose the world famous British Grove Studios which was built by legendary Dire Straits front-man Mark Knopfler, located in the heart of London. We chose it for its lush sounding large live room, collection of vintage and modern microphones and the fantastic 96 channel Neve 88R desk running through the worlds best Prism Sound analogue to digital converters. This studio has been used to record such scores as Gravity, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, Macbeth and Stardust.

Finally, we have designed and built a dedicated powerful sampling engine with an intuitive interface, which allows the user to perform and shape the sound much further. It offers a variety of sound shaping tools, from one fader to move across all microphone setups called Proximity, to ability to morph between subtle and aggressive articulations, all the way to complete reshaping tools such as advanced gater with a programmable step sequencer and selection of effects. You don’t need to read the manual to use the instrument, but we highly recommend you do because we are certain you will learn some tricks that you wouldn’t know about otherwise.

 

 

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  • Instrument
  • Taiko, Timpani, Bass Drum, Thunder Sheet, Gongs
  • Product Range
  • The Experiments
  • Microphone Positions
  • Close Mono, Close Stereo, Mid, Far, Mix
  • Presets
  • 120
  • File Size
  • 9.1 GB Uncompressed
  • Kontakt Version
  • The FULL Version of Kontakt 5.7.0
  • File Format
  • VST
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Official Trailer

Introducing Superball, an innovative sample library featuring a collection of evolving percussion sounds such as Orchestral Bass Drums, Taikos, Timpani, Thunder Sheets and Gongs. Made for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Library Walkthrough

Take a look at our walkthrough video, where we will take a deep dive into the library and all of the fantastic sounds that we captured. We will also cover the interface controls, and how you can create your own patches!

A World Class Percussionist At Your Fingertips

The library was performed by world renowed percussionist and session player Joby Burgess, who is known for his virtuosic performances across blockbusters such as Black Panther, Mission Impossible, Alien and many more.

Recorded By An Industry Icon

The library was recorded by Emmy nominated engineer Nick Wollage, who has recorded iconic soundtracks such as Solo: A Star Wars Story, Wonder Woman, How to Train Your Dragon and countless others.
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