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Musicmakers Volume 1

Folk Instrument Bundle by Versilian Studios
Musicmakers Volume 1
Musicmakers Volume 1
Musicmakers Volume 1 by Versilian Studios is Soundware (samples or presets that load into other products).
System Requirements
Kontakt FULL 6.5.2+ Required
15 GB of HDD Space
8+ GB of RAM recommended
7200+ RPM HDD or SSD recommended
MIDI controller with modwheel recommended
Requires Pulse Downloader and a one-time internet connection to download and install
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Developed in collaboration with Musicmakers, designers of popular DIY musical instrument kits and music therapy instruments, Musicmakers Volume 1 features 10 folk and world instruments including harp, lyre, mountain dulcimer, mandola, handpan, and more.

Recorded with four mic arrays representing both the finest in modern mic design and vintage tone, these instruments are designed to be highly flexible to fit into nearly any context yet be entirely consistent with each other when used together.

Instrument List:

  • Cheyenne Harp (36-string lever harp).
  • Mountain Dulcimer.
  • Lynda's Lyre (22-string modern lyre).
  • Dakota Mandola.
  • Strumbly (simplified guitar).
  • Hapi Handpan (D minor).
  • Hapi "Mini Drum" (A minor tongue drum).
  • Monochord "Mid C" (25-string zither with unison tunings).
  • Monochord "Open C Chord" (25-string zither with unison tunings).
  • Shruti Box.

Microphone Positions:

  • "WA": Main AB array (WA-14).
  • "VL": Close Blumlein array (VL-373A).
  • "H": Close spaced array (Hummingbird).
  • "R": Very close mono R-121 or 545SD.

About Musicmakers

Musicmaker's core mission is to help people experience satisfaction in building performance quality musical instruments and learning to play them. They first opened in the Spring of 1978 as an unusual hobby store, called St. Croix Kits, offering a variety of do-it-yourself projects for making practical household items such as clothing, clocks, outdoor furniture, kitchen cutlery, and musical instruments.

They now ship their products to enthusiasts around the world, and have become widely known as one of the friendliest sources of creative musical assistance for a wide variety of acoustic instruments.

Latest User Reviews

Average user rating of 5.00 from 1 review

Musicmakers Volume 1
Reviewed By qsource
April 15, 2021

I'm so impressed with this library. Every instrument (there are actually 11 rather than 10 as the marketing says) has something good in it. Nearly all have some beautiful -- occasionally quirky -- quality to them that inspires me to compose around each of them. Personally, I recommend this to anyone creating compositions ranging from cinematic to ambient.

Most of the instruments are plucky (harp, lyre, mandola, etc.) or bell/handpan (the "hopi" instruments). The user-friendliness of the interface means that you have the basic controls either under keyswitches or the modwheel. Everything else is a matter of the tastefully recorded samples.

I thought that I found a couple of bugs on my first day of playing these. Once I sent my report to Versilian, I quickly got a thorough and helpful answer back. In each case, I was simply misunderstanding where to find keyswitches I was looking for.

Well done on all counts.

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