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Impact Soundworks samples traditional bansuri flute for latest Ventus Ethnic Winds instalment

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Virtual instrument

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Impact Soundworks

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Laura  Barnes
Impact Soundworks samples traditional bansuri flute for latest Ventus Ethnic Winds instalment

The new sample software is based around performances by New York composer, arranger, and multi-woodwind instrumentalist Josh Plotner.

Audio software creator Impact Soundworks has introduced the Ventus Ethnic Winds - Bansuri – the third entry into its series of solo ethnic woodwinds instruments.

This instalment features a divine instrument that plays an essential role in North Indian and Hindustani classical music and gives it a virtual instrument makeover as the world’s most deeply sampled bansuri for Native Instruments’ industry-standard Kontakt platform.

As an ancient traverse (side-blown) flute indigenous to India – known alternatively as the nadi or tuvana, the bansuri plays a marked musical role in North Indian and Hindustani classical circles, carrying with it an appropriate religious significance as a divine instrument. Indeed, its importance in traditional Indian music made it a consummate candidate for joining Impact Soundworks’ Ventus Ethnic Winds series.

This series is designed to take adventurous users on a global journey, capturing the tones of pleasingly performed solo instruments outside of the Western repertoire. Running alongside that goal is an admirable intention to allow anyone to create authentic performances without the technology involved getting in the way.

With that thought in mind, the Ventus Ethnic Winds - Bansuri library is based around performances by New York-based composer, arranger, and multi-woodwind instrumentalist Josh Plotner.

No fewer than 14 distinct playing techniques and ornaments were captured with multiple dynamics and round robin variations at 24-bit sample depth using a close ribbon mic and a pair of room mics.

Meanwhile, almost 350 unique phrases in multiple lengths and styles are available as a result to inspire any adventurous composer. These can be used within Kontakt itself or loaded as .WAV files in a DAW for further editing, slicing, and arrangement.

Ventus Ethnic Winds - Bansuri can be purchased and digitally downloaded (as a 6.6 GB library totalling 4,500-plus 24-bit samples) directly from Impact Soundworks for $99.00.

For more information visit https://impactsoundworks.com/product/ventus-ethnic-winds-bansuri/

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