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“Sea Trumpets” is a virtual musical instrument that’s built with samples of conches. Seashell horns. Conques. Shell trumpets. Conch horns. Triton’s Trumpets. They have many different names, but they’re made of shells of large sea snails and they have been used for thousands of years.
I sampled 35 conches of the collection of “water musician” Reinier Sijpkens, he blew them himself. It took him decades to collect that many, and now he has one of the biggest collections in the world.
“Sea Trumpets” comes with 583 samples of about 30 seconds. Two groups have seamless loops so they sound even longer. Full version of Kontakt 3.5 or higher is required for the Kontakt version but there are SFZ presets as well, for free softsamplers like Sforzando. The instrument will work for 30 minutes in the free Kontakt Player and can’t be deeply edited.
“Sea Trumpets” comes with two presets: Ensemble and Monophonic.
The free version doesn’t have the best samples, it has no release samples, velocity layers or parallel groups, it just has 35% of the samples that were processed with BBE Sonic Maximizer. The full version has more depth, more weight and more space. So, if you like the free version, wait till you get the full one!
You can get the free version using this form or the one in Free Stuff!
2 thoughts on “Sea Trumpets | sampled conches”
This library from Tangent Edge Instruments is a jewel imho!
I’d played it very slow with convolution reverb and it is like a therapy. All stress was gone!
I think it’s an amazing instrument for underscore of nature pictures!
Lovely instrument! A rare sound, programmed nicely. You’re getting a monophonic “solo” instrument and a polyphonic “ensemble” version. Highly recommended.