Vir2 World Impact: Global Percussion

13GB World Percussion Virtual Instrument - Mac/PC RTAS, AU, VST
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Vir2 World Impact: Global Percussion
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World Percussion on an Epic Scale!

You haven't heard world percussion until you've heard Vir2's World Impact: Global Percussion virtual instrument. This collection of some of the most obscure yet sought-after world percussion is, in a word, HUGE! From the chromatic Noah bells of St. John to the expressive Mokugyo of Japan and nearly everything in between, World Impact puts dozens of percussion traditions spanning every major continent in your hands - hundreds of percussion instruments (about 13GB worth) in all, each recorded with numerous alternate take and velocity layers. You'll be blown away by the breathtakingly realistic details!

One of the jewels of this collection is a 4.2GB collection Japanese Taiko drums. Additional bonus sample collections provide you with an extensive set of sound-design tools - a real windfall for video post production engineers! Plus, a powerful pattern engine give you all kinds of articulation options, including chokes, rolls, flams, and ruffs, as well as patterned loop programming that's great for both traditional and synthetic percussion textures. And because World Impact uses the Native Instruments Kontakt engine, you can load World Impact in every major DAW.

Vir2 World Impact Percussion Virtual Instrument Features at a Glance:
  • Over 300 world percussion instrument patches categorized by geographical region and instrument type
  • 13GB of 24-bit samples
  • Includes a 4.2-gigabyte collection of Japanese Taiko drums recorded from multiple microphone positions
  • EZRoom control in all patches gives you the ability to instantly place instruments in over 50 spaces
  • Integrated Humanize engine gives you quick control over pitch, tuning, and volume randomizations
  • Custom articulation and pattern engine allows for instant triggers of chokes, flams, rolls, and more
  • Articulations and rhythmic patterns are automatically synced to host tempo
  • Onscreen EQ controls allowing independent control of 3 bands (frequency, gain, and bandwidth)
  • Velocity curve settings that allow easy adjustment for normal, louder, and softer playing
  • Multitimbral operation supports up to 64 simultaneous instruments and up to 64 MIDI channels
  • Kontakt Player 3 engine supports standalone as well as RTAS (PT 7 & 8), AU, and VST plug-in operation

Full list of World Impact instruments:

