Sonokinetic releases Sleigh Bells free Kontakt library

By | 2016-11-07T13:48:45+00:00 November 14th, 2013|Free Kontakt Instruments|

sleigh-bellsSonokinetic has released Sleigh Bells, a free Christmas themed sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Sonokinetic brings you this treat, free for anyone to enjoy, but no less powerful than our paid-for libraries. We figured it’s a time for giving presents, and we wanted to thank all of you for the 5 years you kept Sonokinetic going strong, and growing to the company it is today…Thank You!

So for this special package, we donned our comedy Santa hats and recorded 6 different sizes of sleigh bells, ranging from just one bell to a 25 bell stick. The samples were captured using apogee hardware and a violet audio flamingo stereo microphone.

We’re providing loops in two tempi. Using Kontakt’s Time Machine function and our in-house developed ITM (Intelligent Tempo Mapping) the loops will adapt to your carol seamlessly. We have captured two meters (3/4 and 4/4) and two feels… straight(ish) called ‘trot’ and a shuffle-feel ‘gallop’ which Rudolph tells us keeps him in perfect sync with the other reindeer.

We’ve also captured a sleigh full of single hits, to create a set of round robins for maximum realism… that’s between 23 and 41 different hits per instrument.



  • One Kontakt 4 & One Kontakt 5 patch spanning:
  • 6 different Sleigh bells
  • 25 bell sleigh bell
  • 21 bell sleigh bell
  • 17 bell sleigh bell
  • 13 bell sleigh bell
  • 6 bell sleigh bell
  • 1 bell sleigh bell
  • Loops in two tempi, two meters and two feels
  • Loop length up to 25 seconds, average around 10
  • Up to 41 Round Robins per multisample
  • 300+ samples. (about 500 Mb sample content) in 24 bit 44.1 kHz aiff format
  • Royalty and copyright free content license.
  • Sleigh bells Reference manual (pdf).
  • Artwork: “Sleigh Bells” DVD cover. Designed by Sonokinetic
  • Free Christmas spirit included
  • Format: All files in 44.1 kHz, 24bit aiff format.
  • Programmed for Kontakt 4.2.4 & Kontakt 5 (FULL VERSION ONLY! not compatible with the free Kontakt Player!)

In order to download this Kontakt library, registration at Sonokinetic is required.

More info: Sleigh Bells free Kontakt library

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