Three ocarinas with unique timbres, ranges, and styles
The fifth entry in Impact Soundworks´ VENTUS Ethnic Winds series features three ocarinas with unique timbres, ranges, and styles. Includes 12+ playing techniques per instrument and over 900 pre-recorded phrases! An ornament system allows for unique, authentic performances and TACT (Total Articulation Control Technology) provides the ultimate solution for fully customisable mapping.
Over 5,500 24-bit samples recorded through warm ribbon & room mics
Three unique ocarinas
Up to 12 articulations
Bends, vibrato, extended techniques
Over 890 phrases. multiple lengths & styles
Phrases also provided as WAV
Beautiful unified VENTUS interface
Dozens of under-the-hood tweaking controls
Ornament system for effortless authentic performances
Phrase playback editor
Easy FX rack with analog-modeled EQ, compressor, delay & reverb
TACT - Total Articulation Control Technology for easy customization of all playing techniques
Impact Soundworks are pleased to present to you the most deeply-sampled trio of ocarinas ever released – a Costa Rican Pendant Ocarina, a Triple Ocarina and a Chinese Xun – the fifth entry into ISW´s Ventus series of solo ethnic woodwind instruments.
Pendant Ocarinas date from the time of the Incas and were used as instruments for festivals, rituals and ceremonies. They usually have 8-9 holes and are often shaped like animals (ISW´s is a toad). The Triple Ocarina is a multi-chambered ocarina with a broad range of about two octaves plus a fifth. The Chinese Xun is an ancient eggshaped aerophone that dates back 7,000 years and was been used primarily in the performance of palace music.
In capturing these lovely instruments, ISW explored the full range of playing techniques: from expressive sustains, vibrato, flutters, and accents, to staccato notes and bends, pitched release articulations and special extended techniques. Each instrument features either 11 or 13 articulations paired with a combined total of over 900 phrases.
Ventus Series Concept
ISW started the Ventus Ethnic Winds series to take you on a journey all over the world, capturing the tones of beautifully performed solo woodwinds outside the Western repertoire. Along with that goal, ISW want you to be able to create authentic performances without technology getting in the way.
Each Ventus instrument shares several key features, along with a common user interface:
1. Traditional playable articulations alongside a large pool of pre-recorded phrases that you can quickly drop into a composition for instant color.
2. An innovative ornaments system designed to automagically create decorative techniques in real time with no extra sequencing or tweaking needed.
3. Impact Soundworks´ unique Total Articulation Control Technology (TACT) to unify and simplify the process of creating your own personal mapping setup for every instrument.
With these three features, combined with their hallmark depth of sampling and attention to detail, ISW know that their Ventus Ethnic Winds will become a source of endless inspiration.
FULL VERSION (not player) of Kontakt version 5.5.2 or higher
7GB disk space
2GB RAM (4GB recommended)
2011 or later processor. Your system must also meet the requirements for version 5.5.2 of Kontakt. If you cannot run that version, you will not be able to load this library.