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Riot Audio releases FREE Bowed Glass Clouds

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Sample library developing newcomer Riot Audio just released their new, free sample library BOWED GLASS CLOUDS. Bowed Glass Clouds is a virtual instrument powered by Native Instruments’ KONTAKT.

Bowed Glass Clouds Trailer


The libary’s morphing pads and evolving cinematic textures are created from processed recordings of bowed glass bowls, jars, resonator guitars and even a household hoover.

Bowed Glass Clouds makes use of KONTAKT’s AET Filter technology to seamlessly morph between layers of sound, both tonal and non-tonal. The instrument has a simple GUI allowing for controls for layer morphing (A-B) as well as the adjustment of the balance between these layers. Other controls include distortion, Bandpass filter, delay and reverb as well as a three-band parametric EQ.

The GUI of Riot Audio’s Bowed Glass Clouds


These are Bowed Glass Clouds’ core features at a glance:

  • 12 patches: Atmospheric Whiteout, Frozen Air, Ground and Ionosphere, Harvest Sunset, Horizon, Jetstream Organ, Lone Whisp, Nebulae, Solo Puff, Stratosphere, Sudden Squall, Warm Haze
  • Samples include bowed large bowl, bowed small jar, bowed medium bowl, Ebow resonator guitar, household hoover
  • 12 layers of sound in total: A/B layers with two sublayers each and a 3-octave spread
  • Lexicon Reverb Modelling
  • Based on Riot Audio’s proprietary CLOUDS engine using KONTAKT’s AET Filter morphing capabilities
  • Requires the full version of KONTAKT 5.8 or higher
Bowed Glass Clouds Walkthrough


Bowed Glass Clouds is available as a free download via the Riot Audio website until July 31st. After that, the library will be offered at £17.99 ($22.87).

Bowed Glass Clouds requires the full version of KONTAKT 5.8 or above.

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