An authentic world string at your fingertips, either play as an instrument or use recorded pristine performances.

Kemenche String is a sampler instrument and recorded performances, aiming to bring you both a seriously playable solo authentic world string and an invaluable spicer for layering with your other strings due to the humanly, deep and expressive sound it generates.

As usual, we recorded  long improvs, phrases, natural & processed loops for the wave heads but we maintained a higher than usual focus on the sampler instrument this time; as this most of all is an instrument we truly love and admire. The library is available for KONTAKT & WAV.
 
Kemenche or kemençe is a name used for various types of stringed bowed musical instruments having their origin in the Eastern Mediterranean, Middle Eastern particularly in Turkey, Iran, Armenia, Greece and regions adjacent to the Black Sea.
 
We bring you what is called the classical kemenche, which has a softer and more sophisticated sound when compared to rather primitive, dancey, harder sounding versions.
 
Quite interesting to this instrument is that it is played by touching the strings gently with the nail from the side (rather then pressing them down or against a fret) which, combined with it’s small, resonant roomy body and bowing, gives the instrument it’s unique mesmerising sound character.
 
The library covers all typical and some atypical articulations, immediately usable trough keyboard switching while playing, combined into one rich instrument. In addition to straight sustain articulation, we sampled recorded vibrato too for a highly authentic sound for the sampler enthusiast.
 
You may find additional info and instrument interface visuals using links below.
 
CONTENT | Booklet | GUI-1| GUI-2
 
  • 280 Samples
  • 550+ mb 24 Bit WAV (unzipped)
  • Solo Instrument w. All Main Articulations (Up to 4 layers)
  • 42 Loops & Phrases
  • 8 Long Improvisations (Up to 20 min.)
  • Kontakt full version 5.6.5 required for instruments

CREDITS :
Producer – Ozgur Kusakoglu
Co-Producer – Salih Kartal
Performer – Canfeza Gunduz
Sound Artist & Composer – Kerem Sogukpinar
KSP – Katerina Mantzari