Tonehammer Waterphone Sound Library

This is a video of the Tonehammer Waterphone sound library.

Tonehammer Waterphone contains 2.903 samples recorded with a variety of bows, a huge set of mallets, metal devices, hands and other contraptions. The library also contains a variety of more experimental patches, including boiled water at four different temperature levels, hydrophone recordings (underwater microphones in the waterphone), magnets on waterphone tines and filling waterphone with metal nails and other goodies.

All playable mallet programs contain 10 velocity layer – 10 round robin for maximum playability. In addition Waterphone contains a bonus set of waterphone ambiences (note: Kontakt 3 only) made by Steven Tavaglione (Instrumentalist and Sound Designer; Wall-E, American Beauty, CSI, Supernatural and 100s other movies/shows/games).

Details below.

If you’ve used Tonehammer Waterphone, leave a comment with your thoughts/ratings!

  • $89 (introduction offer – goes $99 on 3/22/09)
  • Bowing (no water) Slow, Medium, Fast FX
  • Bowing sweep (water) Slow, Medium, Fast FX
  • Bowing 2-note legato
  • Bowing Sustain (with and without water)
  • Bowing Staccato
  • Bowing FX grinding w/ tine buzz (with and without water)
  • Bowing FX w/ magnets
  • Bowing FX w/ hydrophone (underwater mic)
  • Bowing FX w/vocals
  • Bowing FX boiling at four different temperature levels
  • Mallet Rubber (6-7 velocity layers – 6 round robin) at +16 tines
  • Mallet Metal (6-7 velocity layers – 6 round robin) at +8 tines
  • Hand Played “Metal Tabla” (10 velocity layers – 10 round robin) bottom and top
  • Wooden Mallet (6-7 velocity layers – 6 round robin) at +20 tines
  • Hydro Mallets (6 round robin) at +20 tines
  • Rubber, Metal and Wooden Mallet Sweeps (Slow, Medium, Fast)
  • Waterphone Ambiences (Kontakt 3 only) by Steven Tavaglione
  • Hydro-Vocal drones, phrases and more…
  • Recorded with custom Neumann in studio (excluding wild FX)
  • Extensive read me install, patch and hint documentation (.pdf) (download here)
  • 57 instrument patches, 2.903 samples, 4.3 GB installed, 1.25 GB .rar download
  • 22 Ambient Patches by Steven Tavaglione (Ambient music on Wall-E, American Beauty etc)
  • Sample resolution: 44.1Khz/16Bit stereo .wav format
  • Format(s): Kontakt 2 and .wav (note: Kontakt 3 requirement for bonus content)
  • Note: Native Instruments Kontakt 2.2.4 / 3 full stand-alone retail versions required

7 thoughts on “Tonehammer Waterphone Sound Library

  1. It seems that this product might be misnamed, as it is not the authentic Waterphone, but it still is a fantastic instrument none the less. Well done Tonehammer! I just saw that Sample Logic released a WaterHarp sample library yesterday. It seems they aren’t trying to pose as the Waterphone. It sounds like an amazing effectual library. Check it out guys and see what I mean.

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