New Sound Library, AURAS, Designed For MPE

Slate + Ash have introduced AURAS, a new sound library for Kontakt that’s designed with MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE) in mind.

Slate + Ash have previously created custom sounds for Johann Johannson’s Arrival soundtrack and Geoff Barrow and Ben Salisbury’s score for Annihilation.

Here’s what they have to say about AURAS:

AURAS is a sample library for NI Kontakt* that explores the realm of musical sounds that are formless or undefinable in nature, encouraging exploration of texture and movement through performance. *requires full version of Kontakt

Shape and control these sonic sculptures using MIDI keyboards and controllers, or use MPE (MIDI Polyphonic Expression) technology such as ROLI Seaboard or Blocks to mould the sound per note whilst playing.

As well as exploring the curated sound world of the AURAS patches, create your own sonic landscape using the COLOURS environment. Simple assignment of sound shaping parameters to any MIDI sliders, knobs or controllers makes designing completely unique performable textures easy and quick.

MPE Demo:

Alternate Controller Demo:

Pricing and Availability:

AURAS is available to pre-order now for £149 (normally £179).

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