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    Nine Volt Audio releases: TAIKO for Kontakt




    TAIKO is a multi-sampled library of Japanese drums capable of an extensive range of sounds and impacts. By combining theatre recordings with deep programming, a vast selection of patches and MIDI files, TAIKO offers composers a unique and easy-to-use set of tools for creating compelling drum performances.

    Because the samples have been recorded with such depth, clarity and precision, TAIKO is capable of creating performances ranging from subtle and nuanced, to ethereal and majestic, to over-the-top huge and powerful. Natural sounds of the drums are presented with a wide range of articulations. And effected sounds range from delicate floating stick clicks to booming sonic impacts designed to take a listener into the deep and beyond. With patch names like Thor’s Thunder, Souls of Fallen Taiko and Sun Temple Drum, it’s easy to imagine the rumble.

    Extensive attention has been given to the programming of TAIKO’s 240+ patches. Utilizing Kontakt’s scripting features, TAIKO gives composers freedom from the task of “humanizing” MIDI passages by executing automatic and complex background tasks during performance and playback. Additionally, TAIKO includes patches with 90+ velocity layers, patches that allow for quick mixing between numerous microphone perspectives and multi-patches that place a full ensemble of drums under just a few fingers.

    So whether you’re creating music for television, movies, games or other forms of media, TAIKO is a distinctive and inspiring source for drums and percussion suitable for traditional and contemporary works of music.

    SPECIFICATIONS


    TAIKO was recorded in a concert hall, capturing nagado-daiko drums with natural reverb from multiple microphone perspectives including close, stage, hall, and balcony. Stage, hall and balcony positions include left and right microphone perspectives for complete stereo images.

    Recordings include left and right hand head hits, rim clicks, stick clicks, stomps, yells, shouts, growls and more.

    TAIKO consists of over 4,800 recorded hits and 2.3 GB of content in 24 bit, 44.1kHz resolution.

    TAIKO contains nearly 250 patches with a palette of sounds ranging from minimal stick clicks to ensemble created sonic booms.

    TAIKO includes over 75 MIDI performances, many with up to 16 parts, spread across 12 themes. Four of these themes are also featured in Action Drums: Taiko Edition. A matching Kontakt multi patch is included for each theme, pre-mixed for instant out-of-the-box composing.

    In addition to having patches with dozens of velocity layers (90+ in some instances), TAIKO features advanced scripting that works behind-the-scenes to assist in the creation of realistic performances by affecting volume, tuning, randomness and ensemble tightness.

    TAIKO Includes a broad range of “ensemble constructor” patches. These present the most natural form of the recorded taiko into easy to use patches. Each taiko is broken down into elements by microphone position and articulation for maximum control of the mix.

    Users have access to all raw .wav files.

    TAIKO requires Native Instruments Kontakt Version 2.2.4.001 or higher, a 2 GHz processor and 2 GB RAM.

    Pricing and Availability:

    TAIKO is now available on DVD-ROM or as a download for $149.99 at www.NineVoltAudio.com
    Kyle
    www.NineVoltAudio.com
    info@NineVoltAudio.com
    Loop libraries designed for users of Stylus RMX, Reason and other REX format players

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    Re: Nine Volt Audio releases: TAIKO for Kontakt

    Sounds good !
    Sean Beeson
    www.seanbeeson.com
    Composer for videogames, film and television

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    Re: Nine Volt Audio releases: TAIKO for Kontakt

    Quote Originally Posted by Sean Beeson View Post
    Sounds good !
    Whaddya mean - isn't this YOUR baby?

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    Re: Nine Volt Audio releases: TAIKO for Kontakt

    The "midi performances" idea is really great!
    It's like loops but loops that can be totally edited. Very good idea.
    Sounds very good also.

    Too bad it's not available in GS3. .. but I have to admit this is the first lib. in a long time that makes me want to look at Kontakt again.

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    Re: Nine Volt Audio releases: TAIKO for Kontakt

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffrey Hayat View Post
    Whaddya mean - isn't this YOUR baby?
    My baby is all grown up now! haha
    Sean Beeson
    www.seanbeeson.com
    Composer for videogames, film and television

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    Re: Nine Volt Audio releases: TAIKO for Kontakt

    I just ordered it! (as an upgrade from Tsaiko)

    --Richard

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    Re: Nine Volt Audio releases: TAIKO for Kontakt

    I ordered mine as an upgrade from Tsaiko also. Your "baby" is awesome. Good job, Sean! You have a cool name also!

    Sean
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    Re: Nine Volt Audio releases: TAIKO for Kontakt

    OK now I'm confused. Is this, or isn't it, the follow on from Tsaiko Drums? I've been watching Sean's site constantly, and it still just says 'Something even more Tsaiko is coming this August'
    David

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    Re: Nine Volt Audio releases: TAIKO for Kontakt

    So, how do current owners benefit from that? What is the difference between that and between Tsaiko and extension?

    From the short description I only see MIDI files ... any more precise info?

    Thanks

    best

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    Re: Nine Volt Audio releases: TAIKO for Kontakt

    Hi David and Steff3,

    TAIKO is the revised/upgraded/added to version of what was Tsaiko.

    On top of (a ton) of MIDI performancs, there are matching multis, fully mixed, that gives TAIKO an out-of-the-box readiness.

    Many new and exisiting patches benefit from extensive scripting to humanize performances. And there are tons of new patches and multis, too.

    The whole package has been reorganized from the bottom-up which makes using TAIKO quite easy and clear.

    Sean can probably enumerate some of the differences as well.

    If you already own Tsaiko there is an affordable upgrade - drop me a line at info@ninevoltaudio.com and I'll get you the details.

    If you have any specific questions that aren't clear from the specs above, don't hesitate to ask! Thanks!
    Kyle
    www.NineVoltAudio.com
    info@NineVoltAudio.com
    Loop libraries designed for users of Stylus RMX, Reason and other REX format players

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