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Model #: AV-Haka
Manufacturer: Ancient Voices/Landau Music Group

Haka - Pacific Warrior and Tribal Music - Downloadable Kontakt Instrument

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This library is guaranteed to help you impress your opponent and proclaim your strength and prowess in order to intimidate your opposition. Recorded on location deep within the Vanuatu, Samoan, Hawaiian, and the Marquesas Islands, this is original tribal warrior music that Russ Landau discovered and captured in high quality audio. With this production Ancient Voices is proud to present you with a testament of these ancient musical cultures in song, chant, and dance.

Haka is programmed for the full software version of Kontakt 4 (minimum version 4.2) and Kontakt 5 (minimum version 5.01). Note: this library will not work in the free Kontakt Player.

Note on Haka Ancient Voices Audio Demo by Russ Landau:
The Russian singers in the Survivor Main Title theme, "Ancient Voices", are not part of the Haka library. The inclusion of the "Ancient Voices" audio demo is merely to demonstrate how Russ Landau used this collection within this particular piece. These demos are for demonstration purposes only and are not to be used without permission and a direct license from the composer.

Scraping the surface of this vast cultural heritage Russ Landau and his team invested in producing a collection of samples that are unmatched in authenticity, realism, power and beauty.

In this second volume of Ancient Voices' special sample line we’ve enriched field-recorded, genuine, original ethnic music with a high mark of originality and usability.

The intelligent scripting and use of the Kontakt sample format makes this sample pool of live performed music and dance fit right in, or be the base to work from for your compositions and productions.

Built in a single Kontakt patch, this new setup will give you the flexibility to construct your own instrument by selecting and adding groups of samples and simply dragging them to your midi keyboard. So, gone are the days that you had to weed through tons of patches.

A note by Russ:
“Bringing authenticity of place and tradition has been very important to my scoring for Survivor. I’ve been fortunate to have had the opportunity to record traditional ancestral music all over the globe and incorporate it into my scores. “HAKA” is the result of the fantastic people from Sonokinetic taking the best of my personal field and studio recordings of musicians from Tahiti, the Marquesas, Vanuatu and Samoa and bringing these to your fingertips. Thanks to all the musicians and traditional performers from Samoa, Vanuatu and Marquesas/Tahiti who lent their extraordinary talents to this project.” February 2011 – Russ Landau


Haka by Ancient Voices Main Interface

  • Haka: Haka Mutu, Haka Mutu Whisper, Haka Mutu2, Haka Mutu Whisper 2, Haka Mutu Whisper group, Mahau, Soft Gutteral, Marquesans.
  • Tribe Ensembles: Drums Chant, Drums and Vocals sting, Marquesan Roots, Forlorn Vanu Cowboys, Vanu War dance, Drum & Chant, Drum and Chant sting, Drum and Laughing, Sipu Lika Da Fellow, Vakahue, Sipu Awayeyay, Sipu Yahah
  • Drums & Percussion: Drums grouped, Drums Solo, Marquesan Drummers, Drum Stings,
  • Vocals: Mahau, Chants, Short Shouts, Heave Hey, Mave Solo Female, Sipu’s Call, Yeah Hey Ho Whispers, Tempo free patches.


    With Haka we introduce tempo syncing to all samples. Each sample group (patch) has been carefully edited into tempo locked loop zones, which will make these patches a breeze to sync with your arrangement's tempo and be easy to fit in any composition.


    Haka by Ancient Voices Keyboard

    By clicking the sample selector you can browse through the full sample pool without loading new patches. Just click the set you’re interested in and Haka will load all available sub collections. By pressing “add” you can appoint the sub collection to your UI preferred location on your keyboard. We’ve also built an auto audio preview when you click the subgroup. (1 sec audio example play feature).

    Due to the recording style we’ve used (Field recordings), we captured the raw authentic sound from our musicians. These loops are perfectly zero-crossed looped and loop zone marked (transients). Some loops have alternate starting points to accomplish a ‘perfect’ loop.


    Haka by Ancient Voices Articulation Panel


  • Red Zones: (last added sub collection)
  • Blue Zones: Haka samples sub collection added
  • White Zones: Empty zones

  • Patch Configuration: Remap function and volume knob to balance the volumes between sub collections.
    Sample behavior configuration: Attack, Decay, Sustain and Release knobs.

    Time-stretching can be a tricky business and this sample pool has been optimized to function within the borders of the technical capacity of Native Instruments Kontakt Timemachine 2 presets. (more than 20% down and 30% up tempo differences from the original labeled tempo will inevitably spawn undesired digital sound artifacts.)


