Ventus Winds – Bansuri
The third instrument in our VENTUS Winds series features the divine tone of the Indian bansuri. Includes 14 playing techniques, nearly 350 pre-recorded phrases, and bonus drones – 4,500+ samples in total! An ornament system allows for unique, authentic performances and TACT (Total Articulation Control Technology) provides the ultimate solution for fully customizable mapping.
- High TideChristian Yoder1:34
- AlvidaBrad Jerkins1:32
- NatyashastraBlake Ewing1:13
- MonsoonHenning Nugel1:40
- The MirageJason Cullimore3:49
- On the Night’s WindAbel Vegas1:11
- Shiva WeptKurt M. Landre1:49
- MatabhedRamiro N. Álvarez & Morfi1:15
- Shiva Wept (Naked)Kurt M. Landre1:49
Over 4,500 24-bit samples recorded through warm ribbon & room mics
7 types of sustain articulations
True legato and portamento, tweakable settings
3 different release ornaments
Staccato, bends, vibrato
Nearly 350 phrases. multiple lengths & styles
Phrases also provided as WAV
Bonus tambura and sitar drones patch
Beautiful unified VENTUS interface
Dozens of under-the-hood tweaking controls
Ornament system for effortless authentic performances
Phrase playback editor
Easy FX rack with analog-modeled EQ, compressor, delay & reverb
TACT – Total Articulation Control Technology for easy customization of all playing techniques
6GB disk space
7200 RPM hard drive or solid state drive recommended.
Higher amounts of memory let you load more instruments.
Apple M1, Intel i5 or equivalent CPU
A faster CPU with more cores will allow you to play more simultaneous voices.
Kontakt 5.5.2+ Full
This library is NOT compatible with the free Kontakt Player.
Kontakt Requirements – Mac OSX
Intel Macs (i5 or higher): macOS 10.14, 10.15, 11 or 12 (latest update).
Apple Silicon Macs (via Rosetta 2 & natively on ARM in Standalone or in hosts that support it): macOS 11 or 12 (latest update)
Kontakt Requirements – Windows
Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit). Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU. Graphics hardware support for OpenGL 2.1 or higher. Windows 10 strongly recommended.
The bansuri is an ancient flute indigenous to India, known as the nadi or tunava in some texts. It has a special role in North Indian and Hindustani classical music and is often known as the “divine instrument”, carrying with it the appropriate religious significance. Unlike many ancient flutes, the bansuri is tranverse (side-blown).
We selected the bansuri for the Ventus Series because of its supreme importance in traditional Indian music, and because we loved its haunting, low tone. It is the perfect companion for our Sitar Nation library.
Our bansuri library is performed by Josh Plotner, who captured all key articulations and playing techniques of the instrument: sustains, ornaments, staccatos, legato, portamento, bends, phrases and much more!
Ventus Series Concept
We started the Ventus Winds series to take you on a journey all over the world, capturing the tones of beautifully performed solo woodwinds outside the Western repertoire. Along with that goal, we want you to be able to create authentic performances without technology getting in the way.
Each Ventus instrument shares several key features, along with a common user interface:
1. Traditional playable articulations alongside a large pool of pre-recorded phrases that you can quickly drop into a composition for instant color.
2. An innovative ornaments system designed to automagically createdecorative techniques in real time with no extra sequencing or tweaking needed.
3. Our unique Total Articulation Control Technology (TACT) to unify and simplify the process of creating your own personal mapping setup for every instrument.
With these three features, combined with our hallmark depth of sampling and attention to detail, we know that our Ventus Winds will become a source of endless inspiration.