Sonic Zest - The Complete Collection - Kontakt Library
In our Kontakt Library Series, we take a look at a range of different and interesting Kontakt libraries, from all kinds of developers – from the biggest players in the business to small studios developing quirky and unusual instruments.
Sonic Zest is a boutique studio that creates a range of interesting and eclectic Kontakt instruments for the retail version (not the free Kontakt Player) of Kontakt 4 or 5. In this video, ADSR’s Stephen Ellestad explores a variety of unique instruments from the Sonic Zest Complete Collection. The instruments are also available as individual instruments or – for some – in a number of smaller bundles, via the Sonic Zest website.
In this tutorial, Stephen demonstrates such instruments as the Acoustic E-Bow, African Tube Percussion, Moroccan hand drums, Himalayan Water Bowls and Vietnamese Lithophones – even an interesting instrument made entirely from the mechanical sounds of an antique typewriter.
Most instruments in the collection include multiple .nki files for different sound design or performance approaches. Sonic Zest’s simple but well-recorded sample instruments are an affordable way to add different libraries and sound elements to your production library.