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Sampling the unique, magical sound of a Balinese Gamelan is no small undertaking. The 25 instruments that make up The LSO's Semara Dana Gamelan Ensemble had to be recorded in great detail, as if each instrument were to be a sample library in its own right. Any compromise in the number of velocity layers or the round robin alternate samples could result in the whole living, breathing, sound losing realism and dynamic expression. All instruments were recorded in stereo, at 24 bit 96 khz to ensure a pristine recording of the very highest standard that will remain the benchmark for years to come.

The library is composed of single and paired Kontakt versions of the Gamelan instruments. As many of the metallophones are played as a detuned pair, for convenience we have grouped them this way, including KSP scripting to humanise the velocity and timing for a natural response. Paired instruments also feature separate volume and pan controls. Smaller percussive instruments like the Kempli are grouped together, with KSP level and pan controls for fine tuning.

24GB Library — 24 Bit 96Khz Stereo Sampling
25 Individual Gamelan Instruments
Up to 20 Velocity Layers
Over 4000 Samples
Multiple Round Robin Layers Kontakt 2 + 3 Format

Package includes:

  • 3 x DVD
  • Full Colour 24 Page Booklet
  • Limited Edition Metal Box
Price USD 499 / GBP 255 ( 299 inc VAT )

To hear sound samples of Balinese Gamelan go to: http://www.soniccouture-gamelan.com/

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