Detunized has released Schunda Cimbalom Budapest, a new Live Pack and Universal Format library.
The Cimbalom is a chordophone composed of a trapezoidal box with metal strings stretched across its top. It is commonly found throughout the Balkan states and in 1890 it was proclaimed the national instrument of Hungary. Both library types – Live Pack and Universal Format – contain two chromatically sampled versions of a Schunda Cimbalom model from Budapest.
Included are a close-miked soft version with pronounced hits from the spoon-shaped felt hammers and a bright version that reveals the brilliance of the instrument. Both versions are based on velocity layered multi-sample sets recorded stereo from top with adjustable mono signal from the bottom.
Live Pack (€ 15.00): Requires Live 8/9, 14 Instrument Racks, 1.2 GB.
Universal Format (€ 15.00): Compatible with many software sample players. Contains 4x5 instrument patches (SFZ, NKI, SXT, EXS, FXP). 742 samples (24/48), 1.2 GB.