Cinematique Instruments has announced the release of Oud for the full version of Kontakt.
The Oud is an old Persian string instrument with many nylon sides. We have succeeded in giving it a modern expression in addition to the organic sound and feel. The oud has a crispy oriental sound - in addition to that, we have enriched it with many small features, so that we are happy to come out with a very versatile instrument with lots of possibilities.
This is what you get:
- 4 (+1) Articulations - Besides rischa, thumb, mallet and hammer CI also offer an extra slide modulation which gives the Oud an exceptional play style.
- Additional Fx - rotary, cabinet, waved, delay, Reverb, Tone (EQ) 5 different reverb types.
- Additional features - a tremolo engine and an intelligent slide-up or slide-down articulation. You can also shape the Envelope to create different sounds.
- Presets - several presets allow you to play our favorite ways to tweak the Oud.
What Is An Oud?
The Oud is a traditional Persian instrument which gained recognition during the 7th and 9th century. The word "Oud" meant "Wood" in recent times. However nowadays its translation is simply known as "String instrument". In the near East the Oud is considered as the most dynamic and most flexible instrument and is also really common in folk music. The Oud is also known as "The Prince of Instruments".