Javanese Gamelan (Kontakt Library)

$99.00

Javanese Gamelan (Kontakt Library)
Javanese Gamelan (Kontakt Library)

Immerse yourself in the sound of the Javanese gamelan, an ancient, tuned percussion ensemble from Indonesia. Its transcendental tone has inspired composers for centuries: and with twelve unique instruments and a custom ensemble builder, it’s now at your fingertips.

Immerse yourself in the sound of the Javanese gamelan, an ancient, tuned percussion ensemble from Indonesia. Its transcendental tone has inspired composers for centuries: and with twelve unique instruments and a custom ensemble builder, it’s now at your fingertips.

CONTENT

  • 6,750 samples at pristine 24/48 quality
  • 16 dynamic layers per key
  • Full & dampened recordings
  • 12 individual instruments
  • Bonang, demung, gambang, gender
  • Gongs, kempul, kempyang, kenong
  • Kethuk, Peking, saron, slenthem

FEATURES

  • Beautiful wide UI for Kontakt 5.8
  • Custom ensemble builder patch
  • Per-instrument tuning, timing
  • Harmony builder, micro tuning
  • Single patches w/ 3 tunings
  • Includes CONSOLE, over 30 FX

Details

Gamelan is an ancient art form of Indonesia; it is a musical ensemble most often containing percussive, tuned metallophones with meditative, bell-like tones. The gamelan is among the oldest known instrument ensembles still played today, known to be at least 1,200 years old. Each instrument within the ensemble has its unique design, size, and tuning, resulting in a rich and transcendent sound when played together.

The gamelan's sound hugely influenced 20th-century Western composers like Satie, Cage, Bartók, Messiaen, and Britten. Still, it can also be heard prominently in acclaimed scores like Akira, Battlestar: Galactica, The Girl with a Pearl Earring, and many others.

Our sampled Javanese Gamelan (as opposed to Balinese or Sundanese) consists of twelve instruments made from bronze in Indonesia, carefully played and sampled by composer Gonzalo Varela to capture their total clarity and nuance. We have presented them here as an ensemble with a standard Western tuning, along with the option for custom microtuning scales and authentic Pelog and Slendro scales.

Javanese Gamelan lets you customize your ensemble or play individual instruments in their authentic forms. Whether you're writing for soundtracks, pop music, atmospheric electronica, or New Age, we think you'll find it incredibly inspiring – just as we did.


Content

The library includes twelve individual instruments comprising the ensemble: Bonang, Demung, Gambang, Gender, Gongs, Kempul, Kempyang, Kenong, Kethuk, Peking, Saron, and Slenthem. Each has been sampled with fully sustaining and dampened notes in 16 dynamic layers, allowing deep playable and responsiveness.

The single instrument patches are presented in two idiomatic tunings – Pelog and Slendro – and equal temperament, suitable for traditional Western music. The ensemble builder allows for per-instrument tuning, mixing, effects, and humanization, allowing you to create your custom blend of tones in whatever note ranges you choose.

You can truly shape the sound of the gamelan with our integrated Console mixer & FX rack, pictured below. Each instrument gets its channel in the ensemble patch, allowing you to add up to 8 modular effects for each. EQs, compression, reverb, modulation, distortion, and many more FX units are available, giving you endless tonal possibilities.

WATCH WALKTHROUGH

Javanese Gamelan: "Book of Sorrow" (Naked) by Matias Dapena (mixed by TITANIO)
Javanese Gamelan: "Book of Sorrow" (Naked) by Matias Dapena (mixed by TITANIO)
Javanese Gamelan: "Book of Sorrow" by Matias Dapena (mixed by TITANIO)
Javanese Gamelan: "Book of Sorrow" by Matias Dapena (mixed by TITANIO)
Javanese Gamelan: "Footsteps" by Infinity Tone
Javanese Gamelan: "Footsteps" by Infinity Tone
Javanese Gamelan: "Fragmented Shimmers" (Naked) by Nabeel Ansari
Javanese Gamelan: "Fragmented Shimmers" (Naked) by Nabeel Ansari
Javanese Gamelan: "G-Overdrive" by Zack Parrish
Javanese Gamelan: "G-Overdrive" by Zack Parrish
Javanese Gamelan: "Ghost in the Gamelan" by TITANIO
Javanese Gamelan: "Ghost in the Gamelan" by TITANIO
Javanese Gamelan: "Jasmine Tea" (Naked) by Steven Cravis
Javanese Gamelan: "Jasmine Tea" (Naked) by Steven Cravis
Javanese Gamelan: "Jasmine Tea" by Steven Cravis
Javanese Gamelan: "Jasmine Tea" by Steven Cravis
Javanese Gamelan: "Magadan" (Naked) by Gonzalo Varela
Javanese Gamelan: "Magadan" (Naked) by Gonzalo Varela

AUDIO DEMO

Javanese Gamelan: "Book of Sorrow" (Naked) by Matias Dapena (mixed by TITANIO)
Javanese Gamelan: "Book of Sorrow" (Naked) by Matias Dapena (mixed by TITANIO)
Javanese Gamelan: "Book of Sorrow" by Matias Dapena (mixed by TITANIO)
Javanese Gamelan: "Book of Sorrow" by Matias Dapena (mixed by TITANIO)
Javanese Gamelan: "Footsteps" by Infinity Tone
Javanese Gamelan: "Footsteps" by Infinity Tone
Javanese Gamelan: "Fragmented Shimmers" (Naked) by Nabeel Ansari
Javanese Gamelan: "Fragmented Shimmers" (Naked) by Nabeel Ansari
Javanese Gamelan: "G-Overdrive" by Zack Parrish
Javanese Gamelan: "G-Overdrive" by Zack Parrish
Javanese Gamelan: "Ghost in the Gamelan" by TITANIO
Javanese Gamelan: "Ghost in the Gamelan" by TITANIO
Javanese Gamelan: "Jasmine Tea" (Naked) by Steven Cravis
Javanese Gamelan: "Jasmine Tea" (Naked) by Steven Cravis
Javanese Gamelan: "Jasmine Tea" by Steven Cravis
Javanese Gamelan: "Jasmine Tea" by Steven Cravis
Javanese Gamelan: "Magadan" (Naked) by Gonzalo Varela
Javanese Gamelan: "Magadan" (Naked) by Gonzalo Varela

VIDEO DEMO

WATCH WALKTHROUGH

 

System Requierements

Below are required & recommended system specs for Javanese Gamelan.
Requires 6GB disk space
4GB of RAM recommended
Apple M1, Intel i5 or equivalent CPU
A faster CPU with more cores will allow you to play more simultaneous voices.

Kontakt 5.5.1+ Full
This library is NOT compatible with the free Kontakt Player.

Kontakt Requirements - Mac OSX
Intel Macs (i5 or higher): macOS 10.14, 10.15, 11 or 12 (latest update).
Apple Silicon Macs (via Rosetta 2 & natively on ARM in Standalone or in hosts that support it): macOS 11 or 12 (latest update)

Kontakt Requirements - Windows
Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit). Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU. Graphics hardware support for OpenGL 2.1 or higher. Windows 10 strongly recommended.
Kontakt Requirements - Mac OSX
Intel Macs (i5 or higher): macOS 10.14, 10.15, 11 or 12 (latest update).
Apple Silicon Macs (via Rosetta 2 & natively on ARM in Standalone or in hosts that support it): macOS 11 or 12 (latest update)

Kontakt Requirements - Windows
Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit). Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU. Graphics hardware support for OpenGL 2.1 or higher. Windows 10 is strongly recommended.

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Javanese Gamelan (Kontakt Library)