Soniccouture has announced the release of Nyckelharpas: Scandinavian Keyed Strings for Kontakt and Kontakt Player.
Here's what they say:
Familiar yet somehow different, the sound of the Nyckelharpa walks a delicate line. Ancient and totally modern. The nyckelharpa has its roots back in the middle ages. Literally translated the name means keyed-fiddle in Swedish. The pitch of the notes is altered by pressing a wooden key, which frets the string.
Featuring viola + cello tuned nyckelharpas, Soniccoutures' modelling dismantles the sound of this fascinating instrument, and rebuilds it with detailed user control over every element.
- Viola & Cello models.
- Bowed & Pizzicato With Anti-Repeat.
- 2 mic channels: Close, Room.
- Key noise + sympathetic resonance.
- 7GB Library | Kontakt Player compatible.
Until 26th November you can get 30% off Nyckelharpas at the Soniccouture Website (£83 instead of £119).