UVI Soundsource release Spirit of Gongs collection of gongs and more 18/05/09
UVI Soundsource have released a new UVI Soundpack - Spirit of Gongs with 80 ancient gongs and related percussions in one single library. Here's what they have to say about it...
Gongs are mainly East and South East Asian musical instruments, the shape of a flat metal plate, usually hit with a mallet. There are gongs of various sizes, and this collection focuses on the most musical ones, middle to small-sized, from 5 to 26 inch.
Following our pristine audio quality policy, we did record these pieces of history with the best analog and digital equipment in 24bit / 96 kHz, to capture the essence of these rich percussive instruments. Depending on the model, we were able to sample in multiple velocity levels.
In addition to the recordings, we assed the perceptual tuning of each sample, allowing the presets to be played around the keyboard. Thanks to that, the collection stands as more versatile than just a "classic" gong collection: sound textures are varying from large metal bongs, to magnificent and musical bell chimes.
Instruments are sorted in a very meticulous way, from their original location : Burma, Cambodia, China, Indochina, Japan, Malaysia, Vietnam... Pictures and actual sizes are provided along for most of the presets.
Spirit of Gongs will open you up to a new era of metallic sonic textures, from the traditional ones to the most processed sounds and musical FXs. Spirit of Gongs Presentation on YouTube
Pricing and Availability:
Spirit of Gongs costs $99, and includes the full version of UVI Workstation