20th century re-imagining of the psaltery
The bowed psaltery is a 20th century re-imagining of the psaltery, a plucked zither dating as far back as ancient times. The instrument produces a high, almost glassy tone similar to other fretless zithers, and does an excellent job of standing out in any mix. With a sound reminiscent of its medieval roots, it's a sure match for any fantasy or historical track.
Versilian Studios has chromatically sampled the entire range of a two-octave example with 14 total articulations ranging from the original bowed to plucked, picked, and even struck with a hammered dulcimer mallet, all with up to 8 round robins.
- 2 NKI for FULL Kontakt 5.6.8+
- 912 unique samples in full 48kHz/24-bit quality.
- Full chromatic sampling of two octave range; 'extended' range patch available as well
- 14 articulations, including three lengths of bowings, tremolo, picked, plucked, and hammered.
- Two mixable mic positions.
- 4-8 RR on shorts, 2-4 RR on longs.
- 25 aleatoric effects
Bowed - Spiccato/Short Bow/Long Combo | Long | Crescendo | Short | Spiccato | Tremolo | Bounce/Ricochet
Picked - Sustained | Stopped
Plucked - Open | Muted
Mallet (Hammered Dulcimer) - Hit | Flam
REQUIRES FULL Kontakt 5.6.8+
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- macOS 10.12, 10.13, 10.14 or 10.15 (latest update), i5, 4 GB RAM
- Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 (latest Service Pack), Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU, 2 GB RAM
4 GB RAM (6 GB recommended for large KONTAKT Instruments)
- Mac OS X (64-bit only): Stand-alone, VST, AU, AAX
- Windows (32/64-bit): Stand-alone, VST, AAX
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