Ventus Winds Duduk
The 6th entry in our VENTUS Winds series features the haunting, mysterious sound of the duduk, more playable and expressive than ever before. This library is the debut of the AGILITY engine for smooth legato playing, poly legato, harmonization, and much more. Includes 12+ playing techniques and over 700 pre-recorded phrases!
- Aletheia Andrew Aversa 1:08
- Lost Kingdom Ben Hicks 2:28
- Cultic Cory Pelizzari 1:07
- Mana Sands (Naked) Cory Pelizzari 2:09
- Architect Reborn Nabeel Ansari 0:54
- Sandstone Henning Nugel 2:39
- Tranquil Tremendouz 1:32
Recorded through warm ribbon & room mics
Non-vibrato and vibrato sustains
11 core articulations including ornaments
5 release articulations
True legato and portamento transitions
Over 700 phrases. multiple lengths & styles
Phrases also provided as WAV
Beautiful unified AGILITY interface
Dozens of under-the-hood tweaking controls
Fluid, seamless transitions, legato and morphs
Phrase playback editor
CONSOLE modular mixer with over 30 FX modules
TACT 2.0 for totally custom articulation mapping
5GB 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 5.7+ 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.
Ventus Duduk is the sixth entry into our acclaimed series of deep-sampled woodwinds from all over the world, and showcases an all-new Kontakt Player engine for the first time in the series. This new script allows for even more realistic performances and legato transitions, and adds long-awaited features such as polyphonic playing, harmonies, and scale locking for extra authenticity.
All of this new technology supports a beautiful set of duduk performances: single notes, legatos, ornaments, and phrases. The duduk itself is among the most widely-used non-Western woodwinds in cinematic music. It can be heard in classic TV/film scores from Gladiator, Avatar, Battlestar Galactica, and Game of Thrones to video game soundtracks like Civilization, WarCraft, Uncharted, and God of War. Its mellow, haunting tone can be compared to that of an oboe, and with a skilled performer, is capable of very nimble grace notes and articulations.
Console: Modular FX Rack and Mixer
Console is our new mixer, modular effects rack, and pedal board, designed to give you full control over your virtual guitar tone. Unlike our previous FX racks, which were limited to a small amount of preset modules, Console gives you 30 effects modules to choose from!
These include multiple EQs (digital and analog-style), compressors, spatial FX, modulation FX, amps, distortion pedals, reverbs, and a selection of over 30 custom cabinet IRs recorded just for Shreddage 3! These cabs cover all the most important sounds you would want, with both dynamic & condenser mics in multiple positions plus a ribbon mic for certain models.
Using Console, you can easily save and load FX chains or presets between projects or even different Shreddage 3 products. It also allows you to mix and blend between guitar pickups, with custom inserts on each if you’d like.
Download the Console manual here to learn more!
Total Articulation Control Technology (TACT) 2.0
Ventus Duduk includes an updated version of TACT, allowing you to customize how all articulations are mapped and triggered! Everyone has their own preferences for how to perform or write for virtual guitar, and with TACT you can create the perfect setup for your DAW.
Download the TACT 2.0 manual here to learn more!
Ventus Winds Duduk – Sound on Sound
“Upon loading Ventus Duduk in Kontakt the first impression users may get is that Impact Soundworks have packed quite a bit under the hood of such a modestly priced instrument… In the end we have a beautifully performed and playable duduk virtual instrument, with great customisability at a steal of a price.” (Sound On Sound)