Sonuscore has announced the release of its new virtual instrument Ancient Duduk Phrases, a Kontakt and HALion library featuring duduk phrases played by Anna Mkhitaryan.

“The duduk is very common in film music,” Christian Wirtz, the project lead, explained. “Hearing the duduk reminds me of classic adventures taking you to the desert, pyramids, and forgotten tombs all across the globe. Thinking of The Uncharted Series, Prince of Persia, The Mummy, or something like Black Hawk Down. That style is exactly what we are going for with this library.”

The library includes over 600 live recorded phrases in 17 themes and also a fully playable legato instrument. The 10 lyrical main themes are split into three keys (C, F, A) and are recorded on location in Yerevan, Armenia featuring the acclaimed duduk player, Anna Mkhitaryan.

“Anna is an extraordinary player with a stunning attention to detail and authenticity.,” project manager Olajide Paris said. He went on: “Duduk is almost exclusively played by men in Armenia. So the fact that we have such a great female duduk player is really extraordinary.”

Ancient Duduk Phrases features

  • 600+ live recorded phrases in 17 themes.
  • Fully playable legato instrument.
  • 7 sustain variations with diverse ornaments.
  • Deeply emotive and panoramic sound.
  • Includes modern tools, like built-in EQ, delay and reverb.

The instrument library for Kontakt 6 (full version) is available for the introductory price of 79.99 USD/EUR until January 13th, 2022 (regular 99.99 USD/EUR).

More information: Sonuscore