For those of you who are electronic music composers and are fans of Enigma, here is the legendary flute sound used in the first Enigma CD. The sound is the Shakuhachi flute sample from the Emulator II sampler sound library. It is also the flute sound used by Peter Gabriel in his song, “Sledgehammer.”

Right click on the file name to download the Shakuhachi wav file. It is 1.2 megs in size and a great sample. To really get the Enigma sound, add some reverb and delay.


Here is Enigma’s song, “Principles of Lust” that made that flute sound famous.