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THE BENDS is the second release in the Creative Differences series, a percussion instrument library that focuses on quality, organic percussion sounds recorded and designed for the Kontakt user.


Following in the footsteps of HUMDRUM it features a collection of all things metal - gongs, cymbals, gamelan, triangles, and miscellaneous household items, struck, scraped and bowed while being immersed in water. 

A Sample Library of Metal Gongs Cymbals and Plates

An array of metal gongs, cymbals & plates played while being immersed in water.

  • 30 Kontakt patches

  • 24bit 96kHz Multisamples (750 samples)

  • 1.4GB Core Library
    (0.7GB via lossless compression)


Note: Requires Full Version Kontakt 5.3.1 or higher

Not compatible with free Kontakt Player

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Only US$39

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Here's what Sara Simms wrote for Ask.Video

I think music producers and sound designers will find this collection of samples inspiring and unique. I could see this sample library being useful to those who are looking for original effects for their music or sound libraries. Its also great for producers who like to modify and tweak their own samples, rather than simply using a pre-made collection of samples. Worth looking into this cool collection of sounds. 

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THE BENDS Highlights

  • 30 patches of otherworldly pitch bends, underwater rhythms and hits make for a very evocative library for the adventurous music creator.

  • 750 samples (up to a minute long) recorded at 24-96 kHz with contact and stereo microphones.

  • Each patch allows for much manipulation with pitch, echo, reverb, shaping, arpeggiator and stutter key.

  • Rhythmic patches are bpm'd.

  • Most patches have velocity sensitivity assigned to the mod wheel. This gives even more flexibility in shaping rhythms when ARP (arpeggiator) is switched on. 

The BENDS Tutorial...

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