Old but gorgeous
Originally designed and manufactured in Scotland in the 1800's, and with allegedly only 2000 in existence the DULCITONE is a portable keyboard that was made for missionaries to hump around remote african village churches to help perk up hymn services. It has a very basic piano action with spring loaded felt covered hammers striking small magnet shaped tuning forks.
It's a bit like a Fender Rhodes electric piano without the electric bits, and has a very lovely woody, clonky glockenspiel/celesta kind of sound. This is your chance to to play my lovingly sampled 150 year old antique Dulcitone in all its glory. 70megs, 3 velocity layers and some fancy programming but without the slightly iffy forks and sticking keyboard.
- 24 dulcitone presets that take advantage of the 3 pages of scripting
- 4 octave architecture with control of volume, pan, adsr and delay per octave group
- Note on and note off "thump"
- 69 specially made convolution reverb impulses from real spaces, expensive hardware, and some less obvious sources
- Round robin sample swapping for extra realism
- Midi timing jitter for even more realism
There's even an instruction manual !