Soundiron releases Cosmic Hand Pans


Soundiron announced their latest release: Cosmic Hand Pans.  This steel handpan collection is available now for $45 (regular price $59) until August 2nd. It’s NKS compatible and works in the free Kontakt Player or the full version of Kontakt 6.2.2 or later.  More details from Soundiron below.

Cosmic Hand Pans is your complete steel handpan virtual instrument collection. We’ve partnered with instrument-maker Grahm Doe of Hapi Drum to capture a classic D minor handpan in exquisite detail, as well as a pair of unusual hybrids that each have an utterly unique sonic flavor you won’t hear anywhere else. The traditional handpan has a distinctively dark, warm, mellow tone, with a ghostly and ethereal resonance rich with harmonic overtones. We recorded it with fingerpads and fingertips, as well as small soft rubber mallets and jazz brushes to give you plenty of sonic options.

Next we sampled two unique specimens resulting from Grahm’s quest to meld steel hand pans and tongue drums into a unified instrument. The first mutation is a Prototype fusion of a standard tongue drum and a handpan resonator face that was the first step on his blow-torch and pneumatic-hammer driven journey. It has a brash, plucky steel drum quality with intense and chaotic overtones. The durable steel tongues allow for much more aggressive articulations, including soft and hard rubber mallets and metal rods.


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