WESTWOOD Releases Percussion Untamed

  • By: Thorsten Meyer
  • Date: Saturday, 9 April 2022
  • Time to read: 4 min.

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

Percussion Untamed contains over 200 drag-and-drop MIDI loops composed and performed by percussionists.

As any musician knows, sometimes the hardest part of making music is simply getting started. When you’re feeling creatively blocked, it can be tough to break out of your shell and come up with something new.

However, the inspiring sound of Instant Loops can help to jumpstart your creativity. These 220 beat-syncable loops are perfect for those moments when you need a little musical motivation. Simply drag the MIDI data into your DAW and start jamming. With Instant Loops, it’s easy to get your creative juices flowing and make great music.

Midi Loops Written by Percussionists

If you’re looking for a way to add a little more expression to your music, humanizing your MIDI loops is a great place to start. By tweaking the timing and velocity controls, you can give your loops a more natural feel that will better match the groove of your song.

This can be especially useful if you’re working with faster, more complex rhythms. With a little practice, you’ll be able to fine-tune your MIDI loops to perfection. So don’t be afraid to experiment – humanizing your MIDI loops can be a fun and rewarding experience.

If you’re in need of a quick dose of inspiration, this is a gorgeous place to start. If you’re on a tight deadline and just want something that’ll work, it’s equally useful. This is an unusual percussion sample library, no matter how you look at it.

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The layers are organized in various time signatures, including 3/4, 4/4, and 5/4. 6/8 and 7/8. There are a variety of different sets in each time signature, each with four 4-bar loops of increasing complexity.

Minimal, Simple, Standard, and Complex are the four types of loops. You preview the loops using the red keys in Reaper, which then become MIDI data that you can use in your DAW.

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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 Kontakt, you may personalize the loops’ playback. This will only impact the loops running through the red keys in Kontakt. It will not alter any MIDI information that is already present in your DAW!

It’s at home in rhythmical string quartet arrangements as well as full-on action cues when you need something non-standard.

Before you start playing with the controls on an instrument, it can be helpful to get a quick overview of what each control does. With the Kontakt window, you can do this by hovering your mouse over any control. A small info panel will appear, providing a brief description of the control and its function.

This can be a great way to quickly learn about an instrument without having to stop and look up each individual control. As you become more familiar with the controls, you can start exploring and experimenting with the different sounds that they create. who knows, you might just discover some new and interesting sounds that you never would have found otherwise.

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

Conclusion

The new WESTWOOD library, Percussion Untamed, features over 200 MIDI loops composed and performed by percussionists. The loops are organized in various time signatures and can be previewed using the red keys in Reaper. They can also be dragged into your DAW for further editing. Downloading After Purchase

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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