The Hand Pan - July 2018 Scoring Competition!!!

SampleHero - Virtual Instruments

Now is your chance to have a truly awesome sounding and inspiring instrument for literally a fraction of the price! Enter The Hand Pan! The original "Hand Pan" or "Hang" was created by Felix Rohner and Sabina Schärer in Switzerland back in 2000 and since then the cost of these wonderful instruments can anywhere between $2,000.00 - $5,000.00 depending on the builder.

This wonderful sounding instrument classified as an idiophone has such a somber and peaceful vibe you'll be swept away by it's magical tones. We're pretty sure a unicorn is born every time you play this thing... It's really is THAT magical sounding! 

The Hand Pan is an absolute NEED-TO-HAVE virtual instrument! Save the $2000.00 and pick up your best new sonic friend for about the cost of lunch!

  • Super Detailed Sampling
  • Multiple Velocity Samples
  • Bottom Strike Samples
  • Hand "Swipe" Samples
  • Hand "Tap" Samples
  • No Digital Pitching!
  • 5-Band EQ
  • Attack
  • Cut-Off Filter
  • Distortion
  • Delay
  • Reverb
  • Mod-Wheel Pitch Bend


Required Kontakt (Full-Version) 5.7.0 or Higher
144 MB of Disk Space

For me information on these wonderful instruments:


Announcing SampleHero’s 2nd Scoring Competition! Winner Announced August 1st 2018

Grand Prize:

  1. Winners will receive SampleHero’s, “Outstanding Composition” award to display in their studio!
  2. All currently available SampleHero products!
  3. Your name, face and track will be featured on the SampleHero website and product page forever!
  4. An opportunity to write for a production music library/a publishing deal!


  1. Pick up SampleHero’s “The Hand Pan” virtual instrument at the competition discount price! Now you’ve entered the competition!
  2. Compose as many tracks as you’d like in “only” the Crime Drama, Cybercrime, Forensics or Investigative genre with “The Hand Pan” being used as the main melody or doubling the main melody AND part of the underscore throughout the track.
  3. Submit a .mp3 of your track to
  4. That’s it! May the best track win!


  1. Can I use other virtual instruments from SampleHero or other companies? – Yes! You can use what ever you want from any and all developers!
  2. Can I pitch/distort/otherwise manipulate the sound? – Yes! As long as the main melody is clearly “The Hand Pan” you are free to do whatever you’d like! Go crazy!
  3. Where do I send my track? - Submit a .mp3 of your track to for review.
  4. When and how will the winner be announced? – Winners will be contacted directly and be announced on Facebook and!


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