Bowed Psaltery Psampled

Cinematique Instruments releases sounds from the triangular instrument of the zither family      01/10/09

Bowed Psaltery Psampled


Here's what Cinematique Instruments have to say...
Description: A BOWED PSALTERY is a stringed musical instrument of the zither family such as a kind of a wooden soundbox with unstopped strings over it, that is played with a bow. The Bowed Psaltery is triangular in shape, allowing each string to extend a little farther than the one before it, so that each can be individually bowed – only one note at a time.
Content: We recorded every second string of the Bowed Psaltery in different modes: sustain notes as seperate up and downbow stroke variations, short (app. 3sek.) as well as staccato bowed notes in 4 times Round Robin and tremolo notes. Beyond that we recorded "slow – tremolo" loops and noises and scratches made with the bow. All these loops are tempo-synced. You might like to use these loops as ostinato backgrounds for your music. We programmed a couple of opportunities the instruments provide by using the modwheel or the surface of Kontakt.
BOWED PSALTERY contains 8 instruments:
  • Bowed Psaltery MW (sustain notes as seperate up and downbow stroke variations, looped, additional release notes, modwheel controls dynamic)
  • Bowed Psaltery Shrt (Short notes in 4 times Round Robin)
  • Bowed Psaltery Stacc MW: (Staccato notes in 4 times Round Robin, modwheel affects the dynamic from gentle to hard staccato)
  • Bowed Psaltery Stacc MW Arp: (see above, arpeggiator script with 12 presets)
  • Bowed Psaltery Tremolo: (Tremolo notes, looped, additional release notes, modwheel controls dynamic, controlling amount of reverb)
  • Bowed Psaltery FX: (processed long notes, pad-like)
  • Bowed Psaltery KEY (multi patch contains sustain, short and staccato notes, switchable by key)
  • Bowed Psaltery Loops ("slow – tremolo" (ostinato) loops, noises and scratches made with the bow, tempo-synced, controlling
Pricing and Availability:
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