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Bell Lyre

Definitive. Bell Lyre
Bell Lyre by Xtant Audio is Soundware (samples or presets that load into other products).
System Requirements
Full version Kontakt 4.2.3+ (does not work with the free Kontakt Player)
500MB hard drive space
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The bell lyre, is a small two octave glockenspiel. Designed to be light and portable, some are built in the shape of a lyre and are played upright supported by a strap around the musician's waist. The instrument in this library is known as a flatbed bell lyre and can be supported by a special shoulder mounting when played during a performance.

We recorded several sample sets for the instrument using three different mallets: soft rubber, hard rubber, and plastic. We also recorded some true legato transition samples enabling you to perform realistic glissandi.

Nearly every patch is sampled chromatically with recorded repetitions (round robin) and recorded dynamic levels. We made use of velocity scaling and elegantly edited and processed the samples to maintain consistent quality and volume levels across each patch.

In addition to the standard recorded repetitions we have provided a scripted repetition that uses a number of techniques to create slight variations for every note, just like a live musician. There are literally thousands of subtle variations that our intelligent repetition script will perform and it will never repeat a single variation more than once in every 128 repetitions, per note.

The instrument is simple to use and is highly playable. Through advanced scripting we have made it incredibly easy to achieve a realistic performance with minimal programming.

The instrument was recorded dry using a single condenser microphone in a close mic position. We recorded through an analogue mixer in order to retain a warmer, more natural sound, and used high quality A/D converters before fine tuning and editing each sample.

When you purchase the Bell Lyre you can download it instantly and you will need a serial number to unlock it. The serial number will be included in the same email as the download link. The serial key only needs to be entered once.

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