Sample Logic today announced Gamelan, their world-instruments-meet-hybrid-sample-synthesis library. Twenty-five Balinese Gamelan instruments have been, as they describe it, “morphed and mutilated” by Sample Logic to create a collection of “cinematic quality atmospheres, inspirational melodic instruments, thundering percussive impacts and twisted loops.”
Recorded on the scoring stage at Skywalker Sound with the Gamelan Sekar Jaya (GSJ) ensemble, Gamelan features traditional and morphed Gamelan instruments.
Compatible with Native Instruments’ Kontakt Player, Gamelan is 14GB in size, and features a diverse library of 1,700 patches which are divided into the following categories:
- 421 Atmospheres (58 Bizarre, 97 Dark Mysterious, 71 Electronic Effectual, 87 Mixed Emotions, 28 Stingers, 79 World Organic)
- 316 Instrumentals (55 Arpeggiated, 104 Organic, 74 Synth, 82 Traditional)
- 322 Loops (84 Action Packed, 120 Electronic Effectual, 51 Pop Hop, 56 World Organic)
- 368 Percussives (31 Arpeggiated, 11 Hit Ensembles, 266 Impacts, 17 Traditional, 42 Transitions)
- 260 Multi Cores (34 Atmospheres, 71 Instrumentals, 53 Loops, 47 Percussives
- Instrumental: Grantang, Jegogan, Jublag, Kajar, Kantilan, Kempli, Pemade, Penyacah, Reyong, Suling, Trompong & Uga
- Percussive: Cedugan Wadon, Cedugan, Ceng Ceng, Gentorag Chime, Gong, Gupekan Wadon, Gupekan, Kempur, Klentong, Krumpungan Wadon, Krumpungan, Rebab & Vocalese
Gamelan users are able to mix as many as eight unique “soundsources” to create “massive ambiences, crushing impacts, complex loops, soaring leads or even stacked multis,” triggered by a single note. Alternatively, Gamelan also has thousands of ready-to-use preset instruments!
Pricing and Availability. Sample Logic Gamelan will be available for purchase in mid-September, for $399.99. For customers who pre-order before the product’s release, Gamelan is available at an early-bird $299 price. More information, or to pre-order, at Sample Logic.