Name: Impact Soundworks KORON Traditional Instruments of Iran
Requirements: Full version of Kontakt, version 5.5.2 or higher
Web Site: https://impactsoundworks.com/product/koron-traditional-instruments-of-iran/
An incredibly authentic collection of 10 traditional Iranian instruments
Featuring over 17,000 samples, 1200+ performances, and the latest tools for editing, playback and customization, this is Impact Soundwork´s biggest world instrument library ever; perfect for realistic Middle Eastern music, cinematic scores, world fusion and much more.
SUMMARY OF FEATURES:
● Over 17,000+ 24-bit samples
● 5 melodic and 5 percusive instruments
● Kamanche, tar, tanbour, setar, santoor
● Bendir, daf, kuzeh, tonbak, zarbe
● Over 1,200 instrument performances
● Key playing techniques including legato
● Multiple RR and dynamics for all sounds
● 2 unique mic positions
● Beautiful UI for easy tweaking and playing
● "Info" tab for details on each instrument
● Per-articulation ADSR edits
● Master drum patch: all-in-one
● Performance phrase editor
● Total Articulation Control Technology
● One-click FX (analog EQ, compressor, delay, reverb)
"Koron" is a traditional Iranian musical term that refers to notes a quarter-step lower in pitch. Using these quarter tone intervals is a distinguishing feature of Iranian and other Eastern traditional music. This sample library pays tribute to that concept, and is designed to capture the essence of Iran's rich musical forms and history, while also breaking the barriers between Eastern and Western music by giving composers new timbres and a new way to view music.
Koron began as the idea of Siavash Mozaffari, who raised funds for a ‘sonic journey' to Iran. Sia´s goal was to share the sounds of Iran's traditional instruments by turning them into virtual tools for any composer to use. Impact Soundworks loved this idea and connected with Sia to expand the scope and depth of the project.
Over 2 years later, the collaboration has resulted in one of the deepest world instrument libraries ever released. Koron includes 10 instruments – 5 melodic, 5 percussive – with over 17,000 samples in total. Find both deep multisamples, including multiple dynamics, round robins, and legato transitions, as well as extensive percussive hits and techniques, plus over 1,200 performances and phrases.
Besides this staggering pool of samples, the Kontakt patches have been designed with the latest script techniques such as Total Articulation Control Technology (TACT) for custom mapping, and phrase editing right within Kontakt itself. Together with Sia, we've also included pictures and information about every instrument recorded, so you can learn more about their construction, history, and playing style.
One of our core goals at Impact Soundworks is to sample and develop virtual instruments outside the standard Western repertoire, and Koron is the most extensive fulfillment of that goal yet. We hope you will enjoy playing it as much as we enjoyed creating it, and look forward to hearing what you write!