Discovery Sound has released a new sample library, Indonesia – The Magic. The library features exotic Indonesian sounds and samples, produced and supervised by Asian music master Makoto Kubota.
The Republic of Indonesia is located in the Malay Archipelago, the
world’s largest archipelago, between Indochina and Australia, and
between the Indian and Pacific Oceans.
The most well known Indonesian music, Gamelan is an
ensemble of instruments indigenous to the islands of Bali or Java
(gamelan means orchestra). The instruments include small bronze
metallophones tuned to a four or five – note scale, various gongs,
flutes, drums and other percussion. All of the instruments are recorded
both as ensemble and solo on the disc.
Jegog plays very low tone, and the ensemble is
more powerful than ever before. The music is very fast, loud, rhythmic
and precise. On this library, the music is offered as multi-samples so
that both solo and ensemble are available.
The Gendang is an Indonesian percussion instrument.
For this library, Makoto recorded a unique Gendang remodeled by the
musician. The biggest attraction is the rich sounds and the way of
playing created just by his two hands. The disc offers useful rhythm
patterns and single shots.
Kecak known as Indonesian Voice percussion is
highly dynamic, rhythmically chant. This library includes the casual
version Kecak sung by a few people taken over in Sunda Islands. The
original voice is recorded as Sengak on this library.
The library is available in ACID/WAV/REX2/KONTAKT/BATTERY/ MACHFIVE formats.
More information and demos are available at the Discovery Sound site.