Cinesamples has launched Ancient Bones, a Kontakt instrument collection of a Death Whistle, Trident Shell, and a Femur Trumpet.

Cinesamples Ancient Bones

While recording at the MGM Scoring Stage at Sony Pictures Studios in Los Angeles, we brought in 3 bizzare instruments and recorded them during a dinner break. We thought these are too good not to release.

Not just for Halloween, these interesting and terrifying sounds can find their way into a variety of musical and sound design applications. The three main instruments are a Death Whistle, Femur Trumpet, and a Conc Shell.

  • The Death Whistle is a clay resonator that originated in ancient Mexico. When blown, they can produce special sounds imitating animal calls, the noise of the wind or storms, and horrific screams.
  • The Trident Shell is essentially a conc shell – a wind instrument that is made from a seashell.
  • The Femur Trumpet (Kangling, literally meaning leg flute) is a horn made from a hollowed-out human femur.

Ancient Bones for Kontakt v5.6.8 or higher (full version) is available for $9.99 USD.

More information: Cinesamples