Xtant Audio started in 2010 with the initial aim of working with sample library developers to help them build awesome instruments. In 2012 we released our first in-house product – Enigma Curious Percussion. Since that time we’ve continued to expand our range of sample libraries, listening to our customers to provide the instruments they want with the features they need.
We aim to create sample libraries that work well and sound good straight out of the (virtual) box. Our instruments are intended to be performed. We try to make them easily playable, without the need to tweak hundreds of parameters. We believe in detailed sampling, efficient scripting, and high playability so that you spend less time setting up the instruments and more time using them.
Xtant Audio’s Approach
Rather than trying to capture the performance of an individual musician we aim to create virtual reproductions of musical instruments that you can perform yourself. To do this we use structured sampling, combining traditional multi-sampling with a variety of synthesis techniques.
We apply minimal processing to our samples to retain the natural dynamics, tonal characteristics, and warmth of the acoustic instruments we record.
Knowledge & Expertise
We depend on expert musicianship, talented engineers, and expert programming to achieve our goals and work with a number of musicians, recording technicians, graphic designers, and sample editors to create Kontakt sample libraries of the highest quality.
We continue to provide knowledge and expertise to a variety of developers and individuals to enhance their virtual instruments. Some of those include: Sampleism, Strezov Sampling, Tronsonic, Frank Macchia, Wavesfactory, Paper Stone Instruments, Aria Sounds, Bela D Media, Auddict, and Thinkspace Education.
Our instruments are made to be played.