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Piotr Nowotnik

Lira Korbowa III - burDron

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Authentic Polish Hurdy-gurdy

 

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"Lira Korbowa III - burdRon" [v1.0] *** a.k.a. Medieval Synthesizer *** This instrument is compiled entirely from re-tuned "bourdon" strings (drones) of a Polish Hurdy-gurdy. The original recorded Lira is normally tuned in C/G however, for this Kontakt library, each of its drones has been retuned and recorded in 24bit depth for more authentic sound. All sounds in this third instalment of "Lira Korbowa - Authentic Polish Hurdy-gurdy" library are organically extracted from the instrument built by Stanislaw Wyzykowski - one of the pioneers of hurdy-gurdy revival. No preservatives or frozen imports here! All content in the series is captured by the set of three microphones: * condenser - positioned above the instrument and essential to catch all those wandering overtones, * piezo-ceramic - sitting tightly near the bridge and ensuring that this ancient wood is not vibrating in vain! * silver bullet - roaming where necessary to get the most unique experience: from depths of the body to the hinges of tangent box! ****************************************************************************** thanks to Alraun (KSP-AudioSex Academy) for his filter script! ****************************************************************************** The keyboard is divided into three zones: Left: processed double "D" stretched across one octave for extra low drone Middle: drones including chromatic notes Right: natural harmonics relayed into a playable chromatic keyboard Velocity layers controls the friction: from slow wheel turning when a string is barely making a sound to high speeds when string is almost losing its grip on the wheel! Harmonics have its natural sound divided into two velocity layers: low - for natural sounds; top - for vibrato (yes! harmonics + vibrato :) ) Also, don't be surprised if some TOP velocities will 'stall' the string! That what's happening if wheel is turned too fast - a harmonic chaos I couldn't help to capture :) This and more sonic surprises inside - just like with a real hurdy-gurdy. * 4 round robins - for more organic hurdy-vibe! * including all hurdy-gurdy grittiness! knocks, squeaks, imperfections * on average, 16 samples per drone notes, 8 samples per harmonic note * one single patch that cover it all * authentic sound without over-stretching the original recordings Ever dreamed about your own Medieval Synthesizer? This is it. I wish you all a lot of fun with the "burdDron"! Until next instalment. Piotr Nowotnik March 2015 - Melbourne, Australia ************************************************************************************** Developed in Kontakt 5.4.3 so you'll need this version or above to use this library. Library will only load in 'demo' mode in the free Kontakt Player. Video demo below.

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