Please note this instrument requires the full version of Kontakt 5.8.1 or higher – does NOT work with the free Kontakt Player
The instruments in Gh’nuhan take you on a ethnic/fantasy journey through a collection of “imaginary” instruments, pad and textures. The instruments and sounds in Gh’nuhan are created from a collection of recordings of woodwinds, snare and strings, mallets and all kinds of percussive instruments that are processed through various effects and processes to create new sounds.
The library contains 40 instruments in the categories Short, Sustain and Percussive and 20 Pads and Textures. Furthermore there are 15 multis created from the various instruments in the library.
On the main page you find a big controller for the filter, imager, chorus, phaser and flanger. ADSR control, reverb (impulse response) and delay settings and for all the instruments there is a reverse function which you can toggle on and off via a button.
On the second page you can finetune the settings of 5 effects that are assigned to the big controller on the main page.
The third page contains an arpeggiator to add some movement to the sounds.
Requires the full version of Kontakt (5.8.1 or higher) – does NOT work with Kontakt Player
Installation via the PULSE downloader app
1400+ samples (48khz/24bit + watermarked)
2.75 GB (NCW compressed – 4.35 GB uncompressed)
60 NKI files (instruments, pads + textures)
15 NKM files (multis)
Reverse function on all the instruments
3x round robins on the short and percussive instruments
5 effects controlled via main controller or seperate control on effects page (Filter, Imager, Chorus, Phaser and Flanger)
ADSR controls (Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release)
Impulse Response Reverb
Brian Freeland reviewed Gh’nuhan for Sample Library Review:
“All in all, Gh’nahan is a very creative and unique library, covering a lot of ground in one package at a very affordable price. This library can easily fill a void for those needing some eclectic instruments, textures, and beautiful, unique soundscapes. The libraries description says it focuses on Ethnic instruments, which rings true for quite a few of the patches, but I also feel this can fit right at home on traditional scores as well, especially in the fantasy genre.”
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I licensed/downloaded this sample set for Kontakt a few years ago. At the time, I thought it was a bit lackluster.
However, I went back recently and walked through the sounds/engine. I was really inspired! Quite a few of these are now in my QuickLoad (a Kontakt feature).
Check this one out.