Balinese Gamelan v1.5.3 KONTAKT
KONTAKT | 25/10/2021 | FULL: 2.30 GB | UPDATE ONLY WiN: 195 MB
DISCOVER BALINESE GAMELAN
The Spotlight Collection heads to Indonesia, delving into the world of the BALINESE GAMELAN.
This KONTAKT instrument contains 2 GB of pristine samples, comprising six essential gamelan
instruments – each with two tuning variations.
Powered by KONTAKT 6 and the free KONTAKT PLAYER, BALINESE GAMELAN is packed with features for tweaking
and manipulating sounds. The latest update also includes The Jammer – a unique generative arpeggiator
for performing and layering authentic patterns.
THE MUSIC OF GAMELAN
Often translated as “orchestra,” gamelan is an ensemble of instruments from Indonesia, typically Java
or Bali. The music itself is often characterized by bright, metallic, percussive qualities, distinctive
and complex tuning, the rich layering of instruments, and its cyclical form.
Ensembles differ significantly from one another but are made up of a combination of beautifully crafted
metallophones, xylophones, drums, gongs, bamboo flutes, strings, and even vocals. Instruments are built
and tuned for specific ensembles, so tunings can differ considerably between gamelans.
A peculiarity of the Balinese variant is that each instrument is paired and slightly detuned relative
to its partner, resulting in a natural chorus effect.
A LIVING, BREATHING INSTRUMENT
The instruments in this release were sampled from the London Symphonic Orchestra’s Semara Dana Gamelan
Ensemble in exacting detail. Their unique timbres and textures have been faithfully recreated through a
painstaking recording of numerous velocity layers – a true labor of love by creators Soniccouture.
This instrument focuses on compact versions of the tuned instruments, split into three categories:
The big gongs, the paired metallophones and the kettle gongs.
Balinese Gamelan now lets you mix gangsa, kettle gongs, gongs, and roots in a single KONTAKT instrument.
It also features an all-new generative arpeggiator, The Jammer, which allows the sequencing of various
parts of the ensemble from a dedicated interface. We’ve also added a full effects page, featuring our
modular insert chain and custom Space reverb processor. A dedicated tuning module now allows switching
between original and concert pitch, and a fully adjustable ombak gives you full control over the beat
frequency between detuned pairs of instruments.
NEW 1.5.3 – 2021-06-28
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