Impact Soundworks has released Plectra Series 1: 8-string Acoustic Bouzouki, a bouzouki sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt (previously released by Handmade Sounds).

Designed, recorded and produced by Dimitris Plagiannis, our first entry into the Plectra Series of virtual instruments is a classic instrument of Greek music. Reminiscent of the European mandolin but with a deeper, richer tone, the bouzouki has its roots as one of the oldest musical instruments. No sample libraries existed that truly captured this beautiful instrument in great depth and detail, until now!

Our 8-string acoustic bouzouki has been thoroughly sampled and produced with all the love and care you would expect from a next-generation virtual instrument. Extensive, custom scripting by Dimitris has been created to simulate real playing as accurately as possible. From dynamic changes to up and down strokes, string selection, note speed, legato slides, hammer-ons, pull-offs and more, every facet of bouzouki performance has been painstakingly recreated.

8-string Acoustic Bouzouki features

  • Handcrafted, 8-string Greek bouzouki in Kontakt 4+ format.
  • Carefully tuned and recorded in 24/44.1.
  • Multiple dynamics and strokes.
  • Close and room mics.
  • Advanced intelligent scripting.
  • All 8 strings sampled.
  • Hammer-on, pull-off, legato slides.
  • Tremolo and pitchbends.
  • Sampled chord strums.
  • Easy to load and play.

The sample library is available to purchase for $59 USD. Handmade Sounds customers who purchased the original Bouzouki 8-string Acoustic library can get a $10 USD refund and a free download of the updated library.

More information: Impact Soundworks