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Traditional plucked string instrument from Finland

Native to Finland and Estonia, the Kantele is a traditional plucked string instrument. The Kantele is part of the Zither family and has a distinctive bell-like sound and diatonic tuning. This Kantele has five strings tuned in G-A-B-C' and D’.

Kantele GUI

Cinematique Instruments recorded the Kantele from scratch. Besides a more detailed and complex recording in terms of Round Robin variations and velocity layers, they recorded the Kantele with two complete different microphones: a dynamic Sennheiser MD 421 and, on the other hand, a condenser mic Neumann U-87. Furthermore, they added a reverse sample set to enrich the Kantele with a more artificial character – if you want. However, you can still hear and play some of the old samples by checking the articulation "Vintage ". This sample set was recorded some years ago, and it has another sound timbre which could make your Kantele sound more bright.

In 2022, Cinematique Instruments updated the Kantele to version 2.5. They have added new presets and effects and some new features, such as the Arp and the Recorder. Finally, they also created a new GUI to take the design to a new level.

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4.0 of 5  
09.04.2023 Language: englisch

Well sampled and intriguing presets for a Kantele. I can't wait to try this out in a recording project.


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System Requirements:


  • macOS 10.14 or higher
  • 64 bit
  • Intel Core i5 or Apple M1 (native)
  • RAM: 4GB (6GB recommended)


  • Windows 10 or higher
  • 64 bit
  • Intel Core i5 or similar CPU
  • RAM: 4GB (6GB recommended)

Supported Interfaces:

  • Mac (64-bit only): Stand-alone, VST, VST3, AU, AAX
  • Windows (64-bit): Stand-alone, VST, VST3,  AAX

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