Precisionsound Shepherd's Flute

Precisionsound has announced the release of Shepherd’s Flute, a sample library for Native Instrument Kontakt, Logic EXS24, and SoundFont.

The source of the Shepherd’s Flute sample library is an ancient type of bamboo flute from Israel, which has a mezzo soprano voice. The flute has seven holes on the top, and one hole underneath for the thumb. It has a lovely warm tone, almost like a whisper in the wind.

In addition to programs for Kontakt 2, EXS24, and SoundFont, we have created a scripted program for Native Instruments Kontakt 3 and above, which allows you to shape the sound, apply effects, enable legato transitions between notes, and trigger expressive glides.

The original instrument has a diatonic major scale with some quarter-tone sharps and flats. For greater flexibility, our version is fully chromatic with a normal tuning.

Shepherd’s Flute features

  • 156 mono 24-bit WAV samples.
  • Sustained and staccato playing styles.
  • Flutter and glissando articulations.
  • 1 program for NI Kontakt 3-5 with scripted legato and GUI.
  • 6 program for NI Kontakt 2.
  • 6 programs for Logic EXS24.
  • 5 SoundFonts.

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

More information: Precisionsound / Shepherd’s Flute