Karoryfer Samples has launched a new Sforzando sample library featuring the sounds of a spike rebab played in a traditional Turkish style.

This is an ancestor of the violin which existed in basically the same form in the VIII century and possibly even earlier, and revived as retro in the XIX century.

This particular rebab has three strings but the highest string is normally the only one used for playing melodies, so the special articulations are only recorded on this string. The two lower strings are mainly used for sympathetic resonance and sometimes as drones, but we’ve sampled them chromatically for the basic articulations.

Priced $9 USD, the library includes various articulations (long, short, tremolo, legato, slides up and down, and whole tone and half tone grace notes).

Also available is Hadzi-Fia, a solo male voice sample library recorded in Ghana with true legato for all seven Ewe vowels plus hummed m sustains, 15 syllables, and an experimental growl patch.

Comprising 5,000 samples, the library also runs in the free Sforzando plugin by Plogue. It is on sale for the intro price of $19 USD until February 25th, 2022 (regular $39 USD).

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