New Virtual Instrument Recreates The Sound Of The Ancient Lyre Harp

8dio_lyre_poster8Dio Productions has introduced Lyre, a new virtual instrument for Kontakt.

The Lyre is a ancient Greek Harp, dating back to ancient Mesopotamia (2500BC). The earliest depiction of the a seven string Lyre was found in a sarcophagus in Crete (1400BC).

The classical Lyre has a soundbox/resonator and extending from this are two raised arms connected with a cross bar. The crossbar has strings attached to it – essentially making it a primitive harp. Continue reading

Nord Releases Sample Library 2.0


Nord has released Nord Sample Library 2.0 – a major update to their ‘essentials collection’ for the Nord Stage 2 EX, Nord Stage 2, Nord Piano 2 & Nord Electro 5.

Nord says that they have optimized their existing samples and added ‘brilliant new sounds’, in the categories Strings, Voice and Folk instruments. The Nord Sample Library 2.0 also includes original sounds from the legendary vintage tape-samplers, Mellotron and ChamberlinContinue reading