KLANG for Ableton is finally there!

The idea of KLANG was to express the way how we understand music, what we love about it and which incredible role the sound (Klang in German) plays in creating music — and to compress all of this into single, distinctive Instruments. One of the most beautiful parts of this journey was to find out in how many different genres this approach worked and inspired people to create new music. So next to score music KLANG also fit perfectly into Hip-Hop productions, pop music and even for electronic music. So as one of our favorite DAWs we are really happy to be finally able to integrate KLANG into the Ableton workflow!


THE INSTRUMENTS

Air Piano
Swayed Keys
Casette Kalimba
Dusted Home
Echolette Choir
Gambastard
Hammered Violin
Infinite Blur
Taped Flute
Tranquil Meadow

Note: All these KLANG instruments are made for Ableton Sampler.

They require Live 9 Standard with the additional purchase of 'Sampler' or just Live 9 Suite (or higher). If you need Klang for Kontakt please go to the corresponding sites.

AIR PIANO

LASTING PIANO

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Category FREEZE - Air Piano consists of an upright piano, which was played with damped strings and the sustain pedal, which creates this characteristic sound. Damped piano strings are a quite famous playing technique in contemporary music. But we tried to achieve a sound which is more suitable for modern pop and hip-hop music.

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SWAYED KEYS

UNIQUE RHODES

5

Category TAPED - We wanted more metal in our tape collection. So we send a Rhodes through tape hardware to create a warm and fluttering tape sound. In order to enrich the sound we layered a grainy processed vibraphone sound. Got it - some warm taped metal!
Swayed Keys contains a balance knob to control the amount of the grainy layers which is linkable to the mod wheel, a knob to control the amount of a tremolo and a tone knob. You can further shape the sound with phaser, distortion, delay and reverb.

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CASSETTE KALIMBA

Charming Noise

5

Category TAPED - Cassette Kalimba - We noticed that this old cassette radio laying around in the corner has a recording function. No time to waste we fed it with a kalimba and a xylophone to offer a mix between wood and metal. Completed with a decay layer we got those warm percussive tape sounds we aimed for.

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DUSTED HOME

Lost in Universe

5

Category FREEZE - Dusted Home - It all started with an experiment in a modular system, manipulating the self-oscillation of a delay with a filter. Result of this experiment is a dystopian sounding pad sound with lots of movement.
Dusted Home contains a balance knob to control the mix between the two layers, a knob to control the amount of a tremolo and a tone knob. You can further shape the sound with phaser, Lo-Fi, delay and reverb.

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ECHOLETTE CHOIR

Swirling Air

5

Category TAPED - Echolette Choir - One can elicit sounds from an old Tube Tape Delay, which urgently needs to be sent to the service, that were actually not intended. So Jonas sent various sound sources through his old tape delay, turned the feedback knob to insane and let the machine sing in the self oscillation and captured some moments. You can now hear the old tubes distortion which is wonderful warm and organic.

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GAMBASTARD

Rude Bass Strings

5

Category SYMPHONIC - Gambastard - This instrument fills up the lower area of our symphonic range. It consists of several low register string instruments, like Double Bass and Viola da Gamba, which were played with Mallets instead of typical bows. That creates this characteristic and deep sound in the lower octaves. In the Engine you are able to control.

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HAMMERED VIOLIN

Charming Air

5

Category SYMPHONIC - Hammered Violin - In our recording room we have a lot of xylophone mallets and old broken piano hammers lying around. Ege wanted to create a different type of violin sound, so he asked himself what it would sound like if he played his violin with a piano hammer or a xylophone mallet instead of the typical bow. So we ended up with a unique violin sound. Additionally we programmed a sequencer so that you can easily play rhythmic patterns in any way you like.

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INFINITE BLUR

Evolvoing Pads

5

Category FREEZE - By sending a orchestra through a vocoder and resampling reverb tails Nik took some analoge sound sources and re-synthesized them. Combined with a wobbly synth and a crazy tremolo we got that interesting hybrid between analoge warmness and digital glitchiness.
Infinite Blur contains a balance knob to control the mix between the sound sources, a knob to control the amount of a tremolo, which is switchable between a random and a triangle wave, and at least a tone knob which is linkable to the mod wheel. You can further shape the sound with chorus, distortion, delay and reverb.

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TAPED FLUTE

PURE INSPIRATION

5

Category TAPED - Taped Flute - When we think of a flute, elegant, clear tones might be the first thing that come to mind. Having his mind detached from this, Jumpel recorded a flute through an analog tape delay while changing settings as the recording went on. Combining a calm and a noisy layer we created a unique sound that we call Taped Flute.
Taped Flute contains a balance knob to control the mix between the calm and the noisy layer, a knob to control the amount of a rotary and a tone knob. You can further shape the sound with phaser, distortion, delay and reverb.!

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TRANQUIL MEADOW

Relaxed Surface

5

Category FREEZE - Tranquil Meadow - This time we layered several granulized sound sources asynchron and got an instrument clearly focused on sound design. Having an unstable but lovely pad sound as a basis the second layer brings chaos and darkness.
Tranquil Meadow contains a Darkness knob to control the mix between the two layers, a knob to control the amount of a quite fast tremolo and a tone knob. You can further shape the sound with chorus, distortion, delay and reverb.

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