Precisionsound has released Persian Santur in HALion, Kontakt & SoundFont formats.
The Persian Santur is a trapezoid shaped instrument with 72 strings and a 3 octave range. Similar types of instrument could be found all over the world - "Santoor" in India, "Yang qin" in China, "Hammered Dulcimer" in England and "Hackbräde" in Sweden. They are all slightly different in the amount of strings and the timbre but with similar construction.
Precisionsound has sampled the Persian Santur with 2 types of mallets in 3 velocities, "Santur 1" (hard mallets) and "Santur 2" (soft mallets). You also get a huge set of different glisses, fx both tonal and percussive divided into 6 programs.
The complete Persian Santur contains 241 24-bit Stereo WAV samples:
- 8 programs for SoundFont (16bit).
- 10 programs for HALion 1.2+.
- 10 programs for Kontakt 1.5+.
- 2 Special Kontakt 2.1 programs with tremolo scripts.
All formats are included when you buy "Persian Santur" so you can download whatever format you like or all of them. "Persian Santur" costs $69 (+$11 if you want it on DVD).