Sitarion is a powerful virtual electric sitar library designed to harmonize tradition and innovation. Chithrinie Nirupama sampled her beautiful custom sitar to bring you rich, deep multi-samples and a vast collection of live performance phrases.
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.
Chithrinie Nirupama [website]
Chithrinie Nirupama is a Sri Lankan Sitarist and a Composer currently based in the UK. She has been classically trained from a young age. Chithrinie completed her BA in Music at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka in 2016 obtaining the highest GPA of the faculty. She has secured First Division passes in all the examinations leading to the Visharada title offered by the Bhathkande College of Music, Lucknow, India. Chithrinie has involved as a Sitarist in many soundtracks including Netflix movie Wheelman, Expedia interactive Project ‘The World in Tune’ and various Rock, Jazz, EDM, Folk, North Indian, South Indian and Ambient music-based soundtracks.
The Kontakt interface includes a suite of automation-ready sound-shaping controls to give you total creative flexibility. You have control over swell, attack, release, offset, vibrato, filter, pitch (coarse & fine), articulation switching, cross-fading and layering, and so much more.
This library comes with an adaptable LFO system, with selectable LFO shape, modulation target parameter, speed, intensity, tempo-syncing and fade-in time. You can also apply your choice of 12 lowpass, high-pass and FX filters, with assignable modulation targets such as velocity, modwheel, expression, after-touch, key position and step-sequencer table control. Our customizable arpeggiator offers a velocity table and control over arp direction, timing, swing, randomization and duration. We’ve included a key and scale lock system to constrain your notes to common scales and keys for easy melodic composition and live performance.
The interface is rounded-out by our modular FX rack panel, with 27 different DSP effect modules that you can assign in any of 8 available slots, in any order that you wish. You’ll find classic phaser, flanger, delay, distortion, amp and cab simulators, compressors, EQ, rotator and so much more. The Reverb effect includes our favorite convolution reverb impulse responses, including 99 different rooms, halls, chambers and outdoor environments, plus another 40 custom FX impulses to radically transform the sound and open up whole new worlds of musical possibility. We’ve added a great bank of FX rack chain factory presets to get you started!
This library is designed for the full retail version of Native Instruments Kontakt 6.2.2 or later. Kontakt is an industry-standard advanced virtual instrument software platform. You can view screenshots of this library's custom graphical user interface in the image gallery above. This library is packed with features to provide you a wide range of sound shaping parameter controls, each one totally automation-ready in your host environment or Kontakt's stand-alone mode. Learn more about Kontakt by Clicking Here.
This is a standard Kontakt open-format library, so the free Kontakt Player does not fully support it and can only run it in a limited "demo mode". However, the sample directories are unlocked so you can use them in 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 and import this library into the Kontakt Quickload window for easy loading and navigation.
- Electric Sitar Plucks, Chikari, Sympathetic, Hammer On, Krinthan, and Meend articulations
- 3,538 dynamic live performance phrases in six tempos: 60, 80, 100, 120, 140, 160bpm
- 23 Powerful Kontakt .nki instrument presets
- 18,806 stereo samples in unlocked .WAV format
- 21.5 GB Installed
- Made for the full retail version of Kontakt (version 6.2.2+)
The full retail version of Native Instruments Kontakt version 6.2.2+ is required to use .nki instrument presets included in this library. The free Kontakt "Player" and "Add Library" import process do not support this standard open-format Kontakt library. Windows 7 or higher. Mac OSX 10.12 or higher. Dual Core CPU, 2 GB System Ram, SATA or SSD hard drive recommended for this library.
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Composing With Sitarion