African Instruments:
  • Adewuro (Ghana)
  • African Agogo Bells x4
  • African Flat Shaker
  • African Seeds 1
  • African Seeds 2
  • African Seeds 3
  • African Shaker (N. Ghana)
  • Atsimevu
  • Atumpan-Hi (Ghana)
  • Atumpan-Low (Ghana)
  • Axatse
  • Basket Rattles
  • Basket Shaker Large
  • Basket Shaker Medium
  • Basket Shaker Small
  • Bata 1
  • Bata 2
  • Bata 3
  • Boba
  • Bottle Cap Shaker
  • Box Shaker
  • Calabash Shaker Long
  • Calabash Shaker Short
  • Cane Rattle
  • Chekere Hi
  • Chekere Low
  • Chekere Med
  • CoCo Shells Small
  • CoCo Shells
  • Djembe (Cowskin)
  • Djembe (Goatskin)
  • Djembe
  • Djun Djun Hi
  • Djun Djun Low
  • Djun Djun Mid
  • Dodompo Hi
  • Dodompo Lo
  • Drum Gong Large
  • Drum Gong Medium
  • Drum Gong Small
  • DunDun (Nigeria)
  • Gankogui-Hi
  • Gankogui-Lo
  • Gome (Ghana)
  • Gongon
  • GunGon (Northern Ghana)
  • Kaganu Drum (Ghana)
  • Kidi Drum (Ghana)
  • Kpanlogo Hi
  • Kpanlogo Lo
  • Kpegisu Drum (Ghana)
  • Lunga (Northern Ghana)
  • Mbira (No Buzz)
  • Mbira (Rattle)
  • Morrocan TamTams Chromatic
  • Morrocan TamTams Side Chromatic
  • Morrocan TamTams
  • Pod Rattles
  • Sabar (Senegelese)
  • Shakare
  • Sogo Drum
  • Story Telling Drum
  • Tama (Senegal)
  • Toke
  • Tube Drum 1
  • Tube Drum 2
  • Udu Large (African)
  • Udu Small (African)
Asian Instruments:
  • 12in Wuhan China
  • 13in TamTam
  • 21in TamTam (China)
  • Ankle Bells 1 (India)
  • Ankle Bells 2 (India)
  • Atarigane Large
  • Atarigane Medium Large
  • Atarigane Medium Small
  • Atarigane Small
  • Balafon
  • Balinese Nipple Gong
  • Belafon (Drum Sticks)
  • Binsasara
  • China Cymbal-Small
  • Chinese Opera Gong
  • Clackers
  • Damaru Large (India)
  • Damaru Medium (India)
  • Damaru Small (India)
  • Devil Chasers (Philippines)
  • Dobachi Bowls x5 (Mallet)
  • Dobachi Bowls x5 (Stick)
  • Dobachi Bowls x5 Chromatic (Mallet)
  • Dobachi Bowls x5 Chromatic (Stick)
  • Elephant Bells (India)
  • Gendar Yang 1 (TradBeater)
  • Gendar Yang 1
  • Gendar Yang 2 (BalafonMlt)
  • Gendar Yang 2 (Mid8ve-Bal)
  • Gendar Yang 2 (Mid8ve-Tmp)
  • Gendar Yang 2 (Mid8ve-Vib)
  • Gendar Yang 2 (TimpMlt)
  • Gendar Yang 2 (VibeMlt)
  • Giant Oung Klung
  • Indian Bells x8
  • Indian Jingle Bells
  • Kanjira
  • Lop Drum Chromatic
  • Lop Drum
  • Mokugyo-Mallet (Japan)
  • Mokugyo-Stick (Japan)
  • Mokusho
  • Mrdangm
  • Naqqara Large (India)
  • Naqqara Medium (India)
  • Naqqara Small (India)
  • Ocean Drum Large
  • Ocean Drum
  • Ong Klong
  • Rain Stick Large
  • Rain Stick Small
  • Riveted Pang
  • Sumo Drum
  • Tabla High (Dayan)
  • Tabla Low (Bayan)
  • Talking Drum High
  • Talking Drum Low
  • Tibetan Bells x8 (Tibet)
  • Tibetan Bells x8 Chromatic (Tibet)
  • Uchiwa-daiko Large
  • Uchiwa-daiko Medium Large
  • Uchiwa-daiko Medium Small
  • Uchiwa-daiko Small
  • Wuhan Wind Gong (China)
Bonus Sound Design Instruments:
  • Balinese Nipple Gong Resonance
  • Cathedral Drones
  • Confusion Reigns
  • Crash
  • Dobachi Bowls Textures
  • Eklectro Steel Drums
  • Elephant Bells Infinite
  • Eternal Bowed Vibes
  • Funny To Be
  • Gendar Yang Shimmer
  • Ghastly Image
  • Noah Bells Distant Jangles
  • Spacy Shards
  • Spinner Screamer
  • Swatch Eerie
  • Waterphone Angry Eternity
European Instruments:
  • 16in. Paiste Crash
  • 17in. K Zildjian Dark Crash
  • 20in. Zildjian Pang
  • 21in. K Zildjian Custom Dry Ride
  • Cajon (Spain)
  • Cowbell Swiss Hi
  • Cricket
  • Framedrum
  • Glock Hard Mallet
  • Glock Medium Plastic Mallet
  • Hydraulic Triangle
  • Mahogany Woodblocks x2
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Steel Slip Drum
  • Vibes Bowed
Middle Eastern Instruments:
  • 10in. Istanbul Splash
  • Bandir
  • Bendir
  • Darbuka
  • Dumbek (Morocco)
  • Dumbek Whale Tones (Morocco)
  • Dumbek
  • Frame Drum Large
  • Hadjini Large
  • Hadjini Small
  • Hadjira
  • Kanjira
  • Karakab Large (Morocco)
  • Karakab Small (Morocco)
  • Riq 1 (Egypt)
  • Riq 2 (Egypt)
  • Turkish Frame Drum
  • Udu High
  • Udu Low
  • Udu Mid
  • Zil Table
North American Instruments:
  • Cowbell With Rivets
  • Cowbell
  • Dominican Tambora
  • Donkey Jaw
  • Finger Snaps
  • Guiro (Cuba)
  • Guiro (Dominican)
  • Guiro (Puerto Rico)
  • Hand Claps
  • Mallet Drum Chromatic
  • Mallet Drum
  • Mambo Bell
  • Pools of Saturn
  • Steel Drum (Sticks)
  • Steel Drum
  • Thunder Maker
  • Timbales
  • Tube Drum 1
  • Tube Drum 2
  • Tuned Bells Chromatic
  • Tuned Bells Small Chromatic
  • Tuned Bells Small
  • Vibraphone Tremolo
  • Vibraphone
  • Vocal Percussion Menu
  • Waterphone
  • Wooden Bell
South American Instruments:
  • Afuche
  • Agogo Bells x3
  • Andean Seeds Hi
  • Andean Seeds Lo
  • Berimbau Effects
  • Berimbau
  • Bolivian Bells
  • Bongo Bell 1
  • Bongo Bell 2
  • Bongos
  • Cabasa
  • Caja Chayera
  • Candombe-Chico
  • Candombe-Piano
  • Candombe-Repique
  • Caxixi
  • Ceramic Bells Hi
  • Ceramic Bells Low
  • Cha Cha Bell 1
  • Cha Cha Bell 2
  • Chaschas Hi
  • Chaschas Low
  • Chivato
  • Clave
  • Cluster
  • Clustered Shakers
  • Conga Hi
  • Conga Low
  • Conga Mid
  • Huancara Large
  • Huancara Small
  • Jam Block
  • Joropo Maraca
  • Kultrum Hi
  • Kultrum Low
  • Kultrum Mid
  • Leguero Hi
  • Leguero Low
  • Leguero Mid
  • Marimbula (Colombia)
  • Matraca Rolls
  • Noah Bells Chromatic (St. John)
  • Noah Bells x3 (St. John)
  • Pandiero 1
  • Pandiero 2
  • Peruvian Cajon Large
  • Peruvian Cajon Medium
  • Peruvian Cajon Small
  • Peruvian Piccolo Cajon 1
  • Peruvian Piccolo Cajon 2
  • Quijada
  • Reco Reco
  • Recoreco
  • Repinique
  • Ripanique
  • Seapods Large
  • Seapods Medium
  • Seapods Small
  • Spoons Metal
  • Spoons Wood
  • Surdo High
  • Surdo Low
  • Surdo
  • Talking Drum
  • Tambor Alegre
  • Tambora (Colombia)
  • Tamborin 1
  • Tamborin 2
  • Tambourine
  • Tan Tan
  • Teponatzel Hi
  • Teponatzel Low
  • Teponatzel Mid
  • Timbal Bell
  • Timbal
  • Timbales
  • Timbau
  • Triangle Hi
  • Triangle Lo
  • Triangle
  • Trompe 1
  • Trompe 2
Japanese Taiko
  • Hira Daiko-Takebachi
  • Hira Daiko
  • Lg Nagado Odaiko-TB
  • Lg Nagado Odaiko
  • Lg Okedo Daiko-TB
  • Lg Okedo Daiko
  • Med Nagado Odaiko-TB
  • Med Nagado Odaiko
  • Nagado Daiko-TB
  • Nagado Daiko
  • Shime Daiko-TB
  • Shime Daiko
  • Sm Okedo Daiko-TB
  • Sm Okedo Daiko
  • Sumo Drum
Vir2's World Impact: Global Percussion instrument opens up a world of awe-striking percussion to you!

