Sonic Zest presents… Kora – a 21-string harp from Mali. This is the only dedicated deeply-sampled Kora sample library available. We spent a freezing cold Friday in January with the renowned Kora player Josh Doughty, meticulously sampling his West African harp in a London studio. There’s literally nothing else that sounds like it.
We set out to build a synthesiser, within Kontakt, where deeply sampled electric guitar harmonics act as the oscillators and a powerful engine with a beautiful GUI allows you to modulate your sounds and create interesting textures.
We took a Fender Telecaster and a Les Paul and recorded octave tremolos across their full range. What you get when you spread this across a keyboard and start playing chords is an absolute monsoon of lush textures and a torrential rainstorm of nanoscopic details that beautifully weave in and out. This is absolute ear […]
Sonic Zest presents… The Ambient Cinematic String Theory Collection. This is truly one of those instances where something is better than the sum of its individual parts. We’ve been recording and releasing electric and acoustic guitar libraries for Kontakt for over 6 years. For the first time we have taken all of our guitar libraries and wrapped them together inside […]