The Amazonic began when Antonio Teoli—an award-winning game composer and sound designer—lived in the Amazon for 4 years and fell in love with the culture and musicality.
In his pursuit for new sounds, Antonio found a vast number of unknown instruments in the Amazon jungle created by native people. Once discovered, he saw the opportunity to make those sounds, played by the indigenous, available to the world.
After 6 months of researching with the help of his new team, they recorded the first ever sample library recorded in the Amazon forest, AMA I, containing more than 100 native instruments that were carefully recorded, edited and mixed.
The unique tool they’ve created offers composers, producers and sound designers the opportunity to access and utilize these sounds and incorporate them into their own projects.
In addition, a portion of every purchase is given to the native people and animals of the Amazon to elevate their quality of life. A personalized video is created for each contribution, showing who specifically was helped by your purchase.
At the core of our essence, lies three main causes: to create inspiring tools for game and film composers, to inspire future generations to connect with their native roots and to support the Amazon forest and its people!
At The Amazonic, we record the sounds of native tribes around the world and make them accessible to composers and producers through Kontakt, starting in the Amazon with AMA 1.
As every year passes, more and more tribes disappear and our history goes with them.
"Since 1900, 90 of Brazil's 270 Indian tribes have completely disappeared, while scores more have lost their lands or abandoned their ways.” Eugene Linden, Time.
It is our mission to record the sounds of as many of these tribes as we can, making this part of their culture available for generations to come.
This would not be possible without the native musicians welcoming us into their villages and sharing their culture with us.
Therefore, it is also part of our core to give back to these communities through payments to musicians and donations to their communities.
Also, we record a video with the donations being made and we send the material to the folks who purchased our products.