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. We have painstakingly chromatically sampled the entire range of a two-octave example with 14 total articulations ranging from magesy download 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.
ARTICULATIONS LIST: + Bowed – Spiccato/Short Bow/Long Combo – Long – Crescendo – Short – Spiccato – Tremolo – Bounce/Ricochet + Picked – Sustained – Stopped + Plucked – Open – Muted + Mallet (Hammered Dulcimer) – Hit – Flam + Effects REQUIRES FULL Kontakt 5.6.8+