Smooth sustained strings

Designed for creating lush, ethereal backdrops and chords: Arctic Strings is a sustained strings instrument that’s housed in our powerful sample-based-synth engine, Mirage (a VST/AU plugin that is included for free). The whole string section was recorded playing long sustained notes both softly and loudly; we turned this into a single, uncomplicated virtual instrument with controllable dynamics. Furthermore, you can shape the sound to fit your track by using Mirage’s features, such as attack, release, reverb, and tuning.

Included are 42 presets featuring both realistic ways of using strings, as well as diverse sound design. This product is the dead-simple solution for adding warm, delicate, atmospheric tones to your track; either by itself or alongside other string libraries.

If you are a Kontakt user, you might consider the Kontakt version of this product.


Unique sampled-instruments bundle for Mirage

Expand your sonic palette with this collection of creative instruments. Featuring unique multi-sampled instruments and sound design, this collection of products will allow you to set yourself apart from the clichés.

All of these products work inside our sample-based-synth Mirage, which is a VST/AU plugin that is included for free. This single control-hub is used to load any of the libraries. It has a 3-layer structure to allow for easy sound-blending, as well as all the features you’d expect from a modern synth: envelopes, filters, loop settings, EQ and a rack of effects. Each product in this bundle also comes with a set of production-ready presets. Mirage has a unified browser that allows for easy loading of any preset from any Mirage library, as well as inspiring randomisation options.

We’ve selected this set of products for their complementary nature and put them into a bundle for your convenience. There is no bundle discount. Alternatively, you can add any products that you like to your cart individually.

This product has been superseded by a new version that uses our custom VST/AU engine, Mirage. It features all of the sounds of Dual Music Box and more, each re-edited and improved. Get Music Box Suite here. If you already own Dual Music Box you can get the new version for a discount. See the Music Box Suite page for info. Dual Music Box is a Kontakt instrument consisting of 2 multisampled music boxes. These 2 music boxes are complemented by a small collection of other sounds, designed to blend well with the music box tones. Each patch contains 3 layers, the 1st layer is the Victorian Music Box, the 2nd is a tiny, bright music box and the 3rd varies between patches, for example, glockenspiel/ synth strings/ string pluck. If you enjoyed the free Victorian Music box, but want more options for realism and sound design, then Dual Music box is perfect for you. This product requires the paid version of Kontakt.

Free multi-sampled music box VST/AU

Create realistic music box melodies and explore organic sound design with this free VST/AU. It consists of a multi-sampled victorian music box housed in our sample-based synthesiser, Mirage. This music box has a charming, mysterious sound to it – ideal for both cinematic music and adding an organic character to electronic music. Mirage offers a powerful yet easy-to-use set of features for manipulating the sound. Music Box Suite Free comes with 12 presets ranging from realistic music box sounds to keys and pads.

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Realistic music boxes and sound design VST/AU

A tool for both realistic music box composition and for intriguing sound design, this VST/AU features a unique set of music box sounds that will expand your sonic palette. Music Box Suite is powered by our VST/AU sample-based synthesis engine, Mirage. This engine houses the 2 multi-sampled music boxes and the complementary set of samples that make up Music Box Suite. Mirage is the ideal playground for these sounds; they can be layered, filtered, tuned and processed to your precise needs. This product comes with 40 production-ready presets ranging from realistic music box instruments to keys and ambient textures.

Music Box Suite is based on the samples from our old Kontakt library, Dual Music Box. Each sample has been re-edited and remastered. New sounds have been added and new presets made. If you own Dual Music Box you can get a discount on this product. See below for details.

The Chordophones is a Kontakt instrument made from multisampled plucked and hammered strings. It is an interesting and creative sound design instrument that features 6 different sounds that can be layered together. As well interesting sound design, it's capable of producing lively and realistic dulcimer-like or lyre-like tones. It comes with a sequencer which is excellent at making hybrid-organic rhythms and arpeggiations. This product requires the paid version of Kontakt.
This product has been superseded by a new and improved free product, Music Box Suite Free. It features re-edited and improved version of all of the sounds of Victorian Music Box, and it is housed in our VST/AU engine Mirage, meaning Kontakt is no longer needed. Victorian Music Box is a multi-sampled antique music box for Kontakt. The sound is dark and mysterious, perfect for a cinematic style. The instrument is very tweakable with attack/release and low/high EQ controls. Included is a convolution reverb effect with a selection of unusual impulses. The winding-up sound and the mechanical 'whir' are also included in the library. This product requires the paid version of Kontakt.
Arctic Strings is a lush cinematic strings library designed from the ground up for easy to use ambient sustained strings. It features flexible scripted legato and portamento/glissando. The interface is built around the northern lights, as you play the strings, the aurora swells and flows to the sound. The library is quite unlike anything else, it offers an unique inspiration experience and is perfect for atmospheric and ambient strings. This product requires the paid version of Kontakt. See Arctic Strings: Mirage for a VST/AU version.