Middle East Ensemble
“THE MUSIC OF GAMELAN
Often translated as “orchestra,” gamelan is an ensemble of instruments from Indonesia, typically Java or Bali. The music itself is often characterized by bright, metallic, percussive qualities, distinctive and complex tuning, the rich layering of instruments, and its cyclical form.
Ensembles differ significantly from one another but are made up of a combination of beautifully crafted metallophones, xylophones, drums, gongs, bamboo flutes, strings, and even vocals. Instruments are built and tuned for specific ensembles, so tunings can differ considerably between gamelans. A peculiarity of the Balinese variant is that each instrument is paired and slightly detuned relative to its partner, resulting in a natural chorus effect.
“AUTHENTIC RHYTHMS AND HARMONIES
Traditional ensembles, classic rhythms and progressions
Versatile sequencer, meticulously programmed grooves
Built-in mixer, pro-quality effects and studio-ready presets
AS REAL AS IT GETS
Authentic Afro-Cuban sound in a rich, highly-flexible instrument. Add evocative Cuban flair to all kinds of contemporary productions.
THE SOUND OF SUNSHINE
DISCOVERY SERIES: CUBA delivers the warmth of Afro-Cuban music straight to your studio. Cuba’s musical heritage has influenced pop, house, techno, indie, and beyond. Its infectious grooves work in almost any context and have been beautifully captured in this intuitive KOMPLETE Instrument.
“AGELESS RHYTHMS AND SCALES
Supremely sampled instruments from the Indian tradition
Vast library of rhythms and scales for instant composition
A new musical paradigm for all modern production
ANCIENT TRADITION, CONTEMPORARY HEART
DISCOVERY SERIES: INDIA delivers every nuance of traditional Indian music with supreme authenticity and advanced playability.
“A MODERN APPROACH TO TRADITIONAL SOUNDS
Access a rich tradition of Arabic, Turkish, and Persian music, and enrich your productions with a fascinating musical heritage. Create authentic-sounding traditional soundscapes or add unique textures to contemporary tracks.
DISTINCTIVE MIDDLE EASTERN INSTRUMENTS
Add authentic Middle Eastern flavor to your compositions by drawing from a wide range of meticulously captured percussive, melodic, and string instruments.
“FOCUS ON RHYTHM
The latest release in Native Instruments DISCOVERY SERIES focuses on the rich and profoundly influential traditions of West Africa. This KOMPLETE Instrument features a collection of beautifully sampled percussion and melodic instruments, playable individually or as customizable ensembles with highly inspirational pre-programmed patterns. The rhythms of all percussion instruments are also easily editable via the built-in sequencer for instant polyrhythmic groove creation.
This instrument is truly a magnificent addition for producers of contemporary and traditional music.
ABSYNTH, Action Strings, Action Strikes, Balinese Gamelan, Cuba, DAMAGE, Evolve Mutations, FM8, FORM, The Gentleman,
The Giant, India, KINETIC METAL, KONTAKT, KONTOUR, MASSIVE, MASSIVE X, The Maverick, Middle East, MONARK, POLYPLEX, PRISM, RAUM, RAZOR, REAKTOR, Retro Machines MKII, RISE & HIT, ROUNDS, Session Strings Pro 2, SKANNER XT, SPARK, Symphony Essentials, Symphony Series, THRILL, TRK-01,
Una Corda, Vintage Organs, West Africa