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Balinese Gamelan

Balinese Gamelan

“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.

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Cuba

Cuba

“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.

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India

India

“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.

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Middle East

Middle East

“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.

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RA

RA

“EastWest/Quantum Leap RA provides composers with access to a variety of rare and unique instruments from Africa, Europe, India, the Americas and Australia, the Far East, and the Middle East and Turkish Empires. Musicians will find that RA has an amazing sound quality and they’ll marvel at the articulation of each instrument which has a wide range that goes from controlled to expressive. All of the instruments and ensembles featured in the collection were sampled extensively as a means of preserving the true character and expression of each instrument. For the first time, users will have more control over the sounds offered in the collection along with the ability to load even more instruments than ever before.

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SILK

SILK

“All instruments featured in SILK are multi-sampled with extreme attention to detail offering the maximum in expression. EastWest/Quantum Leap SILK contains extensive articulations, interval sampling (where appropriate), round robin (alternate samples), legato scripting, and phrases to give the feeling of smooth effortless performance – like silk. Each musician recorded for SILK is a master of his instrument, providing the best and most accurate sound available. SILK also allows users to adapt the instruments using dozens of useful micro tunings in the key of their choice. This microtuning system is the first of it’s kind, and is a true breakthrough for PLAY.

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West Africa

West Africa

“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.

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World Instruments

World Instruments

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“From West African balafons to Japanese shakuhachis, from Shona kalimbas to Turkish tamburs, there is a whole new world of instruments out there waiting to be discovered in the form of World Instruments. Widen your horizons with over 60 melodic instruments from all over the world, and try out the accompanying tuning options to get a feel for musical styles and instruments you might not have known before. If you’re looking to create dynamic and evocative soundscapes, try the fully fledged arp section for even more inspiration.”

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World Percussion

World Percussion

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“World Percussion invites you to discover percussion instruments from all over the globe: try the ashiko from sub-Saharan Africa, an Irish bodhrán or the South Indian ghatam. Play one of the incredibly diverse drum and percussion kits included. There are kits that focus on specific countries, such as Brazil or Turkey, and ones that feature sets of specific instruments such as whistles and tubes. MIDI phrases can be imported and exported, while performance parameters such as groove and sound-shaping options give you even more creative options.”

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World Suite

World Suite

“World Suite

Instruments from Around the Globe

With over 320 instruments at your fingertips World Suite delivers thousands of years of musical culture from every major continent and ethnic tradition. Explore the sounds of our global heritage and traverse the most secluded corners of the world for inspiration with hundreds of playable instruments and thousands of authentically performed loops and phrases.

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Native Instruments

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

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Steinberg

Alto Glockenspiel, AmpSimulator, Anima, Arpache 5, Apache SX, Auron, B-Box, Beat Designer, Chorder, Cubase, Dark Planet, Eagle, FLUX, The Grand 3, Groove Agent, Guitar Harmonics, HALion, HALion Sonic, HALion Sonic SE, HALiotron, HSO, Hot Brass, Hypnotic Dance, ICONICA, LoopMash, Model C, Model E, ModMachine, MultiPanner, Mystic, Olympus Choir Micro, Padshop, Prologue, Quadrafuzz, Raven, Retrologue, REVerence, Room Works SE, Skylab, Spector, StepDesigner, Stereo Delay, Studio Strings, Triebwerk, Trium, TRIP, Voltage, WaveLab, World Instruments, World Percussion

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UVI

Attack EP88, EGP, Falcon, Grand Piano Model D,
Key Suite Acoustic, Key Suite Digital, Key Suite Electric,
Orchestral Suite, Retro Organ Suite, Synth Anthology,
UVI Workstation, Vintage Vault, World Suite

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