The New Solo Taiko for Kontakt VST-AU-AAX Samples

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Overview

  • Price: $98 
  • Kontakt VST / AU / AAX
  • 4.200 Samples. 5.7GB HDD (compressed to 1.4GB)
  • 2 Microphone Positions (Close & Room)
  • Contains +10 Different Deep-Sampled Taiko Drums
  • +100.000 lines of custom code for new FX 3.3 system
  • Instant Front-Face FX & Textural Convolution Delay
  • Bonus: Project Midi Demo (Dragon Breath)
  • Product only available as Direct Download
  • Full Retail Version of Kontakt 5.5 (or later) Required

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  • Solo Taiko Drums

    Solo Taiko Drums

    Solo Taiko Drums Walkthrough

  • Epic Taiko Ensemble

    Epic Taiko Ensemble

    Also check out our Epic Taiko Ensemble

  • The New Epic Frame Drum

    The New Epic Frame Drum

    Also check out our Epic Framedrum Ensemble

The New Solo Taiko for Kontakt VST-AU-AAX Samples overview

The New Solo Taiko Drums is the most comprehensive and deep-sampled collection of individual Taiko Drums on the market. The library is a completely remastered, redesigned and reprogrammed edition of our original Epic Solo Taik o Drums. The library contains over 4.200 samples, two microphone positions, built-in articulation browser, internal step-sequencer, front-face FX, textural convolutions and our newest 3.4 Chaos Engine.

The New Solo Taiko Drums features the highly renowned Taiko Ensemble group: Emeryville Taiko lead by master, Susan Horn. The recordings lasted over a week, which allowed us to capture an unprecedented amount of content. We recorded a variety of Taiko drums, including the grand O-Daiko, 5 types of Chu-Daiko (medium sized Daikos), 4 types of Shime (Taiko snare drums) and wide assortment of extra articulations, including rimshots, clacks, different sticks etc. We even recorded the unique Tekkan, which is a metallic part of a cannon and recorded unique articulations playing with hands on the Taikos instead of sticks.

The New Solo Taiko Drums follows the same principles established in our other epic percussion libraries in terms of articulations, velocity layering and round robin. Articulations have up to 6 velocity layers and all sampled at 10 round robin (aka repetitions). We sampled all the classic Taiko drums from the big sounding, O-Daiko, Nagado Daiko to the smaller and more snare like, Shime. In addition we also played the drums with hands and alternative stick types – and we got the most comprehensive collection of clacks made with different type of sticks and by hitting the rims of the larger Taiko drums.

The library was recorded in the same signature hall used for our New Epic Taiko Drum Ensemble and Epic Frame Drums. We highly recommend purchasing both the New Epic Taiko Ensemble and Solo Taiko Drum, since they use the same drums, microphone perspectives and gives you the necessary depth to create completely realistic Taiko performances. The two libraries were recorded in the same Cathedral environment.

remastered, redesigned and reprogrammed edition of our original Epic Solo Taiko Drums. The library contains over 4.200 samples, two microphone positions, built-in articulation browser, internal step-sequencer, front-face FX, textural convolutions and our newest 3.4 Chaos Engine.

The New Solo Taiko Drums features the highly renowned Taiko Ensemble group: Emeryville Taiko lead by master, Susan Horn. The recordings lasted over a week, which allowed us to capture an unprecedented amount of content. We recorded a variety of Taiko drums, including the grand O-Daiko, 5 types of Chu-Daiko (medium sized Daikos), 4 types of Shime (Taiko snare drums) and wide assortment of extra articulations, including rimshots, clacks, different sticks etc. We even recorded the unique Tekkan, which is a metallic part of a cannon and recorded unique articulations playing with hands on the Taikos instead of sticks.

The New Solo Taiko Drums follows the same principles established in our other epic percussion libraries in terms of articulations, velocity layering and round robin. Articulations have up to 6 velocity layers and all sampled at 10 round robin (aka repetitions). We sampled all the classic Taiko drums from the big sounding, O-Daiko, Nagado Daiko to the smaller and more snare like, Shime. In addition we also played the drums with hands and alternative stick types – and we got the most comprehensive collection of clacks made with different type of sticks and by hitting the rims of the larger Taiko drums.

The library was recorded in the same signature hall used for our New Epic Taiko Drum Ensemble and Epic Frame Drums. We highly recommend purchasing both the New Epic Taiko Ensemble and Solo Taiko Drum, since they use the same drums, microphone perspectives and gives you the necessary depth to create completely realistic Taiko performances. The two libraries were recorded in the same Cathedral environment.

Integrated Browser

The New Solo Taiko Drums contains a new integrated browser that gives you instant access to the entire library collection. The browser allows you find any articulation in the library with a single click and with virtually no load-time. The browser also gives you access to master articulations – where you have the entire set of Solo Taiko Drums laid out on the keyboard for maximum coThe New Solo Taiko Drums contains a new integrated browser that gives you instant access to the entire library collection. The browser allows you find any articulation in the library with a single click and with virtually no load-time. The browser also gives you access to master articulations – where you have the entire set of Solo Taiko Drums laid out on the keyboard for maximum control, ease-of use and instant fun.ntrol, ease-of use and instant fun.

Textural Convolutions

Textural Convolutions is a new way of using convolution to create textural delays. The idea is to use non-conventional convolution impulses to augment the existing sound. So when the instrument delays – you will not just get a normal delay of the instrument, but also get the delay and texture of the convolution. This concept is called Textural Convolutions and we hand-crafted over 130 impulses for the Solo Taiko Drums. The Textural Convolutions can also be randomized.

