Big Fish Friday: Ambient White Kontakt library review

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Hey what’s good fam!

It’s Friday again, and I’m back with some Big Fish!

Today I’m checking out Ambient White…let’s dig in!

So what is Ambient White?

amba01_aIt’s a Kontakt instrument dedicated to ambient, organic, peaceful melodic textures and instruments.

It’s focus is on the lighter side of sound design, soft, airy, almost a “floating” feeling.

It runs in the Kontakt Player and has a very simple yet useful interface.

This is something that can be useful for everyone from composers to producers, sound designers, media composers and more.

You know what I say, if it sounds good, use it, no matter what it was intended for!

Quick Specs

So how does it sound?

Reel to Reel Tape RecorderThe first thing I noticed about the library is how organic it was.

Meaning, you can tell the sounds are built from real acoustic instruments and not just a bunch of synthesizers.

Don’t get me wrong, I dig a good synth myself, but I feel like ambiences and textures take on a totally different feel when they are built from acoustic/instrumental sources.

The pads are complex, enough that sometimes one key at a time is all you need, the melodic instruments still have a touch of ambience and air to them, even the bass has the low end you want yet retains that ambient character.

The drum kits are nice, and can be used as general purpose kits when you turn off the delay…or leave it on, it’s all good!

I also liked the looped instruments, there were some really great key and guitar based loops that had a nice feel.

On top of all that, you get a bunch of layered instruments, and the layers are great as the mix the pads and melodics with perc and some of the fx (which are great as well)

Overall it has a nice light feel to it.

So what’s the bottom line?

If you like ambient textures and soft melodic instruments, go check this out

Like I mentioned before, I love the acoustic nature of the instruments, even though they are sound design elements, the “instrumental” origin really gives it a nice feel.

4andhalfsubsOverall I give Ambient White 4.5 out of 5 subs, it’s a great library with plenty of content to keep fans of ambient styles inspired.

It would be cool to see another page with some modulation options like lfo sequenced fx, but even the simple interface lends something immediately usable to the instrument.

I’m also looking forward to the companion library “Ambient Dark”…even though the lighter side of ambient is more my style, I’m always a sucker for great sounds.

Until then, go on over and check out Ambient White: http://www.bigfishaudio.com/detail.html?527761

Leave a comment below and let me know what you think, also if you have the answer to the question I asked in the review post it below for your chance to win a free copy!

Big Fish Friday: Ambient White Kontakt library review
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16 Comments

  1. 7 categories…

    1. Multi-Layered Instruments
    2. Pads & Atmospheres
    3. Melocid Instruments
    4. Percussive Instruments
    5. Bass Instruments
    6. Looped Instrument Phrases
    7. Effects & Textures

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  2. The 7 Categories are:

    1. Multi-Layered Instruments
    2. Pads & Atmospheres
    3. Melocid Instruments
    4. Percussive Instruments
    5. Bass Instruments
    6. Looped Instrument
    7. Effects & Textures

    Thank you for the vid!

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  3. Correction:

    The 7 Categories are:

    1. Multi-Layered Instruments
    2. Pads & Atmospheres
    3. Melodic Instruments
    4. Percussive Instruments
    5. Bass Instruments
    6. Looped Instruments
    7. Effects & Textures

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  4. There are 7 categories in this video.

    1: Multi-Layered Instruments
    2: Pads & Atmospheres
    3. Melodic Instruments
    4: Percussive Instruments
    5: Bass Instruments
    6: Looped Instrument
    7: Effects & Textures

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  5. This looks awesome! The sounds are amazing!

    7 categories: Multi-Layered Instruments, Pads & Atmospheres, Melodic Instruments, Percussive Instruments, Bass Instruments, Looped Instrument Phrases, and Effects & Textures.

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  6. SJ: Big Fish has released another great product that I find satisfying to the ambient fan like myself. The sounds presented from your video seem pure & very clear. I agree with the 4.5 rating.

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