release date: 30.08.2016


4.5 of 5

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The deepest Shakuhachi ever released


Welcome to Ventus Ethnic Winds, a new series of solo virtual instruments that will take you on a journey all over the world. The series starts with the Japanese Shakuhachi, known for its contemplative tones that can breathe calm or deep emotion, sampled here in greater depth than any other sample library ever released.

Here you'll find all key playing techniques, true legato, release noises, as well as 600+ phrases to inspire your creativity and imagination. 

You'll also see the debut of Impact Soundwork´s Ornaments system, allowing you to create authentic performances without tweaking or keyswitching, plus our brand-new Total Articulation Control Technology (TACT) so you can fully customize this instrument to your taste.


  • Beautiful unified VENTUS interface
  • Dozens of under-the-hood tweaking controls
  • Ornament system for effortless authentic performances
  • Phrase playback editor
  • Easy FX rack with analog-modeled EQ, compressor, delay & reverb
  • TACT - Total Articulation Control Technology for easy customization of all playing techniques


  • Over 6,000 24-bit samples recorded through warm ribbon & room mics
  • 6 types of sustain articulations
  • True legato playing w/ adjustable settings
  • 5 different release ornaments
  • 12 types of trills (fast, slow, multi intervals)
  • 600+ phrases of multiple lengths and styles
  • Phrases & breaths also provided as WAV
  • Requires FULL VERSION (not player) of Kontakt version 5.3.1 or higher
  • Library size ~ 7GB


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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.

2.0 of 5  
18.06.2020 Sprache: deutsch

...komm ich nicht gut mit zurecht...In der Grundeinstellung sind meiner Ansicht nach die Legatosamples, auch vom Anteil der Blasgeräusche, nicht besonders schön ausbalanciert. Um schnelle Legatopassagen zu spielen scheinen die Crossfades zwischen den Tönen zu lange. ...Ist mir auch nicht gelungen das irgendwie einzustellen. Manche Spielweisen reagieren einfach zu träge (z.B. die Triller) ...bis die anfangen zu trillern ist die Note mitunter schon vorbei. Hätt' ich mir lieber nicht gekauft.

5.0 of 5  
05.10.2019 Sprache: deutsch

Nur ein einzelnes Instrument, aber mit nahezu allen Spielweisen, die man sich wünscht.

5.0 of 5  
02.01.2019 Sprache: deutsch

Sehr guter Sound und extrem variabel.


Requires full version of Native Instruments Kontakt

Please notice: This library can not be used 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 minimum required Kontakt version number for this product is stated in the product description or can be found on the developer's website.

System Requirements:


  • macOS 10.14 or higher
  • 64 bit
  • Intel Core i5 or Apple M1 (native)
  • RAM: 4GB (6GB recommended)


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

Supported Interfaces:

  • Mac (64-bit only): Stand-alone, VST, VST3, AU, AAX
  • Windows (64-bit): Stand-alone, VST, VST3,  AAX

Legacy Versions:

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

Required Registration:

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For your own protection this library is provided as individual personalized files including a Digital Water Mark - DWM!