Gong Crazy

UVI Soundsource release Spirit of Gongs collection of gongs and more      18/05/09

Gong Crazy


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 More information:



More Videos

Sonic LAB: Modal Craft Synth Review 

Budget DIY Mono is how much?


NAMM 2017: Roger Linn's Linnstrument 128 

Smaller form Linnstrument


NAMM 2017: Moon Modular - Is 5U As Addictive As Eurorack? 

John L. Rice talked to us about the Moon Modular 5U systems


NAMM 2017: Waldorf VCF1 Filter 

More Eurorack for the KB37