Rhythmic Odyssey is a flexible and highly-customizable loop-based virtual percussion instrument for Kontakt Player and a huge open-format modular loop library for use with any software or hardware you wish. This deep and stylistically expansive collection focuses on dynamic live tuned and untuned percussion performances by British instrumentalist and media composer David Oliver.
David has unleashed his massive collection of drums, percussion and rare world instruments, with powerful, authentic and spirited performances that are carefully and perfectly hand-crafted for easy direct use in films, games and all other forms of multimedia. He captured an incredible variety of percussion instruments and objects, exploring more than 130 distinct instruments from drum kits to raw pine tree logs.
This library spans a huge range of styles and genres, with 100 percussion track sets ranging from traditional ethnic arrangements and combos, to raw, hard-driving percussion beds and huge rock grooves. Each song set is a tonally rich and creatively inspired multi-track piece, with unique arrangements and exotic instrumental selections from all over the world. This enormous variety of sounds and rhythmic variations is powered by an innovative interface and powerful engine features to provide you with a massive tool box and endless creative possibilities.
A full non-encrypted multi-track wav library is also included, so you can use the loops in any DAW, sampler, plugin or hardware unit that supports 24bit/48kHz stereo wav files. In the wav library, each track’s loop collection is split into an average 8 discreet solo/sub-mix tracks, as well as wet and dry stereo master tracks. The wav library includes a grand total of 6648 loops! We’ve also included long human-readable sample names and a detailed loop database in the Documentation folder to make searching and custom arrangements as convenient as possible.
David Oliver is an esteemed percussionist known for his brilliant and expressive soundtrack work on numerous award winning films and television programs. Working from his studio in Somerset, UK, he has an intuitively inventive approach which first brought him to the attention of multiple award winning composer William Goodchild in 2012. David went on to create rhythm ensemble recordings for William Goodchild's soundtrack to National Geographic wildlife documentary Ultimate Honey Badger. It was a fruitful first collaboration and received the highest number of Nat Geo views in its category in the history of the channel in 2014 (Earth Touch News Network Jan 9 2014).
This was the start of a string of award winning collaborations with Goodchild, notably Africa’s Giant Killers (BBC Natural World 2015) and Jago: A Life Underwater (James Morgan Films, co-Directed by James Reed 2015) - Winner of Jackson Hole Grand Teton Award and Wildscreen Panda Award 2016. Other collaborations of note include working with Emmy award winning composer Barnaby Taylor on the soundtracks for Elephant Family And Me (BBC Natural World - 2016) and Ghost of the Mountain (Disney Nature - 2017). David is an avid rhythmic explorer who has made a number of his own percussion instruments such as UDU, bamboo slit drums, rainsticks and waterdrums. He is a keen proponent of music for well being and regularly performs live. Visit him at www.davidolivermusic.com for more info.
Each of the 100 of David Oliver’s original rhythmic compositions included within this library has been broken down into up to a dozen modular seamless loops, with natural musical development and dynamic progression evolving naturally from intro and build-up to climactic release. These building-blocks are further deconstructed into distinct sub-mix and solo instrumental tracks in the Multitrack preset, allowing you to mix and match elements to create your own unique layered rhythmic combinations.
The built-in loop browser lets you filter your search by style and instrument keywords, tempo and time signature and you can even star your favorite loops for instant recall. Once you load your loops into the slot grid, you can tweak each loop down to the individual transient slice, with playback direction, slice order, ADSR and custom step-automation sequencing for volume, pitch, pan, filter cutoff and resonance parameters that you can freely draw with your mouse.
As always, we’ve packed our custom user interface with lots of great sound-shaping controls that give you the flexibility to warp the shape in many ways. The Stereo Master Kontakt preset is convenient and ram-efficient, giving you instant plug & play access to fully-mixed broadcast-ready percussion beds, so you can get right down to business. The GUI offers you a full feature set of deep sound-shaping tools and macros to radically transform the sonic flavor and customize your workflow. It’s easy to jump in and play, but if you like drilling down to control and customize every sonic detail, the power is yours. The Multitrack Kontakt presets allow automatically tempo-synching loop step-sequencing and playback for up to four sub-mix tracks, with deep user control over performance parameters, DSP effects, modulation and automation down to the level of individual transient slices. And if you want even more control over track effects, signal routing and resource use, you can load each of the tracks as a separate Kontakt instrument preset.
The user interface controls are rounded-out by our modular FX rack window, with 18 different DSP effect modules that you can assign in any of 10 available slots, in any order that you wish. You’ll find classic phase, flanger, delay, distortion, amp and cab simulators, compressors, EQ, rotator and so much more. The Reverb effect includes 99 of our own convolution reverb impulse response presets. Each one was captured live in a real-world location. We captured a huge variety of different rooms, halls, chambers and outdoor environments, along with an additional 40 unique, strange and creative special effect impulses to completely transform the sound and open up whole new worlds of musical possibility. We hope you enjoy!
Made For Kontakt Player
This library has been licensed for use in the free Kontakt Player virtual instrument engine. It can be used in Kontakt Player or the full retail version of Kontakt (version 5.7.3 or later) for VST, AU or AAX instrument plugin formats. You can add this product to the Kontakt “Libraries” browser. It requires online serial number registration through the Native Instruments Service Center app. This library is also fully compatible with Komplete Kontrol and all S-Series Keyboard Controllers by Native Instruments. Purchasing this library qualifies you for a great cross-grade discount toward the full unlocked version of Kontakt through Native Instruments!
- 10 Multi-sample NKI instrument banks in Kontakt 6 Player format
- 11 Loop NKI instruments banks in Kontakt 6 Player format
- 35 Ambience patches created from the source content
- 26,504 stereo samples
- 24-bit, 48 kHz Stereo Lossless NCW Format for Kontakt presets.
- 7.41 GB Installed (10.1 GB Uncompressed)
- Made for the free Kontakt Player (version 6.1+), Komplete Kontrol, all S-Series Keyboards and NKS software and hardware by Native Instruments
- Works with the Kontakt "Libraries" browser and Native Access.
- Click here for pdf user manual
This Powered-By-Kontakt Player Edition is supported by the latest version of the free Kontakt Player (VST, AU, AAX) and the special “Libraries” rack. Windows 7 or higher required for PC. OSX 10.10 or higher required for Mac. Dual Core CPU, 3+ GB System Ram, SATA or SSD hard drive recommended for this library. This software is delivered as a digital download, so a broadband connection is required. All sales are final. Please see our Help Page for download and installation instructions, tutorials and the End User Licensing Agreement before ordering.
Rhythmic Odyssey Walkthrough
David Oliver Composition Walkthrough
Composing Using Rhythmic Odyssey
Rhythmic Odyssey DAW Cast
Rhythmic Odyssey Teaser
J Gabriel Rodrigues - Land of Tribes
Patrick Kendell - Solar Flare
Reviews & Endorsements
"Rhythmic Odyssey ushers in a world of percussion opportunities with a massive offering of performances and nearly endless customization options. Soundiron & David Oliver have created a real gem here!"
"The sounds would not be out of place in productions with the highest of budgets, but the workflow is efficient enough to help with the tightest of deadlines. An excellent choice for those needing a quality source of inspiring hand percussion content."