Soniccouture Samulnori Percussion EXS24 KONTAKT-MAGNETRiXX
Samulnori is a type of Korean percussion music that has been gaining popularity over the last few decades, both in Korea and abroad. The term "samulnori” ( ) can be broken into two parts - "samul” meaning "four things”, and "nori” meaning "to play”.
The Samulnori ensemble generally consists of four main instruments : Puk, Janngu, Jing and K'Kwaenggwari. In a minimal ensemble there will be just one of each, but you will also sometimes see larger groups with four or more of each instrument. However, even in these larger groups, the role of each instrument is the same. Each one represents an element of nature, the Jing being the wind, the Janggu the rain, the Puk the clouds, and the K’kwaenggwari the lightning.
Samulnori has it’s roots in farmer’s music (nong-ak), and includes not only music but dancing to celebrate harvest times. The music also stems from the shamanistic tradition of utdari pungmul, which is performed on these same instruments together with singing and wind instruments. In it’s modern incarnation, samulnori relies solely on the four instruments below, either in quartet or larger ensemble.
Also known as 'Buk', this is a low a low pitched barrel drum, played with a single wooden mallet. It is about 30 cm in diameter, and made from a piece of hollowed out wood with a leather skin tied across each side.It provides the bass pulse of the grou
A gong made of iron. Sometimes hung on a frame, or else held by it’s handle, it’s generally played with a large padded beater. It can also be played with the hands.
An hourglass shaped drum, each side covered with a different kind of leather. One side produces a higher pitched sound and is struck with a thin bamboo reed, the other side is played with a mallet and produces a deeper sound.
A very small hand-held gong held in the left hand and played with a small hard beater. It’s about 25 cm across made primarily of brass. The left hand is also used to damp the gong. This instrument leads the group, signaling transitions in the music.
The Samulnori Kontakt instruments feature KSP Humanise controls which can be used to add random variations to the timing, velocity, tuning and volume of each hit.
This makes it possible to load up multiple instances of the same instrument playing the same MIDI pattern and introduce the natural differences and organic feel of a human drummer to each one. This makes it very quick to create stunningly lifelike ensemble percussion pieces.
Ueberschall Urbanic II VSTi RTAS AU DVDR-DYNAMiCS
Urbanic II — the follow-up to the well known high quality Urbanic collection — is an all new massive release which includes 30 Construction Kits providing 3.8 GB of full-range HipHop music as well as surrounding styles such as Crunk R&B and Dancehall.
All Construction Kits are filled with extraordinary samples, beatz, guitars, basslines, synths, pads, fx sounds and a whole bunch of drum- and Percussion-sounds. Every sample on Urbanic II is labeled with BPM information and root key (key signatures). Furthermore, every kit contains 3 sub-kits and a drum-shots folder, material is organized as follows:
Main Kit - Includes the main theme, sounds and phrases
Variation Kit - Provides an alternative track and phrases which are used to add contrast to the main theme
Intro/Outro Kit - Here you can find the matching intro/outro track for the overall kit, along with it's individual parts
Drum Shots - The single-shots are centralized in this folder, making it easy to find all percussive sounds used to make the kit.
This structure makes it easy to select the correct vibe needed for your track, then zoom in and identify only the parts you want and touch them up as desired to complete your vision. The colossal variety of Loops and Sounds plus the ultra flexibility of the Elastik player give you a versatile tool to create bangin´ tracks painlessly. Content is geared toward Urban Music producers looking for authentic club sounds. Everything is programmed to conform to the musical genre. These samples comprise a state of the art Library of Hip Hop and R&B sounds, made to achieve true urban sound.
Ueberschall Urbanic II was made from well-established music industry professionals: Beneluxus, Drastic and Marc Steinmeier. This team has worked produced and remixed for well known artists such as, LL Cool J, Bootsy Collins, Alica Keys, DJ Tomekk and Eminem to name but a few.
Find it, Tweak it, Drop it. . .
Elastik Soundbank for Mac & Win - AU/VST/AAX/RTAS/Standalone
3.8 GB, 30 Construction Kits
1500 Urban Loops and Samples
Uberschall Liquid Instrument Guitar HYBRID ISO-DELiRiUM
Liquid Guitar unites the collected power of the guitar universe. Vol.3 contains a broad stylistic spectrum of guitar licks. Recorded from acoustic (nylon/steel) and electric guitars. From Funk, R'n'B, Pop, Rock, Rock'n'Roll, Blues, Fusion, Jazz, Western, Beat all the way to Sound FX. Rhythmically and soloistically played licks and phrases recorded as: Clean-direct input and Real Amp Recording with crunch, distortion including feedback, tremolo and wahwah sounds.
Adapting all the licks in terms of key and mode is child's play using the Liquid Engine.
In just a few steps even the melodies can be individually modified - the sound remains authentic! The recordings were made without additional EQs, limiters, etc. Liquid Guitar is your personal studio guitarist, who plays the melodies just as you want them. Liquid rocks!
