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Bowed Tibetan Singing Bowl

Moody, Deep, Enthralling and Meditating. An inspiring and strange collection of Kontakt Patches


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This is an experimental library wherein a violin bow is bowed on a Tibetan Singing Bowl in G. In some cases there were novel techniques employed which were able to create unique sounds, probably never heard before. This was not a planned library. I was experimenting with bowing what ever I had around the house, and thought this may be interesting. The result is breathtaking and at times mesmerizing. Some instruments are deep and emotional, while others are strange and atonal. It is ideal for cinematic work, especially science fiction, psychological thrillers, emotional dramas, and I'm sure more (maybe horror?). I am planning to buy Tibetan Singing bowls in every key available, and do an extensive set of recording sessions with bowing and other techniques. I hope you will look forward to that! For the Kontakt presets, I used Jeremiah Pena's Photosynthesis engine. PLEASE NOTE: The Full Version of Kontakt 5.6.0 (R46) is required to use the patches without limitation. However, the uncompressed wav files are accessible, so you do not need a full version of Kontakt to use the samples themselves. There is about 100MB of raw sample content (82 samples) 44100Hz, 16bit. Several samples were edited and warped in Kontakt itself, and comprise a set additional samples (not part of the 82). They are not meant for use in themselves, outside of Kontakt (though, you are welcome to anyway). I simply changed the tuning, fade ins and fade outs, and normalized certain sections of the samples. For Kontakt's sake, this required a resave of those particular altered samples. Almost all of them are in subfolders within the Sample folder itself. Preset Content 16 Overall Kontakt Patches (including 1 multi) EDIT: I wanted to give you a proper demo, so I decided to include an instrument included in the actual library. It does require you to have the Photosynthesis engine, however. You can get it here. Because of demo limitations, I cannot provide all of the files necessary for the Photosynthesis engine to run, so you will have to search for the files when you load the instrument. The engine can be downloaded here:


If you're unsure whether this is right for you, here's a short example of what's included in Bowed Tibetan Singing Bowl

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