Big Fish Audio Ancient World Instruments of Antiquity (KONTAKT)

Big Fish Audio Ancient World Instruments of Antiquity (KONTAKT)
  • Big Fish Audio
  • Ancient World: Instruments of Antiquity
  • 32 multi-sampled instruments
  • 146 unique patches
  • Over 400 looped and tempo-syncing performances
  • KONTAKT 5.8.1 or higher

Big Fish Audio Ancient World Instruments of Antiquity (KONTAKT) convey a remarkable assortment of examined wind, strings, and percussion from Greek and Medieval occasions. Serving as an exercise , the library is examined from extremely uncommon instruments amusement made by Luthier, Nikolaos Brass.

Big Fish Audio and Funk/Soul Productions have collaborated for a substitution Kontakt Player Instrument, Big Fish Audio Ancient World Instruments of Antiquity (KONTAKT). A considerable lot of those instruments of antiquity are examined for the essential time ever. For this library, the designer has tested entertainments of Wind, String and Percussion of some of the most established known instruments from Greek and Medieval occasions.

For the chronicle meeting, the engineers collaborated with Master Luthier, Nikolaos Brass. Metal is comprehended for his assortment of Ancient Greek instruments and has consumed his time on earth inquiring about ancient instruments. some of the instruments examined are very uncommon with just a few existing worldwide!

Big Fish Audio Ancient World Instruments of Antiquity (KONTAKT) accompanies multi-examined instrument presets containing culls, vibrato, music, tremolos, arpeggios, glissandos, and slide explanations with up to thirty examples for each note.

The library additionally accompanies a lot of circle/execution instruments that fundamentally breath life into these instruments.

Big Fish Audio Ancient World Instruments of Antiquity (KONTAKT) String instruments include: Kithara, Three one of a kind Lyras, Pandoura, Phorminx, Samvyke, Syntonon, Triangle (Harp) and Varvitos.

Big Fish Audio Ancient World Instruments of Antiquity (KONTAKT) Winds instruments include: Diaulos, Flogera, Kavali, Mantoura, Ney, Pan Flute, Pastoral Flute

Big Fish Audio Ancient World Instruments of Antiquity (KONTAKT) Percussion instruments include: Antique Cymbals, Bendir, Clay Pot, Copperphone (Chalkeophonon), Crotala, Formiskoi, Fruit Shells, Seistron, Sleigh Bells, Small Cymbals, Square Drum, Tambourine and Water Pumpkins

Ancient World accompanies 32 multi-inspected instruments and 146 interesting patches. The greater part of the mutli-tested instruments go with exhibitions patches and altogether the library accompanies more than 400 circled and rhythm matching up exhibitions.

Big Fish Audio Ancient World Instruments of Antiquity (KONTAKT) Instruments:



The Kithara was considered the “proficient” instrument of times long past. This instrument had a solid development with two short arms and a trademark square soundboard. It started with only three strings however advanced to 12 strings during the fifth Century BC.


The Lyra was one among the premier significant and notable stringed instruments of Greek Antiquity. It initially originated from Thrace and was related with the faction of Apollo. It had a lovely stable and shading yet constrained sound and volume, henceforth its presentation was limited to rather little chambers (a likeness our “orchestral compositions”).


The Pandoura was one among the chief old instruments, its beginnings going back to Mesopotamia inside the third thousand years BC. the premier significant component of this medium-sized instrument was its fretboard, which was utilized by the left of the player to abbreviate the length of the strings. during this regard, its idea has affected the occasion of all the fussed and fretless instruments of the historical backdrop of music: present day guitars, lutes, mandolin, the violin family then on.


The Phorminx was presumably the first old string instrument of the Greeks. it had been viewed as a “holy” instrument, played by the God Phoebus, utilizing a brilliant plectrum. The later Lyra and Kithara are considered as off-springs of Phorminx.


The old sources depict the Samvyke as an “erotic” instrument, which was used in symposiums and blow-outs. it had been only played by delicately dressed ladies, who made a sexual environment. The Samvyke was a fairly enormous instrument with a length of more than one meter. Its shape took after an attack machine and was in this way named after one.


The Syntonon was made by the great Greek savant and mathematician Pythagoras, who had additionally settled the nuts and bolts of music hypothesis that we are as yet utilizing today. The Syntonon was a “trial” instrument likewise on the grounds that the predecessor of the cimbalom. Artistic creations or models delineating the instrument aren’t accessible. Nikolaos Brass re-made the instrument exclusively bolstered depictions found in old writings. “Old World” includes the first reproduced Syntonon in current history.

Triangle (Harp)

The Triengle was chiefly played by ladies to go with feasts. the main appearance of the instrument was during the Cyclades Civilization (2,800 BC). The exotic suggestive music played by Triangulum was truly chic . Later-on, Triangle was likewise performed by male-players in shows and used in music exercises.


