Precisionsound Dan Moi Vietnamese Jaw Harps

Precisionsound has announced the release of Dan Moi – Vietnamese Jaw Harps, an instrument library for Kontakt, EXS24 & SoundFont.

The Dan Moi is an aerophone that is part of the large jaw harp family. It is traditionally played by the Hmong (Mèo) people from the mountainous regions of Vietnam, China, Laos, and Thailand. Dan Moi is the Vietnamese name of this traditional musical instrument, which translates to “instrument of the lips”.

The Dan Moi – Vietnamese Jaw Harps library contains six instrument sizes, from low to high, made of brass. Each Dan Moi is tuned to a different base note, from which we created a range of vowels and overtones by varying the mouth resonance during performance.

The number of samples recorded varies between harps. All are mapped from note C-1 upwards. The Dan Moi in C is mapped to F#5, those in D and G# are mapped to B6, the one in A is mapped to C7, and finally those in D# and G are mapped to C#7. Our program for Kontakt 3 and versions above includes controls for tuning and dynamics as well as a special filter that mimics mouth shapes for additional vowel tones.

Dan Moi features

  • 6 brass Dan Moi jaw harps.
  • Detailed sampling of vowels and overtones.
  • 564 mono 24-bit WAV samples.
  • 1 Program for NI Kontakt 3+ with scripted performance controls and GUI.
  • 7 Programs for NI Kontakt 2+.
  • 6 Programs for EXS24.
  • 6 SoundFont programs.

The library is available for purchase for $29 USD. A DVD version costs an additional $9.95 USD. All formats are included.

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