23rd August 2003
Knagalis EMM is a specialized and multi featured VSTi sample player, modeled around the structural elements of Sitar, the famous indian lute. But its sound set also includes many other ethnic string instruments, as well as percussive and melodic instruments from the world stage. Instruments like Turkish Lute, Mbira (thumb piano), Santur, Shamishen. There is even a bagpipe, a wind instrument, an instrument for which Knagalis EMM is ideal, with its legato playing style and drone accompaniment. Knagalis EMM brings these instruments to life.
The Knagalis EMM structure includes three sample layers:
- a.. lead sound (monophonic)
- b.. sympathetic emulation sound (polyphonic)
- c.. drone sound (monophonic)
DashSignature have taken advantage of their advanced Drone and Sympathetic layers in EMM to provide many acoustic functions including buzzes, rattles, extra noise attack. Such characteristic details provide the essence of these strange and beautiful instruments. With the EMM system, ethnic flavoured hybrid instruments are possible too.
But EMM doesn't stop at the sounds. Its "Root and Scale" feature allows "the easiest implementation of ethnic scales and micro tuning ever seen in a VSTi". You choose the key you are going to play, choose a typical intonation (such as raga, african, bagpipe and more), and you are "ready for a new exotic sonic adventure".
The Knagalis EMM library is always growing with new samples from original instruments, and upgrades will be available at dashsignature.com.
EMM Knagalis downloadable version costs 99.95 US$ (includes FREE CD and Shipping) and a demo is available.
- Choose between sound sets for Melodic Lead, Sympathetic Resonance, Drone sound, with custom Dash sample bank.
- Three types of Mono performance with Legato, pitch envelope and portamento.
- Stereo Flanger and Stereo Reverb effects.
- Micro Tuning features an easy "one click" menu to access all the original ethnic tunings you wish.
- 99 selected ethnic scale intonations + unlimited user ones.
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