skybox Audio Hammers + Waves – Prepared KONTAKT
We all have our go-to pianos and keyboards, but this collection of 10 modern instruments adds an entirely new dimension. Captured by humans but being played by robots, (yes indeed, robots!) allows each key to have the same 16 dynamic layers resulting in a smooth playing experience and unrivaled realism.
Skybox Audio has created a sonic playground where even the most seasoned sound designers will have an absolute ball! There are a whole wealth of effects and even a built-in granular synth! With all of this content in mind, will Hammers + Waves become your new go-to for all things keyboard?
Hammers + Waves has an extraordinary amount of content. If you are looking for a collection of various keyboard or mallet-based instruments, this is a great collection full of impeccable sampling.
If you want to take it further with almost infinite sound design capabilities, then this is one hundred percent for you. I have spent hours just playing around with Hammer+Waves, creating not only weird and wonderful sounds but absolutely beautiful cinematic sounds.
This is an instrument full of incredible sounds and enormous, never-ending possibilities. Well thought out, well presented and just all-around fantastic.
Take things in a new direction with Hammers + Waves Prepared. The collection includes a grand piano with felt woven between the hammers and strings to soften dynamics, and a vintage pianette muted with gaffer tape for a unique alternative to the typical pizzicato pluck.
Why A Robot?
Captured By Proprietary Robotic automation
Using robotic precision allowed us to capture the true response of these instruments in incredible detail. 16 velocity layers per key are determined by the force applied to the key itself, not an estimation based on amplitude. The result is a playing experience that is freakishly true to the feel and response of the original instrument.
More Than Another Piano
Capturing the original instruments in stunning detail with precision robotics delivers an unprecedented playing experience. But REAL is only the beginning. Ignite your creativity with an elevated playback engine that features completely innovative sound shaping tools.
Deep Granular Synthesis Engine
The world’s first Deep Granular Synth, SWARM gives you the power to generate modern, unique textures. From beautifully cinematic atmospheres to grinding chaotic drones, get inspired.
Motion / Arpeggiation Engine
Organic in motion. An arpeggiator designed especially for acoustic keyboard instruments, FRACTALS delivers musical rhythmic movement with a truly innovative and flexible feature set.
Highly Curated Instant Inspiration
No throw aways here. The 500 meta-tagged easily tweak-able presets in Hammers + Waves were created by industry acclaimed sound designers responsible for some of the most cutting edge sounds in music today.
- Free Kontakt Player or Full Kontakt version 6.0.0 or higher
- Mac OS X 10.13 or later
- Windows 7 or later
- At least 4 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended)
- 12.1 GB (Prepared Bundle)