Taikos not included

A percussion instrument made from the sounds of tapping, knocking, hitting and scraping a violin, viola, cello and bass. Recorded during the Solo Strings Untamed sessions, we captured 40 unique sounds. With a really human feeling behind each one, some of the sounds are more traditional, whilst others are much more experimental.

Included are over 200 drag-and-drop MIDI loops written and performed by percussionists. A brilliant starting point if you need a hit of instant inspiration. Equally helpful if you’re on a tight deadline and just need something that works.

Either way this is a percussion sample library that’s just a bit different. It’s right at home in rhythmical string quartet arrangements as well as full-on action cues when you need something that doesn’t sound like every other composer’s taiko drums.


Unique percussive sounds
Over 200 drag and drop MIDI loops
2 mic positions


Full version of Kontakt required
Not compatible with Kontakt Player

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Listen to Percussion Untamed

Played by humans, not programmed by robots.

If you just need an instant hit of inspiration, there are 220 beat-syncable and instantly playable 4-bar loops. You can preview them with a single key, then drag the raw MIDI data into you DAW for further editing and manipulation.

These loops haven’t been programmed by robots, but been played by humans. Written and performed by talented percussionists, drummers and composers, who live and breathe rhythm. Please resist the urge to quantise.

With a range of film-influenced styles and 5 different time signatures, you’ll be sure to find something to either drop into an existing composition, or use one to kick-start a blank page.

Minimal to complex

Grouped into 60 different sets of ideas, each with 4 loops of varying intensities; Minimal, Simple, Standard, Complex.

You can easily get something that matches both the feeling and the energy of your composition.

Get rid of the grid

If you want a looser feeling to the loops,  you can further humanise them using the built-in timing and velocity controls. These controls relax the natural performance even further to get as far away from the grid as possible.

What's included?

40 unique sounds
Most sounds have 6 round robins and 3 velocity layers

220 drag-and-drop MIDI loops
5 time signatures: 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 6/8, 7/8

Tech Specs

Good to know


Full version of Kontakt 5.6.8 or above required

This library is NOT compatible with Kontakt Player

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System Requirements

Mac OS 10.13 High Seirra or higher
Windows 10 or higher

All major DAWs supported

8GB RAM minimum

200MB download size
Downloads using the free Pulse app

User Manual

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