GIANT BASS TONGUE DRUM

CUSTOM AFRICAN PERCUSSION

  • 23 x 5 velocity layers
  • 680 MB Sample library
  • Requires Full Kontakt

A MODERN TAKE ON AN AFRICAN CLASSIC

"Log" or "Slit" Drums are hollow percussion instruments found in many aboriginal cultures around the world, particularly Africa and Southeast Asia. Typically made from wood, the instrument consists of a box or log with slits or tongues carved into it to produce notes when struck.

The instrument we sampled is a modern incarnation of this concept, built by Steve Roberts of www.tonguedrum.com. Steve’s "Bass Giant" model is 23” long, 10” wide and 8” tall. It’s made from African Padauk wood (for the soundboard) and Red Oak for the sides.

This Bass Giant has 12 notes ranging from G1 to D4. Steve handcrafts and tunes each drum to concert pitch, ensuring a consistency of tone and warmth to his instruments.

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KONTAKT (FULL VERSION) COMPATIBLE

This is not a Kontakt Player instrument. This means that you do need to own the full version of NI Kontakt to use it. It will only run in the free Kontakt Player in DEMO mode, for 15 mins.

If you are are an NI Komplete user, then you should have a full version of Kontakt.

System Requirements:  Requires Kontakt 4.2.4 or later, Logic 9 or higher, Ableton Live v 8.2.2 or 9