Middle East is the latest addition to Native Instruments’ Discovery Series. The Kontakt library contains 25 instruments from the Arabic, Turkish and Persian music tradition.
The nine melodic wind and string instruments such as Ney, Saz, Oud and a Turkish string ensemble offer a variety of customizable phrases. They can be played in quarter-tone scales and traditional tunings as well as western or custom scales. The collection also includes 15 percussion instruments like goblet, frame drums, miniature kettle drums and finger cymbals. The advanced groove player offers editable patterns and fills with adjustable groove, feel, and intensity.
The musicians that contributed to the creation of the library include renowned percussionist Mohammad Reza Mortazavi, Ney virtuoso Yavuz Akalın and the İstanbul Strings ensemble under instruction of Murat Ertel of BaBa ZuLa fame.
DISCOVERY SERIES: MIDDLE EAST is NKS-ready, requires KONTAKT 5 PLAYER or KONTAKT 5 and costs 99 €.