Varying from 70 - 6 cm in diameter, this is a 4 octave spanning, truly gigantic tuned orchestral gong collection. Meticulously sampled in an anechoic room with up to 10 x roundrobin and 8 velocity layers in lots of different articulations. Mysterious & different, yet well tuned and chromatically playable!
Our vi has been discussed at length at VI-control, take a look at user reviews and more here.
We've captured these instruments in immense detail, in Audio Ease's real anechoic chamber, very close. This makes for a new experience, it sounds like you're in front of real instruments!
On the Left there are demos, on the right there is a short instrument tour.
Longer walkthrough videos below.
- Pattern / Patch browser as part of the instrument.
- Real anechoic recordings meaning that the gongs can be convincingly placed in various venues using your reverb of choice. No reverb on reverb sound.
- Gong machine: The gong machine plays back organic sounding complex patterns using different articulations.
- Innovative performance features, the pedal clamps and unclamps the gongs in 'piano' mode using recorded multiple rr real samples of those. There are also Harpsichord like patches with a marked release sample
- Timbral Variance Round Robin parameter makes for a bigger timbral diversity when set higher, by repitching other gongs to the note played.
Some 15 years ago i worked with a giant set of these gongs for the live music for a Dance performance. Bewitched by the exotic sound of these instruments, i did a sample session, but that didn't really work, i decided to wait for someone else's sampling effort.
I was quite surprised that to this day no one has, at least nothing deep sampled...
So now we have...
This is the first installment of the library, Mallets & Sticks. There will be a second: Rubs and Bows, and a third: Percussives. These already feature in the teaser, and will be released in the near future!
Apart from a 'normal' bell hit, we've also sampled offcenter and rim hits, clamped bell and rim hits and clamp- and release sounds. With Mallet beater and drumstick. These can be intuitively played from the keyboard with pedalled clamp control.
24 Gb uncompressed / 5.4 Gb compressed sample content (We store our files at Digital Ocean for smooth and fast downloads)
Kontakt 5.5.1 and later. Full version only. No Kontakt player version.
Library utilizes watermarking. See below
24 Tone Gongs 1: Mallets & Sticks
Mallet Bell Hit ( 24 gongs, 8 velocity layers, 10 round robins per layer)
Mallet Bell Hit clamped (6 velocity layers, 6 round robins per layer`)
Mallet Offcenter Hit (8 x vl 10 x rr )
Mallet Offcenter Hit clamped ( 6 velocity layers, 6 round robins per layer`)
Mallet Rim Hit (8 x vl 6 x rr)
Mallet Rim Hit clamped (8 x vl 6 x rr)
Stick Hit Off center (6 x vel, 10 x rr)
Stick Hit Off center clamped (6 x vel, 10 x rr)
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