Ventus Winds – Pan Flutes
The fourth entry in our VENTUS Winds series features two instruments in one: the versatile nai pan flute, and the powerful toyo bass pan flute. Includes 15+ playing techniques per instrument and over 650 pre-recorded phrases! An ornament system allows for unique, authentic performances and TACT (Total Articulation Control Technology) provides the ultimate solution for fully customizable mapping.
- Legendary Andreas Gajewski 2:16
- Mountain Run Adi Goldstein 0:56
- Tiahuanaco Henning Nugel 2:04
- The Temple Door Opens Christian Yoder 1:23
- First Encounter (Dressed) Pixelee 2:21
- A Place of Calm Chris Porter 0:59
- Immersion Brad Jerkins 1:17
- First Encounter (Naked) Pixelee 2:21
Over 6,200 24-bit samples recorded through warm ribbon & room mics
6 types of sustain articulations
3 types of staccatos
3 different release ornaments
Bends, vibrato, extended techniques
Over 650 phrases. multiple lengths & styles
Phrases also provided as WAV
Beautiful unified VENTUS interface
Dozens of under-the-hood tweaking controls
Ornament system for effortless authentic performances
Phrase playback editor
Easy FX rack with analog-modeled EQ, compressor, delay & reverb
TACT - Total Articulation Control Technology for easy customization of all playing techniques
6GB 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 5.5.2+ 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.
Pan flutes (or pan pipes) are instruments that developed independently all over the world, featuring tuned pipes or tubes created from various kinds of wood or reed. For our library, we sampled the versatile Romanian nai, whose beautiful and breathy tone is instantly recognizable from countless film scores and albums. The nai offers a fairly large pitch range compared to many pan flutes, making it ideal as both a melodic and accompanying instrument for many styles.
We paired this instrument with a pan flute from an entirely different region – the powerful, bassy toyo, originating in the Andean Peru and Bolivia. So large is the toyo that it was traditionally played by two people; these performers (usually women), would become musically bonded and play only with each other. The toyo belongs to a greater family of pan flutes known as siku, which in turn gives its name to the musical genre known as sikuri.
These two flutes were a perfect fit for the Ventus series. Their bright, breathy tones can easily be used for soft and ambient music, but they are also capable of extremely bright and agile playing as well with sharp staccatos, pops, and tongued notes. The majesty of pan flutes is particularly suited for music evoking nature, wind, sky, and sea.
Our pan flute library is performed by Josh Plotner, who captured all key articulations and playing techniques of the instrument: sustains, ornaments, staccatos, legato, portamento, bends, phrases and much more!
Ventus Series Concept
We started the Ventus Winds series to take you on a journey all over the world, capturing the tones of beautifully performed solo woodwinds outside the Western repertoire. Along with that goal, we want you to be able to create authentic performances without technology getting in the way.
Each Ventus instrument shares several key features, along with a common user interface:
1. Traditional playable articulations alongside a large pool of pre-recorded phrases that you can quickly drop into a composition for instant color.
2. An innovative ornaments system designed to automagically createdecorative techniques in real time with no extra sequencing or tweaking needed.
3. Our unique Total Articulation Control Technology (TACT) to unify and simplify the process of creating your own personal mapping setup for every instrument.
With these three features, combined with our hallmark depth of sampling and attention to detail, we know that our Ventus Winds will become a source of endless inspiration.
Ventus Winds Pan Flutes – gearspace.com
“Ventus Ethnic Winds Pan Flutes sounds spectacular and is the perfect tool when pan flute instruments are required, it’s perfect for inclusion in orchestral scores and other projects…This collection has all the articulations and phrases to keep your workflow moving along. Highly recommended for musicians, producers, and sound designers who are looking to incorporate lively pan flutes into their compositions.” (5/5)
Synth Guru (gearspace.com)