Our first specimen. Free to the public.
- Kingdom: Idiophone
- Classification: Tonal Percussion
- Origins: African/Asian
- Specimen Samples: 48kHz, 16 bit
- Sample pool depth: 5 Round-robin, 4 velocity layers
- Format: Kontakt 3.5+
- Post-Research Tonality: Chromatic
- Electrical Origins: Minimal
- Price: FREE DOWNLOAD
DETAILED EXPERIMENT LOG:
This handcrafted specimen was captured, sampled, and analyzed by researchers with great anticipation, as all previous mallet
percussion specimens had been so traumatized through extended research that they were beginning to yield predictable results. The deep sampling pool drawn from the tongue drum enables realistic use of the pure tongue drum due to multiple round-robin variations and velocity layering, rendering computer bias statistically irrelevant.
Preliminary research has yielded a compact mini-bundle of instrument patches for free download and unrestricted use. Further interest in the lab with yield more advanced experiments and genetic alterations of sonic inventory.
The raw sample pool was modified with advanced lab practices (following all ethical guidelines as laid out by the A.G.S.R.T.). These modifications have expanded the organic capabilities of the usually short and percussive species to have additional life cycles as sustaining pads, slowly decaying percussives, and an emulation of a bowing mechanism. Audio Genetics technicians were able to stabalize these mutations and provide them as additional patches for test subjects to administer in their creative data output.
It is the belief of the lab that the modulating of acoustic species such as the tongue drum into more diverse sonic organisms will be a key area of research and growth within our facility. We are able to release this introductory bundle free to the public and welcome all data obtained through its use.
Tongue Drum : This is the original, raw, library. It has 5 round robins and 4 velocity layers. The original 9 tones of the drum have been stretched to cover the entire keyboard range. Try the bass range for a great woody low-end punch.
Air Tongues : This is a processed and smeared variation useful for ambient pads and textures. Laboratory researchers felt that even pads deserve round robin, thereby making this texture instrument feel more natural than purely synthesized pads. The mod wheel is defaulted to control the cutoff of a lowpass filter.
Long-Bowed : Extending the resonance of the original recordings, this patch simulates what bowing a tongue drum might sound like. The ADSR is controllable from the front panel.
Long-Mallet : Another lengthened sample, giving an alternate version of the drum which has more resonance and less “thunk”.
VibraTongue : Similar to the Long-Mallet, though with a mod-wheel controlled vibrato mechanism.
“Tongue Drum Only” Demo by AudioGeneticsLab
REQUIREMENTS / DOWNLOAD:
All patches are in Kontakt 3.5 format, and require the full retail version of Kontakt.
Free to use and distribute. These samples may be used in any commercial and non-commercial works without restriction or fees of any kind. Please distribute the samples and patches to any and all potential subject pools, but do not resell the sounds as part of another sample library.
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