Materials – Metal & Ice | Steinberg (2022)

Instruments of Metal and Ice

Melt extraordinary sounds of a masterfully sampled brass ensemble and various metal-based instruments into rare analog and digital synthesizers, along with sound effects recorded with ice and all kinds of metal objects. Focusing on extended playing techniques, unusual recording methods and deeply processed sounds, the fusion of these sources is combined with powerful modulation options, FX processing, wavetable synthesis and the granular engine. Together, they have created the perfect playground for creative ideas and an extraordinary instrument for cinematic productions.

6.5 GB of unheard sounds, created from various instruments, synths, metal objects and ice

Features extended playing techniques recorded by a 12-piece brass ensemble

More than 150 masterfully crafted cinematic presets by Magnetic 96

Up to four material layers with multi-samples, wavetables and granular samples

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The sound sources within Materials – Metal and Ice include a wide range of metal and ice objects, from musical, metal-based instruments to field recordings and rare synthesizers like the Synclavier and a large modular system. They cover a 12-piece brass ensemble, e-pianos, metallophones, industrial machines and everyday objects like ice cubes and steel beams. Most of the sounds were created in unusual ways, delivering custom sounds and extended articulations. In addition, processing the samples with vintage and modern outboard gear was key to achieving truly unique sound colors. The goal was to create a cinematic instrument, whose “raw materials” are already full of character and personality, then shaping these further with everything that HALion has to offer. These range from filters to distortion; from wavetables to granular synthesis. The result is an instrument full of creative potential and high-end sound options, which is just waiting to be unleashed on your next production.

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SFX section

Add beautiful additional colors to your sounds. The sound effects section focuses on bizarre and surprising timbres. Sounds from ice axes, frozen objects and instruments played with ice picks or bowed metal add a new spark to your creative flow. All materials have been recorded with high frequency microphones, which allowed creative pitch mangling in the sound design process.

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Synth section

Recordings of legendary analog and digital synthesizers melting into modular systems. Customized and patched to create sounds of dark basses, rattling machines and icy soundscapes. While some of the synth materials are pure sample recordings, others were processed with vintage samplers, reverbs, pitch shifters and stomp boxes. There is also a wide range of materials available in the granular and wavetable engines, giving you many more options to add spice and further sculpt the sound.

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Ice and metal: Experimental ways of sound creation

Explore the endless opportunities of ice and metal. The materials themselves offer a breadth of sound sculpting options, like scratching, beating, rattling and bowing. But the really new only evolves from the combination of the two materials. Working with dry ice to get metal resonating, freezing strings and bowls, playing with ice picks; the sampling sound design explores areas far away from anything you ever heard before.

(Video) Materials Metal and Ice From Magnetic 96 | VST Instrument for HALion

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Instruments section

The human factor in Materials adds emphasis, with lively brass articulations, bowed vibes, plucked tines, overtones, the resonances of a grand piano and more. The brass ensemble section features deep multi-sample recordings of extended playing techniques, like flutter tongue, mutes, random re-attacks and much more.

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SFX section

Add beautiful additional colors to your sounds. The sound effects section focuses on bizarre and surprising timbres. Sounds from ice axes, frozen objects and instruments played with ice picks or bowed metal add a new spark to your creative flow. All materials have been recorded with high frequency microphones, which allowed creative pitch mangling in the sound design process.

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Synth section

Recordings of legendary analog and digital synthesizers melting into modular systems. Customized and patched to create sounds of dark basses, rattling machines and icy soundscapes. While some of the synth materials are pure sample recordings, others were processed with vintage samplers, reverbs, pitch shifters and stomp boxes. There is also a wide range of materials available in the granular and wavetable engines, giving you many more options to add spice and further sculpt the sound.

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Ice and metal: Experimental ways of sound creation

Explore the endless opportunities of ice and metal. The materials themselves offer a breadth of sound sculpting options, like scratching, beating, rattling and bowing. But the really new only evolves from the combination of the two materials. Working with dry ice to get metal resonating, freezing strings and bowls, playing with ice picks; the sampling sound design explores areas far away from anything you ever heard before.

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Instruments section

The human factor in Materials adds emphasis, with lively brass articulations, bowed vibes, plucked tines, overtones, the resonances of a grand piano and more. The brass ensemble section features deep multi-sample recordings of extended playing techniques, like flutter tongue, mutes, random re-attacks and much more.

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SFX section

Add beautiful additional colors to your sounds. The sound effects section focuses on bizarre and surprising timbres. Sounds from ice axes, frozen objects and instruments played with ice picks or bowed metal add a new spark to your creative flow. All materials have been recorded with high frequency microphones, which allowed creative pitch mangling in the sound design process.

