Plugin Boutique has launched a limited time sale on Soundiron’s traditional Indonesian percussion library Angklung, a Kontakt instrument featuring 18 deeply sampled chromatic bamboo hand rattles in a variety of sizes.
Angklung offers an extended key range, responsive dynamic control, sustain and single-stroke playing, arpeggiator, ambiences and custom FX.
Angklung is a full-ranged traditional tuned percussion instrument originating from Indonesia, dating back to roughly the 7th Century AD. Over the past thousand years, it has spread widely throughout Southeast Asia and Polynesia and can be heard in a variety of traditional and modern music, from gamelan orchestras to pop bands and jazz ensembles.
The Angklung is actually best thought of as a set of several individual single-note instruments, each one comprised of a pair of bamboo tubes in a higher/lower octave pair sounded by a loose rattle. The result is a uniquely full, clear but short-sustaining, dry note.
Angklung for the full version of Kontakt is on sale for $36 USD until February 5th, 2023 (regular $49 USD).
More information: Soundiron