    Haka by Ancient Voices IR Sphere

    All NKI patches have reverb applied to them by default. The convolution reverb can be bypassed when the amount is turned down to 0% by clicking on the left side “Wet Level” and dial it all the way down. To keep the your custom setting please re-save the patch. Next time when loaded it’ll load the custom settings. (Consider renaming to have a backup when needed).

    Impulse Response selection: by pressing the IR sphere another one of the four available rooms is activated.

    Available IR’s:

  • Sea Hut 1: Polynesian house centered stereo IR
  • Hut 2: centered stereo IR
  • Hut 3: centered stereo IR
  • Jungle: Outside recorded area stereo IR

  • Room Size slider: This compresses or stretches the impulse response in time. Click and drag on the right side of the sphere to adjust the blue level bar.

    Wet Level: Controls the level of the original and processed signals. 0% = bypass 100% = full signal. Click and drag on the left side of the sphere to adjust the blue level bar.

    Additional FX: Delay and EQ applied to the whole instrument. So each sub group will be influenced.

    All files in 44.1 kHz , 16 Bit AIF format.
    Programmed for full software version of Kontakt 4 (minimum version 4.2) and Kontakt 5 (minimum version 5.01). Note: this library will not work in the free Kontakt Player.

    Download Info:
  • Your download file(s) will be available for 30 days after purchase.
  • x1 .zip file / x1 PDF manual. 1 instrument for Kontakt 4 (v4.2 and up) and 1 instrument for Kontakt 5 (v5.01 and up) - FULL Version of Kontakt is required. This library will not work in the free Kontakt Player.
  • approx. 635MB size (522MB compressed).

  • Contents

  • All files in 44.1 kHz
  • 16 Bit AIF format
  • Programmed for full software version of Kontakt 4 (minimum version 4.2) and Kontakt 5 (minimum version 5.01). Note: this library will not work in the free Kontakt Player.
  • You get 600+ samples (635 MB sample content) compressed into x1 downloadable file of 522 MB

  • Content Overview:
    Base samples: 1 instrument patch containing:
    1. Haka (Manu Siva Tau, Cibi, Hula, Haka and other Pacific originating warrior performances)
    2. Tribe Ensemble performances (instrument & vocals combined)
    3. Vocals
    4. Drums & Percussion
    5. Bonus

    1 instrument for Kontakt 4 (v4.2 and up) and 1 instrument for Kontakt 5 (v5.01 and up) with 3 tab screens
  • Main View, IR, and a credits tab.
  • Convolution reverb applied to the multi instrument to represent the original acoustic space.
  • 4 impulses available.
  • Landau Music Group clickable IR sphere design knob.
  • Dynamic sample loading & purging for efficient memory usage.
  • Customizable instrument grouping and mapping – build your own patches to suit your needs.
  • 600+ sampled looped samples. (635MB samples).
  • 4 impulse responses: 16 bit aif format. 3 Huts/Houses and one Outdoor IR.
  • Interface installers for Mac, PC and manual instructions.
  • Royalty and copyright free content license.
  • Haka Reference manual (pdf).
  • Artwork: “Haka” dvd cover. Designed by Pavel Fuksa.

  • How to Install

    Please Note: You can download your files for up to 30 days after purchase.

    To download FREE EXTRACTION SOFTWARE for both Windows and Mac:
    Most PCs and Macs come with their own built-in extraction software that will open .zip files. There are also paid zip extraction utilities you can buy such as WinZip. If you don't already have zip extraction software and are looking for something free the following third-party tools are suggestions only and for you to use at your own risk:

    Click Here for MAC Extraction Software (BetterZip)

    Click Here for PC Extraction Software (RarZilla)

    How to install Your Kontakt Instrument:
    Ancient Voices instruments are accessible in Kontakt through the Browse button under the Libraries tab (please note that the Add Library button will not recognize these libraries).

    License & Usage Agreement:
    Click Here to download the Ancient Voices EULA


    Do I need a serial number, license or product key to activate Ancient Voices products?:
    No, all products are instantly ready for use without any time consuming and administrational organizing troubles.

    Should I register my product?:
    No, there is no registration required by Ancient Voices.

    Do I need the full version of Kontakt to use Ancient Voices products?:
    Yes. Haka requires the full software version of Kontakt 4 (minimum version 4.2) or Kontakt 5 (minimum version 5.01). This library will not work in the free Kontakt Player.

    Do Ancient Voices products support other formats?:
    Each product is created for its specific labeled formats. For this information please check the provided format descriptions on the product page. We in no way guarantee 100% compatibility when using any form of translation software. All sales are final and neither Alexander Creative Media nor Ancient Voices shall not be held responsible for importing said samples into a non-native sampler.

    Do You offer a return policy?:
    No. Because this is downloadable software that cannot be returned once purchased all sales are final. If you're unsure about purchasing, please contact us through our Contact Us page prior to purchasing.