Liquid Instrument Series (L.I.S.) offers you new ways to control and redo sampled lines and phrases!
Fed up with the limitations of using sampled musical lines and phrases? here comes something new and exciting: Ueberschall's Liquid Instrument Series (L.I.S.) in close cooperation with Celemony (Melodyne) we have developed this hot new tool. L.I.S. offers you a whole new array of features to control and redo sampled material. Make your selected phrase sound the way you want it to! Enter a new world of music technology! L.I.S. opens up unimagined ways of controlling existing musical phases in realtime.
Parameters such as single note pitches, formants, note lengths, scales, tempo, start and endings can now be edited easily and directly to suit your arrangement. Quick and simple access, just like having the studio musician right next to you, responding to your desires in expression and phrasing. Unchanged high-quality sound even after intense processing. In this combination of first-class samples with the unique Melodyne functions you can create countless variations - from simple licks and phrases to complete solo lines.
In this new product series we employ only the best musicians, using high-end studio equipment to achieve state of the art sound quality. No additional effects e.g. compression or any other processors have been used in Ueberschall's Liquid Instrument Series (L.I.S.) to ensure the purest results possible, thus giving you timeless and inspiring material to work with.
Enter a new world of sample versatility - with Liquid Instrument Series (L.I.S.) from Ueberschall.
Best Service Emotional Cello v1.1.7 KONTAKT UPDATE
Emotional Cello is a new kind of virtual instrument, created by Harmonic Subtones to be used with Native Instrument's Kontakt 5 Player. Because of its powerful and simultaneously exceptional emotional sound, it opens up previously unknown verbal dimensions for the work with samples.
Emotional Cello is the perfect instrument for film-scoring, pop-production, song-writing, classic and modern avant-garde cello compositions. This unique virtual instrument shines by its impressive number of articulations, its direct uncolored sound quality, unusual play techniques and innovative rebowing.
Emotional Cello has been continuously recorded in a musical context to capture the natural bowing and the individual expressions of real instrumentalists. Thanks to intelligent scripting, 16 play-styles and true legato, this library offers immense versatile possible applications. Emotional Cello offers all typical play-styles and articulations as well as unusual techniques such as
sul ponticello legato and
ricochet and even
corrected mapping issues
corrected "release tail bug
fixed some instruments stop playing sustain pedal use added control over velocity response of crossfade patches
added control over dynamic range of crossfade patches
Soundiron Little Wooden Flutes (KONTAKT)
Welcome to Soundiron's Little Wooden Flutes! This soulful collection features an Indian Venu flute recorded in a dry studio environment as well as several Native American Plains flutes recorded in a large open sanctuary hall to provide a rich, natural reverb. We’ve also included a broad collection of outstanding atmospheric, synth and pad instruments hand-crafted from the raw flute recordings to provide even more creative possibilities. Carrying the spirit and soul of the flutes, these sounds offer excellent accompaniment and texture that can be used both with the flutes and in any number of other ways, in any style of music or sound design.
For the Indian Venu flute, we captured three styles of multi-sampled sustain and staccato notes: normal, trilled and overtone bursts, all with multiple round robin. The Venu was recorded in a dry studio with both a large diaphragm condenser microphone as well as a more modern transformerless cardioid microphone. In addition, there are sets of live performance phrases in a variety of keys, styles and tempos. The Native American Plains flutes feature a broad range of live performance phrases and short special flute effects all captured in a large sanctuary with multiple mic positions.
As usual, we have included an enormous amount of flexibility and control packed into every preset. The program interface allows key transposition, tempo adjustment and a whole host of customization features to allow the content to be used in any number of ways. We’ve also included our comprehensive FX Rack panel, with multi-effects, compression, EQ, amp/speaker simulation and convolution reverb, featuring dozens of our most popular custom recorded rooms, halls, cathedrals and otherworldly fx impulses easily available right through the interface.
The Indian Venu flute is an ancient end-blown keyless transverse flute used widely in both modern and traditional Indian folk music. Primarily found in southern India, it is often depicted being played by the Hindu god Krishna. The Venu we recorded for this library is peculiar in that it is a 7 holed flute carved from rosewood, rather than the typical 8 hole bamboo material you’ll find in most venu flutes. This difference gives it a warmer, fuller sound. It is tuned in the key of C minor.
The Native American plains flutes we recorded were carved from walnut and cedar, in the keys of D and G minor. They are traditional end-blown 8-hole flutes, with two air chambers joined by a channel covered by an ornate block often called a "bird” or "fetish”. These flutes have a mellower, darker and generally softer sound, yet have the ability to produce powerful trills, overtones and chirps. Finally, we took the source material and contorted it into a broad selection of ambiences, drones, atmospheres, pads, leads and special FX instruments.
