Cinematique Instruments has launched Ukulele Trio, a virtual ukulele instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
The Ukulele is a small plucked lute with four strings traditionally made out of guts. Today nylon strings are used. The tone and volume of the instrument varies with size and construction. Ukuleles usually come in four sizes: soprano, concert, tenor, and baritone.The Ukulele Trio we provide consists of a sopran, a tenor and a baritone Ukulele. The baritone ukulele is naturally the largest ukulele and has a different tuning which is D-G-B-E, the same as the last four strings of a standard guitar (as opposed to G-C-E-A).
The ‘Ukulele Trio’ consists of a sopran, a tenor and a baritone ukulele. Our main focus was to create an ukulele instrument with a natural and organic feel and which is easy and quick to use in music production. Saying so it´s clear we skipped complex articulations such as advanced solo playing abilities.
We concentrated on three different articulations. Firstly we re-recorded the muted notes, which were already successful used in the former ‘Muted Baritone Ukulele’. Further we added open and dead notes to it, all recorded in 4 round robin variation in up to 4 velocity layer. In addition to that we programmed a strumming engine which performs patterns based on the pressed keys. This is best suitable for accompanying your song or music. It is very easy to use; you only need to draw your pattern in the sequencer and flip between deadnotes and open strokes – that´s it. But you are also free to strum manually by selecting the ‘strummed’ articulation and play around with the keyswitches.
Finally we added some editing and fx features which let you shape the general sound and use different reverb types. All in all the Ukulele Trio is an instrument set which lets you easily and quickly play to your music and enriches it with a nice and organic feel.
The Ukulele Trio is available for purchase for 43 EUR. Kontakt 4.22 full version is required.