For years the Japanese Taiko has been a constant colour in soundtracks and music productions all over the world. Applying the Strezov sampling philosophy to the various instruments of the Taiko family yielded some very organic and fresh sounding results, which combined with the X3M percussion engine are simply a joy to play.
One of the main goals was to have consistent Round Robins captured for as many playing techniques as possible to allow writing fast, but at the same time smooth and realistic sounding percussion arrangements. To achieve that Strezov Sampling has carefully edited every single sample of their 10 Round Robins manually and did as many iterations as needed after extensively testing the articulations in a real life composing environment.
In addition to to that yet another important goal was to expand the sonic palette of the Taiko sound by adding other instruments, which enhance, but don't alter the aesthetics of the basic sound too much. Therefore TAIKOS X3M doesn't just consist of the same stuff we have all heard countless times before, but features new and yet unheard instrument combinations breathing live into your percussion arrangements.
The recordings took place in the Sofia Session Studio where Strezov Samplig also recorded the previous X3M libraries to allow smooth and easy layering.
The concept behind the this engine is fairly simple – the keyboard range is divided into 12 zones that you are able to assign different sounds to. After making the template of your choosing just plug in and play – nothing else needed!
In addition to that the engine also allows you to tweak individual zones, as well as the whole mapped ensemble patch with various effects and mic positions. Combining these with the natural and organic recordings you have maximum flexibility when it comes to sound.
Once you load up the X3M Ensemble Builder you automatically load all samples inside the “Samples” directory. However, the instrument is built in such a way that it actually keeps all samples purged, unless you load them up into a zone. This means that not only you have a single patch with all types of percussion you might need, but it is also optimized and doesn't hurt your RAM ressources in any way!
For a detailed list of Articulations please go to more info!
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
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