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Ethno Instruments

Musical instruments particularly suited for ethno compositions

  • Percussion Instruments Bells and Windchimes Play Track 618 sounds included, 180 mins total $24.50

    Bells and chimes are useful in sound design and music production as they are adding organic vibes to your sound.

    For this purpose, many esoteric bells and chimes were recorded from various angles, dynamics and with pristine sound quality.

    Here you will find not only traditional bells (used in hotels or boats), but also exotic Chinese and Tibetan bells, wind chimes of different sizes and esoteric tuned resonators that generate unusual harmonies and soundscapes.

    This is also a great library for further processing, pitch mangling, granulation and sound experimenting.

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  • Ethno Instruments Singing Bowls Play Track 550 sounds included, 280 mins total $27.30

    Singing bowl is a type of metal or glass/crystal bell that vibrates and produces a rich, deep tone when played. Also known as Himalayan or Tibetan, singing bowls are used in meditation and yoga practice.

    Singing bells are very useful in sound design and music production, because of rich and slowly evolving tones and textures.

    For this library I recorded metal and crystal singing bowls in many different sizes.

    Also, several polyphonic performances, played by trained yoga-master, are included as a bonus.

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  • Large acoustic bass drums are often used in trailers, movies, video games and other multimedia projects in which tension moments need to be emphasized.

    For this library, I recorded several large REMO and MEINL drums, as well as custom handmade shamanic tambourines. Here you can find not only clean recordings, but processed with distortion/overdrive, drum rolls and also unusual foley, which can be used for sound design.

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  • The Bullroar is a ritualistic instrument and when spun, creates huge powerful gusts, whirs, growls, flutters and buzzes. It is an incredibly unique sounds and allows for the creation of characterful winds, whooshes, vehicles, drones and much more.

    This library serves as fantastic source material for sound designers in Film, TV and Video Games and is a great set of sounds to have in your arsenal.

    Bullroar contains over 70 sounds recorded in Stereo 96kHz/24 bit with a variety of gestures and movements and different speeds from fast flutters to slow spins, tagged with the UCS convention.

    Recorded with a Rode-NT4 Stereo Mic into a Sound Devices MixPre-6 recorder.

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  • Ensembles of traditional Buddhist instruments and chanting, with throat singing.

  • Bundles Textures Bundle Play Track 777 sounds included From: $5

    Amazonic Texture Bundle

    Included Instruments:

    Apito Embolo, Apito de Grilo, Apito de Mari, Bacururu Maior, Bacururu Menor, Balanco da Rede, Buzina Bambu, Buzina Motor, Buzina Tariano, Cancao, Canto da Guariba, Chocalho de Jatoba, Chocalho de Rodelas, Chua Chua, Cipo Dagua, Gaviao Real, Ocarina, Ocarina Passaros, Papagaio de Moleira, Pau de Chuva, Remo, Sapo Cururu, Sapos, Tambor de Mola, Tambor Sideral, Trototo, Trovao, Trovao de Mola, Uru, Vassourao

  • Made of birch bark, the birch trumpet, or tuohitorvi, as we call it in Finland, is a traditional Finnish instrument. We recorded long and short notes and then expanded the virtual instrument to cover four octaves.

    Other names for the instrument include birch bark trumpet, birch bark horn, neverlur, näverlur, tās̆u taure, ragas, daudytė, and karjapasun.

    FULL Kontakt 6.7.0 or higher required

  • Bowed Mandolin Contains over 70 different bowed textures and articulations gathered from bowing a vintage Mandolin with a Cello Bow. The multiple strings on the Mandolin make for a very rich and unique sound, perfect for Horror and Thriller genres.

    Bowed Mandolin contains a range of short high pitch swells and screeches, long textural movements and low deep rips recorded in Stereo (RODE NT4) at 24bit/96kHz to allow for the best manipulation and time stretching options.

    Check out our other Library ‘Bowed Bass’ for the perfect dark low end accompaniment.

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  • Amazonic Shaker Bundle

    Included Instruments:

    Caracaxa, Casa de Caba, Cheque Triplo, Chocalho de Aroré, Chocalho de Coco, Chocalho de Nhambé, Chocalho de Saterê, Chocalho de Tucumã, Favamaraca, Nhambé Inajá, Nhambé Seringa, Peito de Moça, Re Cuia, Rocar, Tauari

  • Bundles Low Percussion Bundle Play Track 440 sounds included From: $5

    Amazonic Low Percussion Bundle

    Included Instruments:

    Amassador Macaco, Caixa de Marabaixo 1 Aguda, Caixa de Marabaixo 2 Grave, Cajon Cuia, Gamba de Maues Grave, Gamba Grande, Gamba Medio, Gambazinho, Surdo, Tambor de Alfaia, Tambor de Marabaixo, Tumbadoura

  • Shamanic Drums is a cinematic instrument built from 360+ sample recordings of hand drums and voices.

