SonoKinetic Steelpan Buy Online

SonoKinetic Steelpan

SonoKinetic Steelpan Buy Online

SonoKinetic Steelpan Buy Online

SonoKinetic Steelpan Buy Online

Gary Trotman Steelasophical review

Traditional is the operative description. The sampled steeldrum is representative of Steelpans made pre-1970 and has very little resemblance to the modern or latter day steelpan instrument. Curious to know who did the research and advised them on this final sound library… could have been and could still be so much more!!

We at Steelasophical are very used to midi programming with Steeldrums as back in the late 1990 we produced the Midi Steelpan concept albums PanBrassOrama. We used at the time a Yamaha sound card and CakeWalkPro (version 6)

Its a shame more up to date steelpan samples were not used, as I believe this would be an amazing production tool. Also, to have sampled multiple instruments with varied harmonics would have helped add an air of authenticity and uniqueness.

SonoKinetic Steelpan is our take on the Steel Drum or Steelpan popularised by the people of Trinidad and Tobago. A tropical joy emanates from every touch of this beautiful instrument. Steelpans are handcrafted from the wealth of oil barrels that proliferate the Island State. They are a low-tech by-product of big industry and a testament to the creativity of whoever it first was that heard the music in these barrels and started to tune and cultivate them into the musical instrument of today.

The unique sound that is produced by striking the tuned parts of the instrument is very rich in overtones, especially on louder hits, where the whole instrument oscillates and resonates with the actual tine hit.

Steelpan is captured using five microphones, a stereo set up on the balcony, another stereo set at about a meter and a half distance slanted above the instrument, and a close mic below the instrument, giving you ample opportunity to mix the sound to your liking.

With a beautifully crafted themed user interface designed by Ryo Ishido, we are very proud and pleased to present to you the next step in our traditional music cultural heritage, “Steelpan”

Sonokinetic ‘sticks’ with its unbeatable pricing module and high quality sampling, we are really happy with how Steelpan turned out and we hope you will share in our enthusiasm for this instrument and it brings you a broad smile every time you play it.

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The Interface

All of the controls for Steelpan are featured on the main Kontakt UI.

These include:

Hand /

Wool /

Rubber mallet /

EQ controls

Microphone mixing

RR selection and tuning

Convolution reverb and tremolo.

Mallet Selection

Click on the graphic of either hand, wool or rubber mallet to choose the method that the steelpan is struck.

Hand playing has the softest timbre, wool is a medium strike and rubber produces the hardest and most defined tone.

Steelpan Tutorial

Back in the day.. Our Steelpan concept album PanBrassOrama was produced using the following on a windows PC

Yamaha SW60XG sound board card

Cakewalk pro Version 6

Yamaha SW60GX Sound Card used for PanBrassOrama