Electric Sitar


NI Kontakt 4+

This is a sample library project we've been wanting to complete for some time and I believe we have something really special here for you! This instrument has a distinct and unique voice. Now that it is available as a virtual instrument I have no doubt that it's musical effectiveness can be greatly expanded beyond of solely creating a groovy 60s vibe.

3 independent sample sources were recorded - neck and bridge pickup samples as well as microphone samples. I had this guitar rewired so I could use a stereo jack and record the neck and bridge pickups simultaneously. The mic samples really make this sample library unique. They give this instrument a very animated top end with the result being a bit of a acoustic-electric hybrid, giving us a closer emulation of a real sitar. This sampling process coupled with creative and flexible KSP scripting by Bo Clausen will give you many creative opportunities.

Features of the Kontakt Electric Sitar Sample Library

  • 3 velocity layers for all the sustain samples.  
  • Independent Volume and Tone/EQ control of each sample source - bridge and neck pickups as wel las mic samples
  • A very advanced scripted Pitch Bend and Vibrato control.
  • Detailed Articulation control to emulate slurs (hammer-ons and pull-offs)
  • Sampled Slides – both ascending and descending in half, whole and one and a half steps.
  • Detailed KSP scripted control of Fretting Position on the neck of the guitar, including an Auto Fret Selection feature.
  • A Key Switch Page where you can freely assign which key will trigger the various Key Switches.
  • 9 different effects - each with its own Preset menus, so you can save and recall all the various parameters.
  • And much more!

The full uncompressed size of this library is 2.6 GB. It has been Kontakt compressed (.ncw) down to 1.45 GB for convenience of downloading and rapid loading into Kontakt.

*Download purchase only - the download is a 3 part .rar file - once both parts are downloaded, open part 1 only and part 2 and 3 will self-extract. We suggest you use the free utility RAR Expander for OSX - http://rar-expander.en.softonic.com/mac

* Full version of Kontakt SAMPLER 4, 5 or higher required. NOT compatible on the free Kontakt *



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