Tag Archives: Japan Traditional Instrument

Impact Soundworks Koto Nation v2.0 (KONTAKT)

By | June 29, 2017

The deepest koto, bass koto and shamisen library ever released, featuring world-class performer Masayo Ishigure! 2 mic positions, extensive dynamics and RRs, FX patches and extensive traditional and contemporary articulations. We created Koto Nation out of a desire to see traditional Japanese instruments receive a deep, thorough sampling treatment, much like our acclaimed North Indian sample library Sitar… Read More »


By | May 10, 2017

Tsugaru Shamisen, the second release in the Virtuoso Japanese Series, is now available as a Kontakt instrument library. Sonica Instruments has painstakingly recreated every aspect of the revered tsugaru shamisen — the stirring percussive sounds, the powerful playing techniques, and the blazing speed of hajiki picking — in a Kontakt instrument library. The Virtuoso Japanese Series’ Tsugaru Shamisen… Read More »

Evolution Series – World Percussion : Taiko (KONTAKT)

By | April 29, 2017

The Tyco – percussion library is a complement to the Evolution Series, 4 monitored microphone positions, a wide range of speeds and circular manipulation of 14 instruments (Ensemble), as well as solo instruments Taiko is the next chapter in the World Percussion Series The following is the overwhelming success of World Percussion Core, we now bring you World… Read More »

Sonica – KOTO 13 (KONTAKT)

By | April 24, 2017

  Koto is a traditional plucked instrument of Japan. The 13-string koto is one of Japan’s most dignified traditional instruments. Capable of everything from elegant, single plucked notes to aggressive glissandos, the koto boasts a wide range of musical expressions and can add a dash of refinement and grace to the traditional Japanese music, modern film scores, and… Read More »

Discovery Firm – SHAMISEN (Kontakt, Nki, Rex2, Wav)

By | April 4, 2017

This painstaking work faithfully reproduces the shamisen’s unique tones, from delicate reverberations to impassioned, soul-stirring phrases. There is a historical “period drama” boom among the younger generation, fueled by the film and music industry. One theory holds that the driving forces behind this boom are director Hayao Miyazaki’s most recent works. These animated features feature historical “old Japan”… Read More »