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Tech Specs

Software Type Global Percussion Sample Player
Platform Mac, PC
Upgrade/Full Full
Download/Boxed Boxed
Format Standalone, RTAS, VST, AU
Hardware Requirements - Mac Intel Core Duo 2.0GHz processor or higher recommended, 2GB RAM minimum, DVD drive, 13GB hard drive space
Hardware Requirements - PC Pentium/Athlon XP 2.0GHz processor compatible or higher recommended, 2GB RAM minimum, DVD drive, 13GB hard drive space
OS Requirements - Mac OS X 10.5 or later
OS Requirements - PC Windows Vista or later
Manufacturer Part Number WIGP1-P

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Extensive Quality Library

I bought this specifically for the taiko drums (which sound great) and love having access to a full range of other global percussion instruments. The thing I'm impressed with the most is the detail of the smaller percussion instruments. I'm able to add a lot more detail and texture to my scores by using subtle hand drums, cymbals, Indian bells, African seeds, etc. I would EASILY give this library five stars, except that there are some phasing issues when using the humanize and EZ Room reverb options. I'm sure this is something that could be fixed with an update. I have emailed they're tech support so we'll see what happens. For the number of instruments you get, plus 3 mic positions, built in reverb and an articulation generator… for the price you really can't go wrong! If I had to do it over again, I'd still buy this collection.
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