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Piotr Nowotnik

www.pmnmusic.com

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Piotr Nowotnik

Piotr (Peter) creates music for games, film and theater drawing from his stylistically diverse experience. Fascinated with rare musical instruments, he is working on encapsulating their sonic uniqueness as Kontakt instruments. "I believe that virtual instruments should be 'organic', naturally playable and aimed at delivering that authentic sonic joy - the same which is felt while playing a real instrument. All those overtones, subtleties and whims of strings, reeds and membranes - I want to capture all of it for others to enjoy..." ~ Piotr Nowotnik www.pmnmusic.com

  1. Tsaaj LT

    Laotian reed instrument

    "Tsaaj LT - Laotian reed instrument" - [v1.0] Tsaaj Nplaim is a rare instrument in the West however a one of the most iconic sound of Laos and SE Asia. Its sound comes from a small brass reed which is common to other instruments of the region, such as Chinese Ba-wu - also harmonica. This FREE library features two patches: *** Legato SIPS - featuring SIPS LEGATO script by Big Bob (RIP!) and true vibrato samples (IMPORTANT: When in the "Legato" patch, please move you modulation wheel to initialise the script before playing the notes.) *** Polyphonic - sampled across the keyboard for more experimental approach to its sound This library is a free sample of my next release - TSAAJ - which will include true staccato, tempo-synced phrase library and other unique sounds of Tsaaj Nplaim! TSAAJ LT demo: https://youtu.be/E1qsqMxONMM All recorded in 24/44. Developed in Kontakt 5.5.2 so you'll need this version or above to use this library. Library will only load in 'demo' mode in the free Kontakt Player. Enjoy! Piotr Nowotnik www.pmnmusic.comRead more…

  2. MOrcDrum

    Out-of-the-box drum band loops!

    Yamaha MO6/8's instrument setting "OrchDrummer" (Orchestral Drummer) is one of the most useful presets if one is into DrumLine/FunkyArmy/Militaria/OgreDance styles and beyond. This instrument is wholeheartedly delivered from those legendary samples including MO's characteristic 'flangy' touch. Demo: https://youtu.be/qpopGEkRVyg?t=50s All samples are mastered separately and assempled into 60 patters. Each pattern consists of 4 loops (snare, BD, timp, cymbal). Total 240 loops, all synchoronised to play along the tempo of your host. *********************** [v1.0] *************************** 1. MOrcDrum is a recording of ‘OrcDrummer’ (Orchestral Drummer) ensemble setting of the YAMAHA MO6 synthesizer. The recording is a hybrid of recordings through the SPDIF and analogue output of the instrument.  Total of 240 loops  120 loops per tempo  4 instrumental loops (snare, bass drum, timpani, cymbal) per ‘pattern’  30 phrases per patch  0.5GB of audio material (uncompressed) - 200MB after NIK own compression 2. Patches MOrcdrum_65: 65BPM – using Time Machine Pro to sync with the host MOrcdrum_100: 100BPM – using Time Machine Pro to sync with the host 3. Layers Each patch consists of total 120 loops recorded in the indicated tempo. Four loops per ‘phrase’. 30 different phrases. Four loops (snare drum, bass drum, timpani, cymbal) are controlled through the ‘Layers’ tab where each of them can be switched on/off or its volume adjusted. 4. Requires a full version of KONTAKT, version 5.5.1 5. Enjoy!!! :) Piotr NowotnikRead more…

  3. Plop!

    Plops! More clicks! SFX!

    A sequel to 'Click!' is here! This gremlin is a logical continuation of the pocket-sized, handy module of pops, clicks and other cartoonish sound bits that will come handy in your productions. Plop! offers a new generous variety of "hi-def" clicks and plops created and collected during my SFX work so far. Added an arpeggiator script for "quasi-trance" pleasure but it can be turned off for 'casual clicking'. Don't be fooled by a nibble-sized file - there will be no spare key on your keyboard without a sample attached to it (6 octaves). Perfect for game buttons, UI elements or just as that extra quirky touch to your percussion. Happy tail-waggling and ears-twitching, everyone! Whisker-picked by Stanley and Adam - enjoy! P. ************************************************************************************** Developed in Kontakt 5.5.1 so you'll need this version or above to use this library. Library will only load in 'demo' mode in the free Kontakt Player. Plop! and Click! demo: https://youtu.be/an3zwjM_wbgRead more…

