NI Discovery Series: Middle East v1.1 KONTAKT
Access a rich tradition of Arabic, Turkish, and Persian music, and enrich your productions with a fascinating musical heritage. Create authentic-sounding traditional soundscapes or add unique textures to contemporary tracks.
Load an instrument ensemble to quickly access a full range of sounds.
Quickly visualize instrument mapping and key switches across your keyboard.
Drag patterns and phrases to your host DAW as MIDI files to bring Middle Eastern character to your compositions.
Mix instrument ensembles using familiar controls and polish sounds with EQ, width, and compression.
All instruments were painstakingly recorded in multiple individual sessions.
The recorded single notes were arranged into phrases typical for that instrument, provided as MIDI sequences.
All the musicians recorded are renowned players of their particular instruments.
Distinctive middle eastern instruments
Add authentic Middle Eastern flavor to your compositions by drawing from a wide range of meticulously captured percussive, melodic, and string instruments.
From goblet and frame drums to miniature kettle drums and finger cymbals, this collection offers an array of 15 percussion instruments. Play them individually or as part of well-balanced ensembles. Tap into the advanced groove player to quickly produce a track using editable patterns and fills, then dial in groove, feel, and intensity. Create an instantly recognizable environment or build modern beats with a touch of the Middle East.
Immediately transport your listeners to the lands that straddle East and West with authentic melodic instruments. Select from nine wind and string instruments. Produce a distinctive Middle Eastern sound by using quarter-tone scales and traditional tunings. Quickly construct tracks by drawing from a variety of customizable phrases suitable for traditional or contemporary genres.
Expand your sonic spectrum. The string group includes two violins, viola, and cello recorded by a renowned ensemble from Istanbul. Select a phrase to start assembling a track or to spark inspiration for your own playing. Customize the phrase as required. Choose an alternate scale to give your composition a traditional character. Fine-tune the group mix to achieve the right balance for your production.
Playable percussive and melodic instruments
- Extensive instrument and pattern library drawn from Arabic, Turkish, and Persian music
- 25 authentic instruments, captured in superb quality
- Easily accessible sounds, scales, and phrases
•ADDED Traditional Patterns for Percussion Ensemble
•ADDED “Lock” Button for Options Page
•IMPROVED legato Functionality for Solo Melodic Instruments
•IMPROVED Renamed “Kudüm” to “Kudum” for cross platform compatibility
•FIXED Playback of Percussion Ensemble issues fixed
•FIXED “Riq 2” now contains missing “Evfer” snapshot