Precisionsound has announced the release of Shepherds Flute in Kontakt, Logic EXS24 and SoundFont formats.
The source of the Shepherd's Flute sample library is an ancient type of bamboo flute from Israel, which has a mezzo soprano voice. The flute has seven holes on the top, and one hole underneath for the thumb. Precisionsound say it has a lovely warm tone, almost like a whisper in the wind.
In addition to programs for Kontakt 2, EXS24, and SoundFont, Precisionsound have created a scripted program for Native Instruments Kontakt 3 and above, which allows you to shape the sound, apply effects, enable legato transitions between notes, and trigger expressive glides.
The Shepherds Flute features:
- 156 mono 24-bit WAV samples.
- Sustained and staccato playing styles.
- Flutter and glissando articulations.
- 1 program for NI Kontakt 3-5 with scripted legato and GUI.
- 6 program for NI Kontakt 2.
- 6 programs for Logic EXS24.
- 5 SoundFonts.
The original instrument has a diatonic major scale with some quarter-tone sharps and flats. For greater flexibility, this version is fully chromatic with a normal tuning.
Price: $29 via download. A DVD version costs an additional $9.95. All formats are included.
Full version of Kontakt is required, this library does NOT work with the free Kontakt Player.
For more information, manual and demo songs go to the Shepherd's Flute product page: