Soundiron Hapi Drums
Tongue Drums Library for Kontakt Player
Hapi Drums is a set of four steel tongue drums crafted by legendary instrument makers Grahm Doe & Tricia Kelly at their workshop in the Sierra Mountain foothills of Oakhurst, CA. Steel tongue instruments are known for a smooth fundamental tone wrapped in a haze of complex harmonics and a long, mellow sustain. Hapi Drum is one of the oldest and highest quality steel tongue drum makers in the world, with unique body designs and tuning options and clear, rich notes that cut cleanly through clusters of carefully-balanced lush, swirling overtones.
We recorded four instruments, capturing each of them with a wide stereo pair of large-diaphragm Neumann TLM 103s and a binaural Rode NT-SF1, to provide you with two distinct tonal options. Instruments included the low "Origin" D minor model (D3 - A4), a pair of "Slim Tuneable" mid models (A3 - E5), and the small, treble Tini (A4 to A5). Each model can be loaded separately - including individual tongue soloing - or you can play all of them together as a combined chromatic scale. We played each one with soft rubber mallets, hard metal picks, and nylon jazz brushes. With our intuitive multi-layered modular UI, you'll enjoy complete freedom to mix, layer, retune, and customize each sound to your heart's content.
The Kontakt interface includes a suite of automation-ready sound-shaping controls to give you total creative flexibility. You have control over swell, attack, release, offset, vibrato, filter, pitch (coarse & fine), articulation switching, cross-fading and layering, and so much more. We've also included 20 unique sound-designed custom FX presets to give you lots of creative options.
This library comes with an adaptable LFO system, with selectable LFO shape, modulation target parameter, speed, intensity, tempo-syncing, and fade-in time. You can also apply your choice of 12 low-pass, high-pass, and FX filters, with assignable modulation targets such as velocity, mod wheel, expression, after-touch, key position, and step-sequencer table control. Our customizable arpeggiator offers a velocity table and control over arp direction, timing, swing, randomization, and duration. We’ve included a key and scale lock system to constrain your notes to common scales and keys for easy melodic composition and live performance.
The interface is rounded out by our modular FX rack panel, with 18 different DSP effect modules that you can assign in any of 10 available slots, in any order that you wish. You’ll find classic phaser, flanger, delay, distortion, amp and cab simulators, compressors, EQ, rotator and so much more. The Reverb effect includes our favorite convolution reverb impulse responses, including 99 different rooms, halls, chambers, and outdoor environments, plus another 40 custom FX impulses to radically transform the sound and open up whole new worlds of musical possibility. We’ve added a great bank of FX rack chain factory presets to get you started!
This library has been licensed for use in the free Kontakt Player virtual instrument engine. It can be used in Kontakt Player or the full retail version of Kontakt (version 6 or later) for VST, AU or AAX instrument plugin formats. You can add this product to the Kontakt "Libraries" browser. It requires online serial number registration through the Native Instruments Service Center app. This library is also fully compatible with Komplete Kontrol and all S-Series Keyboard Controllers by Native Instruments. Purchasing this library qualifies you for a great cross-grade discount toward the full unlocked version of Kontakt through Native Instruments!
- 2 Master presets and 20 Custom Sound-Designed FX and Ambient presets
- Four drums sampled with soft rubber mallets, hard metal picks, and nylon jazz brushes
- 133 Ambience patches created from the source content
- 24-bit, 48 kHz Stereo Lossless NCW Format
- 13,624 stereo samples in locked .ncw format
- 9.79 GB Installed (18.5 GB Uncompressed)
- Made for the free Kontakt Player (version 6.1+), Komplete Kontrol, all S-Series Keyboards, and NKS software and hardware by Native Instruments
- Works with the Kontakt "Libraries" browser and Native Access
- Kontakt Player 6.1 and above OR Kontakt Full 6.1 and above
- Windows 7 or higher
- Mac OS 10.12 or higher
- Dual Core CPU or better
- 3GB RAM or more
- SATA or SSD hard drive recommended for this library
- This software is delivered as a digital download, so a broadband connection is required