Dark ERA, ancient pagan music and the sound of the Vikings
With Dark ERA, Eduardo Tarilonte – the master of mystical sounds – leads us back into the dark age where legends were born and where old northern gods still determined the fate of mankind. This library allows you to discover sounds to which the Vikings and other already forgotten cultures and tribes were celebrating and singing their myths. See also our Dark Era by Best Service Review
The Dark ERA’s sound available in the library is a fascinating range from the transcendental drones of the ancient stringed-harp Tagelharpato to the unmatched grace of the gut-stringed Lyre to the distinctive and characteristic sound of the Nordic bone flutes and Fujara, the overtone flute.
All these instruments create dark, melodic, and emotional sounds that are perfect for relaxation, concentration, or just listening.
The Tagelharpa has a history dating back to the Bronze Age, and its unique drone sound is said to be able to induce altered states of consciousness. The Lyre is a beautiful stringed instrument that was popular in Ancient Greece and Rome, and its elegant sound has been captured in many myths and legends.
The Nordic bone flutes are simple but effective flutes made from animal bones, while the Fujara is an extraordinary sounding flute that produces haunting overtones. Dark ERA’s music is truly unique and captivating, and it is sure to transport you to another world.
Goosebumps are guaranteed with the sound of war horns such as the wooden Lur, thunderous mighty percussion, and a full ensemble of frame drums as well as mystical throat chants.
The Lur is a long wooden horn used as a war horn by the Vikings. It is usually made of birch and can be up to six feet long. The Lur has a very unique sound that is both deep and sonorous. When blown, it produces a thunderous noise that can be heard for miles.
The Lur was used to communicate between Viking ships and to give orders to troops in battle. It was also believed to have mystical powers and was used in ceremonies to invoke the gods. Today, the Lur is still used in many Scandinavian countries as a ceremonial instrument. It is also popular among reenactors and historical buffs. The sound of the Lur is sure to give you goosebumps!
These instruments are complemented by an impressive collection of pulsating pads and atmospheric soundscapes which evolve over longer periods. These unique sounds ensure that Dark ERA can clearly be regarded as the next masterpiece created by Eduardo Tarilonte. The result is an immersive and meticulously crafted soundscape that is both beautiful and unsettling.
Dark ERA offers more than 50 instruments consisting of over 20,000 samples. The library contains seven-string instruments, 17 wind instruments, and 33 drums and percussion. In order to maximize playability, several play techniques have been recorded and made available in the library respectively our powerful cross-platform compatible sample-player Engine.
The wind instruments in an orchestra provide some of the most vital and mournful sounds. As the sound floats and carries across the stage, it offers a different articulation than other instruments.
The wind instruments offer different articulations as well as true legato. In addition, the flutes provide some really unusual and haunting effect sounds.
Furthermore, the string instruments offer round-robin samples for notes being picked in up and down directions. The plucked instruments were recorded with different play techniques such as using a plectrum, fingers or strumming.
- Bowed Strings: Tagelharpa / Jouhikko Small, Tagelharpa / Jouhikko Big and Crwth.
- Plucked Strings: Cologne Lyre, Ancient Lyre, Trossingen Lyre and Utrecht Lute.
- Winds: War Horn, White Horn, Curved Horn, Shofar, Bukkehorn, Shell, Long Trumpet, Big Horn, Double Flute, Small Bone Flute, Vulture Bone Flute, Pictish Pipes, Elderwood Flute, Overtone Fujara, Didgeridoo and Wooden Lur.
- Percussion: Shamanic Drum Small, Shamanic Drum Big, Big Frame Drum, 5 Square Drums, 2 Skin Drums, 2 Skin Snares, Skin Tom, Sieves, Anvil, 3 Viking Mouth Harps, Jawbone, Pan Medium, Pan Rusted, 7 Seed Shakers, Small Bells, 2 Cowbells, Bullroarer, Horseshoe and Bronze Mortar.
Eduardo Tarilonte, the creator of Dark ERA, is known for his immaculate sound design and ability to transport listeners to another world. His latest library of sounds, Dark ERA, features an impressive collection of instruments and soundscapes that are both beautiful and unsettling.
The library contains over 50 instruments consisting of 20,000 samples. The instruments are played using a variety of techniques including strumming, plucking, and bowing. The wind instruments offer different articulations as well as true legato. In addition, the flutes provide some really unusual and haunting effect sounds.
The percussion in Dark ERA is sure to give you goosebumps! The library features shamanic drums, big frame drums, skin drums, snares, and mouth harps. The percussion is complemented by an impressive collection of pulsating pads and atmospheric soundscapes which evolve over longer periods.
Whether you are a film composer looking for unique sounds to score your next project or a history buff looking to reenact a battle, Dark ERA is sure to have the perfect sound for you.
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