Crypto Cipher Tabla Tarang
Extinct Art of India – Tabla Tarang
Please Note : Tabla Tarang Library/Instruments works with Native Instruments Kontakt 5.4.2 or Higher (Full Version).Free Players works for 30 minutes.
You already heard the "Magical Sound of Tabla” in our previous release which was performed by master tabla artist ” Jagannath Singh”. we have already discussed the effect of black ink spot on tabla which makes this instrument capable of producing one note higher than the main pitched note (Psyco-acoustic issue).
Magical Sound Of 13 unique hand made "Tablas”
There are many Tuned Percussion Instruments available in the market.We can say market is quite saturated but here is the extinct art of India "Tabla Tarang”. Most of the people in India have heard about this instrument but have not seen any performance happening live. Sadly , Authentic playing is no more seen.
Solo Tabla Tarang
"Tarang” means waves. Many hand made tabla drums are tuned separately by hitting hammer on the rim of tabla according to "Raga” and all tabla drums are placed in semicircular positions covering lower bass tabla from left to higher pitched tabla towards right. Each tabla has its own character and the melodies are produced by hitting hands on the centre of tabla. Black Ink spot produce a unique sound and when artist perform any emotional raga using these different-different tabla it sounds exotic.
Its bit sad to say that this art is almost not seen in India nowadays.Pandit Kamalesh Maitra has some of his performances on youtube which can be searched by his name.
Crypto Cipher Solo Tabla Tarang
Recreating this art was adventurous and fun. We teamed up with tabla artist and tabla makers and discussed the plan and finally we have sampled 13 tabla drums not with just the magical black ink spot sound but also the two other tuned sounds "Ta” and "Tin” ,which are produced by hitting at the rim/chanti and middle portion/maidan of tabla drum.
So we have three main tuned sounds "Ta” "Tin” and "Tun” mapped across the keyboard. Mixing all three sound make the instrument so special as never heard before.
We recreated this instrument for Modern music composers and recorded almost 15,000 samples with three mic types (Ribbon , Dynamic , Condensor). Also with the powerful scripted technology we pushed the capability of the instrument to next level. We have legato and drum articulation section which will help composers to play the instrument in more advance ways.
Tabla Tarang Authentic Playing Technique
We recommend you to see artwork made by Kirti Taneja for "Tabla Tarang” to understand the instrument( Artist sits in the middle and place tabla in semicircular position creating a keyboard layout). All tabla are tuned manually by hitting hammer on tabla according to Raga which artist is going to perform.
Artist can hit maximum two drums at a time producing one stroke from each hand at once (Human capability).Example : Artist cannot play "Ta and Tin” "Tin or Tun” at the same time on same drum but can hit Ta on one drum and Tin on other drum at same time. Same concept for other strokes.
In other words Tabla Tarang artist can produce only two notes harmony at max as again he has two hands and one hand produce one stroke at a time. Its not like piano . (In piano you can hit 5 notes at a time with one hand and 5 other from other hand maximum).
So, most of the time the arrangement of these tablas are used as solo melodic tuned instrument.
Its not necessary to play Tabla Tarang in authentic way , you can play the instrument in other ways you want .
Applications – Ideas
You can do sound design stuff with these variety of samples and create texture you never created before . This instrument can be layered with other sounds. It can be a part of your main background theme of movie as its character is so unique.
You can try soft samples of tun articulation to create very emotional and heart touching melodies and on the other side you can have aggressive punchiness of "Ta” and "Tin” Sounds.
You can use this instrument into your drum track to create fillers etc. There are many applications just play the instrument and see what inspires you.
Top Rack "Tune” and "ADSR” is for each key , which helps fine tuning for each Drum/key
C-2 key (legato on) – You can also put it on from the UI
C#-2 key (legato off) – You can also put it off from the UI
D-2 key ( arp on ) – You can also put it on from the UI (Its details can controlled via switching to other tab)
D#-2 key(arp off) -You can also put it off from the UI
E-2 , F-2 , F#-2 and G-2 keys are drum articulation keyswitches – Press these keys to produce drum articulations and its speed and dynamics can be controlled on the UI itself.
If you want to understand Tabla in detail – watch this video playlist from our other product "Solo Tabla”
Best Wishes and Love
Indiginus Solid State Symphony v1.4 KONTAKT
The technology of 1979.... Here today!
What would a virtual orchestra have sounded like if all you had to work
with was analogue synthesizers? It was a question that Indiginus felt
compelled to answer. Why? Well, probably because we're not very good
at market research, but also because we believe that composers can
never have too many tools to work with.
The 'orchestra' consists of Strings, Winds, and Percussion sections. Within
each section are elements that have assignable key and velocity ranges,
volume controls, and transposition. Also included are a gated pad effect,
2 programmable pitch modulated elements, bass, and a simple noise
generator rhythm sequencer.
The update includes:
-New improved reverb, which gives the whole instrument a richer and more airy sound!
-Several new PadScape presets, new Pitchmod sounds and patterns, and some new preset nkis.
-Same great flavor!