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Wow, is that a koto you're using in this?  It's a very high quality recording, I can't tell if it's VST's or real instruments.  Makes me wish I knew more about foreign instruments.  Also .. is that a bamboo flute sound you're using?  A very nostalgic mood you've created here.

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Thanks! I really appreciate you're feedback. Yes, it's a koto and that flute you hear is a Shakuhachi. It was really fun to research the different types of instruments for traditional Japanese pieces. The drums are Taiko drums, and a Sanshin is also in there (but this is a bit more subtle). 

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Thanks! I really appreciate you're feedback. Yes, it's a koto and that flute you hear is a Shakuhachi. It was really fun to research the different types of instruments for traditional Japanese pieces. The drums are Taiko drums, and a Sanshin is also in there (but this is a bit more subtle). 

Is there some kind of a sound library of world music instruments that you're using when you write music like this?  And also do you write in other indigenous/popular styles of other countries?  That's kind of a neglected genre of music.

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1 hour ago, PaperComposer said:

Is there some kind of a sound library of world music instruments that you're using when you write music like this?  And also do you write in other indigenous/popular styles of other countries?  That's kind of a neglected genre of music.

 

It maybe doesn’t answer your question but some Spitfire LABS libraries have foreign instruments. You won’t find a lot but they are completely free so worth the try!

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1 hour ago, PaperComposer said:

Is there some kind of a sound library of world music instruments that you're using when you write music like this?  And also do you write in other indigenous/popular styles of other countries?  That's kind of a neglected genre of music.

The sound library I'm using for all the world instruments is 'RA' by EWQL.

EWQL are a good library to start out with as they are reasonably priced (compared to similar products) and you can get a universal monthly subscription to all of their products. This is actually the first time I've tried to write something that is heavily inspired by world music.

8 minutes ago, Maqalx said:

It maybe doesn’t answer your question but some Spitfire LABS libraries have foreign instruments. You won’t find a lot but they are completely free so worth the try!

Yeah, the Spitfire Labs are a really good resource. You can also get quite a good free orchestra (BBC Symphony Discover) if you complete a questionnaire on their website.

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5 hours ago, ClasiCompose said:

really successful work and realistic sounds. For a more traditional sound, the effect of the piano can be reduced.

Thanks! Yeah, I agree with this. I was a bit limited with the samples I have, so stuck with the piano as this sounded more natural (even if it is less authentic to the genre). Thanks for sharing that soundtrack, I'm enjoying it.

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Very nice and consistent piece of music. I love the main motif and how you start just with the piano and then it growns with more instruments to finish just with the piano again. It feels very natural and nice. Good job!

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