  4. Dan Moi

    Vietnamese Jaw Harp

    "Dan Moi - Vietnamese Jaw Harp" - [v1.0] Pocket instrument from Vietnam. A small brass membrane hit with a finger and using mouth as a resonator. This is the first iteration focusing on percussive playing. An array of expressive, short, long, simple and more complex sounds packed into two KONTAKT patches: * "JawHarp - ALL" - all sounds spread across 72 keys of your MIDI controller * "JawHarp - VELOMAP" - an experimental approach where sequential samples are stacked as velocity layers. A practical alternative to Round Robin: organic fun when playing live yet easy to lock with a fixed velocity in your DAW. Both patches comes with 'humaniser' and 'arpeggiator' scripts so it might be as fun as playing the real damn thing! By all means, please try out the demo patch before deciding any further. The DEMO file contains twelve samples only and is roughly 10MB. https://youtu.be/UxPV5WD6m84 All recorded in 24/44. Developed in Kontakt 5.5.1 so you'll need this version or above to use this library. Library will only load in 'demo' mode in the free Kontakt Player. Unpacked size: 44MB Enjoy! Piotr Nowotnik www.pmnmusic.com PS: Don't be afraid of tuning it three octaves down for some interesting effects ;)Read more…

  5. Whistle Hole

    Rustic Tin Whistle Humming

    "Whistle Hole - Rustic Tin Whistle Humming" [v1.0] The idea of this sound appealed to me for the first time when recording an experimental soundtrack for a short film - "The Journey" (soundtrack nominated to the "Best Soundtrack Album 2013" awards by Screen Australia/APRA - but better luck next time...) - basically humming/singing into the tin whistle while playing it. Chaotic interference of air and sound waves is always bringing fresh results - no two takes are identical! This library captures that sonic experience: fragile, imperfect yet persistently sustained sound! Haunting yet border-lining with comical. Industrial yet spiritual. Ugly yet beautiful. Left hand: Tin whistle in 'c' "hummed into" an octave below Right hand: Another tin whistle in 'c' plus unison humming The instrument consists of two patches: * polyphonic * legato utilising SIPS Legato Script Happy blowing/humming! Piotr Nowotnik www.pmnmusic.com Video demo: http://youtu.be/ZCyetv2Ftck Developed in Kontakt 5.4.3 so you'll need this version or above to use this library. Library will only load in 'demo' mode in the free Kontakt Player. PS: If you are not afraid of experimental, independent cinematography and kinds of music it attracts, you can still purchase "The Journey" soundtrack on pmn.selz.com ;)Read more…

