Akki Plugs releases Virtual Bouzouki

Akki Plugs Virtual Bouzouki

Akki Plugs has released Virtual Bouzouki, a sample library for Kontakt.

Virtual Bouzouki is a Greek bouzouki sample library that with it’s realistic sound and it’s many functions will spread the Greek spirit around the world! Virtual Bouzouki is a Kontakt Player instrument based on advanced script programming and has different playing styles and techniques which gives you a brilliant sound.

Virtual Bouzouki features

  • 2.2 GB 24 bit samples.
  • Advanced script programming.
  • Choose between Natural or Tuned tuning.
  • 12 keyswitches.
  • 5 velocity layers of plectrum playing downwards and 5 velocity layers of plectrum playing upwards.
  • All four strings sampled and each string got recorded notes throughout the full length of the string.
  • Release samples.
  • Control the hand position on the fret with the modulation wheel. The position is presented on the layout.
  • Polyphonic playing allows you to play multiple notes at the same time.
  • Monophonic playing allows you to play hammer on and pull off up to a range of a major third.
  • Automatically down and up plectrum stroke that depends of how fast you play.
  • Ability to downstroke only.
  • Chords that activates when you play a minor or major triad with automatic alternation between down and up.
  • Flageolets.
  • Moderate notes.
  • Single tremolo that changes speed with the modulation wheel.
  • Third and sixth minor and major tremolo that changes speed with the modulation wheel.
  • Glissando from and to note upwards the fret.
  • Glissando from and to note downwards the fret.
  • Fx.
  • Phrases played on the bouzouki.
  • Hand position near bridge/hole.
  • Plectrum hardness/softness.
  • Reverb, Delay, Compressor.
  • Fully controllable with midi controllers.

Virtual Bouzouki is available for purchase for €229 EUR (includes worldwide shipping).

Visit Akki Plugs for more information and audio demos.

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I am looking forward in trying Virtual Bouzouki. I have play mainly an eight string bouzouki, but I have also played a six stringed one. I have also tried recording my bouzouki, but it can be tricking in trying to record a good sound. There are two main types of bouzouki sounds: electric bouzouki sounds and accoustic studio types. Both types of bouzoukis have very different sounds and flavours. Even the studio ones can be microphoned from a distance or close up and the tone is different. Note: the modern day electric bouzoukis sound very different say from bouzoukis from… Read more »