Botdog Samples - LALI DRUMS (v1.1 update)

SoNowWhat?

realised I can type here
Oh thanks for the reminder. Having just checked the paypal fees page, Paypal takes 30c + 2.9% for every payment we receive, that's either by donation or by other payment.
Furthermore, if I were to send money to friends & family in another country, there is an additional fee which varies depending on where I'm sending. Apparently it's $2.99 (+2.9%) for Canada & Europe, $4.99 for everywhere else.
I imagine it's a similar situation for you when sending money as a gift.
To confirm though, the receiver is only charged $0.30 + 2.9% of payment. The sender is charged the transaction fee.
Can you confirm whether you are required to pay those higher fees when following the donate button on the website? https://botdogsamples.com/lali-drums
No it seems that the fee is more like standard if I use the donate button/PayPal on your site.
All done. Thank you again.
 

Mike Greene

Senior Member
Moderator
Because here at Botdog Samples, we pride ourselves on being at the cutting edge of sampling technology. So deal with it!
(But also, that was a rookie mistake on my part. I simply built it in the version i had installed at the time. If i could make it backwards compatible, I would. <3)
If only you knew someone who might have warned you that customers often have older Kontakt versions ...
:grin:
 

creativeforge

Barefoot Heart Music
IT’S STICKBREAKING!

In all seriousness, the lali drum has a really cool and unique sound that, to the best of my knowledge, has not yet been sampled. There are a lot of instruments very similar to it… almost every island nation in French Polynesia and Micronesia has their own log drum of some sort-- not to mention Africa-- but the lali drum is unique to Fiji.

Traditionally used in churches and ceremonies, especially as a call to gather at the center of a village, the sound is very piercing and would travel throughout villages and into the mountains. These days they are mostly used to entertain tourists, every hotel in Fiji has a few and puts on nightly entertainment with fire dancers and whatnot. Though if you travel off the beaten path where the tourists don’t go you will still see one in the center of almost every town or village. Here’s a pic I took in one such town:

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Anyway over the past three years I’ve been fortunate enough to spend about 4 or 5 weeks in Fiji recording local singers and musicians, it’s an amazing place and an amazing culture, full of amazing talent as well. And we’ve managed to bring back four lalis of various sizes. We did a very rough sampling a ways back that I’ve been using in my personal library for the past couple years, but now that I (finally) figured out how to get the big lali into the country (wasn’t easy, weighs about 150lbs) we thought it was time to release a slightly more ‘polished’ version. All sampling and programming credit goes to @Jdiggity1 (aka jdog).

I like to layer the lali with taikos or other big drums as a top layer to cut through, almost like a snare or a bucket drum but the lalis have that wooden ethnic quality. A word of warning: a little lali goes a long ways! They seem to be at a frequency that really pierces through a mix, especially on television. I’ve been asked several times to turn down the lali in a mix.

The lali drums are yours, free of charge, compliments of Botdog Samples.

Though I would like to ask that if you can afford it, you could donate $5 (or more) via paypal to botdogsamples [at] gmail.com. 100% of all donations will go directly to Education Through Music: Los Angeles (etmla.org). You’re obviously welcome to donate direct to ETM:LA if you’d rather, though you have my word we will pass on all donations. (You can also save us the small fee if you donate direct from paypal and select friends & family instead of using the donate link on the site.)

And yes we did actually break a couple of sticks sampling these dang things.

Visit out new website for links and demos: botdogsamples.com

Or here is the direct download link if you can't be bothered: http://bit.ly/GimmeLali

(Requires full version of Kontakt 5.8.1)

And if you missed the trailer, catch it here:

https://vi-control.net/community/threads/new-from-botdog-samples-trailer-lalis.74137/


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Thanks!! And btw - KILLER artwork, of course! :)
 
OP
chillbot

chillbot

Sock Muppet
Bump.

Thank you so much to everyone who donated. Means a lot. Hey @ehrenebbage *WAY* too kind my man. We'll send you a free copy of botdog's next upcoming super-duper release.

Also coming soon (maybe today): my partner-in-sampling has been working AROUND THE CLOCK FOR WEEKS (probably) to make it possible for those of you not on Kontakt 5.8.1 to also make donations. So don't let jdog down. Get your limited-edition (maybe) hand-signed (sort of) copy of the stickbreaking (literally) lali drums library and feel free to make a donation too (if you feel like it).
 

X-Bassist

Senior Member
Really dig this release. Could have sworn I paid for it, but it’s very generous to offer it for free. Thanks mucho.

I would look forward to your future releases but the guy who’s “running” the show has such a long signature on his posts. It takes me way too long to read it each time! ;)
 

Jdiggity1

Neither Jono, nor Bono
Moderator
LALI DRUMS 1.1
Now supporting Kontakt 5.6.8


Release Notes:
- Completely rebuilt to support Kontakt 5.6.8 (and higher)
- Sample start times have been adjusted / tightened
- Hidden bonus UI in main "Lali Drums" patch
- Added "Lali Drums Ensemble Builder" Beta patch*
- It's still free!


*Lali Drums Ensemble Builder
This is what I'm calling a "concept" patch. An idea that I had this morning and wanted to implement before releasing this update. I'll continue to develop upon the idea and have it ready for a future release.

The main Lali Drums patch gives you four individual Lali Drums to play, plus a pre-mixed ensemble, spread across 5 octaves - each new group starting on C.
With the Ensemble Builder patch, it is possible to trigger all 4 Lali Drums at once from the one octave, allowing you to play a custom-mixed ensemble.

Lali Drums 1.1 can be directly downloaded from here
Product page: https://www.botdogsamples.com/lali-drums/

Lali Drums 1.1 requires Full version of Kontakt 5.6.8 or higher
@NYC Composer & @Farkle can thank me later
 
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AllanH

Senior Member
My sig has been driving me batty for a full week now and I've just been waiting for someone to say something *ANYTHING* about it so I could get rid of it.
I thought your sig could have been bigger, especially in view of your: "I *AM* kind of a big deal, thanks." (in the NDA thread) :rofl:

Why not have a signature that matches?
 
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NYC Composer

Senior Member
LALI DRUMS 1.1
Now supporting Kontakt 5.6.8


Release Notes:
- Completely rebuilt to support Kontakt 5.6.8 (and higher)
- Sample start times have been adjusted / tightened
- Hidden bonus UI in main "Lali Drums" patch
- Added "Lali Drums Ensemble Builder" Beta patch*
- It's still free!


*Lali Drums Ensemble Builder
This is what I'm calling a "concept" patch. An idea that I had this morning and wanted to implement before releasing this update. I'll continue to develop upon the idea and have it ready for a future release.

The main Lali Drums patch gives you four individual Lali Drums to play, plus a pre-mixed ensemble, spread across 5 octaves - each new group starting on C.
With the Ensemble Builder patch, it is possible to trigger all 4 Lali Drums at once from the one octave, allowing you to play a custom-mixed ensemble.

Lali Drums 1.1 can be directly downloaded from here
Product page: https://www.botdogsamples.com/lali-drums/

Lali Drums 1.1 requires Full version of Kontakt 5.6.8 or higher
@NYC Composer & @Farkle can thank me later
I categorically refuse to thank you later. I insist on thanking you now. Thank you.

Crap. Now I suppose I’ll have to make another donation because, well, I’m That Guy.