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Synth section

Recordings of legendary analog and digital synthesizers melting into modular systems. Customized and patched to create sounds of dark basses, rattling machines and icy soundscapes. While some of the synth materials are pure sample recordings, others were processed with vintage samplers, reverbs, pitch shifters and stomp boxes. There is also a wide range of materials available in the granular and wavetable engines, giving you many more options to add spice and further sculpt the sound.

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(Video) Materials Metal and Ice | Teaser

“I might be biased when it comes to a librarybased on these sound sources but I'm loving this. So many unexpected textures and great soundshaping opportunities. Highlyrecommended!”

Atli ÖrvarssonWorked with Mike Post and Hollywood legend Hans Zimmer and scored over 40 films and countless TV shows

“Wow, this is an absolutely incredible instrument that goes from lush pads to textured sound design rhythmic textures, making it an excellent instrument for game design, film, TV, and electronic music production. It's been a constant source of inspiration since the second I launch it!“

Richard DevineSound designer, electronic producer based in Atlanta

“Materials Metal & Ice is a perfect combination of unique sound sources with deep editing features. It’s quick to learn, infinitely adaptable and makes full use of the HALion engine, including wavetable synthesis. A great asset for anyone working in film/TV, or anybody looking for a unique, customizable sound building platform. And lastly: it’s just a ton of fun to play!“

Paul HaslingerComposer - Underworld, Resident Evil

“Materials – Metal & Ice is a very refreshing approach to creating new sounds. Being able to go in and exchange different sound sources from the well-designed content and doing quick tweaks lets you create something new, especially on projects I don’t have the time to design sounds myself from scratch. Great work!“

Jörg HüttnerEmmy-nominated composer and synth programmer (Army Of Thieves, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, 50 Shades of Grey)

“The library has a very unique and out of this world character and is well suited to add that little extra as well as bold movement to cinematic work and electronic soundscapes. The juxtaposition of brass instruments and field recordings of metal objects and ice together with the HALion sound engine creates something beautiful that I've never heard before! “

Chris Huelsbeckveteran video game composer

“With a wide range of cold and eerie sounds Materials – Metal & Ice is a great addition to my crime show scoring palette! The library adds interesting twists with its multilayer design but can also be very straightforward, pure and simple where needed. Great work!“

Andreas MoisaComposer for SOKO Leipzig, sound designer (whatabaudio)

“Deep brass multi-sampling, modular gear sampling, wavetables and granular synthesis in one product? Wow!“

Julian ScherleGerman-raised, Los Angeles-based composer, multi-instrumentalist and performer

“Rating: Five out of five stars. The result is an instrument full of creative potential and high-end sound options, which will make your next production come alive. It is without a doubt that thisinstrument has one of the most outstanding sounds in recent memory.“

Strong MochaMagazine

“Materials – Metal & Ice works with new innovative sample sources, which can be used in wonderful musically ways.”

recording.deRecording Magazine

“Metal & Ice is so much fun! If you’re looking for an instrument to add layers of unique, organic and inspiring weirdness to your production — this is it! And it’s highly programmable, if (like me) you're looking for things to get even stranger!”

Jez ColinFounder of Hi-Finesse Music & Sound

“Start from the scratch, turn effects off and start with one sound, get into it step by step and create your own sounds (check the granular synthesis!). You’ll archive some great textural sounds, pads or drones which will fit nicely into your individual projects.”

Ralf HildenbeutelProducer and film composer (Sven Väth, Earth Nation, Anne Clark, Chris Liebing, Robert Palmer and Enigma)

(Video) Materials: Metal and Ice. Magical sound design virtual instrument!

“When stepping through the sounds, I immediately hear musical ideas. I really love these subtleties. The sounds are guaranteed to find their way into my music.”

Robert BabiczMusic producer (Rob Acid, Acid Warrior, Atlon Inc., Department Of Dance, Dicabor, Sontec and Twirl)

“A brilliant set of icy metallic cinematic textures and instruments with a retro-future flair!”

Tobias EnhusMusic composer (The Matrix Path of Neo and more)

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Designed by Magnetic 96 and Steinberg

Magnetic 96 has teamed up with Steinberg’s HALion team to create one of the most outstanding sampled-based instruments in years. With more than 35 years of combined experience in sound design, Tobias Menguser and Stephan Lembke — known together as Magnetic 96 — joined forces for this project and did all the recordings and sound design. Tobias has worked for Native Instruments, Heavyocity and Softube and has done sound design for well-known US movie trailers, like Star Wars and Avengers. Stephan has many years of experience in the field of sample-based virtual instruments and has been involved in projects for Native Instruments, among others. He is also a producer of sample content for Yamaha Music Europe’s keyboard hardware.

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