Inside UDW X
32 Instrument Sample Maps
12 Sample Start Modulation Enabled Sample Maps
Up to 31 Round Robins
Up to 4 Microphone Positions
Step into the enigmatic realm of Aztec death whistles with Ultra Sonic Death Whistle Expanded (UDW X). Often dubbed the world’s most chilling instruments, these ceramic, skull-shaped marvels were used by the Mexica in spiritual ceremonies and on the battlefield to instil fear in their enemies. This expanded version offers more than double the samples found in the original UDW instrument, adds 60 new captivating presets, and incorporates novel advanced features from MNDALA 2.
Performed by MNTRA’s founder – award-winning composer and multi-instrumentalist Brian D’Oliveira, UDW X proudly presents our collection of rare pre-Columbian Death Whistles. These captivating instruments were sourced through years of meticulous field research and development while Brian composed for multiple renowned AAA video game soundtracks. Each Death Whistle has been named to echo its unique character. Hand-sculpted, every whistle produces a sound that stands distinctively apart.
UDW X, with its video game-inspired interface, provides non-linear and simultaneous control over a plethora of dynamic parameters, granting you nuanced mastery over musical expression.
UDW-X serves as an enticing introduction to our distinct approach to ultrasonic sampling, transformed with the powerful capabilities of our MNDALA 2 acoustic synthesis engine. By merging rich source samples with the dynamic sound-shaping abilities of MNDALA 2, we offer an expansive canvas for boundless creative endeavours and explorative sound design.
In this Expanded UDW-X version, you’ll find more than twice the samples available in the original UDW instrument. It incorporates cutting-edge features of MNDALA 2.4.0, from Sample Start Modulation and detailed multi-mic position recordings to our latest bespoke designed DSP effects algorithms. To fuel your inspiration, we’ve included a fresh bank of over 60 curated presets showcasing some of these new sound design features. With these additions, UDW X pushes the exploration of these mesmerizing Aztec Death Whistles even further, ready to enrich your musical compositions in unique and unusual way.
Yuuali (Nightly sky)
Small ceramic Aztec Death Whistle.
Yuualtotome (Night Bird)
A bird-shaped Aztec Death Whistle.
Aztec Death Whistle carved in the shape of the Aztec God of wind.
A snake-shaped Aztec Death Whistle.
Aztec Death Whistle made of stone.
A coyote-shaped Aztec Death Whistle.
Jaguar-shaped Aztec Death Whistle.
Aztec Death Whistle in the shape of an Aztec headdress.
A skull-shaped Aztec Death Whistle.
A monkey-shaped Aztec Death Whistle.
A wolf-shaped Aztec Death Whistle.
Aztec Death Whistle made out of obsidian.
Large ceramic Aztec Death Whistle.
HueiHuei Skull (Large skull) Tremolo
A deep resonating whistle that evokes the vastness of ancient ceremonies, its tremolo echoing the haunting cadence of an age-old skeletal dance.
Puma Warrior (Flutter Hum, Flutter)
With a blend of feline grace and warrior spirit, this whistle produces a sound both fierce and delicate, harmoniously merging a flutter with a hum reminiscent of a stalking puma and another one with a flutter undertone.
Tepiton Skull (Small skull) (Flutter, Tremolo)
A mysterious sound that awakens ancestral spirits, the fluttering resonance is reminiscent of the wind echoing through the hollows of ancient Tepiton skulls, and a tremolo that mirrors the whispers of old Tepiton souls, inviting listeners on a journey through time.
Two Tepiton Skull (Two Small skulls) Flutter
Twice the intensity, this whistle merges dual echoes of Tepiton skulls, creating a fluttering duet of haunting beauty.
Reflecting the spirit of the reed, this whistle offers a serene yet vibrant sound, evoking images of peaceful lakeside rituals.
Embodying the fluidity of water, this whistle flows with a purity and grace, washing over listeners like a gentle stream.
Derived from the Nahuatl word for “woman”, it produces a sound that embodies femininity and grace. Its tones are both gentle and resilient.
Resonating with the allure of the moon, this whistle holds the mysteries of the night, casting a silvery spell on all who hear.
Mictlan (Afterlife world)
Delve into the underworld with a sound that is both haunting and mesmerizing, guiding souls through the realms of the departed.
Embracing the cycle of life and death, this whistle is a poignant reminder of our mortality, capturing the fleeting beauty of existence.
Nochtli (Cactus fruit)
Immerse in the essence of the prickly pear cactus with a sound that blends resilience with sweetness, painting desert landscapes in the mind.
Tlachinolli (Burning field)
Igniting the spirit of fire and war, this whistle burns with passion, evoking the fiery battles and dances of ancient warriors.
Summon the celestial deities with a sound that pierces the skies, beckoning the stars and their ancient guardians.
Capturing the spirit of the mask, this whistle embodies duality, allowing listeners to traverse between reality and the mystic.
Xiuhcoatl (Fire serpent)
Ignite the fiery spirit of the turquoise serpent. With each blow, listeners are transported to a realm of myth and power, where dragons reign supreme.
Plunge into the mysteries of the night. This whistle encapsulates the allure of the unknown, echoing with the whispers of the nocturnal.
Yohualticitl (Night healer)
Harness the wisdom of the night healer. With a sound as ancient as the moon, it guides souls through the realms of dreams and healing.
→ 32 Sample Maps
→ Up to 31 Round Robins
→ Recorded at leading-edge 32-bit 384khz resolution
→ 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
→ 32 sampled instruments
→ 6.5 GB installed, 13 GB required for setup
→ Minimum 8GB of RAM and an i5 or better CPU required
→ Supported by all 64-bit VST3/AU compatible DAW’s
Simply install once and you will be able to run all of our instruments.