Soundiron has Sitarion, an electric sitar virtual instrument for Kontakt.
Here’s what they have to say about it:
“Sitarion is a powerful virtual electric sitar library designed to harmonize tradition and innovation. Chithrinie Nirupama sampled her beautiful custom sitar built by luthier Sanjay Rikhi Ram Sharma. This library fuses the timeless characteristics of the sitar with modern advances of recording techniques, mapping, scripting, and playability.
Sitarion is the complete package: rich, deep multi-samples and a vast collection of live performance phrases. It includes plucks recorded with 6 velocity layers and 12 round robin for every note possible on the sitar, as well as the Chikari and resonant strings. Sitarion also has many ornamental articulations: hammer-ons, meends (slide/bend) both up and down with semitone and whole tone varieties, and krinthans (a special Indian technique combining hammer-on and pull-off). These special articulations have multiple dynamics and varying speeds. All multi-samples include both damped and open variations.
The library also comes with over 3000 live performance phrases spanning 6 different BPMs and 6 roots, utilizing a wide range of keys and scales. Our flexible GUI gives you access to real-time articulation selection and performance features, key-switch and mapping options, arpeggiator, phrase sequencer, and full FX rack, all packed into an intuitive and customizable user interface.”
Pricing and Availability:
Sitarion is available now, with an intro price of $79 USD (normally $99 USD).