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Balinese Gamelan II
release date: 28.07.2015

Balinese Gamelan II

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BALINESE GAMELAN II - A JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE OF PERCUSSION

Soniccouture Balinese Gamelan II features two full gamelan ensembles:

  • Semaradana Gamelan Ensemble (LSO, London)
  • Gamelan Batel Ramayana (Toronto)

Over 30 different instruments were recorded in great depth to capture the living, breathing sound & dynamics of gamelan. Play individual instruments or the whole ensemble at once - complete control over the gamelan sound for experts & newcomers alike.

Gamelan Instruments

GAMELAN CULTURE

Gamelan Semaradana, LSO London

Gamelan is an ensemble of instruments originating from Indonesia. The majority of Gamelan instruments are percussive, and most of these are bronze. They include xylophone-like metallophones of different sizes and pitch, tuned gong chimes, very large pitched gongs, and an assortment of drums and percussion. There are many types of Gamelan ensembles, but the two dominant types are Javanese and Balinese. Balinese Gamelan has a characteristic 'shimmering' sound which is due to the detuning of paired instruments playing the same musical part.

Although Gamelan music has been around for centuries (there is evidence of instruments existing before 800 AD), it is very much a living music in Indonesia, and is growing in popularity in the west. Styles keep evolving and new Gamelan music is being written all the time. Balinese "Gong Kebyar", a particularly flamboyant style, has dominated much of the century and is probably Bali's most famous export.

Gamelan music is very much about the collective - it has been described as 'a negotiation between musicians'. Many of the musicians play interlocking parts, in which alternate notes are shared between two instruments. This technique enables the ensemble to play incredibly fast passages.

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Gemelan Semaradana

  • Pitched Instruments - Jegog 2x, Calung 2x, Kantilan 2x, Pemadé 2x, Panyacah 2x

  • Percussion - Kajar + Benbendé (open & damped), Kempli x 3 with different mallets, Ceng Ceng (tight, closed, loose, open, rhythm), Kendang 2x, Gentorak

  • Gongs - Wadon, Kempur, Lanang, Klentong

Gamelan Batel

  • Pitched Instruments - Kantilan 2x, Pemadé 2x

  • Percussion - Tawa Tawa, Kajar, Kendang 2x

  • Gongs - Kempur, Klenong

SAMPLING SPECS

  • All sampling in 24bit 96khz stereo
  • Adjustable key-off level + multiple articulations
  • MUTE + RING samples (key-switched) for all pitched instruments.
  • 3 to 20 round robin layers and up to 15 velocity layers depending on instrument
  • Total library size 14GB with NCW compression
  • Approx. 8000 samples
  • Full control over tuning: equal temperament and microtuning
  • 102 snapshot presets for quick selection of instruments and sound design presets.
  • Kontakt (Player) version 5.5 required

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 Ratings

The following reviews have been placed by customers who also bought this product from us. All reviews are provided through eKomi, Europe’s largest independent customer review company.

5.0 of 5  
15.05.2016 Language: englisch

Another resonant and delightful package from Soniccouture. Much fuller than the usual Gamelan inclusions in World packages. A beautifully and thoughtfully recorded package.

4.0 of 5  
13.01.2016 Language: englisch

I use this product for documentaries

5.0 of 5  
19.12.2015 Sprache: deutsch

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Made for Kontakt Player

This product requires the free Native Instruments Kontakt Player, the latest version can be downloaded through Native Access, Native Instrument’s download manager!

The minimum required Kontakt version for this product is stated in the product description or can be found on the manufacturers website.

System Requirements:

Mac:

  • macOS 10.13-11 (newest update)
  • 64 bit
  • Intel Core i5
  • RAM: 4GB (6GB recommended)

Windows:

  • Windows 7-10
  • 64 bit
  • Intel Core i5 or similar CPU
  • RAM: 4GB (6GB recommended)

Supported Interfaces:

  • Mac (64-bit only): Stand-alone, VST, AU, AAX
  • Windows (32/64-bit): Stand-alone, VST, AAX

Legacy Versions:

If you require legacy installers of Kontakt Player please refer to this Knowledge Base Article.
 

Product activation:
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