Precisionsound has announced the release of Shepherd’s Flute, a sample library for Native Instrument Kontakt, Logic EXS24, and SoundFont.
The source of the Shepherd’s Flute sample library is an ancient type of bamboo flute from Israel, which has a mezzo soprano voice. The flute has seven holes on the top, and one hole underneath for the thumb. It has a lovely warm tone, almost like a whisper in the wind.
In addition to programs for Kontakt 2, EXS24, and SoundFont, we have created a scripted program for Native Instruments Kontakt 3 and above, which allows you to shape the sound, apply effects, enable legato transitions between notes, and trigger expressive glides.
The original instrument has a diatonic major scale with some quarter-tone sharps and flats. For greater flexibility, our version is fully chromatic with a normal tuning.
Shepherd’s Flute features
- 156 mono 24-bit WAV samples.
- Sustained and staccato playing styles.
- Flutter and glissando articulations.
- 1 program for NI Kontakt 3-5 with scripted legato and GUI.
- 6 program for NI Kontakt 2.
- 6 programs for Logic EXS24.
- 5 SoundFonts.
The library is available for purchase as a download for $29 USD. A DVD version costs an additional $9.95 USD. All formats are included.