Acoustic & Electric Saz Bundle - Strings - virtual instrument sample library for Kontakt by Soundiron
Acoustic & Electric Saz Bundle - Strings - virtual instrument sample library for Kontakt by Soundiron

Acoustic & Electric Saz Bundle

Welcome to Soundiron's Acoustic And Electric Saz Collection. We extensively multi-sampled a unique fretless acoustic-electric 5-string Saz Baglâma brought home from the streets of Turkey, where master craftsman have been building them by hand for centuries. This bundle includes the studio recorded acoustic library, as well as the electric library, recorded through custom pick-ups. We painstakingly sampled all three string runs (low octave, middle and high unison) with 12x round robin and up to 6 velocity layers for open notes going up 1.5 octaves per string. We also captured palm mutes, string chokes, releases and tons of percussive effects.

We carefully sampled a wide legato, or “slide” range for all three runs of strings with multiple velocity layers and 4x round robin. the Saz interface offers full control over how a note is played and which string it is played on. Hammer-on, pull-off, slide, choke and palm mute are all controlled per-string.

We’ve also included an intelligent auto-strumming system. There are special patches for creating custom tunedpercussion blends, effects, Uberpeggiator and of course ambiences. It also has a dynamic and adaptive arpeggiation system, capable of freestyle and 32-step tempo-synched humanized groove creation and chord/key constraint. The FX rack gives you access to Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, Dynamics, Drive (featuring 4 different effects), 2 amp sims, 8 cabs, EQ, Filter, tempo-synched Delay and convolution Reverb with dozens of custom room and FX impulses.

Contents

Acoustic Saz

The Acoustic Saz library includes:

  • 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.

Electric Saz

The Electric Saz library includes:

  • 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.

Kontakt Format

These libraries are designed for the full retail version of Native Instruments Kontakt version 5.1.3 or later. Kontakt is an industry-standard advanced virtual instrument software platform. 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. Click Here to learn more about Kontakt.

These are standard Kontakt open-format libraries, so the free Kontakt Player do not fully support them and can only run them 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 these open-format Kontakt libraries, but you can use the standard File browser tab, or import these libraries into the Kontakt database and Quickload tools for easy navigation, loading and organization.

Specifications

Acoustic Saz


Electric Saz

Videos

Soundiron Acoustic & Electric Saz - Demo Walkthrough by Brad Halverson

Soundiron - Electric Saz - "Between The Stars" Demo Screencast by Ryan Scully

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