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  1. sonokinetic.net/products/heritage/thecarnival

    Ever since we recorded and produced ‘Carousel’ several years ago, we’ve been hearing so many positive reactions about it, and about the need for ‘couleur locale’ like this. Loving Carousel as much as we do, we decided to do an encore, a sequel if you wish. We infused this new instrument with a lot of the things we’ve learned and perfected over the years, and our scripting mastermind Ken Black added an ingenious script to glue it all together and make it feel and play as it should in proper Sonokinetic fashion.

    For recording we went back to Hilversum, the Netherlands, and booked the same studio we used for Celesta. We teamed up with A.W. de Vogel, who comes from a long lineage of prolific organ-men in the lowlands.
    He brought along two of his most cherished barrel organs, a small hand operated one, and a larger one powered by an electric motor, that we barely got through the studio entrance.

    The organs made some waves in the ‘Muziekgebouw van de Omroep’. These instruments have a tremendous ability to move people, maybe it’s a Dutch thing, I don’t know, but it was very interesting to me how such a ‘mechanical’ instrument turned out to invoke so many emotions in so many different people. There is a certain kind of magic that radiates from the wooden dolls, the creaky mechanics, the lacquered cardboard pianorolls and the skilfully painted front. These instruments are meant to bring joy, and that they did!

    In order to help convert this joy to a kontakt instrument we tried to adapt some of the functionality of the original instrument to the digital equivalent.
    We thought of the mechanical runs that permeate proper barrel organ music, and found a way to do that with the pitch wheel, and trills with the mod wheel, which all felt very natural to us. The ‘melody double’ function makes it very easy to play your melodies in octaves, and for the large organ we recorded the original tremolo effect.

    All in all we feel we delivered a very inspirational instrument with ‘The Carnival’ that not only sounds the part, but also makes it very easy to play ‘authentic’ material, and all while being great fun in the process…

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  2. sonokinetic.net/products/heritage/thecarnival
    Ever since we recorded and produced ‘Carousel’ several years ago, we’ve been hearing so many positive reactions about it, and about the need for ‘couleur locale’ like this. Loving Carousel as much as we do, we decided to do an encore, a sequel if you wish. We infused this new instrument with a lot of the things we’ve learned and perfected over the years, and our scripting mastermind Ken Black added an ingenious script to glue it all together and make it feel and play as it should in proper Sonokinetic fashion.

    For recording we went back to Hilversum, the Netherlands, and booked the same studio we used for Celesta. We teamed up with A.W. de Vogel, who comes from a long lineage of prolific organ-men in the lowlands.
    He brought along two of his most cherished barrel organs, a small hand operated one, and a larger one powered by an electric motor, that we barely got through the studio entrance.

    The organs made some waves in the ‘Muziekgebouw van de Omroep’. These instruments have a tremendous ability to move people, maybe it’s a Dutch thing, I don’t know, but it was very interesting to me how such a ‘mechanical’ instrument turned out to invoke so many emotions in so many different people. There is a certain kind of magic that radiates from the wooden dolls, the creaky mechanics, the lacquered cardboard pianorolls and the skilfully painted front. These instruments are meant to bring joy, and that they did!

    In order to help convert this joy to a kontakt instrument we tried to adapt some of the functionality of the original instrument to the digital equivalent.
    We thought of the mechanical runs that permeate proper barrel organ music, and found a way to do that with the pitch wheel, and trills with the mod wheel, which all felt very natural to us. The ‘melody double’ function makes it very easy to play your melodies in octaves, and for the large organ we recorded the original tremolo effect.

    All in all we feel we delivered a very inspirational instrument with ‘The Carnival’ that not only sounds the part, but also makes it very easy to play ‘authentic’ material, and all while being great fun in the process…

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  3. sonokinetic.net/products/ethnic/guzin
    Güzin is our latest addition to our highly acclaimed range of Ethnic vocal performance libraries. These performance libraries are a surefire way to add realism and couleur locale to your digital media compositions, and a great way to get inspiring vocabulary ideas to emulate styles and make your track sound authentic.

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  4. sonokinetic.net/products/ethnic/guzin
    This is a quick overview tutorial product tour of our new vocal product 'Güzin' by Reuben Cornell.
    Güzin is our latest addition to our highly acclaimed range of Ethnic vocal performance libraries. These performance libraries are a surefire way to add realism and couleur locale to your digital media compositions, and a great way to get inspiring vocabulary ideas to emulate styles and make your track sound authentic.

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  5. sonokinetic.net/products/classical/minimal

    With Minimal, Sonokinetic delivers the fourth installment in our current range of orchestral instruments. We have listened to our users, and built an entirely new system from the ground up, defining what we think is a revolutionary novel direction in orchestral pattern-based sampling.

    Minimal would suggest a particular music style, and many of the patterns available in this instrument are very well suited for that style. However, we’d like to stress that this is indeed a very flexible instrument, capable of enhancing a broad range of musical arrangements and compositions in a wide variety of styles. Where Minimal differs from libraries like Tutti and Vivace is in its section-based approach. All phrases are recorded per orchestral section and can be used separately or together and in any combination, allowing for a great deal of variations at your fingertips.

    The first thing that would strike you is the non-apologetic interface style without any gloss. Apart from this being a respectful nod to our Dutch art heritage on the outside, it also very much references the “form follows function” approach that Dutch design is famous for. There are no superfluous elements and we’ve arranged everything in an intuitive way. You have every control in one screen within an uncrowded workspace. You might not suspect it from just looking at it, but there are a lot of complex functionalities at your disposal from this one screen. Discover more about those in the detailed descriptions right here in the user manual and on the tutorial videos available on our website: sonokinetic.net.

    Recordings for Minimal took place in Zlin, Czech Republic, in the same hall and with the same team responsible for recording Tutti and Vivace. The performances have been edited with the same meticulous attention to detail and quality.

    Many innovative functions grace this instrument, mostly under the hood, as we believe that technology is at its best when you don’t notice it. One of the functions that might need a bit more introduction is the harmonic shift function. This element of Minimal can lead to great sounding results and also serve as a very rewarding inspirational tool. So please read and digest the part of this manual dedicated to that function.

    More visibly, and in lieu of popular request, we have found a way to greatly improve the score view. Despite the pixel restrictions of the Kontakt window we’ve managed to squeeze in a clear and accurate score view, although you can still order a digital full-scale copy of the score, if you so desire.

    We, at Sonokinetic BV, are very proud to introduce Minimal to you, and can’t wait to hear the amazing things you, our valued customer base, will produce with it.

    Sonokinetic has established a name as one of the best value & quality sample producers and with this product we’d like to underline that statement. We stick with our unbeatable pricing module and high quality sampling.

    We wish you the best inspiration and creativity.


    With warm regards,
The Sonokinetic Minimal Production Team

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