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Bamboo Bundle - Special - virtual instrument sample library by Soundiron
Bamboo Bundle - Special - virtual instrument sample library by Soundiron
Bamboo Bundle - Special - virtual instrument sample library by Soundiron
Bamboo Bundle - Special - virtual instrument sample library by Soundiron

Bamboo Bundle

 

The Bamboo Bundle is a collection of our premier bamboo constructed tuned and percussive instrument libraries including the Bamblong (bamboo log drum), traditional Angklung tuned Indonesian rattles and Bamboo Stick Ensemble epic percussion and effects library, encompassing an impressive range of acoustic mallet, rattle, impact, scraping, drumming and tuned/tonal sounds, all programmed with unique integrated performance capabilities and special feeatures. This package includes 3 volumes, with a total of over 10,000 samples and nearly 5 GB of content. You'll find close to 60 intuitively playable, fully customizable Kontakt instrument presets that deliver advanced features and brilliant sound quality. Click on the tabs to learn more about each library, including the downloadable pdf user manual and full product specs. And check out screenshots of some of the custom Kontakt interfaces, providing a variety of automation-ready sound shaping controls. This bundle brings it all to you in a single package, all at a deep discount of over 30% off list price. Owners of any of the individual libraries in this collection can also Contact Us for a personalized quote on an discounted upgrade to the full bundle.

System Requirements

The full retail version of Native Instruments Kontakt version 5.1.0 (or later) is required to use .nki instrument presets included in these libraries. These are all standard Kontakt open-format libraries, so the free Kontakt Player doesn't support them. However, the sample directories are all fully unlocked, uncompressed and completely accessible to allow user customization, import and mapping in other wav compatible software, sampler or synth formats. Also be aware that the special Libraries tab doesn't support these open-format Kontakt libraries, but you can use the standard File browser tab, or you can import these libraries into the Kontakt database and Quickload window for easy navigation and organization. Windows 7 or higher is required for PC. OSX 10.7 or higher is required for Mac. Dual Core CPU, 3 GB System Ram, SATA or SSD hard drive recommended for the libraries in this collection.

Note: This digital product is delivered as a download via the Amazon S3 cloud network. A broadband internet connection is required. Please see our Help Page for licensing information, download and installation instructions, tutorials and to read our End User Licensing Agreement before ordering. All sales are final.

 

We welcome you to Soundiron's Angklung This library is a full-ranged traditional tuned percussion instrument originating from Indonesia, dating back to roughly the 7th Century AD. Over the past thousand years, it has spread widely throughout Southeast Asia and Polynesia and can be heard in a variety of traditional and modern music, from gamelan orchestras to pop bands and jazz ensembles.

The Angklung is actually best thought of as a set of several individual single-note instruments, each one comprised of a pair of bamboo tubes in a higher/lower octave pair sounded by a loose rattle. The result is a uniquely full, clear but short-sustaining, dry note. For this massive dedicated Angklung multi-sample library, we've recorded a set of 18 Angklung notes, tuned over a major scale spanning nearly 3 full octaves. We captured them up close in a dry studio and out in a large open hall with 3 mic positions (close, mid, far). We recorded each up and down stroke separately, with 48 round-robin variations per-velocity/per-note for the dry (24 up/24 down) and 16 round-robin variations per-velocity/per-note for the hall samples (8 up/8 down). We also recorded natural hand-played sustaining loops at different speeds and intensities, with smooth dynamic cross-fading between layers and adjustable release samples. And finally, we created a set of ambient soundscapes crafted from the raw source recordings that complement the sound of the instrument.

We've integrated this library with a newly upgraded version of our celebrated Uberpeggiator meta-arpeggiation system. It allows you to create realistic sustaining angklung rolls with the multi-sample presets that have completely fluid attack, sustain and release behavior, with precise real-time speed/tempo and intensity controls, with optional host tempo-syncing and velocity graphing. This gives you total control and the ability to weave the instrument into just about any type of music, while preserving a completely life-like simulation of the instrument's real-world sound and feel. We've designed the instrument primarily to use our Uberpeggiator's EZ-Roll mode, but it sounds just as good in the other Uber modes as well. Of course, with the Uberpeggiator turned off, it also works as a single-strike wooden mallet tuned bamboo percussion instrument.

You also have full control over the tightness and character of the instrument with our host-automatable attack, offset, release, swell and micro-tuning dials. You can also adjust the ensemble “width" of the instrument to increase or decrease the stereo left-right spread of the individual angklungs relative to one another. We've also incorporated our custom convolution reverb room/FX impulse selectors and a 3-band parametric EQ. We've built our Angklung library with full user control, sound quality and feature depth in mind, while maintaining instant plug-and-play usability that will let you jump right in and truly play this unique instrument.

Weighing in at 3.5 GB, Angklung features 7 Kontakt presets, over 6700 samples and over 50 custom convolution impulses. As always there is a range of automatable EQ, Reverb and sound-shaping to expand on the creative possibilities that this library offers.

