Soundiron have released Aztec Death Whistle, available at the intro price of $9.00, increasing to $19.00 after the promotion.
Aztec Death Whistle is a deeply sampled folk wind instrument sample library that captures the dark soul of the ancient Aztec death whistle, a ceremonial clay resonator used during human sacrifice rituals and warfare at the height of the Aztec (historically also known as the Mexica) empire in Central America, during the 14th and 15th centuries AD in what has now become modern day Mexico.
This whistle — technically grouped into the same family of whistles as bird and animal call whistles — is made of kiln-fired clay. It has two chambers which create air cavities that are resonated by blowing into the top of the skull. It produces a harsh, raspy atonal vocal sound very much like a dying breath, but with a shrill demonic essence that is certain to evoke dread on an almost instinctive level. It is the sound of death incarnate.
We recorded this instrument exhaustively, in a dry studio, as well as from close and far positions in a large open hall for a rich, lush ambience. With deep velocity layering and natural round-robin variation, plus tons of unique sound-designed and atmospheric content, our Aztec Death Whistle library puts the soul and essence of this dark and unique instrument into the palm of your hand.
- Whistle sustains, flutter-tongues, staccatos, percussion, SFX
- 37 ambient pads and evolving drones created from the source content
- 21 Powerful Kontakt .nki instrument presets
- 24 bit / 48 kHz uncompressed PCM wav samples
- 20 Custom Sound-Designed FX and Ambient presets
- 763 stereo samples
- 1.32 GB Installed
- Flexible and intuitive multi-layer user interface controls, with LFO, filter, glide, and arpeggiator
- Full FX rack with convolution reverb with custom rooms, halls, chambers & FX environments
Aztec Death Whistle requires a full version of Kontakt 6.2.2 or later.
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