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Fujara Flute by Vienna Symphonic Library (VSL) is a Virtual Instrument Audio Plugin for macOS and Windows. It includes, and is therefore "powered by", Synchron Player, which functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin, a VST 3 Plugin and an AAX Plugin.
The OS and Format icons below are for the latest version of Synchron Player. The version numbers are for Fujara Flute.
Product
Version
1.0
Windows 7/8/10 (latest update, 64-bit), Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2
SSD (M2, Sata 6 or USB3/3.1 UASP Support) for sample content
8 GB RAM (16 GB or more recommended)
AU/VST/AAX Native compatible host (AAX version requires Pro Tools 10.3.5 or higher)
Product
Version
1.0
macOS 10.10 (latest update) or higher, Intel Core 2 Duo
SSD (M2, Sata 6 or USB3/3.1 UASP Support) for sample content
8 GB RAM (16 GB or more recommended)
AU/VST/AAX Native compatible host (AAX version requires Pro Tools 10.3.5 or higher)
Instrument
Formats
Copy Protection
iLok (USB OR Cloud)
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Fujara Flute is a free virtual instrument featuring a traditional Slovak overtone flute.

After the successful tutti orchestra library, Big Bang Orchestra - Free Basics, this is the second instrument the Austrian company provides free of charge. Both products, the free Big Bang Orchestra as well as the new Fujara Flute, can be activated on an iLok key or on the user's computer without the requirement of a physical key.

The fujara is an overtone flute from central Slovakia originally played by shepherds. Living in mountain huts in remote regions far from human settlements south of the Low Tatras, they played these instruments to cope with their solitude, to guide and signal their sheep, and to communicate with each other across the alpine slopes. Their tradition and very special form of shepherd's music was handed down through generations for hundreds of years. During that time, the fujara grew in length, with the sound becoming richer and deeper.

In the 17th and 18th century the fujara and its sound became a symbol of resistance against the foreign rule of the nobility, and many songs depicted the fight of the serfs against their oppressors. As with so many other instruments born into utilitarian or national service, the fujara has now evolved into its higher purpose, uplifting the souls of those who hear it in the hands of a skillful musician.

The specific construction of the fujara enables the player to create various overtones by altering the blowing pressure, and to play notes using the three tone holes. The sound of the fujara ranges from low, soft bass tones through sharp, high-intensity notes in the upper register.

Vienna Symphonic Library's Fujara Flute is played by Slovakia-born multi-instrumentalist Veronika Vitazkova. The accomplished flutist is an acclaimed master of folk instruments. She has played with many orchestras, among them the Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Tonk√ľnstler Orchestra, and for many years the Synchron Stage Orchestra. She also toured Europe as a solo flutist with Ennio Morricone, played at festivals from Salzburg to "Hollywood in Vienna", and performed on numerous film scores.

Her maple fujara is an original instrument from Slovakia built by master Milan Koristek with a length of 173 cm (68"). It's a special three-part instrument that can be used both as a fujara in G as well as in A.

During the sampling sessions on Stage A of Synchron Stage Vienna, Veronika Vitazkova performed a wide variety of short notes, long notes, crescendos, flutter tongues, trills, repetitions, as well as a series of unique effect techniques.

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Latest User Reviews

Average user rating of 5.00 from 3 reviews

Fujara Flute
Reviewed By gxulien
June 24th, 2022

It sounds wonderful in the demos. Vienna Symphonic has other free instruments (since there's a plural on the free instruments. Just wanted to comment on the Win version that will automatically restart your computer, but you get a warning to go back and save your work if you have things open. Be ready to check cancel. I think it may time out after a few seconds. I always have stuff open it big projects to keep track of what I'm working on. The ilok license platform has easy instructions. Vienna has an assistant that you have to download and install and it will take care of the download. When you install it, that's when it tries to restart your computer.

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Fujara Flute
Reviewed By glenny_g
May 25th, 2022

When you dload the Vienna assistant, you may have to restart your Mac. Then look out for a tiny dialog box in the center of the screen and flip through those to make the manager active.

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Fujara Flute
Reviewed By Faydit
April 13th, 2022

Interesting instrument, good sound quality.

Unfortunately I found the installation a little bit complicated. It was not clear to me, that I had to install the Vienna Synchron Player first, after having installed it and the library also, first nothing happened, until I realized, that I had to activate the library within the iLok License Manager manually before it is recognized.

I have a lot of iLocked plugins and almost all others open a window for activation at first use automatically, so I did not expect this procedure. Now I know it maybe for another installation in the future.

Once installed and activated the library works well and sounds very convincing. Comparable large file size for a single instrument, but ok, on the other hand this one seems to be a very unique library of a beautiful, very naturally sounding instrument and the sound quality also is excellent.

I've never heard of this flute before, but it sounds interesting, beautiful and seems to allow a lot of vivid modulations, in some way it sounds to me like a mixture between a regular (bass) flute, a pan flute, an American Native flute and a didgeridoo, due to the special overtones, it can produce.

Underrated instrument, as far as I can hear.

A handpan library in the same quality would be the perfect complement to this instrument in my opinion.

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