Legacy Library
Heart of Asia

Heart of Asia

CD-Audio set $129 -selected phrases
CD-ROM set $299 -complete library
Akai/Emu, Roland


Phrases, Instruments, and Utterances from the Far East
The world's first comprehensive collection of Asian instruments and phrases. Digitally recorded in the heart of Asia, this remarkable two-disc set includes over a gigabyte of beautifully multi-sampled:

  • Angklung phrases & samples
  • Indian, Javanese, and Thai percussion & ensemble grooves
  • Nepalese, Malaysian, and Indonesian percussion ensembles
  • Complete Javanese Gamelan Orchestra
  • Chinese, Malay, Nepalese, and Indian flute phrases
  • Indian Tambouras
  • Tibetan Wool Bow
  • Chinese & Malay temple flutes
  • Indian Bamboo Bass Flute phrases
  • Dragon Drums
  • Tibetan Parade Band with Horses
  • Chinese Cymbals and Gongs
  • Sitar phrases and samples
  • Veena, Pipa, Erhu, San Xuan, Luan, & Yang Chin
  • Thai & Malay Orchestra phrases and samples
  • Guzhen- Chinese Koto instruments, glissandos & phrases
  • Tibetan children singing
  • Chinese and Thai Opera divas - vocal phrases
  • Sanskrit, Hindi, Malay, Javanese, Thai and Mandarin vocal phrases, chants, poetry and speech
  • 300 Tibetan monks singing and drumming in a cave
    and much, much more!

    *Instruments are available with both Traditional & Western tunings.

All samples from this reknowned collection are completely authentic, 100% COPYRIGHT CLEAN, royalty free and record-ready for your next film score, album or remix project.

Audio Demos
mp3 stream

© 1994 Big Green Music ASCAP

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Review Quotes

"...a treasure chest of lovingly sampled performances, plus individual multisampled instruments ...enchanting...very expressive..long lilting phrases that soar like birds ...powerful ...heartfelt ...intricate rhythms ...riveting ...gorgeous ...evocative...If you're not satisfied to sound like every other new kid in the 'hood, Heart of Asia will definitely give you some cruel tools...a real find."
-KEYBOARD magazine 5 Star review

"...Immaculately recorded (unlike some similar collections) and grouped by style, location and tempo. The range and subtlety of the CD is faultless, and finding a sample is easy enough (thanks to the straightforward tempo and style listings)....You won't find a better collection of ethnic sounds anywhere else. "
-Future Music review 9/10

"The geographical breadth of styles and influences is astonishing, and this two-CD set probably represents the most comprehensively usable, best-recorded collection of World Music samples I've had the pleasure to review so far."
-Sound on Sound 5 Star review

"Spans a wide area, ranging from China and India, to the Middle East; this revolutionary title covers instrumental and non-instrumental sounds from most countries in the continent. ....Provides a treasure chest of musical phrases....Sonic details are captured in absolute hi-fi...no noise whatsoever."
-Sound & Recording -Japan

*All other manufacturers' product names used in this instrument are trademarks of their respective owners, which are in no way associated or affiliated with Spectrasonics. These trademarks of other manufacturers are used solely to identify the products of those manufacturers whose tones and sounds were studied during Spectrasonics sound development.