DRONAR WORLD FLUTES
With preset categories ranging from Horror, Fear and Dark to Dreamlike, Inspirational and more, DRONAR World Flutes is an essential, flexible resource for composers of movie, tv and video game soundtracks, as well as ambient music producers.
DRONAR World Flutes is designed to work with the full version of Native Instruments Kontakt 5.8.0 and higher, with snapshot presets that make loading times and preset auditioning faster.
Summary of Features
- Expressive atmospheric sound creator
- Includes 192 snapshot presets
- 2,535 samples
- Total library size 10GB compressed to 6.5GB by Kontakt
- Developed for the full (paid for) version of Kontakt 5.8 or higher
- Sounds derived from Chinese dizi, Irish whistle, ocarina and pan pipes
- Evolving, rich and complex soundscapes, pads and textures that would otherwise take hours to create
- Craft sounds ranging from dark and ominous to uplifting and hopeful
- Highly suitable for a wide range of cinematic genres
- Adds interesting textures to ambient tracks.
- Expert and beginner friendly
- 7 pages of simple yet powerful features deliver massive control
- Dive deeper with DRONAR's unique independent arpeggiators
- Create your own rhythm patterns in amongst the pad magic with the Rhythm Editor
- Onboard FX provide further sound design opportunities.
The Chinese dizi, Irish whistle, ocarina and pan pipes in DRONAR World Flutes were recorded by musician William Arnold who creates evocative, emotional, and expressive leads and background textures for TV and film using his voice and a variety of flutes from across the globe.
The result of his work with Gothic Instruments is a rich tapestry of sounds that can vary widely in mood and style. From supernatural soundscapes to evolving rhythmic textures and pulsating pads, your listeners will be taken on a stirring journey brimming with drama and emotion.
In William's own words, here's a little more detail about the instruments he recorded...
Bass flute - an octave below most other flutes, the bass flute adds lower tones with a rich, warm sound. In addition to playing with and without natural vibrato, I played each sampled note while humming.
Dizi - a traditional Chinese bamboo flute with seven open holes. I played this flute with and without vibrato and while humming.
Low Whistle - the much bigger brother of a traditional Irish penny whistle. One of the interesting ways I played this instrument was with finger vibrato, which involves wiggling a finger over an open hole. This does not really change the pitch, but creates a rapid fluctuation in the timbre of the note. I also created some special FX with this instrument by playing just the mouth piece, by creating gurgling noises through just the body of the flute, and by randomly slapping my palm against one end of the flute
Ocarina - a kind of vessel flute that is found in many cultures. This instrument was made popular by the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. It has a distinctive, pure sound.
Recorders - I used various recorders for some of the samples, including tenor, garklein (a small recorder), and a tiny plastic instrument that someone gave away as a party favour.
Pan Flute - a row of closed tubes gradually increasing in length. Rather than closing off holes with your fingers, as in most flutes, each tube is a separate note.
Flutter Tongue - another technique I used to play some of the flutes. This involves rolling the tongue while playing.