Plugin Boutique has launched an exclusive sale on a Kontakt instrument library by Cinematique Instruments. Bringing the warm medieval nylon strings of the lute instrument, Lute v2 was carefully sampled in minor thirds on all the 13 strings in 3 dynamic layers and 4 round robin variations.

Cinematique Instruments spent a lot of time capturing 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 so much 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, Cinematique Instruments also concentrate on the behaviour of the course strings. Besides a separate volume knob, they 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, Cinematique Instruments 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.

Available for Kontakt 5.8.1 or higher (full version), Lute v2 is on sale for $40 USD until May 28th, 2023 (regular $49 USD).

More information: Cinematique Instruments