Angklung is a full-ranged traditional tuned percussion instrument originating from Indonesia, dating back to roughly the 7th Century AD. Over the past thousand years, it has spread widely throughout Southeast Asia and Polynesia and can be heard in a variety of traditional and modern music, from gamelan orchestras to pop bands and jazz ensembles.
The Angklung is actually best thought of as a set of several individual single-note instruments, each one comprised of a pair of bamboo tubes in a higher/lower octave pair sounded by a loose rattle. The result is a uniquely full, clear but short-sustaining, dry note. For this massive dedicated Angklung multi-sample library, Soundiron recorded a set of 18 Angklung notes, tuned over a major scale spanning nearly 3 full octaves.
up close in a dry studio and in a large hall
3 mic positions (close, mid, far)
up and down strokes, recorded separately
48 round-robin variations per velocity / note
24 up / 24 down for the dry recordings
16 round-robin variations per velocity / note
8 up / 8 down for the hall recordings
hand-played sustaining loops at different speeds / intensities
smooth dynamic cross-fading between layers
adjustable release samples
a collection of sustaining pads, ambiences and soundscapes
The Angklung library features a range of proprietary features, including the latest version of the Uberpeggiator arp system, custom convolution effects, parametric EQ and standard performance shaping parameters. Note attack and sample offset allow you to simply tighten the sound or create pad-like effects. Release timing with extended decay range settings, independent release sample volume and mic position blending (in Hall presets) allow users to really tune the sound of the instrument.
Micro-tuning and width allow you to fine-tune how the angklung sits in a mix with other instruments. The "width" in particular controls the amount of stereo panning based on key position, simulating the natural stereo width of the instrument in an orchestral environment.
Dry, Studio-Recorded Multisamples
Wet, Hall Multisamples
Wet, Hall Looping Sustains w/Release
3 Blendable Mic Positions (Hall)
Designed for Uberpeggiator
Using this library requires a full version of Native Instruments' "Kontakt"!
Please notice: This library can not be played with the free "Kontakt Player"! To use this "Open Kontakt" format, you need a full version of "Kontakt", which is included in products such as Komplete or Komplete Ultimate.
The following list shows, whether the respective Kontakt version is compatible with your operating system:
1GB free disk space
Additional hard drive space according to the library’s size
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