Taiko Dojo

Taiko Dojo
Requires full version of Kontakt

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Taiko Dojo

Taiko Dojo

Welcome to our 太鼓道場, our Taiko Dojo!

Embark on an enthralling musical journey with Taiko Dojo – a masterfully curated library of 22 traditional Japanese instruments, meticulously designed for Native Instruments Kontakt. Immerse yourself in the authentic sounds of Nagado, Shime, Odaiko, Japanese Percussion, an assortment of Okedo, and more, all brought to life through state-of-the-art recording techniques and an unwavering commitment to detail.

At the core of Taiko Dojo pulsates the rhythm of KyoShinDo, an ensemble of Italian virtuosos and craftsmen steeped in the venerable traditions of Japanese arts. Residing and honing their craft at the KyoShinDo Taiko Dojo, nestled amidst the serene Apennine Mountains of Liguria, these adept percussionists are the epitome of dynamic and disciplined Japanese artistry. As both performers and creators of their instruments, KyoShinDo has captivated audiences at prestigious festivals across Italy, Japan, France, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and Malta with their spellbinding performances.

Taiko drumming is not just an auditory delight but a visually captivating and visceral spectacle. The performances, characterized by its exuberant energy and meticulous precision, are harmoniously intertwined with the elegance and poise of the body’s movements.

Full version of Native Instruments Kontakt 5.8.1 or above is required
NOT COMPATIBLE WITH KONTAKT PLAYER

Windows XP / Vista /  7 / 8 / 10. Intelmac and Mac OS 10.5 or higher.
8 GB System Ram, 9.0 GB free on main system drive for installation + 9.0 GB where the library is installed.

Capable internet connection.

Taiko Dojo, in brief:

Nagado Drums: Backbone of Taiko with distinct pitches – mid for balance, low for resonant beats, high for sharp accents.
Okedo Drums: Hour-glass shaped with diverse tones – Coral, Red, Blue Okedo; great for solos and complementing Nagado.
Shime Drums: High-pitched, tightly-tuned for intricate rhythms; Shime 2, 4, 8 offer varied high-frequency layers.
Odaiko Drums: Large, deep-sounding drums; small and big sizes add grandeur and power.
Katsugi Drums: Portable, dynamic, shoulder-slung; two types for varied tones.
Katsugi Oke Daiko: Dual-sided drum with contrasting tones on each side.

Eisa Shime, Paranku, Eisa Odaiko, Tam Tam, Vocal, Hyoshigi and more…

 

Our sincere thanks to Mirco Taddei and the KyoShinDo Taiko Ensemble for generously allowing us to sample their instruments and their art. A special thank you goes to Chiara, Stefano, Silvia and Laura. Check out KyoShinDo here!

Thanks to the Parisi family for letting us to live a little bit of Japan traditional life-style in the wonderful days we’ve spent together.

Taiko Dojo was meticulously recorded by FluffyAudio team at KyoShinDo Taiko Dojo.

FEATURES

  • 9.5 GB .ncw compressed sample pool
  • 24 bit / 48 kHz stereo
  • 21k+ samples!
  • Strokes, borders, rims and other articulations
  • 22 instruments
  • Spot, Close, Mid, Far, Remix and CINE mics
  • Pattern Engine
  • Made in collaboration with KyoShinDo
  • No samurais were harmed in the making of the library

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