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$349 EXS24/Giga


An adventurous 3.5 GB library of ancient World instruments!

The creator of the popular World Winds sample library, Dirk Campbell, brings us a new production that journeys to a place where no one has yet traveled. Deep into the sonic terrain of worlds past, Origins is an exhaustive collection of authentic, atmospheric historical sounds that will add color to any composer’s palette. Along with a huge collection of multisamples presented in a variety of different dynamics and articulations, the library features a large number of expressive phrases and performances. Origins’ vivid, dramatic samples promise to add sonic and musical interest to historical and archaeological productions, film scores (especially Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Horror), World Music soundtracks, Left-Field rock and pop, creative remixes and any recordings that require imaginative sound design and innovative textures. Many of the sounds in this collection are available for the first time in any sample library.

The Instruments:

Ancient Horns
Cornus (Roman war horns)
Kudu antelope horn
Ram’s horn
English coach horn
Tibetan horns

Flutes and Pipes
Aulos (Greek reedpipe)
Balaban (Persian duduk)
Chinese bamboo flute
Bone flute
Double pipe (Egyptian zummara)
Duduk (Armenian reedpipe)
Filimbi (Tanzanian overtone flute)
Fujara (Slovak contrabass whistle)
Grass blades
Kaval (Balkan flute)
Ney (middle Eastern flute)
Pibgorn (Welsh reedpipe)
Sorna (Persian shawm)
Suling (Indonesian flute)
Whistle tones (various flutes)

Kantele (Finnish zither)
Kora (West Aftrican harp)
Laouto (Greek fretted lute)
Mouth bow
Nyatiti (Egyptian lyre)
Oud (Arab lute)
Rabab (middle Eastern long-necked fiddle)
Santoor (middle Eastern hammered dulcimer)
Siter (Javanese zither)

Male Vocals
Men unison
Overtone singing (Mongolia)
Shaman songs and overtones
Slave chant
Solo male chants
Solo male random notes

Group Vocals
Men unison
Women unison
Celebration vocal sounds
Female lamentation sounds
Womens’ screams
War shouts

Ambient Percussion (recorded in large ambient space)
Orchestral bass drums (3)
Timpani (detuned – 5 pitches)
Gong drum
Tam Tams
Earth gong
Chinese chung (small hand cymbals)
Ceng ceng (Balinese small hand cymbals)
Turkish davul
Tanzania drum
Frame drums
Bougarabou (African drum)
Daf (Iranian drum)
Metal pipes
Gas cylinder
Crumpled metal
Brake drum
Horseshoe hits
Metal scraping and dragging
Other metal hits and noises

Studio Percussion
Burmese small gongs
Singing bowl (Tibet)
Thunder drum
Hand cymbals (various)
Hand drums (various)
Jingles and finger cymbals (various)
Kurdish davul
Tribal drums (Zambian ingoma)
Miscellaneous percussion

Pads and drones (made from sustained instruments)
Animal noises
Grass blades bird effects
Grass blades bestiary
Monstrous beasts
Swords & armor

Origins contains 3.5 GB of all new sounds performed by musicians well-versed in historical playing techniques.
This is a one-of-a-kind production, formatted for EXS 24 and Giga.

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