Cinematique Instruments releases sounds from the triangular instrument of the zither family 01/10/09
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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 â€“ 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 â€“ 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)