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Michael Bietenholz

Bulbul Tarang

Indian folk instrument for Kontakt

Product Overview

Waves of Nightingales, my man! That is the literal meaning of Bulbul Tarang, which is the name of this Kontakt instrument. Also known as the Indian Banjo, it is a common folk instrument from India. The Bulbul Tarang has a two sets of strings, one for melody and one for drones. The melody strings are all tuned in unison and are fretted by keys, and played with a plectrum. This extensive sampleset has multiple-velocity samples with round-robin alternates, along with note-off samples, and separate samples for the drone strings. All samples decay naturally - no looping. It has a custom Kontakt script which reproduces the the monophonic response of the real instrument where lifting a key can cause the note to continue to ring at the root note produced by the open strings, with a selectable root-note. The script also allows you to choose a polyphonic mode. (Compatible with Kontakt 2.2.4 or higher)

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If you're unsure whether this is right for you, here's a short example of what's included in Bulbul Tarang