Soundiron – Cathedral Of Junk (KONTAKT)

By | April 12, 2024


Manufacturer: Tonehammer
Quality: 24 bit; Frequency – 44.1 kHz; Channels – stereo

Austin, Texas is an odd place. So odd in fact, that “Keep Austin Wierd” is virtually the officially recognized slogan of the city itself. The place is packed full of artists and art, musicians and the instruments behind them. In fact, there’s a shop on 6th St, at the heart of downtown Austin, where you can buy a guitar-shaped toilet seat, complete with sunburst finish. Among the strange there are many really interesting and creative people, each exploring and giving back in their own way. Sometimes a guy just wants to build a towering castle of steel, plastic, glass and all manner of other glorious scraps that modern progress and consumption has wrought in his own backyard for over 20 years. And sometimes a guy has to fight for the right to keep what he’s built when the powers that be come along and tell him to tear it all down. Meet Vince Hannemann, the “Junk King”, and welcome to his amazing Cathedral of Junk.

• Located in the South Congress area of Austin, Vince’s Cathedral of Junk rises at least 30 feet into the sky amongst the towering trees in his backyard and probably weighs in at well over 50 tons up to three stories tall. The entire structure is built from a mind-blowing collection of old TVs, car parts, machinery, building materials, appliances and an endless host of scrap, parts, objects, toys and stuff, from commonplace and identifiable to inexplicable and perplexing. In an epic tail of defiance and grit, the local government tried repeatedly to close him down and force him to tear down and haul away the Cathedral, but he refused to back down. After a few years, a few lawyers and some seriously fierce tenacity, Vince prevailed and acquired a proper building permit and with it, the bona fide right to keep on building ever forward and upward.
We met up with a few local friends of Tonehammer for a little field trip and picked, pulled and prodded the structure to find a few dozen unique objects and surfaces to bash some cool sounds out of with drumsticks. This library includes playable multisample instruments of the coolest and most musical oddities we found, edited and programmed with precision for maximum playability and musicality. It covers everything from old cymbals and refrigerators to saw blades and artificial legs, but tried to focus on tonal instruments to provide a broad new palette of expressive tuned percussion. The end result is a grand scrap orchestra, and a fitting tribute to the The Junk King’s Cathedral of Junk. You can also read more about the Cathedral and our recording adventures there by checking out the full pdf manual.

• Recorded at the Cathedral of Junk in Austin, Texas

• Articulations include:
The Junk King Percussion Ensemble
Bent Cymbal
Bike Spokes
Butter Box
Ceramic Jar
Chemical Barrel
Fiberglass Tube
Galvanized Bar
Glass Lamp
Junk Bell
Old Cog
Piano Strings
Plastic Orb
Rusty Box
Saw Blade
Steel Flowers
Tibetan Chime Tree
Tin Can
Warning Sign
Water Cooler
Wind Chimes

• Plus: A large bonus collection of evolving ambient drone instruments
This library will be automatically given as a free gift to all customers who order any item at between now and July 31, 2011.
• 26 Kontakt.nki files
• 498 samples
• 440 MB installed
• 24 bit / 44.1 kHz stereo PCM wav format
• 249 MB (compressed) rar download
• Sample resolution: 44.1Khz / 24Bit stereo .wav
• Format(s): Kontakt and standard open-format wav
• Custom Convolution Reverb Impulses
• Tuned, Untuned and Ensemble Percussion presets
• Powerful Custom Performance and FX Controls
• Bonus Ambiences
• Note: Native Instruments Kontakt 3.5 (or later) full retail versions required.
• Note: The free Kontakt Player does NOT support this product.

Important Note: Native Instruments Kontakt +3.5 full retail versions required for this instrument.

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