Soniccouture have announced their latest instrument, a Kontakt 4 Player
Array Mbira. Here's what they have to say about it...
A far cry from the small, hand held African Mbira ( or 'Thumb Piano' ), Array Instruments,
a U.S. company started by Bill Wesley and Patrick Hadley, have taken the concept to a
whole new level, not only in terms of instrument design but also in purity of sound, and
range of pitch. The Array Mbira is no toy, it's a highly advanced musical instrument built to
The Virtual instrument created by Soniccouture features a 5 Octave Mbira, constructed
especially for the company. Over 4000 samples make up the library, which includes
separate Microphone and Pickup samples which can be mixed by the user.
8 velocity layers and 3 round robin alternate samples per note mean that the expressive
and dynamic sound is this instrument is beautifully reproduced.
A KSP Strummer module and note-off damping samples are also included. Pricing and Availability:
Array Mbira is available now on DVD and Download, priced EUR 69 / USD 89.
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