The Crystal Sounds collection is composed of two main instruments: a Cristal Baschet--a "sonorous sculpture" with a truly unique and haunting timbre, and a large variety of crystal glasses.
All instruments featured in the collection were multi-sampled with extreme attention to detail, offering the maximum in expression. It's a must-have library for composers and sound designers alike.
The Cristal Baschet instrument sampled in this collection (also known as the Crystal Organ) is composed of twenty-four chromatically tuned glass rods linked to a heavy block of metal via metal stems. In order to produce a sound, glass rods are rubbed with moistened fingers, creating unique vibrations responding intimately to the action of the fingers. Two different resonators were used--fiberglass and metallic--in order to amplify the sound and give it its unique color.
The crystal glasses sampled in this library add another dimension to the collection--a unique crystalline color, with high-quality sampled glasses. They were captured with many different types of attacks and dynamics, giving the feel of a real, organic instrument.
With Ableton Live, through filters, LFOs, oscillators, effects and various instruments of the Live collection, we have sculpted versatile and original instruments, pads and percussive sounds of various and unique textures. Possibilities with Live are endless: Some instruments are reminiscent of the human voice, others of the harmonica, the hurdy-gurdy, the French horn and more.