In a previous post I hint that software designers should synthesize more common sounds, or develop new types of synthesis. It looks like Native Instruments has something close: Acoustic Refractions. It uses an exaggeration of acoustic sound by electronic means. (Kontakt, Absynth, FM8)
The brand-new ACOUSTIC REFRACTIONS KORE SOUNDPACK delves into a weird and wonderful world of highly idiosyncratic sound design. Ever wondered what it would be like to turn the Golden Gate Bridge into a giant instrument? Or what musical potential can be found in blocks of ice?
They didn't invent a new type of synthesis here but it still looks and sounds cool for $80. I don't say this often, but it looks like its worth picking up!
Go here and take a listen.
I didn't know this but Kore Player is FREE with 300MB worth of sounds. Go download it!