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JASNO - a rediscovered German instrument + tape-based sound design
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Software JASNO - a rediscovered German instrument + tape-based sound design

Hi guys, Tomek here from Felt Instruments. I'm extremely proud to announce that Jasno [i ̯asno] - a delicate recreation of a forgotten German instrument that sounds like a cross between a celeste, a music box, a hang drum and who knows what else. Captured through a hand-made tube preamp, sampled with love.

Jasno takes a deep sampled Hohner Guitaret (made for only two years in the 60s and then dropped out of production, recently rediscovered by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis in their scoring work) and presents it for the new generation as a deep sampled instrument, featuring both traditional and extended articulations, as well as cutting-edge sound design created by processing the Guitaret using a variety of techniques and tools, including tape echoes, BBD delay and BBD reverb, lo-fi-ish early digital reverb, cassettes and tape. Some of these patches feature a digital tape looping machine, giving you control over speed, pitch, direction and overall dirt of playback.

https://feltinstruments.com/Jasno





Jasno works as a standard VST / AU plugin and natively supports both MPE, Expressive E Touche and standard MIDI CC automation.

The library is currently on INTRO PRICE at 39 GBP (going to 49 GBP on February 1st). You can also get it in a bundle with my previous release, Lekko which is a super-soft upright piano.
Old 3 weeks ago
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Lovely evocative sounds from this instrument Tomek!

Bravo to the creator.


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Old 3 weeks ago
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The best demo for a virtual instrument I’ve ever seen. Lovely sounds and music.
Old 3 weeks ago
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Indeed, very nice sounds.
Old 3 weeks ago
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Sounds great and I’m Very happy more sound designers are getting away from Kontakt!
Old 3 weeks ago
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Thanks so much, guys! I had a lot of fun creating this (both sounds and visuals) so I'm very happy you enjoy it, too!

As for the Kontakt thing - I started my previous sampling project, Lekko, as a Kontakt instrument but most of support emails I was getting were about either running it in Kontakt Player (which it didn't support) or whether I'd consider making a VST / AU version. So I've re-programmed everything in HISE (great software, by the way!) and created a framework on which the current version of Lekko and Jasno are based on. Felt Instruments is my personal project but at this point it's really community-driven which I'm really proud of :-)
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I love it but it's a bit pricey for me ATM. It's basically SonicCouture pricing.
Quite a lot for one sound (compared to fi Omnisphere with thousands of sounds for 400$).

It does sound good, though.

k
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I love it but it's a bit pricey for me ATM. It's basically SonicCouture pricing.
Quite a lot for one sound (compared to fi Omnisphere with thousands of sounds for 400$).

It does sound good, though.

k
Well, it's not really one sound. You've got four acoustic articulations + sound design patches :-)
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Hi guys! Just a friendly reminder that the intro price ends tomorrow. I have a strict no-sales-after-intro philosophy so this is the last chance to get it at a reduced price. Cheers!
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Lovely sounds.
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Hi guys! Just a friendly reminder that the intro price ends tomorrow. I have a strict no-sales-after-intro philosophy so this is the last chance to get it at a reduced price. Cheers!
Well, if that's the case, I couldn't wait. Looking forward to spend the evening with it.

Beautiful UI by the way.
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Hmmm nice one.
Old 3 weeks ago
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OMG! This is SO good and so much fun! What a lovely, inspiring instrument. Thank you so much for creating it.

I just discovered what the pitch wheel does to piano drop.
Old 2 weeks ago
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OMG! This is SO good and so much fun! What a lovely, inspiring instrument. Thank you so much for creating it.

I just discovered what the pitch wheel does to piano drop.

Please elaborate, not hearing it here.

Beautiful sounds but experiencing some pop/click artifacts that are seemingly baked in & I can't get rid of mostly with the piano drop preset. Hoping to here back & that it can be remedied.
Old 2 weeks ago
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Please elaborate, not hearing it here.
It's "just" slowing down the sample, thus lowering the pitch. Technically nothing fancy, but animating it with a sine wave sounds so nice and gritty.
Old 2 weeks ago
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Sounds great!
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Sounds great!
It really kinds does. Stands out in the vsi world to my ears.

Wanted to mention fyi, Tomek is aware of, & working on the artifact thing with the patch I mentioned.
Seems like a good dude.
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It really kinds does. Stands out in the vsi world to my ears.

Wanted to mention fyi, Tomek is aware of, & working on the artifact thing with the patch I mentioned.
Seems like a good dude.
Good to know.

Yes it does, just listened to the Lekko demo too, looks like I'll be buying the bundle.
Old 2 weeks ago
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Bought the bundle. Incredibly unique and inspiring instruments.
Old 2 weeks ago
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Hi guys! Thanks so much for feedback, this truly means a lot to me! I'm currently working on an update that adds a 'less dirt' button to the Detailed Tweaks panel (which solves the noise thing that @ chet.d mentioned as an option) and also fixes the bug with modulators not being updated when a preset is changed :-)
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Sounds great! AAX?
Old 1 week ago
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Sounds great! AAX?
Hopefully at some point!
Old 1 week ago
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I'm happy to announce that Jasno was just updated to 1.0.2. This update brings both bug fixes suggested by the community, as well as cleaner (read: less tape-y) versions of Becoming Ocean and Piano Drop patches. Since these updates bring some updates to the sample pool so if you're using Jasno or Lekko, you're going to need to re-download the samples in Pulse. To do that, please, right click on the cover image of the library you’d like to re-download. Select “Delete” and then press “Install” again.

Then grab the updated installers at feltinstruments.com/Installers and have fun.
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I'm happy to announce that Jasno was just updated to 1.0.2. This update brings both bug fixes suggested by the community, as well as cleaner (read: less tape-y) versions of Becoming Ocean and Piano Drop patches. Since these updates bring some updates to the sample pool so if you're using Jasno or Lekko, you're going to need to re-download the samples in Pulse. To do that, please, right click on the cover image of the library you’d like to re-download. Select “Delete” and then press “Install” again.

Then grab the updated installers at feltinstruments.com/Installers and have fun.
Hi Tomek. If we install just the Jasno update do we need to re-download the samples for Lekko as well? Thanks!
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Hi Tomek. If we install just the Jasno update do we need to re-download the samples for Lekko as well? Thanks!
Hi! No, the plugins are independent of each other. However, if you're using Lekko too, it's good to download it's update as well (it got updated to 1.2.7 at the same time) because it fixes a few things.

Here's the complete rundown of the updated things from the newsletter:

Lekko and Wolno (v1.2.7):
  • Improvements to sample streaming
  • Distortion on a few Sustains and Shorts samples fixed
  • Fixes to clicking that might occur on the beginning of some notes
  • Improved transitions between the velocity layers in the Shorts patch

Jasno (v1.0.2):
  • Fixed the annoying bug that might make the sound silent on some Afterglow patches
  • A 'less dirt' button added to Ocean and Piano Drop patches - this removes some of the tape pops here and there. Honestly, I like them as they were but it's better to have the choice, right?
  • Improvements to sample streaming

Both updates require a re-download of the sample pools.
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Hi! No, the plugins are independent of each other. However, if you're using Lekko too, it's good to download it's update as well (it got updated to 1.2.7 at the same time) because it fixes a few things.
Thanks, Tomek! Didn’t realize Lekko had been updated as well. Love the sound of these!
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Thanks, Tomek! Didn’t realize Lekko had been updated as well. Love the sound of these!
Thanks! Updates and new releases is the only thing I'm using the newsletter for :-)
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