A Tingklik is a bamboo percussion instrument from Bali. It’s often used for “Rindik” music, so is sometimes referred to as a Rindik itself. Rindik music is usually played at public gatherings or just for entertainment. Rindik music usually involves two Tingklik players and a single Suling (bamboo flute).
A Tingklik typically has 11 bamboo tubes, although the instrument we sampled has 12. The longest bamboo is about a metre long for the lowest pitch. With five notes per octave, the range is just over 2 octaves. The tubes are suspended using string over a brightly coloured wooden frame. The player sits on the ground and strikes the bamboo tubes with rubber-tipped mallets.
The Tingklik player uses both hands, bouncing the mallets in a constant rhythm. The left hand usually plays the melody and the right hand plays an accompaniment to it. If there are two players, the right hand parts are often interlocking (a technique called kotekan), giving an illusion of very extremely fast playing ; A “bubbling chatter of bamboo brilliance”.
Because the Tingklik only has 12 notes, it is possible to sample it in great detail without it becoming too large in terms of sampler memory. Each note was sampled at 12 different velocity levels, with 6 alternate samples for each level, ensuring a very natural, living sound. The Kontakt instrument includes tools for doubling the Tingklik to simulate the authentic paired playing found in Bali. Both the original tuning and a full chromatic western tuning are included.
|Kontakt Library Specs|
480 MB Sample library
24 Bit 44.1khz Stereo Sampling
Original tuning ( 12 notes : 2 octave range ) + Chromatic mapping ( 5 octaves )
14 Velocity layers, 6 round Robin alternate samples
Tingklik doubler KSP module : a simulation of the typical pair of instruments you might hear in Rindik music.
Jammer KSP Module : generative pattern arpeggiator
Convolution processor with 40 IRs for reverb and SFX
15 Kontakt Instruments including sound design SFX patches
Compatible with Kontakt 3 and 4 - Full version of Kontakt required.
1GB Ram recommended
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