    Our Audio Craftsmen edited, balanced and programmed 4 round robins and 3 velocity layers for each articulation before integrating them into our Kontakt interface, giving Film Composers and Music Producers an extensive set of unique percussion to use in their tracks. These sounds are perfect for trailer percussion loops, rhythmic tension, electronic music and cinematic scores. We also included performed loops that can add interesting ethnic layers to your music.

    To provide some tonal layers, we recorded tribal vocal performances to give extra texture to your tracks. After the implementation, our talented in-house Composers designed 11 extra patches, which include shamanic choirs, melodic tones, different variations of electronic sounds, chords, trailer hits and even trickling, echoey drums.

    Our user-friendly Kontakt interface provides a variety of controls that encourage experimentation within the patches. The built in Arpeggiator and Step Sequencer are great for generating hundreds of percussion variations in seconds. We have also added a Chord function in our designed patches where you can choose different scales, key and chord shapes while the Main View provides a set of parameters perfect for sculpting the sounds your way.

    Kontakt 5.8.1 or higher is required.
    NOTE: This library does not run in the free ‘Kontakt Player’.


    is a bizarre and unique harp for Ni Kontakt based on a custom-made musical instrument by Italy-based guitarist Paolo Balestri.

    He crafted Mokarpa using guitar strings mounted on a Moka, the iconic Italian coffee pot.

    The sounds is harmonically rich, delicate with metallic resonances and with a dreamy flavor.

    It’s suitable for fantasy soundtracks, lo-fi hiphop, R&B, cinematic and chill tracks.

    The Kontakt instrument allows you to adjust the sound with a custom scripted GUI.

    Key Features
    • 48 total wav samples
    • Microphone and Pickup recordings (sources can be mixed in the gui)
    • 2 round robin
    • 3 dynamic velocity sample (soft, medium, hard)
    • 3 convolution with noises: Grain (the noise of coffee grains handling to give a granular and organic feel), Moka (the noise of coffee pot boil to give a sense of motion), Gas (the noise of cooker to give an airy hissing taste)
    • ADSR Envelope
    • Low Pass and Hi pass Filters
    • Drive and Reverb FX


  • Fanta Flute by SampleTaxx designed phrases, textures and beds designed from a couple of six holes bamboo flutes and now available in Kontakt format too with dedicated Kontakt GUI and full control to realtime parameters.

    The new Kontakt version 1.1 of FantaFlute is a sound design instrument based on flute sounds and specifically designed for the creation of background sound textures, ambient track, tonal and atonal sound beds.

  • Instruments Cow Horn Play Track 36 sounds included $29

    Cow Horn is a traditional Finnish musical instrument constructed from the horn of cattle. In Finnish language it has many names, including sarvi, paimensarvi, lehmänsarvi, and sarvitrumpetti. Similar Nordic instruments include the Swedish kohorn and the Norwegian kuhorn.

    The recorded cow horn had two finger holes. Without covering any finger holes, we got a note C#. Covering one hole made a note D, and covering both finger holes made a note D#.

    We recorded long and short notes, and then expanded these to cover some lower and higher notes. Legato, portamento and vibrato was added via script.

    Cow Horn was recorded with two microphones, Neumann TLM 103 and Sennheiser MKH 8040, and you can choose your preferred one. We captured 36 samples with 3 round robins.

    FULL Kontakt 6.7.0 or higher required

  • Jouhikko (Finnish version of tagelharpa) is a traditional bowed lyre from Finland. The recorded jouhikko had three horsehair strings, which is the traditional way. Other Finnish names for the instrument are jouhikannel or jouhikantele. Similar instruments include talharpa, tagelharpa, stråkharpa, hiiu kannel, crwth and gue.

    This jouhikko was tuned in E-A-D. As there are different tunings, including the traditional A-D-G tuning, the virtual jouhikko has many options to cover those.
    We recorded long notes, staccato, spiccato, pizzicato and tremolo, from A4 to C#5, and then expanded these notes to cover some lower and higher notes. Legato, portamento and vibrato was added via script.

    Jouhikko was recorded with two microphones, and you can choose your preferred one. We captured up- and down-bows, 3 round robins, two velocity layers, and 1088 samples.

    FULL Kontakt 6.7.0 or higher required

  • Made of a Finnish reindeer antler, Reindeer Antler Whistle is a unique little instrument. The physical version of the instrument could produce only one clear note, which was then sampled to make a full-range virtual wind instrument.

    FULL Kontakt 6.0.3 or higher required

  • Amazonic Mid Percussion Bundle

    Included Instruments:

    Bongo de Cuia, Caixinha, Repique, Taboquinha, Tambor D’Agua, Tambor de Cassa, Tambor de Cuia Maior, Tambor de Cuia Menor, Tambor de Porto Velho, Tambor de Tubo, Tambor de Tucuma, Tambor de Vara, Trocano 1, Trocano 2

  • The ultimate Sample-library for Ethnic Instruments from all over the World
    ETHNO WORLD 6 Instruments is the summit of a library that has continuously been growing and improving for over 16 years. In this sixth edition, numerous new instruments with a volume of several gigabytes have been added to the library.

