Ultra playable cinematic Taiko Drums with special focus on fast playing and an organic timeless sound.
Also includes various percussion ensembles based on Taikos to expand your sonic palette.
For years the Japanese Taiko has been a constant colour in soundtracks and music productions all over the world.
Applying our sampling philosophy to the various instruments of the Taiko family yielded some very organic and fresh sounding results, which combined with our X3M percussion engine are simply a joy to play.
One of our main goals was to have consistent Round Robins captured for as many playing techniques as possible to allow writing fast, but at the same time smooth and realistic sounding percussion arrangements.
To achieve that we carefully edited every single sample of our 10 Round Robins manually and did as many iterations as needed after extensively testing the articulations in a real life composing environment.
In addition to that yet another important goal for us was to expand the sonic palette of the Taiko sound by adding other instruments, which enhance, but don’t alter the aesthetics of the basic sound too much.
Therefore TAIKOS X3M doesn’t just consist of the same stuff we have all heard countless times before, but features new and yet unheard instrument combinations breathing life into your percussion arrangements.
The recordings took place in the Sofia Session Studio where we also recorded the previous X3M libraries to allow smooth and easy layering.
The X3M Percussion Engine
The concept behind this engine is fairly simple – the keyboard range is divided into 12 zones that you are able to assign different sounds to.
After creating a template of your choosing just plug in and play – nothing else needed!
In addition to that the engine also allows you to tweak individual zones, as well as the whole mapped ensemble patch with various effects and mic positions.
Combining these with the natural and organic recordings you have maximum flexibility when it comes to sound.
Once you load up the X3M Ensemble Builder you automatically load all samples inside the “Samples” directory.
However, the instrument is built in such a way that it actually keeps all samples purged, unless you load them up into a zone.
This means that not only do you have a single patch with all types of percussion you might need, but it is also optimized and doesn’t hurt your RAM ressources in any way!
– Native Instruments Kontakt 5+ FULL version – FREE Player NOT SUPPORTED
6.5GB Hard drive space (~3GB for the zip and ~3.25 GB for the unzipped folder)
– min. of 4GB RAM