Inside Huracan

40+ Presets
16 Individual Instruments
Up to 20 Round Robins
Up to 3 Dynamic Layers
3 Blendable Microphone Channels
(Close, Far, and Vintage)

Huracan

Wild Winds Awaken

Introducing Huracan, a gateway into a new world of winds and percussion inspired by Mesoamerican and Andean cultures. 5 rare and unique wind instruments are accompanied by 3 textural percussion sounds, giving you a complete, curated palette, ready to create breathtaking music.

$39.00

Proprietary Engine

VST/AU Plugin included. No additional software required.

3-Axis Universal Controls

Simply map your favourite controller once for all plugin instances.

Intuitive Performance GUI

Custom animation driven performance interface & mouse hover interactions.

Industry Leading Audio Quality

384khz/32-bit extended ultrasonic range sample sources

Huracan

$39.00

MAYSUN | Live performance with Huracan
MAYSUN | Live performance with Huracan
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Huracan Demo: Heart of Sky by Noah Sherrin
Huracan Demo: Heart of Sky by Noah Sherrin
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Preset Demo: Huracan
Preset Demo: Huracan
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Listen to Huracan

The Story of Huracan

Huracan (A.K.A; U Kʼux Kaj, Heart of Sky) is a Kʼicheʼ Maya god of wind, storm, and fire. Here we imagined a hidden cenote deep in the jungle where a lone traveller stumbles upon the ancient deity, incidentally awakening it from a deep slumber and activating a portal into an alternate timeline where pre-hispanic cultures continued to thrive unaffected by colonisation. Over time they developed their own distinctive version of synthesisers and electronic instruments.

Central to Huracan is our founder Brian D’Oliveira’s (Composer of Shadow of the Tomb Raider, The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf ) deep connection with South and Central American cultures and their unique instruments. Originally raised in the Venezuelan Andes mountains, he began a lifelong pursuit of learning and researching ancient musical cultures, starting with these unique instruments. Here, we have deeply sampled a curated collection of sources from his personal arsenal, allowing you to harness their unique potential in your own compositions.

Within our bespoke Animistic Sampler Engine, MNDALA, these sounds can be shaped into entirely new forms with an intuitive 3-axis global control system. Built on years of development in capturing and efficiently reproducing extreme definition audio, MNDALA allows you to discover and manipulate the ultrasonic textures hidden within these ancient winds and percussion, never before accessible in a playable form. Additionally, our extensive custom-made FX system gives you the tools to transform the source material into an endless range of otherworldly synths and textures, their natural air and pitch fluctuations imbuing your sound with unparalleled life and variation.

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What's Inside?

Wind

  • Mihuioti Whistle (Straight, Flutter)
    Prehispanic bird whistle made of earthenware from Minerales de Pozos in Central Mexico.
  • Quena (Short, Long, Flutter)
    Peruvian quena with bone mouthpiece.
  • Double Chamber Flute (Short, Straight, Flutter)
    Double-chambered flute from Peru.
  • Skull Ocarina
    Earthenware Prehispanic calavera (skull) ocarina.
  • Palo De Canto (Short, Long)
    Rare Amazonian whistling double aerophones (singing sticks).

 

Percussion

  • Guadua Hit
    Large percussive bamboo Aerophone hit with hands.
  • Prehispanic Ceremonial Shakers
    Prehispanic ceremonial shakers sourced from Minerales de Pozos in central Mexico.
  • Güiro Selvático
    Cylindrical güiro made from Amazonian black wood.
  • Gourd Hom-Pax Hit
    Percussive hit on a gourd variant of a Mayan trumpet.
  • Metal Hom-Pax Hit
    Percussive hit on a metal variant of a Mayan trumpet.

Animistic Performance Interface

Control a deep network of parameters with 3 real-time rendered animations

Technical Specifications

Samples

→ Recorded at extreme definition 32-bit 384kHz ultrasonic resolution
→ CPU-efficient in-engine playback at industry-leading 24-bit 96kHz resolution

Engine

→ VST3 / AU plugin for Windows & Mac OS (10.11+) Including M1 Chip
→ No fuss copy protection, simply install and the instrument is uniquely encrypted to be used within your system
→ Seamless downloads, updates, and installation within MNDALA with a registered Mntra account

File Size

→ 16 multi-sampled instruments
→ 2GB installed, 5GB recommended for setup

System Requirements

→ Minimum 8GB of RAM and an i5 or better CPU required
→ Supported by all 64-bit VST3/AU compatible DAW’s

First time user of Mntra Instruments?

Make sure to download our free MNDALA 2 Engine VST/AU plugin.

Simply install once and you will be able to run all of our instruments.

Our approach to creating revolutionary instruments

Continuous play and the pushing of creative boundaries are foundational to our instrument creation process. Rather than trying to recreate true-to-life instruments, we choose to experiment and go off the beaten track, in search of a new kind of virtual instrument.

Inspired by the natural world and ancient knowledge from around the world, we embrace expressive (im)perfections. Performing and recording instruments using experimental methods to create sounds like you’ve never heard before.

From our bespoke extreme-quality recording method using ultrasonics, to our constant experimentation with unique workflows and sound sources, each Instrument we release is a playable manifestation of our exploratory journey.

During our sampling process, the subtleties and imperfections of live human performance are embraced and encouraged. Depending on the final intent, we will creatively post-process as little or as much as needed (sometimes beyond recognition), always making sure that the soul and character of the performance is intact once it’s been implemented as one of our expressive playable instruments.

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