Instruments of Japan Bundle

A bundle of three sample libraries showcasing traditional Japanese instruments: our expressive, realistic Kageyama Taikos featuring eight distinct percussive instruments, three classical stringed instruments in Koto Nation, and a deep-sampled Ventus Winds Shakuhachi. *Complete your collection — get an additional discount for any included product you already own!*


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Products Included

Kageyama Taikos
Koto Nation: Classical Instruments of Japan
Koto Nation: Classical Instruments of Japan
Ventus Winds – Shakuhachi

Audio Demos

  1. Taking Flight Ben Hicks
  2. Sakura Will Roget II
  3. Black Lotus (Naked) Solonoid Studio
  4. Petals Henning Nugel
  5. Koto Solo (Traditional) Andrew Aversa
  6. The Old Cherry Tree Henning Nugel

Product Info


Kageyama Taikos
Koto Nation
Ventus Winds - Shakuhachi


Eight traditional Japanese percussion instruments
Koto, bass koto, and shamisen
Realistic, authentic Shakuhachi performance
Traditional and extended techniques


18.5GB of disk space

Traditional and extended techniques

4GB of RAM

Higher amounts of memory let you load more instruments.

2013 or later processor

A faster CPU with more cores will allow you to play more simultaneous voices.

Kontakt 6.6+ Full Version

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.




Koto Nation – Sounds and Gear

“This is all that really matters at the end of the day for most, and this has a very detailed, authentic sound. For me, it’s awesome, it’s not a general use, all around instrument. It’s specific to the instruments it covers, and it covers them well. […] At the end of the day, a great sound is a great sound, and with all the articulations in this library it’s really easy to find what you need. It’s priced well within the reach of everyone from hobbyists to professional composers, so that’s always a plus.” (4.5/5)

JK Swopes (Sounds and Gear)

Ventus Winds Shakuhachi – Sample Library Review

“The warm sound of the Shakuhachi is as authentic an experience as you can get unless you play the real thing. The inclusion of True Legato, multiple sustains trills and ornaments as well as the breath sounds make this an absolutely beautiful playing experience. The uses for the Shakuhachi transcend beyond traditional Japanese Classical music and meditation pieces. This is a serious instrument for use in movie scores, trailers, electronic, pop and is particularly effective when paired with the Impact Sound Works [sic] Koto Nation.”

Brian Brylow (Sample Library Review)

Kageyama Taikos – Sample Library Review

“As a working composer, for $99, this is an absolute bargain. It’s not massive, huge taikos and that’s all it can do; yes, as I say, you can layer all of these and use the ten velocity layers to create really big ensembles if you want to, but you have the option of going really really small, really delicate, really intricate. And that is what I love about this instrument. So for me, if you’re looking for some world percussion, and taikos in particular, played by a world-renowned percussionist, this is a fantastic purchase.”

Sample Library Review (12/21)

Ventus Winds Shakuhachi – Producer Spot

“With “Ventus Shakuhachi” you get several times what you pay for, plus the promise of more similar, masterpieces where this came from…If you are like me, and like exotic instruments, produce lots of hip hop or ethnic tracks, or work in film or games, this is almost a must-have. It will make all your Shakuhachi dreams come true, and that without even straining your budget too much.”


Ventus Winds: Shakuhachi –

“Excellent rendition of this classic Eastern instrument. Very deeply sampled library with multiple Mic position, plus the unique TACT technology for phrasing…If you are working on ethnic pieces that focus on the East this is definitely an instrument to add to your toolbox, or it even fits in well with cinematic pieces like film trailers and such….The Ventus Shakuhachi is a super rendition of this classic instrument. It has been sampled with great detail, and making use of the features such as the flutter, dynamics and ornaments can really bring out the character of the instrument.”

Gary Hiebner (

Ventus Shakuhachi – Original Sound Version

“Ventus Series: Shakuhachi delivers a clear and lifelike performance of the instrument and there are plenty of options for customizing various aspects of the sound. The ornaments feature allows for more spontaneous sounding performances that reflect the strengths of the Shakuhachi’s idiomatic sound. Inclusion of a phrase library offers additional sounds to either enhance existing performances of the main instrument or for use as one shot effects or sound design.” (Original Sound Version)