  6. Säckpipa

    Authentic Swedish Bagpipe

    ***** UPDATE 1.1 RELEASED ***** "Säckpipa - Swedish Bagpipe" is now updated to version 1.1. What's new? * new UI/looks * added FX panel controls * new 'beLow' organ-like patch for extra low piping experience (3 octaves below) * overall revamp! PS: yank the MOD WHEEL to kick-start legato patch on initialisation before playing ;) Patches in version 1.1: Sackpipa - Swedish Bagpipe Sackpipa - beLow Sackpipa - Chromatic Sackpipa - drOne Sackpipa - Legato ****************************************************** [v 1.0] Swedish Bagpipe ('Säckpipa') is a little known traditional Scandinavian instrument. This particular one has been hand-crafted from unique combination of olive tree wood. Säckpipa fits well with indoor "chamber" settings - it is strong enough to match a medium vocal group yet not too overpowering for an acoustic combo with guitar, harp or a zither (or a hurdy-gurdy! ;) ). It is a single-reed instrument with its drone open "E" matching the octave of its 'closed' chanter (both 'pipes' use practically identical reeds). I also managed to capture its unique 'flutter/tremolo' ornament available only for some parts of the chanter. These are available in patch' highest velocity layer (more about velocity layers below). This library includes four patches (chanters includes three expressive velocity layers): * Sackpipa - Swedish Bagpipe: Instrument sampled in its natural scale of E/A - every note has been sampled accordingly including characteristic three-hole drone; * Sackpipa - Swedish Bagpipe CHROM: As above but with more notes added for more melodic/tonal flexibility in you project! * Sackpipa - Swedish Bagpipe CHANTER LEGATO: Just a chanter (extended with chromatic notes) and "equipped" with a legato script - ### PLEASE NOTE: MOVE YOUR MODWHEEL ONCE THIS PATCH IS LOADED TO "KICK-START" THE SCRIPT ### * Sackpipa - Swedish Bagpipe DRONE (whimsically called Dr.One): Just a drone - extended, twisted, lowered, didgeridoo'ed - but also including the original three notes. For a pure droning pleasure... ******************************************************************************************** The instrument is using three velocity layers assigned to a different levels of performance expressiveness: * LOW velocity gives us smooth natural note * MEDIUM velocity gives us more attack with a slight touch of grace notes * HIGH velocity gives us more 'grace note' kick with a dash of tremolo "flutter" (characteristic ornamentation) + characteristic 'gliss' in higher registers Please note that the Sackpipa is a very temperamental instrument thus slight intonation fluctuations are a part of its natural characteristics - I wanted to preserve these as well so it is all in there! Original Sackpipa is using a combination of close fingering (all finger closed - opening only the note you want to hear) and open fingering (exactly the opposite - i.e. flute) so across the chanter one needs to use different approach to a different note - henceforth some notes are more prone to glissando, grace notes, tremolo etc. - I aimed at recording all those nuances and putting them together for an authentic Swedish Bagpipe fun :) I also would like to mention that this is the very first library of Swedish Bagpipe in E/A for Kontakt. I can't believe no one ever sampled this "cute" yet powerful instrument before! Thank you all for your support. Enjoy! Piotr (Peter) Nowotnik www.pmnmusic.com peter@pmnmusic.com Developed in Kontakt 5.4.2 so you'll need this version or above to use this library. Library will only load in 'demo' mode in the free Kontakt Player. ******************************************************************************************** SPECIAL THANKS TO ROBERT VILLWOCK FOR HIS AMAZING SIPS SCRIPT! ******************************************************************************************** * Requires full version of Kontakt "Sackpipa" with "Lira Korbowa" I & II: https://soundcloud.com/pmn-music-creations/sackpipa_and_hurdygurdy "TRADITIONAL" demo: https://soundcloud.com/pmn-music-creations/sackpipa-swedish-bagpipe-kontakt-library-demo-i "FUSION" demo: https://soundcloud.com/pmn-music-creations/sackpipa-swedish-bagpipe-kontakt-library-demo-ii Old video of me playing this particular set (sorry for a messy background!) http://youtu.be/rzgzOVzS_14Read more…

  7. Click!

    Clicks! Buttons! SFX!

    ***** UPDATE 1.1 RELEASED ***** * improved mapping * new FX tab * few minor bugs corrected (v1.1 requires Kontakt 5.5.1) ************************************************************ Nothing more, nothing less but a generous selection of "hi-def" click/button sounds created and collected during my SFX work so far. Added an arpeggiator script for "quasi-trance" pleasure but it can be turned off for 'casual clicking'. Don't be fooled by a nibble-sized file - there will be no spare key on your keyboard without a sample attached to it (6 octaves). Perfect for game buttons, UI elements or just as that extra quirky touch to your percussion. Happy tail-waggling and ears-twitching, everyone! Whisker-picked by Adam the Rattie - enjoy! P. ************************************************************************************** Developed in Kontakt 5.5.1 so you'll need this version or above to use this library. Library will only load in 'demo' mode in the free Kontakt Player. Plop! and Click! demo: https://youtu.be/an3zwjM_wbg SC DEMO: https://soundcloud.com/pmn-music-creations/click-buttonsclickssfx/s-XkwMxRead more…

