Riot Audio has released Ritual Gong Drum, an epic bronze percussion library for Kontakt.
Ritual Gong Drum is based on a ceremonial bronze gong drum from South East Asia (referred to as a "Karen drum") and is a versatile virtual instrument that ranges from intimate taps to ringing mallet booms.
At A Glance:
- Fully playable percussion sample library running in Kontakt 5.8 and above (full version only).
- Source instrument: Antique ceremonial bronze Karen gong drum from South East Asia.
- 6 presets (snapshots): Dry Muted, Hard Knock, Heavy Tam Tam, Natural Ambience, Quasi Reverse, Soft but Epic.
- Independent left and right hands.
- Creative envelope controls.
Independent Left and Right Hands
Ritual Gong Drum contains all articulations twice, across two octaves, in order to enable playing with two hands. This facilitates realistic mallet rolls, flams and crescendi/decrescendi.
Creative Envelope Controls
Ritual Gong Drum comes with multiple ways to tweak envelope settings for full creative control. As well as the standard ADSR envelope controls it allows for extra transient shaping with an "Extra Sustain" control.
Ritual Gong Drum does small, intimate taps, massive epic booms and everything in between. The long tail of the bare sound also allows for unusual quasi-reverse/chopped sounds. The library is perfect for epic orchestral tracks, trailer scoring, and also action and genre film scores.
Intro Price: £29 until August 12th 2020 (£39 regular).
Announcement Trailer: YouTube/VRqUjvAjjt8
Audio Demos: SoundCloud.com/riotaudio/sets/ritual-gong-drum