    Marcel Barsotti
    Award-winning film composer Marcel Barsotti (e. g. Pope Joan, The Miracle of Bern) has gathered a gigantic selection of instruments from all over the word from widely varying cultures.

    ETHNO WORLD 6 Instruments now consists of 264 instruments, with roughly 620 patches, 10 construction sets and 5 shaker sets. For the most authentic sound, the instruments were recorded with different play techniques that can easily and precisely be accessed from the patches via key-switches. The library consists of 24.7 gigabytes (uncompressed) of sample data and 23,559 samples. All instruments come in 24 bit and 44.1 kHz.

    Over 70 musicians from all over world were involved in the recording process, conducted by music-producer Andreas Hofner. The recordings took place in different local studios with the use of first-class gear such as microphones by Neumann and Brauner, SPL preamplifiers and converters by RME.

    ETHNO WORLD 6 Instruments comprises an incredible spectrum of instruments from the most diverse regions of Asia, Africa, Europe, North- and South-America. Here, you will find the perfect instruments for folkloric, ethnic as well as for modern music.

    Library size ~ 15 GB (using Kontakt´s lossless compression)
    Kontakt / Kontakt Player 5.6 or newer required!

  • Welcome to DESERT WINDS, another virtual instrument from Eduardo Tarilonte, the creator of “Epic World” and “Forest Kingdom”, featuring 21 exotic and oriental soundscapes based on four unique ethnic solo wind instruments. It is a perfect tool for composers and sound designers to create ambience and music for films, documentaries, video games and new age music.

    Desert Winds is a 2.5 GB library with more than 2000 individual samples. In Desert Winds you will find up to 6 different real legato types per instrument, deep sampling and amazing playability.
    For each of the wind instruments you will find a microtuning folder with 16 patches featuring the most important arabic/turkish microtuning tables.

  • Dark ERA, ancient pagan music and the sound of the Vikings

    With Dark ERA, Eduardo Tarilonte – the master of mystical sounds – leads us back into the dark age where legends were born and where old northern gods still determined the fate of mankind. This library allows you to discover sounds to which the vikings and other already forgotten cultures and tribes were celebrating and singing their myths.

    The fascinating sound of Dark ERA ranges from the transcendental drones of the ancient stringed-harp Tagelharpa to the unmatched grace of the gut-stringed Lyre to the distinctive and characteristic sound of the Nordic bone flutes and the overtone flute Fujara. Goose bumps are guaranteed with the sound of war horns such as the wooden Lur, thunderous mighty percussion, a full ensemble of frame-drums as well as mystical throat chants.

    These instruments are complemented by an impressive collection of pulsating pads and atmospheric soundscapes which evolve over longer periods. These unique sounds ensure that Dark ERA can clearly be regarded as the next masterpiece created by Eduardo Tarilonte.

  • Drones & Mood Sound Effects Didgeridoo Play Track 175 sounds included, 17 mins total $23.40

    Hear the meditative and mystic sound of the didgeridoo. Invented by the Indigenous Australian people more than 1000 years ago, this vibrant instrument is also called “yiḏaki”, the voice.

    Played by vibrating lips and a special technique called circular breathing, didgeridoo’s sound imitates animals, nature and legends.

    Didgeridoo pack has 120 sound files in 192kHz – 24 bit format. It includes a collection of drones with various techniques; emu, kookaburra, dingo, dog and mythical Rainbow Serpent voices; rhythms, loops.

    There are 35 designed sounds created by using only the original recordings in this pack and showcase the flexibility of the sound of didgeridoo. The designed sounds include cinematic braams, transitions, whooshes, sci-fi ui sounds, alarms and more.

    120 high resolution files, 175 sounds, 18 minutes duration. All files are in stereo 192kHz 24 bit format. Includes detailed and easy-to-navigate metadata. Recorded with Sennheiser MKH 8040’s.

    Find the true sound of it with Vadi Sound Library.


    Didgeridoo, Indigenous Australian, ancient, instrument, brass, voice, emu, kookaburra, dingo, dog, rainbow serpent, drone, vibrant, meditative, mystical, breath, circular breathing, musical, instrument, rhythm, designed, cinematic, braam, transition, whoosh, sci-fi, UI, sound, alarm.

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  • Amazonic High Percussion Bundle

    Included Instruments:

    Cuia Boco, Glock de Castanha, Jon Cuia, Macacaracuia, Palminhas, Tambor de Barriga, Tamborinho

  • Indian forest tribe percussion, rainforest sourced textures & more!

  • Folk Bagpipe is not a bagpipe!

    The “Folk Bagpipe” is a typical instrument of Southern Italy. It is an aerophone musical instrument made of a goatskin bag filled with air and four double reed pipes linked to the mother stump. Thanks to this library you will have an instrument to use both in a traditional way and to create sound effects and sound-design in a cinematic context.

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