Samplephonics has announced the release of Shakuhachi, a new freebie featuring a sampled shakuhachi Japanese ethnic instrument.
The Shakuhachi is a bamboo flute with a distinctive warm body and thick harmonic character. This Japanese ethnic instrument is well-known due to its intensive use in modern film scores.
Handy tip – layer up the static sustained notes with a staccato articulation, delay the static track by 50-100ms and allow the classic Shakuhachi articulations to shine through and add character!
Choose from a number of articulations and play around with the pitch to get monstrous sounding organs and pads!
Shakuhachi library is available as WAV files and come pre mapped into Ableton Sampler, Kontakt, EXS24, Mach-5, SFZ, Halion and Reason NN-XT, each with 4 articulations and multiple round robins and velocities.
In order to download it, registration at Samplephonics is required. Download size is 125MB compressed.