BAMBOO was created to be an instrument with size, width and texture so that it could be used with little to no accompaniment…

I recently took a trip to Vietnam and found a cheap bamboo flute whilst wandering through the famous “Guitar Street” in Ho Chi Minh City. The flute even came with a pouch that looked as though the manufacturer’s grandmother had made it out of fabric so kitsch, she must have been given it for free.

Still new to sampling in Kontakt, BAMBOO started as an experiment to see how far I could get with a single sample stretched across the keyboard. Multiple reverbs and delays were stacked together to create a mass of sound, and then captured as an impulse response. The IR was then used in Kontakt along with some more reverb and delay.

Reluctant to get stuck within the KSP vortex, I avoided any attempt to add additional knobs and features.

BAMBOO is simple to use – spread chord voicings sound great, low register notes have oodles of bass and most importantly, mod wheel adds space!

Enjoy 🙂



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5.0 rating
June 19, 2021

this instrument is a masterpiece in creativity and it sounds very well, beatiful and inspiring.


Wonderful Sound

5.0 rating
January 19, 2021

I love this – it sounds awesome, thanks so much for putting it together and sharing. It is responsive when playing via Kontakt and it’s lovely layered with other instruments too.
The only improvement would be a knob or two to control reverb (I hope to learn how to build Kontakt instruments with those myself – if I figure it out, I’ll let you know!)

Holbeck, Still


5.0 rating
September 12, 2020

Greg, this is an amazing sample instrument. The fact that it uses a single note and yet has so much atmosphere is outstanding. Thank you for sharing.



5.0 rating
June 28, 2020

Whow super done these samples and got where I was hoping for!
Thanks Greg👍👌



A cheap bamboo flute from the famous “Guitar Street” in Ho Chi Minh City.

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