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Gnat Shepherd Household
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Gnat Shepherd Household

Version: Kontakt 5.1 / WAV / V1

Unusual Whistle Effects



Download Method: Kontakt Hub

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Product Overview

I found this little vuvuzela in a supermarket and since it immediately got my son´s attention I bought it. The sound ? You know... vuvuzela.
Just a simple whistle, the younger brother of the real vuvuzelas, which can damage not only your hearing, but also a football tournament ! :-)
This little disaster produces single nasty high pitched tone, which only me and my son seem to like in our entire family. (... or our town ?)
Soon I realized, that this one note torturing is not all this catcall is capable of. So I started to "practise" and used it to produce quite wide palette of sounds - squeels, screams and creaks, which reminded me of various animals - so you can find seagulls, pigs, starling, cat, peacock and also unbelievable chicken patches inside. There also few patches reminiscent of broken, detuned, defective trumpets, cello, pad, strings, a bass patch, dandelion trumpet one and even a funeral band trying to get it right (Brokestra) !
Besides this experimental approach I soon found out, that in some two octave range, vuvuzela can sound like sort of an oriental instrument to my ears. I have adapted the idea of some unusual, African/Arabian whistle/pipe. And the name ? In high octaves it sounds just like buzzing of a gnat, a LOT of gnats, who
have lost their... shepherd... or vice versa ? Of course, the household of this shepherd is full of animals I mentioned earlier.
The FULL version of Kontakt 5.1 is required - NOT Kontakt player
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Patches names: Alarm Clock, Atom Gnats Everywhere, Blue Sky Pad, Brokestra, Celloid, Cry From Catacombs, Dandelion
Trumpet, Electric Gnat, Gem Piano, Gnat Ambulance, Gnat Bass, Gnat Cat, Gnat Subbass, Gnat Telegraph,Gnat The Soloist, Gnats Of Mr
Morse, Chicken At The Back, Chicken F1 Mutants, Chicken Outside, Mellotron Strings, Midnight Flight, Open Sesame, Peacock, Piggy,
Seagulls, Secret Chamber, Shepherd Pipe, Starling, The Elder, 
Multis: x Byzantine,
x Cellosect, x Cemballino, x Ceremony, x Dark Thoughts, x Double Pipe, x Gnat Funeral,  x Gnat Lullaby, x Mama Mia Strings, x Shepherd
Board, x Song Of A Nomad, x Song Of A Wanderer 
COMPATIBILITY : This library works in KONTAKT 5 FULL VERSION ( and above) software sampler (in KONTAKT PLAYER for 15 minutes).
INSTALLATION : Dowload *.rar file, extract it to desired destination, open Kontakt 5 and search for your library among "Files".


  •  24 bit / 44,1 kHz
  • 151 MB (260 single wav files)
  • 41 nki files (12 multi, 29 single patches)
  • handful of funny, experimental and even serious patches
  • eq, attack, release, stereo, flanger, phaser, reverb, delay, drive, cabinet fx
  • all reasonable wavs are tune
  • nice believable seagulls and chickens
  • from really psycho patches to ordinary ones


4.5 Stars (3)
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ Verified Review

A Fun and Bizzare Instrument

Gnat Shepard Household is truly bizarre instrument. The sounds provided as patches are already enough to give you an idea of what this instrument can do and what silly things you can use it for. Great for kids music, a sound effects add-on, or, yes, even part of a thick layer of leads. There are multiple patches with pitch bends that are fun to use. You can use the many knobs to change the sound, but, I prefer to just use the presets and then add effects and double up the sounds.

Just be mindful that, because of the variance in pitch in these presets, that layering sounds will require a bit of thinking. Think simple, and your layers will come out fine.

Sam Goldberg

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Verified Review

The most creative vuvuzela you can have

Ok, this is a special instrument which got a special treatment. And this really is an ennoblement.

The range of the original instrument - as we know - is minimal.

AtomHub managed to make patches which give a really playable instrument which reminds somewhat of a shawn.

Then there are the derivatives: AtomHub did a great job on the imitation of animal noises: Lots of chickens, then you have pigs, cats and seagulls! This is very creative and useful.
Plus some quirky other sounds and even some sort of mellotron.


Sarah Fenstermacher

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Verified Review

This is great!

Atom hub is one of my favs. Every instrument is so quirky and there’s a ton of combing instruments with field recordings.

AH takes this plastic toy and creates so many instruments with it. There’s the regular sound, deep horns, sound cx, and even pads.

You could say there’s not many pieces to use this in, but I strongly disagree. With the amount of patches and the level of detail, you can really get creative.

Keep it going Atom Hub!

Nicholas Johnson

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