  8. Lira Korbowa III - burDron

    Authentic Polish Hurdy-gurdy

    "Lira Korbowa III - burdRon" [v1.0] *** a.k.a. Medieval Synthesizer *** This instrument is compiled entirely from re-tuned "bourdon" strings (drones) of a Polish Hurdy-gurdy. The original recorded Lira is normally tuned in C/G however, for this Kontakt library, each of its drones has been retuned and recorded in 24bit depth for more authentic sound. All sounds in this third instalment of "Lira Korbowa - Authentic Polish Hurdy-gurdy" library are organically extracted from the instrument built by Stanislaw Wyzykowski - one of the pioneers of hurdy-gurdy revival. No preservatives or frozen imports here! All content in the series is captured by the set of three microphones: * condenser - positioned above the instrument and essential to catch all those wandering overtones, * piezo-ceramic - sitting tightly near the bridge and ensuring that this ancient wood is not vibrating in vain! * silver bullet - roaming where necessary to get the most unique experience: from depths of the body to the hinges of tangent box! ****************************************************************************** thanks to Alraun (KSP-AudioSex Academy) for his filter script! ****************************************************************************** The keyboard is divided into three zones: Left: processed double "D" stretched across one octave for extra low drone Middle: drones including chromatic notes Right: natural harmonics relayed into a playable chromatic keyboard Velocity layers controls the friction: from slow wheel turning when a string is barely making a sound to high speeds when string is almost losing its grip on the wheel! Harmonics have its natural sound divided into two velocity layers: low - for natural sounds; top - for vibrato (yes! harmonics + vibrato :) ) Also, don't be surprised if some TOP velocities will 'stall' the string! That what's happening if wheel is turned too fast - a harmonic chaos I couldn't help to capture :) This and more sonic surprises inside - just like with a real hurdy-gurdy. * 4 round robins - for more organic hurdy-vibe! * including all hurdy-gurdy grittiness! knocks, squeaks, imperfections * on average, 16 samples per drone notes, 8 samples per harmonic note * one single patch that cover it all * authentic sound without over-stretching the original recordings Ever dreamed about your own Medieval Synthesizer? This is it. I wish you all a lot of fun with the "burdDron"! Until next instalment. Piotr Nowotnik March 2015 - Melbourne, Australia ************************************************************************************** Developed in Kontakt 5.4.3 so you'll need this version or above to use this library. Library will only load in 'demo' mode in the free Kontakt Player. Video demo below.Read more…

  9. Lira Korbowa II - buzzDog

    Authentic Polish Hurdy-gurdy

    "Lira Korbowa II - buzzDog" - [v1.0] Tempo-synced loops, SFX and percussive sounds of hurdy-gurdy All sounds in this second instalment of "Lira Korbowa - Authentic Polish Hurdy-gurdy" library are organically extracted from the instrument built by Stanislaw Wyzykowski - one of the pioneers of hurdy-gurdy revival. No preservatives or frozen imports here! All content in the series is captured in 24-bit depth by the set of three microphones: * condenser - positioned above the instrument and essential to catch all those wandering overtones, * piezo-ceramic - sitting tightly near the bridge and ensuring that this ancient wood is not vibrating in vain! * silver bullet - roaming where necessary to get the most unique experience: from depths of the body to the hinges of tangent box! "buzzDog" library is dedicated entirely to delivering the percussive aspect of hurdy-gurdy. This pack is comprised of two main elements: 1. buzzDog - The Loop Host-synchronised loops of trompette - also called chien (fr. "dog") - a small wooden bridge, resting on the soundboard with merely a pressure of a string, without being permanently attached or glued. The technique required to induce a rhythmical vibration against the soundboard relies on sudden attacks (accents) while turning the wheel. A trompette string is usually tuned in unison with a melodic string but its pitch is constant. Here, the Loop also delivers something that can't be easily achieved on a single hurdy-gurdy: the trompette string, originally tuned in G, has been extended to include all twelve notes. So to play a chord using trompette sound you need at least three hurdy-players with each one tuned differently or you can just drop a coin for the buzzDog. This mechanism originates from late medieval period when Hurdy-gurdy was considered to be missing that percussive element needed for dance music. Necessity is the mother of invention thou. Trompette is to be found only in a hurdy-gurdy. Loops are recorded in 80 and 120 BPM and variations of rhythmical patterns are spread across two to four velocity layers. All loops are using Time Machine Pro so they are easily syncing the tempo with your host. Loop patches are also divided into square (2, 4) triangular (3, 6) and pentagonal time signatures. Why not cranking up (pun intended) the tempo to 240 and play 2/4 over the 4/4? For all those bored with regular rhythms, I added my personal favorite: 5/8 beat. There is a 'preview' patch including all time signatures across the keyboard for those who like to bend, chop and break the pattern. 2. buzzDog - Percussion/SFX No mirrors, no smoke - percussion sounds obtained from knocking, bending, stretching, turning, squeezing and bouncing bits and pieces of the instrument. Very unorthodox; and if you are a purist, you should stay away from this part ;) . All the sounds are very organic - delivering the very essence of structural frailty of a hurdy-gurdy -so many things could have go wrong during this recording! Luckily, all I lost was only one string... While most of those sounds will work as a very unique percussion kit, the SFX section in nothing like your grandma's hurdy-gurdy: samples folder contain files with whimsical names such as "angry donkey", "panting dog" or "techno bee" and so are the sounds: like a box of unearthly delights and noisy creatures. Video demo below. Ever dreamed about your own Steampunk Hurdy-gurdy? This is it. I wish you all a lot of fun with the "buzzDog"! Until next instalment. Piotr Nowotnik February 2015 - Melbourne, Australia ************************************************************************************** Developed in Kontakt 5.4.3 so you'll need this version or above to use this library. Library will only load in 'demo' mode in the free Kontakt Player. Patches in 1.0: buzzDog - Perc Low buzzDog - Perc Nat buzzDog - SFX buzzDog - The Loop 80TM 2+4 buzzDog - The Loop 80TM 3+6 buzzDog - The Loop 80TM 5 buzzDog - The Loop 80TM ALL buzzDog - The Loop 120TM 2+4 buzzDog - The Loop 120TM 3+6 buzzDog - The Loop 120TM 5 buzzDog - The Loop 120TM ALL www.pmnmusic.com peter@pmnmusic.com PS: below SoundCloud demo is created using sounds from "buzzDog" and "Starter" libraries exclusively. You can still grab you "Lira Korbowa I - Starter" here: http://sampleism.com/piotrnowotnik/lira1Read more…

