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Percussion Untamed

WESTWOOD launched their latest Kontakt Library Percussion Untamed, this time centering around percussive sounds. I love the Westwood Untamed instruments series it offers so many fresh and unheard vibes and colors.

A percussion instrument made from the sounds of tapping, knocking, hitting, and scraping a violin, viola, cello, and bass. Percussion Untamed recorded during the Solo Strings Untamed sessions, WESTWOOD charmed 40 unique sounds. With a real human feeling behind each one, some of the sounds are more traditional, whilst others are much more experimental. Now, this little gem of a Kontakt Percussion Library Percussion Untamed is available.

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Included Midi Time, Sets & Loops

Included in Percussion Untamed are over 200 drag-and-drop MIDI loops written and performed by percussionists. A sparkling starting point if you need a hit of instant inspiration. Equally helpful if you’re on a tight deadline and just need something that works. Either way, this is a percussion sample library that’s just a bit different.

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The loops are grouped into several time signatures; 3/4, 4/4, 5/4. 6/8, 7/8. Within each time signature are a number of sets and each set has 4 x 4-bar loops of varying complexity; Minimal, Simple, Standard, and Complex. You preview the loops with the red keys and played back within your DAW by writing these notes into MIDI data.

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But for much better control and editing, you can drag the raw MIDI data into your DAW.  This will take the raw MIDI data from the currently active loop. Here you can then edit until you get the perfect rhythm and sound. When you keep the midi data in the Kontakt Instrument you can further humanize the playback of the loops.  This will only affect the loops which are playing back via the red keys within Kontakt. It will not change any MIDI data which is already in your DAW! 

It’s right at home in rhythmical string quartet arrangements as well as full-on action cues when you need something that doesn’t sound like every other composer’s taiko drums. 

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This library requires the full retail version 5.6.8 or higher of Kontakt by Native Instruments.

Downloading After Purchase

Downloading Percussion Untamed is easy with PulsePulse is a fast, and reliable download manager, built for sample libraries. Use the license key that was emailed to you shortly after purchase. 

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About Westwood Instruments

Westwood was born from the idea that composing on a computer would be much better if it felt like you’re writing with a musician and an instrument in front of you. Westwood Instruments understands that not everyone has the means, time, or access to live musicians but Westwood Instruments know that writing music can often be inspired by experimenting with a real instrument in the room. Often to us, virtual instruments sound too clean, polished, and have had any natural character stripped from them, which in our minds is the very thing that makes music sound most interesting. 

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Westwood Instruments like to find musicians that follow this mindset and will choose instruments that don’t sound too perfect. Westwood Instruments then capture real performances with all their individual nuances and playing styles. Sometimes with traditional performance techniques and sometimes with unique and unconventional ideas. These aren’t phrased libraries; more like a real musician putting a feeling in your music. Westwood Instruments sample instruments using the world’s best microphones through an impeccable signal chain. Each individual sample is then crafted to shape its character whilst keeping some of its natural flaws. These samples are then wrapped up in a custom virtual instrument made for use in Native Instrument’s Kontakt. 

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Pricing and Availability

Percussion Untamed is available from today. Westwood has a nice motto : “Now go make some music”

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