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Big Fish Audio and Funk/Soul Productions are proud to bring you Ancient World: Instruments of Antiquity. Ancient World is an exciting journey to the origins of musical sound. All of the most important instruments of antiquity have been extensively sampled for the first time ever.

Master Luthier, Nikolaos Brass’ collection of ancient Greek instruments forms the basis of Ancient World. Brass dedicated his life to the research and re-creation of ancient musical instruments, using the same methods and materials which were used in ages past. Some of the instruments, such as the Syntonon and Copperphone, are extremely rare with only two or three existing worldwide! The multi-sampling of these beautiful instruments presents a rich array of String, Wind, and Percussion implementations.

All of the performance techniques have been meticulously sampled. For instance, the string instruments have articulations such as plucked, with and without vibrato, harmonics, plectrum, tremolo, arpeggios, glissandos, behind the bridge, slides, and more. In some cases, up to thirty samples per note have been recorded.

Ancient World includes eleven string instruments, eight wind instruments, and thirteen percussion instruments. Additionally, almost every instrument comes with a set of inspiring looped performances.

In order to expand the geographical and historical boundaries, many rare instruments from Medieval times, the Mediterranean basin, as well as the Middle-East have been added.

Ancient World is an indispensable tool for composers who are active in film, TV and video games.

- Kithara
- Three unique Lyras
- Pandoura
- Phorminx
- Samvyke
- Syntonon
- Triangle (Harp)
- Varvitos

- Diaulos
- Flogera
- Kavali
- Mantoura
- Ney
- Pan Flute
- Pastoral Flute

- Antique Cymbals
- Bendir
- Clay Pot
- Copperphone (Chalkeophonon)
- Crotala
- Formiskoi
- Fruit Shells
- Seistron
- Sleigh Bells
- Small Cymbals
- Square Drum
- Tambourine
- Water Pumpkins

Nearly 4GB of Content
- 32 multi-sampled instruments
- 146 unique patches
- Over 400 looped and tempo-syncing performances
- User-friendly interface
- NKS Compatible
- Comes with Kontakt 5 Player
- Created in Kontakt 5.8.1

Requires Kontakt Full 5.8.1+

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  Member 5.01.2014 1 243
Thank you very much. Appreciated.
  Resident 16.11.2013 5 613
Wow - this looks great :)
  Member 18.11.2013 570
Te quiero Talula.!!! Muchas gracias.
  Resident 22.10.2011 9 613
Many thanks!!! I never can get enough of ethnic stuff!
  Resident 16.01.2014 -1 721
Thanks a lot for bringing this one.
When I get this one, I'll be able to create something
  Resident 30.09.2014 55
Very interesting! It will be a useful addition to ''Delphi'' from Sonokinetic!
  Member 1.05.2014 110
Sound interesting, but as i see this GUi is ancient as well
  Member 24.01.2016 84
Talula...Kiss from my heart
  Resident 6.10.2011 1 343
Now that's different.
  Member 16.12.2018 11
Thanks very much! this was completely unexpected.
Surprising though to see so much interest in ethnic instruments here but no release for Ancient Era yet.
  Resident 18.01.2014 357
Thank you very much!
  Member 11.01.2016 45

Thanks very much
A really interesting set of unusual instruments.

I can't get it to load in Kontakt 6.02
Using 5.6.0 it seems to install but won't in 6

checked xml file and the SNPID number is 000

does anyone know the correct number?
  Member 11.01.2016 45
ok I was being dim

it's in the nicnt file!
  Member 22.01.2016 2 41
how did you make it work? doesn't work on Kontakt 6 after add with Kontakt 5.6
  Member 27.01.2014 8
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  Member 27.01.2014 8
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  Member 27.01.2014 8
Yes, how do you get it to work, and how do you use the SNPID number? Thanks!
  Resident 7.07.2008 2 82
Thank you
  Member 29.05.2015 301
please, is it possible to have wallpaper and nicnt? Thanks
  Releaser 22.10.2007 694 291
nicht file inside archive
ViP Team - true legends stays in history!
  Member 18.03.2019 1
I've tried all day with Kontakt 5.6.6 but it doesn't work.
  Releaser 22.10.2007 694 291
Requires Kontakt Full 5.8.1+
ViP Team - true legends stays in history!
  Member 1.05.2014 110
Ok. I tried it, and it's sound nice, but overall this library is very limited. Mostly all of the patches contains only one key, i mean there is no other sound then sustained sounds. Good quality, but overall limited
  Member 19.05.2014 16
Many thanks !!!!
  Member 25.04.2017 1
hei guys :)
Thanks for this !!! But i might miss the point, cause how can you guys activate the library in Kontakt ? No keygen or something ?
I dont see how you can make it work either !!

Thanks for your lights
  Resident 15.09.2011 1 2459
Thank you so much for another Big Fish library. Very much appreciated.

Just to mention that in the Documentation folder there are 30 pics of the instruments that take up almost 500MB on your HD and are absolutely unnecessary for this library to work. Before repacking this library, I resized all the pics to 1920x1080 and now they take up only 8MB of space. Talking of ways to make the library seem bigger huh?
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