Acoustic & Electric Saz Bundle

$ 183.20 $ 229.00

 

Welcome to Soundiron's Acoustic And Electric Saz Collection! This combo pairs both of our deeply sampled 5-string acoustic Saz Baglâma libraries for Kontakt. To create these libraries, we recorded with a beautiful fretless Saz that was procured directly from the streets of Turkey, where master craftsman have been building them by hand for centuries. We painstakingly sampled all three “runs” of strings (low octave, middle single and high unison) with a massive 12x round robin and up to 6 velocity layers for open notes on an octave and a half per string. We also captured palm mutes, string chokes, release samples and a slew of percussive effects, all at 12x round robin with multiple velocity layers.

The Saz is a very expressive instrument, so we carefully sampled a wide legato, or “slide” range for all three runs of strings with multiple velocity layers and 4x round robin. Our exciting new interface offers unique control over how a note is played and which string it is played on, allowing you to flip between features instantly at the push of a button. Hammer-on, pull-off, slide, choke and palm mute are all controlled on a per string (or all strings) basis, which can be momentary (as long as a key is held) or latching (turned on and off with subsequent presses of the key).

We’ve also included an intelligent auto-strumming system called the “Strumulator”, giving you instant access to 12 different chords which automatically ensures that each note is played on the appropriate string. There are special patches for creating custom tunedpercussion blends, effects, Uberpeggiator and of course ambiences.

Each and every preset also includes a powerful Effects control panel, featuring a parametric EQ for tone shaping and our powerful exclusive Uberpeggiator system, capable of freestyle and 32-step tempo-synched humanized groove creation, sustaining rolls, chord- and key-constraint and custom arpeggiation pattern saving and loading.

These libraries include our powerful Effects Rack system. This new system gives you an elegant and intuitive interface with access to a wide range of effects including Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, Dynamics, Drive (featuring 4 different effects), 2 amp sims, 8 cabs, EQ, Filter, tempo-synched Delay and convolution Reverb with a bunch of new custom impulses.

We set out to make our Saz libraries the most realistic, playable and flexible instrument we could, expertly capturing it’s naturally beautiful sound in stunning clarity and unmatched depth. With a powerful custom interface, intelligent pluck mode, hand position, tuning, key range, chord, strum, legato, arpeggiation, effects rack and advanced custom performance technologies, we put the power of the real instrument right in your hands.

 

  • Open notes covering 1½ octaves per string (12x RR)
  • Note releases covering 1½ octaves per string (12x RR)
  • Palm Mute notes covering 1½ octaves per string (12x RR)
  • Choked notes per string (12x RR)
  • True legato "slide" samples covering over an octave per string (4x RR)
  • 5 Different body impacts (12x RR)
  • A variety of string scrape effects
  • Dozens of finger slide sound effects ranging from short to long
  • 22 sound design ambient pads and leads built from bowing, eBowing and other methods

The Acoustic Saz includes a brand new innovative interface for amazing control:

  • Performance controls closely simulate real-world saz Functionality
  • Tuned Percussion preset type that allows two simultaneous yet independently controlled layers.
  • 70 custom environmental, room and FX reverbs integrated into every preset
  • The Uberpeggiator meta-arp system with velocity step sequencer, humanization, adaptive modes, roll simulation, chord and scale control and custom pattern loading (K5 only)
  • The Strumulator strumming system provides easy 1-key strums based on 12 different chords using multi-samples.
  • The Uberpeggiator meta-arp system with velocity step sequencer, humanization, adaptive modes, roll simulation, chord and scale control and custom pattern loading (K5 only)
  • The Glissatron arppegiation system provides easy 1-key glisses and arpeggios based on a variety of scales with customizable rhythm, direction, velocity and humanization.
  • Powerful new FX Rack with 8 fully-automatable FX modules from distortions to reverb.

 

  • Open notes covering 1½ octaves per string (12x RR)
  • Note releases covering 1½ octaves per string (12x RR)
  • Palm Mute notes covering 1½ octaves per string (12x RR)
  • Choked notes per string (12x RR)
  • True legato "slide" samples covering over an octave per string (4x RR)
  • 5 Different body impacts (12x RR)
  • Each Pick-up (Bridge and Neck) Sampled Separately
  • A variety of string scrape effects
  • Dozens of finger slide sound effects ranging from short to long
  • 22 sound design ambient pads and leads built from bowing, eBowing and other methods

The Electric Saz includes a brand new innovative interface for amazing control:

  • Performance controls closely simulate real-world saz Functionality
  • Tuned Percussion preset type that allows two simultaneous yet independently controlled layers.
  • 70 custom environmental, room and FX reverbs integrated into every preset
  • The Uberpeggiator meta-arp system with velocity step sequencer, humanization, adaptive modes, roll simulation, chord and scale control and custom pattern loading (K5 only)
  • The Strumulator strumming system provides easy 1-key strums based on 12 different chords using multi-samples.
  • The Uberpeggiator meta-arp system with velocity step sequencer, humanization, adaptive modes, roll simulation, chord and scale control and custom pattern loading (K5 only)
  • The Glissatron arppegiation system provides easy 1-key glisses and arpeggios based on a variety of scales with customizable rhythm, direction, velocity and humanization.
  • Powerful new FX Rack with 8 fully-automatable FX modules from distortions to reverb.

 

You’ll need the full retail version of Kontakt 5.1 or later to use the nki presets in this libary. We've also included legacy K4 versions of the main presets as well for Kontakt 4.2.4 users. Kontakt is an industry-standard advanced virtual instrument / software sampler platform. Learn more about Kontakt by Clicking Here

Check out screenshots of our custom graphical user interface for Kontakt in the image gallery above. They provide a wide range of sound shaping parameter controls, each one totally automation-ready in your host environment or Kontakt's stand-alone mode.

This is a standard Kontakt open-format library, so the free Kontakt Player doesn't support this open-format Kontakt library. However, the sample directories are fully accessible to allow user customization, import and mapping into other wav-compatible software, sampler and synth formats.

The special Libraries tab doesn't support this open-format Kontakt library, but you can use the standard File browser tab, or import this library into the Kontakt database and Quickload tools for easy navigation, loading and organization.

 

Acoustic Saz Product Specs

  • 6.8 GB installed
  • 6,971 Samples
  • 15 Kontakt 5.1 .nki instrument presets
  • 11 Kontakt 4.2.4 .nki instrument presets (legacy)
  • 24 bit / 48kHz uncompressed PCM wav audio
  • Unlocked Kontakt presets and wav samples to allow user customization
  • Click here for Acoustic Saz PDF manual

Electric Saz Product Specs

  • 12.7 GB installed
  • 13,745 Samples
  • 17 Kontakt 5.1 .nki instrument presets
  • 15 Kontakt 4.2.4 .nki instrument presets (legacy)
  • 24 bit / 48kHz uncompressed PCM wav audio
  • Unlocked Kontakt presets and wav samples to allow user customization
  • Click here for Electric Saz PDF manual

System Requirements

The full retail version of Native Instruments Kontakt version 5.1 (or later) is required to use .nki instrument presets included in these libraries. We've also included legacy K4 versions of the main presets as well for Kontakt 4.2.4 users. The free Kontakt "Player" and "Add Library" import process do not support these standard open-format Kontakt libraries. Windows XP or higher required for PC. Mac OSX 10.6 or higher for Mac. Dual Core CPU, 3 GB System Ram, SATA or SSD hard drive recommended for this library.

 

 

 

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