Flintpope is one of the busiest developers in the past. I mentioned each of his recent Reaktor 6 instruments ensemble but now he has something interesting for Ableton Live and Native Instruments Kontakt. The developer announced the release of Crystal Goblets & Eugene, a new sample library in collaboration with Animus Invidious of PerforModule. Crystal Goblets features the sounds of crystal wine goblets for Ableton Live’s Simpler and Sampler. Eugene is designed for Kontakt and offers 7 variations on the samples.
I was living in Eugene, Oregon, USA, in 2005. I borrowed a set of crystal wine goblets of various sizes from the musician “Disharmony of the Spheres” (which she would play in her live setup with a violin bow). Each of them I filled with water and tuned, recording every chromatic note possible with each goblet, in the top floor of an old wooden house. The samples have an eerie quality, with each particular goblet having its own character, sometimes with a rubbing or squeaking sound also emerging which adds to the creepy atmosphere.
The Ableton Instrument includes every one of the samples pitched to be able to play with any MIDI instrument in-key, perfect for ambient soundscapes. It’s divided into five main groupings of notes to select between, so is basically 5 full instruments in one.I hit up Nick to see if he wanted to collaborate on an instrument, and these samples which i had not released publicly yet seemed like a great option.”
“Animus and I have been aware of each others work for a while now so it was cool when he asked me to collab on an Ableton instrument of his. However, my enthusiasm lately has taken me into wiring-up Native Instruments Kontakt and Reaktor ensembles so we agreed I’d do an NI partner instrument to his goblets samples called Eugene.
The controls are: sample start, A and R, filter cutoff and resonance, 2 LFOs, one a multi and the other either a sine or a square depending on preset, chorus, delay and reverb. Don’t move or delete the items named KGM_…nkr and nkc or the Resources folder as Eugene uses these to create the GUI and find the samples.”
The instrument pack is available for download from the Isotonik Studios website for free.
Available here: Crystal Goblets & Eugene