Solo Duduk was recorded in a large hall with three microphone positions: Close, Mid & Far. We sampled clean and vibrato sustains, true legato, staccato, expressions, effects and phrases to give you all the tools you need to craft an authentic performance. With over 2,500 samples and 19 key-switchable articulations, Solo Duduk is perfect for any music that requires an emotional sound.
Solo Duduk is an ancient double reed wind instrument made from aged apricot wood. This wood is traditionally chosen for its soft pleasant feel and rich, warm resonance, perfect for creating mournful timbres and expressive dynamics that subtly mimic a wailing voice. Indigenous to Armenia, the duduk is among the very oldest double reed woodwinds, with earliest instruments made entirely out of bone or cane. This library was sampled in outstanding detail by Soundiron contributor John Valasis and Konstantinos Sakkas.
It is commonly played in pairs: while the first player performs the melody, the second holds a steady drone called dum. The sound is similar to an English horn, with a large unflattened reed and long cylindrical body. Unlike other double-reed woodwinds, the reed is quite wide, helping to give the duduk its robust, haunting sound.
In recent years, the duduk has gained popularity beyond its traditional roots, largely due to its use in film scores and modern music. Its evocative tone has captured the imagination of composers and audiences worldwide in movie soundtracks like Gladiator, The Last Temptation of Christ, Avatar, Blood Diamond, Dune, Hotel Rwanda, and many more.
Our Solo Duduk was recorded in a large hall with three microphone positions: Close, Mid, and Far. We sampled clean and vibrato sustains, true legato, staccato, expressions, effects and phrases to give you all the tools you need to craft an authentic performance. With over 2,500 samples and 19 key-switchable articulations, Solo Duduk is perfect for any project that requires a soulful and emotional sound.
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.
- Deeply sampled solo duduk with 3 microphone positions: Close, Mid, Far
- True Legato, Clean & Vibrato Sustains, Staccato, Phrases, Expressions, Effects
- 24 Powerful Kontakt .nki instrument presets
- 24 bit / 48 kHz uncompressed PCM wav samples
- 20 Custom Sound-Designed FX and Ambient presets
- 2,545 stereo samples
- 4.2 GB Installed
- Flexible and intuitive multi-layer user interface controls, with LFO, filter, glide, and arpeggiator
- Full FX rack with convolution reverb with custom rooms, halls, chambers & FX environments
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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Walkthrough: Solo Duduk
Composing With Solo Duduk