Riot Audio has released RITUAL GONG DRUM for Kontakt.
RITUAL GONG DRUM is a pristinely recorded, deeply sampled library of a ceremonial bronze gong drum from South East Asia for Kontakt 5.8+.
The library is sampled from an antique ceremonial bronze Karen gong drum from South East Asia and comes with 6 snapshots presets (Dry Muted, Hard Knock, Heavy Tam Tam, Natural Ambience, Quasi Reverse, Soft but Epic) with independent left and right hands hits.
This particular drum was in the ground for most of its lifetime as a ceremonial drum, only to be disenterred for ancestral and other rituals in the local village. It was brought back to the UK by renowned South East Asia expert and anthropologist Andrew Turton, during his studies there in the 1970s. It has since been in his private collection of artefacts and musical instruments from the region.
The library is highly playable, with left hand and right hand separately mapped for easy playing and programming of rolls and crescendi. The custom UI interface allows for control of Sustain, Tape Saturation and subtle Low End control as well as Reverb amount and size.