Native Instruments’ SPOTLIGHT COLLECTION offers a look into some of the world’s richest and most diverse musical cultures, from the sampled percussion of West Africa to the melodic strings of the Middle East. Featuring six ultra-realistic world music sample packs, the SPOTLIGHT COLLECTION allows producers to tap into the musical traditions that have inspired people for generations, with evocative sounds in a series of easy-to-use world instrument VSTs.
Add the sounds of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean musical traditions to your projects with SPOTLIGHT COLLECTION: EAST ASIA. This world-music pack contains a mix of 38 percussive and melodic instruments from all three countries, recorded on location in Seoul, Shenzhen, and Tokyo.
The world instrument VSTs in the East Asia collection offer a range of authentic rhythms, scales, and timbres. Whether tapping into the flutes, oboes and lutes, or creating bespoke ensembles of the drums, gongs, cymbals, and woodblocks, SPOTLIGHT COLLECTION: EAST ASIA gives you creative control with a built-in mixer and studio effects to tune in the sound you want.
Situated in Southeast Asia, Indonesia has a rich and varied musical tradition, which differs dramatically by region and island. Native Instruments has explored a small part of this musical tradition with its BALINESE GAMELAN, made up of six customizable mallet instruments.
A gamelan is an ensemble of traditional instruments from Indonesia, and this world instrument VST offers the authentic sounds of Bali, painstakingly recorded and broken down into three distinct groups: The big gongs, the paired metallophones, and the kettle gongs. Combine, explore, and experiment with this simple-to-use VST, and learn a little more about the rich sonics of these island orchestras.
Moving westward, we enter the musical heritage of India, with SPOTLIGHT COLLECTION: INDIA featuring nine percussion instruments, six melodic instruments, and a playable ensemble to combine them all. This vast world music sample library has been recorded with the highest precision for the greatest realism and authenticity. At the same time, the onboard groove player and an array of rhythms and scales allow for instant composition.
Whether you’re looking to authentically recreate the sounds of India or lend its rich musical culture to any production, this world instrument VST offers the tools and sounds you need.
Dive into Arabic, Turkish, and Persian traditions with the SPOTLIGHT COLLECTION: MIDDLE EAST. A mix of 25 meticulously sampled traditional instruments make up this world music sample pack, which scratches the surface of a long and varied musical heritage, differing greatly by country and culture while maintaining a strong melodic thread throughout.
This world instrument VST contains a range of percussion, melodic, and string instruments from across the Middle Eastern musical traditions, played by masters of their craft and recorded in multiple, individual sessions to offer the broadest range of sonics for crafting your own sound.
The influence of West African musical traditions are seen around the world, spanning genres and generations to become the foundations of many contemporary musical styles – from blues to hip hop, house, and far more. Native Instruments’ SPOTLIGHT COLLECTION: WEST AFRICA has sampled a range of these distinctive instruments to help producers explore this musical heritage in their own tracks.
This sample pack includes 26 percussion instruments – from the djembe to the dunun and bells – and 8 tonal instruments, including the kora, ngoni, bolon, and balafon. Each has been meticulously sampled for the most authentic sound possible, while the pre-programmed patterns and built-in sequencer allow for instant sonic creation.
As influential as it is diverse, the rhythms and harmonies of Cuban music draw heavily on West African traditions while mixing in the sounds of numerous musicians in pop, house, indie, and more. SPOTLIGHT COLLECTION: CUBA offers an authentic Afro-Cuban sound through 17 instruments combined into traditional ensembles for salsa, rumba, son, and contemporary dance and pop. This world music sample library includes congas, bongos, the Cajon, and more, and all can be played individually for more creative control or instantly included in broader mixes using the sequencer with numerous programmed grooves.
Become a sonic world traveler with the complete SPOTLIGHT COLLECTION, which offers all six of these world music sample packs in a single, cost-effective bundle. This combined offer allows you to explore various musical traditions from across the world through meticulously recorded instruments, pre-programmed patterns, and genre-defining grooves.