28th September 2007
Precisionsound has released the Moldova Concert Cimbalom for HALion and Kontakt.
The Concert Cimbalom is the biggest instrument in the dulcimer family and are very typical for European gypsy music.
The range of the Moldova Concert Cimbalom is: B1 - F#6 - American designation but has been mapped as B0 - F#5 to better support 5-octave keyboards mostly used by DAW based musicians. Three pairs of mallets were used at the recording, soft, medium and hard. The recording was made in the "Usachevsky" studio at the University of Utah in USA, and the instrument was played by Igor Iachimciuc.
All notes in the instrument's whole range have been recorded in 3 velocity layers for all the 3 mallet types in both sustained and damped versions. They also recorded harmonics (sustained) and the instrument played with nails (Pizzicato), both sustained and damped, also a huge selection of clusters and effects has been recorded.
The SampleSet contains 1,208 24-bit stereo WAV samples mapped in 21 programs for HALion 1.11+ and Kontakt 1.2+ each. All formats are included when you buy the library.
Moldova Concert Cimbalom costs $69 (+$11 if you want it on DVD).
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