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Three folders of all things Timpani


  • 11 Kontakt patches plus 2 Multis

  • Timpani Hits, Flams, Ruffs, Rolls played with Mallet and Sticks


  • 18 Kontakt patches

  • Timpani extended techniques


  • 23 patches created by composer/sound designer Kirke Godfrey. Taking the Timpani to a whole new world.

24bit 96k multi samples
7.1 GB (3.5GB using new lossless compression)


Note: Requires Full Version Kontakt 5.5 or higher

Not compatible with free Kontakt Player

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Only US$89

Read the full review here in 5 Excellent Kettle Drum Plugins

Nick Cesarz from called it:
'TIMPHONIA by Modwheel is one of the best-sounding kettle drum plugins I’ve heard so far.'

TIMPHONIA was made using MODWHEEL’S pedal and fixed skin Timpani. The two fixed skin Timpani were retuned to allow recording of as many pitches as possible.

We felt that a lot of other percussion libraries featuring Timpani have been recorded in large concert halls or auditoriums that make the instrument less flexible for using beyond an orchestral setting.


TIMPHONIA was recorded in a neutral studio space with close and room microphone placements. This enables the user to place the instrument easily within mixes of different genres and styles. It can be a more intimate instrument or huge and roomy depending on what is required.

A close up view of 2 timpani and soft mallets

The TIMPHONIA recordings were performed by New Zealand drum and Timpani maestro Riki Gooch. 

Riki is one of Aotearoa's most in demand drummers, producers and an all-round musical phenomenon.
If you want to find out more about Riki here is a link to his tumbler site

TIMPHONIA would not be what it is without Riki's incredible talents.

Timpani with different mallets
Dials to adjust the sound of Timphonia in Kontakt

TIMPHONIA is divided into 3 folders



  • The Regular section features standard Timpani hits, flams, ruffs and rolls performed by both mallets and sticks.

  • 11 patches plus 2 multis, most patches have 5 velocity levels and 8 round robins.

  • Close and room mic adjustments on all patches as well as Reverb, Envelope and EQ adjustments.

  • Hits are split across the keyboard into left and right hand performance.

  • Rolls feature dynamic crossfade via the mod wheel and release note is adjustable.

  • There are also performance rolls, long, medium and short.

  • Plus a few patches of extended range instruments that feature octave layering via the mod wheel. These patches enable huge trailer type hits through to tuned bongos.



  • 18 Patches of pretty much anything that can be done to Timpani 

  • Cymbal and coin spins, bowed cymbals and rubber ball bounces performed while using the Timpani pitch bend pedal.

  • Timpani performances across the 3 Timpani, performed with mallets, sticks and brushes. Both in free time and BPM’d.

  • Loops and programmed patterns.

  • Timpani shell and body hits with hand, brushes and mallets, both in free time and BPM’d

  • Timpani bends, thrumbs and broomstick rubs.

TIMPHONIA owes a huge debt of gratitude to musician and tech whizz Kirke Godfrey
who has designed the patches in the ShapedNoise folder and beta tested the hell out of it.
To find out more about Kirke you should go to

MODWHEEL would also like to thank our other beta master Chris Byrum Harris. 

Chris can be found running Sample Spotlight

A word from Kirke...

The very generous MODWHEEL guys let me have my way creating ShapedNoises from their fantastic and characterful recordings. I have twisted them in various ways starting with some simple but hopefully useful variations on the clean performances, and then branching out into the more esoteric or just general diversions through to completely butchered but hopefully useful absurdity.

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