SONiVOX today announced the release of FlyingHand Percussion, a new Kontakt 2 Sample library for musicians, composers or hobbyists. Priced at just $259 MSRP, FlyingHand Percussion features a unique array of highly-detailed hand percussion instruments (plus some interesting electronic percussion) in an easy to use layout that enables musicians to create percussion tracks full of irresistible grooves and sizzling solos.
Enticing consumers with a "sneak preview," SONiVOX is giving away almost 600 megabytes of this collection free if they go to the SONiVOX MI website.
Produced by veteran sound designer/composer Eitan Teomi of Handheld Sound, FlyingHand Percussion ships in a beautiful handmade package actually hand made by artisans from Nepal. The zen-like vibe that permeates the product is reflected in the obvious care and attention to detail with which it has been rendered.
FlyingHand Percussion contains 4 DVDs (over 40,000 samples) of stunningly detailed hand percussion instruments. The instruments include a multitude of articulations (playing styles) each as well as dynamic samples (soft to loud), multiple microphone positions (close to ambient), alternate takes to avoid repetitive sounds, and a unique "Legato Drumming™" feature that intelligently responds to musical phrases, inserting musical nuances and tonal variances that provide an added level of authenticity. The result sounds very much like a real percussionist when they hit the drum in a slightly different place each time or moves a hand across the drum head creating a small scraping sound, etc.
FlyingHand Percussion instruments include:
4 Anklungs - Asian bamboo rattlers
Handmade Naal - similar in sound to Tabla Drum
14" Maple Ashiko
16" and 22" Frame Drums
5 Gallon Jug
Suspended Bass Drum
Clay Drum - resembles an Udu
Traditional Indian Kanjira Drum
Assorted Shakers - plastic, wood, and bamboo variations
Assorted Bells - including belltree and bell stick
Morphosis - electronic hybrids synthesized from real organic resonances
14" and 16" Timbales
Bongo Cajon - features mahogany heads
Mutants - Cinematic sounds featuring re-pitched instruments and virtual ensembles
Triangles - A Brass Orchestral Triangle and a one of a kind Trine Instrument
FlyingHand Percussion is a Kontakt 2 sample library for both the PC and Mac platforms.