Bone Flute II - Kontakt Instrument
Bone Flute II
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Michael Bietenholz


Bone Flute II

Creative Bone-Flute for Kontakt


Product Overview

The Bone Flute. A rare, 12,000 year-old example made from the thighbone of the Megatherium or Giant Ground Sloth.

This sampled instrument is designed for realistic flute lines: long main samples, a selection of different attack samples for various playing styles, and separate samples for wind noise.

The Kontakt script allows realistic monophonic legato-playing. Real-time controls for breath, tremolo and octave-doubling are available through knobs provided by the instrument GUI or through Midi CCs. A scripted LFO allows for realistic tremolo, which can be controlled through aftertouch, The Bone-flute is lovingly programmed to provide a playing experience markedly superior to anything else available in the Paleolithic and even well into the Neolithic ages. (Truth in advertising disclaimer: okay, I made up the bit about the 12,000 years and the Megatherium.)

Compatible with Kontakt 5.6.6 or higher (Not Kontakt player)


Legato this button puts the instrument into a monophonic legato mode, where a note which is played legato (i.e. before the previous note is ended) is joined smoothly onto the previous note without playing the attack part of the samples.

Breathy controls the amount of breath noise in the attack portion of the sound; Midi CC 21 is mapped to this control.

Windy controls the amount of wind noise during the sustain portion of the sound.

Tremolo: Speed Controls the speed of the tremolo/vibrato. Slow speeds result in a slow, cyclical swell; middling speeds result in a tremolo; and the fastest speeds cause a sound much like a rolled "r". Midi CC 22 is mapped to this control

Amount controls the amount of tremolo. The GUI knob always controls the amount, but an additional control can be selected using the menu just below:

GUI & CC23 the GUI knob as well as Midi CC 23 both control the tremolo

Aftertouch aftertouch (channel key pressure) also controls the tremolo

Key: A-1 playing the lowest key on an 88-note keyboard, A -1 or midi note 21,  controls the tremolo, with key velocity mapped to the tremolo amount. Play the A -1 again to change the amount of tremolo.

Key: C 1 (midi 36) as above but the lowest key on a 61-note keyboard

Reverb controls the amount of the built-in reverb The menu below allows a selection of reverb type: None, Medium or Long

Delay controls the amount of the built-in delay

The mod-wheel (Midi CC 1) controls the amount of octave doubling.

Panic should end all notes still playing (in the unlikely event of hung notes); may be used also in the event of cabin depressurization.

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