The Varvitos was utilized widely in symposiums, eats likewise as in Dionysus-bashes. The soundboard was made out of tortoiseshell and was littler than those utilized for Lyras. The side arms were for any longer than the Lyra’s arms. Consequently, the Varvitos was prepared to deliver full and “round”- sounding low notes, much the same as our bass instruments.



Diaulos was an instrument that pre-owned two separate funnels, each with its own mouthpiece. the 2 funnels were orchestrated during a V-structure, and thusly a similar artist played both. Diaulos players were prepared experts in light of the fact that the instrument execution consolidated propelled playing strategies, similar to the round relaxing.


The Flogera (or floghera) might be a kind of woodwind used in Greek ethnic music . it’s a simple end-blown bamboo woodwind without a fipple, which is played by coordinating a thin air stream against its sharp, open upper end. It regularly has seven finger gaps.


The Kavali (or Kaval) might be a chromatic end-blown woodwind customarily played all through Armenia, the Balkans, Greece, and Turkey. The Kavali is essentially identified with mountain shepherds.


Mantoura (or Mandoura or Padura and Bandura) was for the most part played in Crete and Greece and was comprised of a reed. Making and playing the Mantoura is furthermore viewed as an essential advance before one figures out how to play the Tsabouna and Bagpipe.


The Ney is one among the chief significant instruments in Middle Eastern music (the name of the instrument is of Persian sources). it’s likewise one among the most established instruments, as its utilization returns 4,500-5,000 years. Experienced ney-players frequently utilize a gathering of a few neys in different keys, in spite of the fact that it’s conceivable (yet hard) to play chromatically on any Ney.

Container Flute

The Pan Flute is an antiquated instrument, which was utilized for hallowed functions. it had been identified with diving being Pan, who was the defender of the forested areas and thusly the shepherds. Later on, the type of the Pan Flute propelled the advancement of the hydraulis, which was, actually, an early form of the harmonium or church organ.

Peaceful Flute

The Pastoral Flute has its beginnings to the conventional single channel (Aulos), which was additionally the precursor of the flute. it had been an instrument simple to make and its development and use come back to the Paleolithic period. At an early stage, this instrument was made utilizing bones, and later bamboo or metal.


Old fashioned Cymbals

Antique Cymbals are the progenitors of the chic metal cymbals.They were utilized during the orgiastic functions of Kybele and Dionysus.


The Bendir might be a wooden casing drum of North Africa and consequently the Middle East . it’s a standard instrument that is played all through North Africa , additionally as in Sufi services; it had been likewise played in Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia.

Earth Pot

In reality, a mud container with a further gap, the Clay Pot was initially used in services and was played by hand. There are a few different ways that the pitches are regularly changed, depending on how the hand over the modest upper opening is situated. The player likewise can deliver a bass sound by rapidly hitting the enormous gap, and along these lines the entire pot are frequently played with the fingers.

Copperphone (Chalkeophonon)

The Copperphone was a test instrument that was viewed as hard to play. the premier intriguing component of the Copperphone is that one hit on one plate can create a truly long tail (more than one moment), where the suggestions move and transform during a flawlessly sounding way. The Copperphone was planned by the great savant and mathematician Pythagoras. We are glad to introduce the rarest duplicate of the Copperphone.


Crotala were some of the preeminent old instruments and were considered as an expansion of the hands and feet to remain the pace and imprint the beat. Some wind players joined a couple of Crotala to their legs to stamp the beat while likewise playing a breeze .


Formiskoi were played two by two, similar to current maracas. Formiskoi were wont to stamp the cadence, give extra hues, and to connect two expressions with a crescendo.

Organic product Shells

Dried organic product shells were utilized as shakers to stamp the beat and improve the organization with their specific timbre.


The Seistron came to Greece from Egypt. These instruments were used in reiterations and comprised of two sections: the handle and subsequently the moving parts, which were metal or wooden bars. Little stones and bones were additionally utilized.

Sleigh Bells

A jingle ringer or cascabel might be a kind of chime which creates a specific ‘jingle’ sound, particularly in huge numbers. the main signal chimes are created from one bit of sheet bowed into a generally round shape to contain alittle needle bearing or short bit of metal bar.

Little Cymbals

Little cymbals played both two by two and independently. They were initially used in services, and later to supplement the percussion palette.

Square Drum

Square Drums are basic goatskin drums played with hands or sticks. They were commonly made with sawed wood and affixed with nails. The skin is tunable and clear to manage to the predefined pitch.


The tambourine might be a percussive instrument comprising of a casing, frequently of wood, with sets of little metal jingles, called “zills.” This instrument is found in numerous sorts of music: Turkish ethnic music , Greek ethnic music , Persian music, and the sky is the limit from there.

Water Pumpkins

Additionally called “Water Drums” these instruments are frequently found in Africa (Mali) and different landmasses. Water Pumpkins are played with the hands, or with delicate hammers. The more profound bowl is packed with water, the littler one is about on the water. The pitch of the water drums are regularly tuned by changing the water level inside the drifting shell.

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