S?ckpipa | Sound Libraries | Sampleism
Piotr Nowotnik


Authentic Swedish Bagpipe


Product Overview

"Sackpipa - Swedish Bagpipe" is now updated to version 1.1.

What's new?

  • new UI/looks
  • added FX panel controls
  • new 'beLow' organ-like patch for extra low piping experience (3 octaves below)
  • overall revamp!

PS: yank the MOD WHEEL to kick-start legato patch on initialisation before playing ;) Patches in version 1.1: Sackpipa - Swedish Bagpipe Sackpipa - beLow Sackpipa - Chromatic Sackpipa - drOne Sackpipa - Legato ****************************************************** [v 1.0] Swedish Bagpipe ('S?ckpipa') is a little known traditional Scandinavian instrument. This particular one has been hand-crafted from unique combination of olive tree wood.

S?ckpipa fits well with indoor "chamber" settings - it is strong enough to match a medium vocal group yet not too overpowering for an acoustic combo with guitar, harp or a zither (or a hurdy-gurdy! ;) ). It is a single-reed instrument with its drone open "E" matching the octave of its 'closed' chanter (both 'pipes' use practically identical reeds).

I also managed to capture its unique 'flutter/tremolo' ornament available only for some parts of the chanter. These are available in patch' highest velocity layer (more about velocity layers below).

This library includes four patches (chanters includes three expressive velocity layers): * Sackpipa - Swedish Bagpipe: Instrument sampled in its natural scale of E/A - every note has been sampled accordingly including characteristic three-hole drone; * Sackpipa - Swedish Bagpipe CHROM:

As above but with more notes added for more melodic/tonal flexibility in you project! * Sackpipa - Swedish Bagpipe CHANTER LEGATO: Just a chanter (extended with chromatic notes) and "equipped" with a legato script -


Sackpipa - Swedish Bagpipe DRONE (whimsically called Dr.One): Just a drone - extended, twisted, lowered, didgeridoo'ed - but also including the original three notes. For a pure droning pleasure... ********************************************************************************************

The instrument is using three velocity layers assigned to a different levels of performance expressiveness: * LOW velocity gives us smooth natural note * MEDIUM velocity gives us more attack with a slight touch of grace notes * HIGH velocity gives us more 'grace note' kick with a dash of tremolo "flutter" (characteristic ornamentation) + characteristic 'gliss' in higher registers Please note that the Sackpipa is a very temperamental instrument thus slight intonation fluctuations are a part of its natural characteristics - I wanted to preserve these as well so it is all in there!

Original Sackpipa is using a combination of close fingering (all finger closed - opening only the note you want to hear) and open fingering (exactly the opposite - i.e. flute) so across the chanter one needs to use different approach to a different note - henceforth some notes are more prone to glissando, grace notes, tremolo etc. - I aimed at recording all those nuances and putting them together for an authentic Swedish Bagpipe fun :)

I also would like to mention that this is the very first library of Swedish Bagpipe in E/A for Kontakt.

I can't believe no one ever sampled this "cute" yet powerful instrument before! Thank you all for your support. Enjoy! Piotr (Peter) Nowotnik www.pmnmusic.com peter@pmnmusic.com

Developed in Kontakt 5.4.2 so you'll need this version or above to use this library. Library will only load in 'demo' mode in the free Kontakt Player.

Requires full version of Kontakt "Sackpipa" with "Lira Korbowa" I & II: https://soundcloud.com/pmn-music-creations/sackpipa_and_hurdygurdy

"TRADITIONAL" demo: https://soundcloud.com/pmn-music-creations/sackpipa-swedish-bagpipe-kontakt-library-demo-i

"FUSION" demo: https://soundcloud.com/pmn-music-creations/sackpipa-swedish-bagpipe-kontakt-library-demo-ii

Old video of me playing this particular set (sorry for a messy background!) http://youtu.be/rzgzOVzS_14

Customer Reviews

4.5 Stars(2)
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Unique library

Although the Sackpipa is not a huge sample library, it sounds unique and is fun to play with.There are several patches, amongst the legato patch is a most useful one. In the higher velocity levelthe instrument has some special sound weirdness that I guess is a characteristic ot this bagpipe. For some small money a good value.

Stefan Lang

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Sample but useful bagpipe with character

Ievgen Smoulsky

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