Precisionsound has released the Persian Santur for HALion, Kontakt & SoundFont.
The Persian Santur is a trapezoid shaped instrument with 72 strings and a 3 octave range. Similar types of instrument could be found all over the world; “Santoor” in India, “Yang qin” in China, “Hammered Dulcimer” in England and “Hackbräde” in Sweden. They are all slightly different in the amount of strings and the timbre but with similar constructions.
Precisionsound has sampled the Persian Santur with 2 types of mallets in 3 velocities, “Santur 1” (hard mallets) and “Santur 2” (soft mallets). You also get a huge set of different glisses, fx both tonal and percussive divided into 6 programs.
The complete Persian Santur contains 241 24bit Stereo WAV samples;
- 8 programs for SoundFont (16bit)
- 10 programs for HALion 1.2->
- 10 programs for Kontakt 1.5 ->
- 2 Special Kontakt 2.1 programs with tremolo scripts.
The SoundFont versions are 100% compatible with all virtual samplers supporting the SoundFont format, like Gigastudio, HALion, Kontakt, EXS24, VSampler, NN-XT, Dimension, Sfz, Audigy and Emulator X. All formats are included when you buy “Persian Santur” so you can download whatever format you like or all of them.
“It is said that a Santur player should devote half of her or his life to tuning the instrument,” according to Precisionsound. “We suggest you use that time making music instead now that you have our library available.”
“Persian Santur” costs $69 (+$11 if you want it on DVD).