Wavesfactory has introduced W-Bagpipes, a bagpipe instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
The xeremía is a type of bagpipe native to the Balearic Islands. It consists of a bag made of skin (or modern synthetic materials), known as a sac or sarrówhich retains the air, a blowpipe (bufador), a melody pipe or chanter (grall), and several, generally three, drones (bordones). The primary drone (roncón) sounds a tonic note, but the other drones are sometimes simply false drones for ornamentation.
The xeremia has a distinctively bright and piercing sound, which has traditionally accompanied festivals and other activities in the islands throughout history.
We sampled one solo bagpipe and a set of 5 bagpipes playing at the same time. The drones are programmed in latch mode, which means that when you play a note it’s sustained until you press it again, that’s made to make it more playable, the melody can be played normally while the drone sounds.
- Solo and ensemble (5 players).
- Recorded completely dry, in stereo with premium mics, preamps and converters.
- Drones in latch mode.
- Stereo WAV files 44.1 kHz 24 bits.
- For Kontakt 3.5 and superior, full version required.
- 60 MB installed.
W-Bagpipes for Kontakt is available to purchase for 9.95 EUR.