Hey what’s good fam!
Today I’ve got a review of the latest product coming from the Sample Logic team.
The product is called GAMELAN….so let’s dig in!
What is GAMELAN?
As you may or may not know, traditionally “Gamelan” refers to a traditional form of Indonesian music which primarily focuses on percussion and/or mallet style instruments.
So they sample such instruments and Samplelogicized them…yes, I just made up an actual process for what these guys do to their samples.
So you get the traditional stuff, then of course you get it morphed, twisted, abused, and caressed into new and unique sounds, tones, atmospheres, and instruments.
It all comes in their super powerful and intuitive interface, which allows you to mix up to 4 cores, with 2 soundsources each, for a total of 8 sounds, all moving and twisting about as you see fit.
Of course they cover it all from atmospheres to percussive kits, and even the magical one note combos.
- content: 17GB, 1700+ instruments
- format: Kontakt 5, Kontakt Player 5
- price: $399.99
- purchase: http://shop.soundsandgear.com/product/sample-logic-gamelan/
How does it sound?
As usual, the sound is quite amazing, and what I love most is the fact that it uses acoustic instruments as the foundation.
I really love when acoustic/organic instruments are taken and turned into something totally different, as the atmospheres and instruments created still retain that organic feel yet they are vastly unique in relation to the original source.
Everything is covered from atmospheres to loops, percussion, hits, kits, synth instruments, as well as melodic and percussive rhythms.
It all sounds oustanding and the power of the interface, morphing, layering, sequencing, and effects really allow you to conjure up your own Gamelan based creations.
So what’s the bottom line?
If you’re looking for something a little exotic yet still super useful in all types of genres from cinematic/sound design to pop, edm, urban, or any other kind of music that needs a little spice, definitely check this out.
I give GAMELAN 5 out of 5 subs, the content is amazing, the interface is powerful and intuitive, and the instrument as a whole is totally inspirational.
I love that you can pull up the traditional instruments, or something totally off the wall, right within the same interface.
Not to mention the fact that you can mix and blend the traditional with the sound design elements to come up with your own audio creations.
Leave a comment below and let me know what you think!