- THUNDER X3M Taiko Freebie. The Low Taiko Articulations (incl. Rimshots) from Thunder X3M mapped in the X3M Percussion Engine. For instance – load up a solo Taiko low on zones 1 and 2, then decrease the pitch of zone 2 all the way to the left. And now your have even thicker sound of a taiko – be sure to turn on your sub.
- Sonica’s Japanese Taiko Percussion is an authentic library of taiko sounds for BFD3 and BFD2 which perfectly captures the earth-shaking bass and pure percussive power of Japanese taiko drums. JTP is perfect for traditional Japanese music, soundtrack work and any other genres that require dynamic, huge-sounding percussion.
Jan 24, 2017 The New Epic Taiko Ensemble contains over 2.900 samples, two microphone positions, built-in articulation browser, internal step-sequencer, front-face FX, textural convolutions and our newest 3.4 Chaos Engine. The New Epic Taiko Ensemble features the highly renowned Taiko Ensemble group: Emeryville Taiko lead by master, Susan Horn. Nine Volt Audio Taiko 2. Sample Library. Taiko 2's reverb is also a convolution type and has 16 presets, this time with additional wet and dry sliders for finely controlling the effect level. Further sound adjustments can be made using a stereo width control, and by altering the level of virtual valve saturation.
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These are the best free realistic instrument plugins for Windows and Mac!
So, if you're looking for free virtual instruments that can be used for composing orchestral or realistic music, these 5 plugins will help you do just that.
And all but one will work on both Windows and Mac, but I do mention an alternative for the one that doesn't plus a bonus free sound library at the end.
Chart of the best free realistic instrument plugins
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This table includes all of the free realistic instrument VST plugins that are mentioned in the article below.
|Plugin Name||Available Plugin Formats||Supported OS|
|LABS||64 & 32-bit VST, AAX, and AU||Windows & Mac|
|Cloudrum||64 & 32-bit VST, AAX (Mac only), and AU||Windows & Mac|
|Sonatina Orchestra||64 & 32-bit VST||Windows|
|SSD5 Free||64-bit VST, AAX, and AU||Windows & Mac|
|Virtual Playing Orchestra||WAVE & SFZ||Windows & Mac|
|(Bonus) Taiko Drum Samples||WAVE & SFZ||Windows & Mac|
1. Spitfire LABS
The first one I want to mention is Spitfire LABS, a great resource to get free orchestral instruments and they add a new one every month, at least that's what they say.
So hey, save the article and check back in a couple of months, they might have a new one available.
From this, you can use an array of different instruments like strings, guitar, piano, and choir that all sound great.
Each instrument allows you to control expression, dynamics, and reverb. Some even come with more control.
2. Ample Sound Cloudrum
The next instrument I'd like to highlight is Cloudrum by Ample Sound.
This one sounds pretty cool and is quite different from their regular approach to making plugins as they almost entirely stick to stringed instruments.
With this one being the only exception. Even though it's slightly out of their expertise, this one really hit the mark.
3. Sonatina Orchestra
Now if you're looking for a robust library of orchestral instruments including percussion, strings, and brass, you might really like Sonatina Orchestra.
Unfortunately, this is the one that doesn't work for Mac. But, is very similar to one that does, called VSCO2.
These two plugins seem to have a lot of the same instrument samples and you can find the free download link for VSCO2 in this article.
Check it out, I also demo how it sounds in a video available on the article.
4. SSD5 FREE
If you're looking for a fully functional deluxe drum kit, SSD5 FREE has many different drums for you to use.
With this plugin, you get more control compared to just using samples such as mixing directly in the plugin.
5. Virtual Playing Orchestra
The last one is a bit of a process to get set up but it does sound good and I suggest that you at least listen to the demo I made before you decide not to give it a go.
Virtual Playing Orchestra does require you to download the wave files, sfz scripts and a separate sfz player such as sforzando made by Plogue.
And there are other orchestral libraries that have sfz format so it won’t be a waste of your time.
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6. (Bonus): Taiko Drum Samples
Finally, the bonus sound library. If you're looking for some free Taiko drum samples, you can get them from this pay-what-you-want resource.
If you feel that it's worth some money, the option is there for you but you can get them for free.
In this library, you'll find some nice drum one-shots to use in your music or even sound effects.
I hope these free plugins will help you make better orchestral music or just music in general.
Share it with someone so they don't miss out on these sweet freebies. As always, thanks for reading.
Film makers and theatrical producers are well aware of the dramatic power of ensemble drumming and percussion playing. It is used extensively during energetic movie action sequences and a recent appearance of Stomp at the 2012 Olympic closing ceremony demonstrated that it also translates onto the big stage.
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Unlike Stomp, Taiko 2 exclusively showcases Japanese drums, multisampled and programmed to function as an instrument within NI's Kontakt. Possibly the best way to get to grips with the content is to load a selection of the 20 MIDI performance files into a DAW and listen through a few times, studying the note patterns as they play. Pattern names such as Hell's Pass, Prehistoric, Palace Guards, Dragon Warlord and Dojo Fight give a fairly clear idea of what sort of scene each one is designed to evoke!
The actual sound samples appear in Kontakt as part of a series of 'instrument' files, which are categorised as Kit, Ensemble and Solo Drum. Of those, the Kit files are the largest and include drum, percussion and voice parts that are assigned to specific keyboard notes so that they can be played easily using a controller keyboard. The four Kit variations in the menu are derived from low, mid, high and close microphone positions.
The Ensemble files are simpler, each one focusing on a certain instrument type. Distinction is made between drum, rim and stick ensembles, and there are close and front-of-stage microphone versions of each. The same options are repeated for the Solo Drum instruments, which, of course, are recordings of a single performer. Together, the instrument files allow users to either tackle the whole orchestra at once, or zoom in on specific instruments, when they're all that's required.
Traktor pro 3 mapping files. Operating within Kontakt, Taiko 2's custom interface provides easy-to-use tools for shaping the sound of the instrument files. Equalisation is handled by low, mid and high sliders, and high- and low-pass rotary controls. A menu called EQ DNA is actually a list of convolution-type EQ presets, its response curves having been taken from various location recordings. Taiko 2's reverb is also a convolution type and has 16 presets, this time with additional wet and dry sliders for finely controlling the effect level.
Further sound adjustments can be made using a stereo width control, and by altering the level of virtual valve saturation. The other major sound-shaping tool is an attack-time slider, which is able to apply different ratios to each instrument, effectively softening solo drum, stick and rim samples to a lesser degree than the ensemble ones.
Control panel aside, the most important thing to say about Taiko 2 is that it sounds excellent, almost regardless of what notes are being struck on the keyboard. It's clear that the hard technical work has already been done by the musicians, engineers and programmers, leaving the end user with very little to worry about besides making creative decisions. Each instrument, for example, has 10 velocity ranges and 10 round-robin variations, so any one of 100 samples might play when a note is pressed. Overall, that amounts to 11,500 samples, yet the user only ever has to juggle a few parameters.
The only possible criticism might be that Taiko 2's variations are not derived from recordings of different types of drums: this is one orchestra in one location offering one underlying sound. Nevertheless, not many people have access to a room full of Japanese drums, or indeed the musicians to play them, so the library's value is obvious.
All in all, it's probably fair to say that buying Taiko 2 should be a no-brainer for anyone who is asked to produce music for action films and games on a regular basis. Tom Flint
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