Impact Soundworks has announced the release of Ventus Shakuhachi, a deep sampled shakuhachi instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

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Welcome to Ventus Ethnic Winds, a new series of solo virtual instruments that will take you on a journey all over the world. We start with the Japanese shakuhachi, known for its contemplative tones that can breathe calm or deep emotion, sampled here in greater depth than any other sample library ever released.

Here you’ll find all key playing techniques, true legato, release noises, as well as 600+ phrases to inspire your creativity and imagination.

You’ll also see the debut of our Ornaments system, allowing you to create authentic performances without tweaking or keyswitching, plus our brand-new Total Articulation Control Technology (TACT) so you can fully customize this instrument to your taste.

Ventus Shakuhachi features

  • Over 6,000 24-bit samples recorded through warm ribbon & room mics.
  • 6 types of sustain articulations.
  • True legato playing w/ adjustable settings.
  • 5 different release ornaments.
  • 12 types of trills (fast, slow, multi intervals).
  • 600+ phrases of multiple lengths and styles.
  • Phrases & breaths also provided as WAV.
  • Beautiful unified VENTUS interface.
  • Dozens of under-the-hood tweaking controls.
  • Ornament system for effortless authentic performances.
  • Phrase playback editor.
  • Easy FX rack with analog-modeled EQ, compressor, delay & reverb.
  • TACT – Total Articulation Control Technology for easy customization of all playing techniques.

Ventus Shakuhachi for Kontakt 5.3.1 or higher (full version) is available for purchase for $99 USD. For a limited time, use coupon code SHAKMAN at checkout to save $20 USD.

More information: Impact Soundworks / Ventus Shakuhachi