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Ancient Bowed Psaltery

Bowed & Plucked Psaltery Instrument

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BOWED PSALTERY CUTTING LIKE A SCALPEL ? 21 notes recorded plucked & bowed plus artificial expansions ? Bowed notes: sharp & cutting || plucked notes: mellow & soft ? A medieval rarity at your service PLUCKED AND BOWED The "Ancient Bowed Psaltery" is an Instrument Sample Library for Native Instruments' Kontakt 5. The recorded instrument has 21 strings attached to a triangle shaped corpus made of thin wood. The psaltery is a member of the harps- and zither-family which dates back to the first half of the 13. century. First it was played by plucking the strings with the fingertips but later in the early 20. century it was played with small bows not longer than a cubit. SILVER & GOLD COMBINED When played with bows the strings tend to sound a bit thin and silvery but when plucked with fingers the psaltery can sound very gentle and warm. It really depends on the mood that shall be created. Combining both technics can lead to very interesting results. SUMMARY ? Bowed & Plucked patches ? 21 recorded original tones + artificial expansions ? Bowed: 3 Velocity-Layers, 3 Round-Robins each + Release Samples ? Plucked: 3 Velocity-Layers, 5 Round-Robins each ? About 500 Samples ? custom spread-knob for widening the stereo panorama SPECS & REQUIREMENTS ? At least 500 MB of hard drive space ? Kontakt 5 required Full version - Will only work in demo mode in Kontakt Player

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