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Originating from the vast area between the black sea and Persia this instrument comes in several forms, sizes and sounds. Mediterranean and Eurasian mixed with Persian and Middle Eastern musical heritages come together in the sound and deep musical ethnic presence of these instruments.
Sonokinetic decided to capture the enchanting sound of the classical Kemençe and sample this instrument in a quality package. This instrument oozes musical heritage. A supremely performed and recorded cinematic approach of multiple ethnic musical styles. The instrument is a perfect match with the styles and flavours of other Sonokinetic ethnical sampled instrument and vocals.
The classical Kemençe is a pear shaped 40cm in height, bowed string instrument that has a distinctive sound to it. It's recognized immediately especially when set in a microtonal setting.
This Kemençe sample library is based on musical structures similar to the ones found in other Ethnic sampled instruments by Sonokinetic, making this a valuable addition to and perfect match for your Sonokinetic sampling products. Based on more than 10 different styles these performances are divided in traditionals and improvisations. Where the traditionals focus more on melodies within a particularly Middle Eastern tone scale, improvisations use this tone material focus on a more 'western cinematical' melodic approach.
This instrument ships with an intelligent legato scripted instrument, giving you an opportunity to play this instrument in real time and create your own melody lines. Complete with transition notes and bowed sustains.
Recorded at Sonokinetic Studios in Istanbul with our renowned sound team and Kemençe master Mahinur Sezener, we're very proud to release this unique instrument. We hope it will give you as much inspiration as it gave us and will suit your scoring template with elegance.