• Fed up with multi-gigabyte orchestral libraries and convoluted subtractive synthesis plugins?
• Are you playing live keyboards with a laptop and a MIDI controller, and find your sounds just get lost under the guitars and take a long time to load?
• Just looking for some punchy keyboard sounds that simply drop into a mix* and cut through?
Then look no further!
* do learn to mix though
The Alestorm Kontakt Library
is a small selection of keyboard sounds, sampled from the Korg Triton Rack and Korg Kross (which I use live on stage with Alestorm
), for use within Native Instruments' Kontakt plugin or their free Kontakt 5 Player
These sounds are intentionally bright, punchy, and dynamically consistent, and are designed to cut through a dense metal mix making them perfect for folk/power metal. While not as realistic and varied as most huge sample libraries, they are instead intended to sound like a keyboard player playing a real keyboard.
Each of the sounds has been built by me from scratch inside the Triton or Kross, but as the samples technically belong to Korg, I am unable to sell this collection for any money. However, if you use these sounds and would like to show your appreciation for my work, a small PayPal donation of 5 or 10 € (or whatever you choose) would be great!
Download The Alestorm Kontakt Library.zip
1. Download the .zip file above and extract it to a location on your computer.
2. In the Libraries
tab of Kontakt, click the Add Library
button and navigate to the "Alestorm Keyboard Sounds" folder you just extracted.