Space Age Rhythm

Space Age Rhythm

Kontakt Library

  • $149.00

Embark on a fantastical musical voyage with Space Age Rhythm! This collection comprises seven core rhythm section instruments that define the sound of the midcentury studio orchestra. Each instrument was sampled and scripted in a stylistically-specific way for the creation of authentic-sounding tracks in genres such as Space Age Pop, Lounge, Jazz, Bossa Nova, Cha Cha Cha, Big Band, Easy Listening, and beyond.

The perfect companion for the cosmic audio samples and loops of Space Age Pop, this library will refill your creative cocktail glass with an intoxicating collection of instruments in the Kontakt format.

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Requires Kontakt (full license) version 6.7 or higher. Does not support the free Kontakt Player.

Free Pulse Downloader app and account required for installation.

Pays royalties to performers.


In-depth Walkthrough

User Interface

Hollow-body guitar
Fig. 1 - Hollow-body guitar
Fig. 2 - Drums
Bossa Guitar
Fig. 3 - Bossa Guitar
Fig. 4 - Organ
Percussion Ensemble
Fig. 5 - Percussion Ensemble


Space Age Rhythm brings you the authentic sound of a mid-century studio rhythm section, including:

Bossa guitar with split keyboard mapping combining quintessential chord voicings for 11 chord types in the upper register and independent bass notes in the lower portion, with a unique chord pattern assistant.

Retro drums with multiple dynamic layers, round-robins, vintage tone. Techniques include sticks, brushes, and mallets. Done the Authentic Soundware way.

A rare 1960s tube organ with 5 sampled registrations and unique tone controls for quirky melodies.

Authentic Cuban percussion ensemble featuring vintage-sounding conga, timbales, bongos, cowbells, wood blocks, clave, guiro, triangle, maracas, and tambourine. 3 mic positions.

Twangy hollow-body electric guitar with 11 articulations including two legato modes and generous use of a Bigsby vibrato tailpiece. Recorded direct for use with your favorite amp modeler, or use the included adjustable amp setting.

Upright bass with sustain and staccato articulations and 2 mic options performed by one of NYC’s premiere jazz bass players.

Lap steel oozing with cosmic quirkiness. A multitude of different articulations, DI and amp-modeler.

The Recordings

We went all out on recording this project as authentically as possible. Working in some of New York’s best studios, we captured the sounds of a classic studio orchestra using the tools and techniques of the era. A brief list of the coveted classic gear we used includes, original Neumann/Telefunken tube U47s (3), RCA 44 ribbon mics (3), RCA DX77 ribbon mics (2), Altec and Ampex tube mixers, Pultec EQs, and a Fairchild-style compressor.

The Authentic Soundware Difference:

- Truly authentic-sounding recordings
- Access to the very best musicians in NYC
- Sounds and articulations you can't find anywhere else
- Vintage gear and recording techniques
- Watermarked files delivered via the Pulse downloader
- Kontakt format compatible with all major DAWs (Ableton, Logic, Cubase, ProTools, GarageBand, Studio One, Reaper, FL Studio 20)


Kontakt Multis:2
Kontakt Instruments:20
Resolution:24-bit 44.1kHz
Instruments:bass, drums, organ, guitar, percussion, lap steel, orchestra
Made for:composers, producers, samplists, crate-diggers


Requires the full version of Kontakt (version 6.7 or higher). Does not support the free Kontakt Player.