Sonokinetic has released Yemenite, a sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Sonokinetic Yemenite

With this library Sonokinetic is back where it all began. At the cradle of cultural history we found another intriguing and mystical vocal art form. Mr. Abraham Acharak blessed us with a divinely stunning performance and showed us music’s true meaning in multiple inspiring recording sessions.

The proven concept of vocal performances based on copyright free songs, improvisations, in all keys and multiple speeds combined with cinematic vocal fx like poems, shouts, whispers and much more, is now crammed into just one instrument patch.

Over the last few years we found that having multiple performances and fx available in one comprehensive instrument makes work as a composer much easier and more structured. Therefore we’ve invested in the first ‘built-in-one’ ethnic vocal library.

We are proud to release this unique and authentic collection and provide you with an imaginative extension to your sound pallet. With this addition to your instrument toolbox you’ll have access to a truly one-of-a-kind vocal performance virtual instrument.

Yemenite features

  • Monolith patch spanning 4 main categories in traditional Yemenite style: Traditional Songs, Improvisations, Poems, and Effects.
  • Full key range. Varies from 2 to 5 songs per key (limitations of a vocal cord limits the amount of song options in keys outside the cantors range).
  • Tempo synced by time machine.
  • Time signature selector and automatic BPM group selecting (HOST slave).
  • 10 copyright-free traditional songs.
  • Improvisations spanning 2 to 3 octaves.
  • Voice fx: whispers, shouts, cries, soft speech, mumbling, praying.
  • Kontakt 4.2.4 & 5 patches + aif accessible pool.
  • Kontakt 5 with Timemachine Pro settings and presets.
  • 2400+ samples. (1,45 GB sample content).
  • All songs and poems in Jewish and English translation (pdf).
  • Royalty and copyright free content license.
  • Yemenite Reference manual (pdf).
  • Artwork: “Yemenite” dvd cover. Designed by Pavel Fuksa.
  • Video tutorial: “Walk Through” hosted by Reuben Cornell.
  • Format: All files in 48 kHz, 24bit aif format.
  • Programmed for Kontakt 4.2.4. & Kontakt 5 (not compatible with Kontakt Player).

Yemenite for Kontakt is available to purchase for 49.90 EUR.

More information: Sonokinetic / Yemenite