Internal Sequencing

The New Solo Taiko Drums comes with a built-in step-sequencing – allowing you to program the drums with ultra precision and tightness. The step-sequencer allows you to create advanced rhythms in any signature rhythm and with both velocity layering and round-robin. In addition you can choose what tempo you want it to play at and even play in triplets too.

Front-Face Effects

The New Solo Taiko Drums contains an entire new set of effects on the front of the user interface. You have instant control over dynamics, filters, pitch and micro-pitch, delays, bit-crusher and our new textural convolution delay called transform, which contains over 130 custom textural delays. You also have control over microphones and EQ, which are placed on the sides of the effects section.

Microphone

The New Solo Taiko Drums contains two different microphone positions, which can easily be loaded/unloaded and mixed from the front interface. The first microphone position is our close microphone, which required a tricky set of microphone placements to get just right. The second microphone position is further back in the cathedral and designed to be mixed with the close mics for a larger, yet tight sound perspective.

Immediate FX

Our new 3.4 FX CHAOS Engine gives you deep access to Filters, Step-Based Filter Sequencer, EQ, Bit-Crusher, Distortion, Dual-Stereo Delay, Convolution Reverb and our new expanded Transform section, which now contains over 130 impulses, including our new textural convolutions. The 3.4 FX CHAOS Engine also allows you to randomize each effect with a single click.

  • All Epic Taiko articulations come in two microphone positions: “Close” and “Far” for optimal mix:
  • Master Patch (10 round robin / +6 velocity layers)
  • Solo Taiko Drum Medium 1 (up to 10 round robin / +6 velocity layers)
  • Solo Taiko Drum Medium 2 (up to 10 round robin / +6 velocity layers)
  • Solo Taiko Drum Medium 3 (up to 10 round robin / +6 velocity layers)
  • Solo Taiko Drum Medium 4 (up to 10 round robin / +6 velocity layers)
  • Solo Taiko Drum Medium 5 (up to 10 round robin / +6 velocity layers)
  • Solo Taiko Drum Medium 1 Hand Played (up to 10 round robin / +6 velocity layers)
  • Solo Taiko Drum Medium Drum 1 Rim 1 (up to 10 round robin / +6 velocity layers)
  • Solo Taiko Drum Medium Drum 2 Rim 2 (up to 10 round robin / +6 velocity layers)
  • Solo Taiko Drum Medium Drum 3 Rim 3 (up to 10 round robin / +6 velocity layers)
  • Odaiko (up to 10 round robin / +6 velocity layers)
  • Odaiko Stick 1 (up to 10 round robin / +6 velocity layers)
  • Odaiko Stick 2 (up to 10 round robin / +6 velocity layers)
  • Shime 1 (up to 10 round robin / +6 velocity layers)
  • Shime 2 (up to 10 round robin / +6 velocity layers)
  • Shime 3 (up to 10 round robin / +6 velocity layers)
  • Shime Hand Played (up to 10 round robin / +6 velocity layers)
  • Shime 1 Rim 1 (up to 10 round robin / +6 velocity layers)
  • Shime 2 Rim 2 (up to 10 round robin / +6 velocity layers)
  • Shime 3 Rim 3 (up to 10 round robin / +6 velocity layers)
  • Small Taiko Drum 1 (up to 10 round robin / +6 velocity layers)
  • Small Taiko Drum 2 (up to 10 round robin / +6 velocity layers)
  • Small Taiko Drum 3 (up to 10 round robin / +6 velocity layers)
  • Small Taiko Rim 1 (up to 10 round robin / +6 velocity layers)
  • Tekkan 1 (Cannon Barrel)
  • Tekkan 2 (Cannon Barrel)
  • Tekkan 3 (Cannon Barrel)
  • Tekkan Ring/Tremolo (Cannon Barrel)
  • 11 instrument patches, 4.200+ samples
  • Sample resolution: 44.1Khz/24Bit (.ncw format)
  • Format(s): Kontakt and .ncw (lossless compression)
  • New Front-Faced FX Macro System
    • Dynamic Controls
    • Filter Controls
    • Pitch and Micro-pitch Controls
    • Delay
    • Bit-Crusher
    • Transform (Textural Convolution Delay)
  • New FX Engine 3.4
    • Instant CHAOS (randomize over 1500 parameters)
    • Key and key mapping Controls
    • Macro Controls
    • Filter and Step-Based Filter
    • Delay
    • Degrader (Bit Crusher)
    • EQ
    • Filter
    • Convolution Reverb
    • Transform (Alternative Convolution Reverb)
  • Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.5.1+ required / Not compatible with free Kontakt Player
  • Kontakt 5.5.1 is 32 and 64-bit compatible on both PC and MAC platforms
  • The New Solo Taiko Drums requires 5.7GB HDD (compressed to 1.4GB)
  • Runs as a stand-alone application, VST® or Audio Units plug-in, RTAS® under Pro Tools 7/8
  • Minimum: Mac OS X® 10.4 / 10.5, G5 2.4 GHz or Intel Core Duo 2.00 GHz, 8 GB RAM or Windows® XP (32 Bit) or Windows Vista® (32/64 Bit), Pentium® or Athlon XP 2.0 GHz, 8 GB RAM. 8 GB of RAM or more is highly recommended
  • 11 Kontakt .nki files + 1 multi
  • +4.200 samples
  • Sample resolution: 44.1Khz / 24Bit stereo .wav format
  • Format(s): Kontakt
  • Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.5.1 or later required
  • Not compatible with Free Kontakt Player
  • 5.7GB HDD (compressed to 1.4GB)
  • Ability to download
  • PC 2.4GZ+, 8GB ram
  • MAC 2.6Ghz, 8GB ram