Cinematique Instruments has announced the release of Lute, a lute instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
The Lute was carefully sampled in minor thirds on all the 13 strings in 3 dynamic layers and 4 round robin variations. We spent a lot of time to capture the seamless transitions between these layers and variations, so that the instrument feels as natural and smooth as possible.
But this lute is not just sampled notes spread on a keyboard! It is more than this. Like on real string instruments it is now possible to play the same note in different hand positions, each with a different timbre. By changing this position you can make a melody sound different and achieve a more natural feel when played – this all happens live via modwheel, pedal or key switch.
As if this wasn’t enough, we also concentrate on the behavior of the course strings. Beside a separate volume knob, we furthermore defined the parameters flam and detune, which lets you vary the time and the tune in relation to the original string. This can be adjusted by separate knobs and then again can be controlled randomly or via velocity. Finally we recorded sounds of finger scratching the strings, which will be automatically added by a realistic noise trigger script – of course you can control the volume.
Once again, with the Lute we expanded our string family with an unique and warm instrument.
The library is available for purchase for 38 EUR. Requires full version of Kontakt 4.22 or higher.
More information: Cinematique Instruments / Lute
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