  10. Lira Korbowa I - Starter

    Authentic Polish Hurdy-gurdy

    ***** UPDATE 1.1 RELEASED ***** "Lira Korbowa I - Starter" is an official update to my initial "Lira Korbowa - Pack I" release. What's new? * new UI/looks * more responsive attack times for chanter notes * multiFX controls * new 'extended' patch + legato chanter * new 'beLow' organ-like patch for extra low droning experience (2 octaves below) * a selection of percussive bonus samples from upcoming 'buzzDog' added! * overall revamp! PS: yank the MOD WHEEL to kick-start legato patch on initialisation ;) Patches in version 1.1: Lira Korbowa - Starter Lira Korbowa - Starter - beLow Lira Korbowa - Starter - Extended Lira Korbowa - Starter - ExtendedChanterLegato Lira Korbowa - Starter - Lydian - Bonus Perc ****************************************************** A micro library "Lira Korbowa - Pack I" for Kontakt - custom-built Polish hurdy-gurdy - in its first reiteration features 1.5 octave of melodic strings sampled together with C/F drones in Lydian mode, as well as its original C drone with melodic strings sampled separately for more melodic flexibility. This is an authentic recording of my instrument - sampled with very little post-processing for higher authenticity and to preserve its genuine overtones. "Lira Korbowa - Pack One" is the first instalment of hurdy-gurdy collection I am planning to release gradually: starting from simple, playable patches - delivering the authentic sonic enjoyment of this unique instrument - to more complex extended techniques and unique playing styles. It is said that "there are no two hurdy-gurdies with identical sound" - I want to make this a tagline for this collection... Having in mind that on an actual hurdy-gurdy, we will hear 'open melodic string' in the keyboard's 'resting' state, I have placed "open-G" just 5th apart from the drone so your left pinky can hold the drone and your thumb press 'Open G' whenever 'all melodic notes are released' - this is a very practical approach to tackling the HG technique :) I recorded key-attack noise and all the hurdy-gurdy noises without 'synthesizing it' - these key 'clicks' you hear are the real thing! Thank you all for your support. Developed in Kontakt 5.4.1 so you'll need this version or above to use this library. Library will only load in 'demo' mode in the free Kontakt Player. Piotr (Peter) Nowotnik www.pmnmusic.com peter@pmnmusic.com * Requires full version of Kontakt short "lydian" demo: https://soundcloud.com/pmn-music-creations/hurdy-gurdy-patch-for-ni-kontakt short "chromatic" demo: https://soundcloud.com/pmn-music-creations/lira-korbowa-pack-i-chromatic-hurdy-gurdy-for-kontakt few clips of the original instrument: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7156IUdKpU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsP5GR4wuDkRead more…

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