Karoryfer Samples has released its latest sampled instrument Kemençe of the Black Sea, featuring the sounds of a 3-string bowed string instrument from the southern shores of the Black Sea.

This is not the pear-shaped “classical” kemençe, but the long box-shaped folk version. The instrument was sampled and programmed by Jordan Von Xerxes, who doesn’t play it in the traditional style. While it can be used for traditional music, the way it’s played also fits with the past few years Nordic trend of quietly played, intimately recorded strings with human imperfections.

Kemençe of the Black Sea features

  • Articulations: natural, staccato, pizzicato, sul ponticello, tremolo fast, tremolo slow, artificial harmonics, col legno battuto, col legno tratto, noises.
  • Release tails for the long articulations.
  • Emulated legato, vibrato with humanization, and unison.
  • Close stereo microphone pair and piezo recordings.
  • Over 2500 samples.
  • 24-bit depth, 44.1 kHz sample rate.

The sample library for Plogue Sforzando 1.967 or newer is on sale for the introductory price of $19 USD until June 30th, 2021 (regular $39 USD).

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