The Angklung library features a range of proprietary features, including the latest version of our Uberpeggiator arp system, custom convolution effects, parametric EQ and standard performance shaping parameters. Note attack and sample offset allow you to simply tighten the sound or create pad-like effects. Release timing with extended decay range settings, independent release sample volume and mic position blending (in Hall presets) allow users to really tune the sound of the instrument.

Micro-tuning and width allow you to fine-tune how the angklung sits in a mix with other instruments. The "width" in particular controls the amount of stereo panning based on key position, simulating the natural stereo width of the instrument in an orchestral environment.

Product Specs

 

The Bamblong is a small bamboo idiophone similar to a marimba or angklung, meticulously hand-crafted from sections of cut and carved bamboo from Southest Asia. It is comprised of a row of tuned bamboo logs that serve as resonance chambers, each ranging between 11⁄2 - 21⁄4 inches in diameter and 8 – 14 inches in length, with sound holes cut into the top of each one. The actual playing surface for each log is a thin bamboo plank suspended on pegs over each bamboo log. When played with recycled rubber bicycle tire mallets, the instrument has a smooth and mellow, yet very crisp and clear musical note, with a quick decay.

We recorded it first in a very close, intimate dry setting to capture the full warmth and tonality of each note. This gives it a rich, strong presence and total creative flexibility and also allows our Bamblong to work extremely well with any reverb or spatializing effect you like. We deep-sampled the instrument exhaustively, with an average of 20 dynamic velocity layers per note and 10 round-robin variations per dynamic layer. We also recorded strikes and rolls using nylon jazz brushes for a unique raspy effect. In addition to the dry studio articulations, the bamblong was also recorded in a large glass and stone recording hall for a bright, organic live sound. This “wet” version of the Bamblong is ideal for use in symphonic arrangements and blending with other concert percussion.

All four notes of the bamblong were deeply sampled using rubber mallets and jazz brushes, with up to 24 velocity layers and 10 times round robin per note. The notes have been carefully hand-tuned and spread across 4 octaves. Micro-tuning and width allow you to fine-tune how the angklung sits in a mix with other instruments. The “width” in particular controls the amount of stereo panning based on key position, simulating the natural stereo width of the instrument in an orchestral environment. In addition to strikes, we also recorded rolls with release samples using the nylon brushes.

This library was originally published in 2009 by Tonehammer. For our new version 2.0 redesign, we've added a full-featured custom user interface with powerful fully-automatable performance controls. The included EQ, Reverb and Uberpeggiator meta-arp system give the Bamblong 2.0 a whole host of new musical potential and playability.

Product Specs

  • 1.56 GB installed
  • 2,519 Samples
  • 17 .nki instrument presets
  • 16 & 24 bit / 48kHz uncompressed PCM wav samples
  • Unlocked Kontakt presets and wav samples to allow user customization
  • Click Here to download the PDF user manual

 

The Bamboo Stick Ensemble is a classic scoring percussion library for Kontakt captures the tight, powerful clack of long, heavy raw bamboo poles, played more as a weapon than as an instrument. We struck, clashed, bent, dragged, scraped, shattered, and pounded them into splinters, with solo and ensemble articulations. Beyond just pure epic war percussion, the Bamboo Stick ensemble features haunting drones, screeches, roars and nightmarish horn-like wails that we produced by brutally grinding the resonant bamboo against stone.

Our Bamboo Stick Ensemble has been featured in a number of major motion picture soundtracks such as Avatar and Tron Legacy. It serves as a powerful display of just how far you can take a simple non-traditional object like a bamboo pole. To get just the right mix of power and edge, we took a number of high quality 8-foot x 2-inch diameter bamboo poles and sampled them meticulously in their natural state, as mighty epic percussion instruments. When striking and scraping a stone floor with them, the result is an interesting blend of aggressive slaps, clacks, screeches, drones and even howls. We recorded this library in a favorite lush tile and stone recording hall, with the specific goal of achieving the most massive and powerful epic percussion hall sound we could get. True epic percussion can only be done in a natural hall. It simply can't be faked.

The percussive impacts were produced by striking the bamboo poles against one another, often to the point of shattering. We recorded 10 round robin variations per velocity layer, with an average of 5 layers per note. The swooshes have a very rounded, whistling quality to them. They become tighter and more percussive as you move up their key range. The sustaining sounds were produced by dragging the end of the bamboo shafts against 6” square tile flooring in a large bright hall. The shafts were held almost vertically, with alternating soft and hard pressure as they were being dragged.

This library was originally released in 2008 by Tonehammer. For the latest version 2.0 update, we've gone back and painstakingly combed over all every instrument preset and improved key mapping, velocity layering and responsiveness, making the whole library more playable, organic, flexible and musical. We also added a full set of brand new performance, FX and arpeggiator controls.

Product Specs

  • 1.25 GB Installed
  • 441 Samples
  • 27 Kontakt 3.5 .nki instrument presets
  • 16 bit / 44.1 kHz uncompressed PCM wav audio
  • Unlocked Kontakt presets and wav samples to allow user customization
  • Click Here to download the PDF user manual