Gamelan is where world instruments meet hybrid sample synthesis. 25 Balinese Gamelan instruments have been morphed and mutilated by Sample Logic to create a collection of cinematic quality atmospheres, inspirational melodic instruments, thundering percussive impacts and twisted loops.
Recorded on the scoring stage at Skywalker Sound with the renowned Gamelan Sekar Jaya (GSJ) ensemble, Gamelan features over 1,700 traditional and morphed Gamelan instruments which will open the minds of sound designers, composers, musicians, and producers alike.
Compatible with Kontakt Player, Gamelan weighs in at over 14GB and features a diverse library of 1,700 patches which are divided into the following categories:
- 421 Atmospheres (58 Bizarre, 97 Dark Mysterious, 71 Electronic Effectual, 87 Mixed Emotions, 28 Stingers, 79 World Organic).
- 316 Instrumentals (55 Arpeggiated, 104 Organic, 74 Synth, 82 Traditional).
- 322 Loops (84 Action Packed, 120 Electronic Effectual, 51 Pop Hop, 56 World Organic).
- 368 Percussives (31 Arpeggiated, 11 Hit Ensembles, 266 Impacts, 17 Traditional, 42 Transitions).
- 260 Multi Cores (34 Atmospheres, 71 Instrumentals, 53 Loops, 47 Percussives.
The following 25 Balinese Gamelan instruments were recorded in 24-bit / 88.2kHz, then morphed and mutilated to create the content for Gamelan:
- Instrumental: Grantang, Jegogan, Jublag, Kajar, Kantilan, Kempli, Pemade, Penyacah, Reyong, Suling, Trompong & Ugal.
- Percussive: Cedugan Wadon, Cedugan, Ceng Ceng, Gentorag Chime, Gong, Gupekan Wadon, Gupekan, Kempur, Klentong, Krumpungan Wadon, Krumpungan, Rebab & Vocalese.
A user can explore unlimited possibilities within Gamelan by combining atmospheres, instrumentals, percussives, and loops within a single, easy to use interface.
Mix up to 8 unique "soundsources" while retaining nuanced control over each sound, to create massive ambiences, crushing impacts, complex loops, soaring leads or even stacked multis with all of the above triggered by a single note. Alternatively, simply use one of the thousands of included preset instruments.
Start from the simplest seed element of a sound and work outward with Gamelan's intuitive interface. All Soundsources are loaded into a "Soundcore"; each Soundcore is capable of playing back two soundsources simultaneously and is packed with powerful FX including reverb, delay, convolution, filters, distortion, and much more.
Take your creation even further by using up to 4 Soundcores simultaneously, allowing you to create infinite blends of up to 8 soundsources at once. In addition, Master FX can be applied to all soundcores, to create truly impressive results.
Don't have enough time to build your own? No problem. Gamelan includes over 780 soundsources, 700 soundcore presets, 1,400 single core instrument presets, and 260 ready to use multi core instrument presets giving users over 2,400 trillion sonic combinations to work with.
Gamelan utilizes Sample Logic's intelligent randomization technology to allow users to quickly and easily randomly generate epic sounding presets at the click of a button.
These powerful randomization options allow the user to specify the types of sounds and settings to be selected from during the randomization process. Want to create an atmosphere instrument on the fly? Use the drop down menu to select atmospheres. Do the same to select from instrumentals, percussives, and loops, or throw caution to the wind and select from all categories at once. This function is great for building multistacked instruments and is sure to fire up your creativity.
Keeping with Sample Logic's tradition of innovation, Gamelan includes the Step Animator sequencing engine, bringing arpeggiation and sequencing to your fingertips. Using the Link/Alt mode you can select individual soundcores to be triggered by each step of the Step Animator while unselected soundcores sustain.
Gamelan's interface is really the key. The presets sound great, but the Sample Logic guys made it so you can build your own multi-layer monster patch with tons of morphing control in no time.