Saxomaphonium

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A Hybrid Kontakt instrument

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Product Overview

Look, I know everyone hates saxophones. And with good reason. Excluding Colin Stetsons amazing work, and Tom Waits of course, I also tend toward hating on saxophones myself.

​But is it really fair to judge an instrument by it's past misdemeanors ? Can the sax be rehabilitated and made sexy again ?

Here at Sound Dust we say HELL YES!

So, SAXOMAPHONIUM is a hybrid Kontakt instrument hewn from layers of baritone and alto sax plus two ancient wind powered reed organs. It takes un-cool elements, records them nicely and then re-imagines them into something entirely new.

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What's inside?

  • Saxophone  x 2 - 4 octaves of baritone and alto saxophone long looped notes - 6 velocity layers
  • Tape Saxophone - 4 octaves of baritone and alto saxophone long looped notes - brutalised through Roland Chorus Echo RE501 for lots of wow and flutter - 6 velocity layers
  • Honk - 4 octaves of baritone and alto saxophone staccato notes  - 5 velocity layers
  • Harmonium - binaurally recorded portable harmonium with looped BPM synced bellows pumping.
  • Pump Organ - binaurally recorded church style pump organ.
  • 1140 24bit samples = 2.46GB with Native Instruments propriety compression
  • Note Jitter - randomises note on/off timing , velocity values and tuning between articulations
  • Chord and Key quantise - selectable to fix scale and chord type across all keys
  • Sample start and loop length control per articulation
  • All controls fully automatable
  • BPM synced pan and volume modulation per articulation
  • BPM synced vibrato and chorus per articulation
  • 24 custom convolution reverbs per articulation
  • 4 insert effects - dirt, eq, rotor, phaser and master algorithmic reverb
  • 2 send effects - delay and algorithmic reverb
  • Keyboard Velocity and Round Robin modelling page
  • 55 instrument snapshots 
  • Handy build in instructions in RTFM page

Overview

THE COMPONENTS

  • Looped baritone and alto long notes
  • Tape treated, looped baritone and alto long notes
  • Honking goose sax staccatos
  • BPM synced looping harmonium hand pumped notes
  • Deep wheezy foot pumped room organ

With a deep but manageable Kontakt engine the SAXOMAPHONIUM creates a new reed/metal/wood based palette that can cover a surprisingly wide range of stunning possibilities.

File under.
Michael Nyman post-baroque maxi/minimalisms, undulating cinematic Zimmer beds, Goran Bregovic Balkan wedding/funeral knees-up, pseudo orchestral epic sweep-scapes. Definitely not Baker Street.

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