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Hawaiian Percussionfor Kontakt & Logic Sampler (EXS24)

$29 USD

Hawaiian Percussion sample library consists of meticulously sampled authentic Hawaiian implements for EXS24 and Kontakt samplers. Every nuance of the implements were recorded and organized into easy to play instrument patches. From the hitting of the ipu on the floor to a double handed palm slap on the pahu, you will be able to create authentic Hawaiian implement tracks in your project. The instruments that were sampled are described below.

The Kontakt version requires the full version of Kontakt 4 or higher. It will not work in Kontakt Player.

  1. Ipu Heke
  2. Pahu
  3. Pūniu
  4. Kāʻekeʻeke Played on soft surface
  5. Kāʻekeʻeke Played on hard surface
  6. Pūʻili
  7. Small Ipu
  8. ʻŪlili
  9. E Hula Leʻaleʻa Mākou A song incorporating the percussion.

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  • Samples are recorded at 44.1k/24bits
  • 10 velocity levels on each hit
  • Rolls and single hits
  • Most instruments are sampled in stereo

What you'll need...

  • Full version of Kontakt 4+ or Logic Audio
  • Keyboard Controller for your DAW
  • A hard drive with at least 150MB of free space
  • The capability to download a 135 MB zip file

Percussion implements have always been a part of Hawaiian culture. Instruments were fashioned from things that the Hawaiians had at there disposal. Gourds were made into ipus, coconut tree trunks were made into pahus, and the skin from sharks were made into drum skins. Bamboo was made into puili. Ka'eke'eke were made from the longest and straightest bamboo.

The Ipu Heke consists of two gourds cleaned out and attached to each other at the middle. The ipu is played by holding it upright while kneeling on the ground. It is hit on the ground and then slapped on the side of the lower gourd. Another way of playing it is to hold it horizontally with one hand and hitting the bottom with your heel and palm of the other hand. Both playing styles are included in the instrument and loops.

The pahu is a drum made out of a coconut tree stump and covered with leather or shark skin. The pahu I used is shown to the left. His name is Slappy. Slappy stands 17” high and 16” wide and is covered with cowhide. The pahu is played on the ground with two hands and is played on different parts of the head to produce different sounds.

The pūniu is a small drum made from the shell of a coconut. Fish skin is stretched over it and it is played with a beater made from palm fronds. The drum is tied to the thigh of the player. The pūniu is almost always played with the pahu. There are pūniu loops that are meant to be played with the pahu loops in the pūniu folder. (ex. ‘Pahu (Puniu) 2‘ loop is meant to be played with ‘puniu 2‘ loop) There are also loops of the pūniu and pahu together.

This small ipu is played in the hand and is mostly used by hula dancers.

The pū‘ili are 20” x 1” diameter bamboo that are slit 2/3 of the way down. They are held in both hands and struck across each other, or on the body. They produce a rattling sound. On the DVD, Pū‘ili A is a 30 year old set that was passed down to me by my mother. Pū‘ili B is a brand new set.

The ‘ūlili are three gourds fastened together with a dowel in the middle. The outer two gourds are filled with beads. When the cord is pulled, the outer two gourds spin producing a sort of whooshing sound.

The kā‘eke‘eke consist of different lengths of bamboo that produce different tones when hit on the floor. The low Bb bamboo is 5 feet long. They can be played on a soft surface like carpet, or on a hard surface like a wood floor. The soft surface produces a mellow deeper tone, while the hard surface has a sharper attack. Both types are sampled.