Soundiron – Bizarre Sitar 3.0 (KONTAKT)

By | November 27, 2022


Publisher: Soundiron
Website: soundiron
Format: KONTAKT FULL (K’ed) 5.5.2+
Quality: 24bit 48kHz stereo

Description: Bizarre Sitar may not seem so strange at first glance. It has most of the elements found on any other sitar, with its traditional gourd body, both main playing strings and resonant strings, parda (adjustable curved frets), kunti (tuning pegs), dandi (neck), ghoraj (main bridge) all complete with hand painted accents. However, at just over 24 inches long, this little beauty is barely half the size of a standard sitar. Just being small isn’t all that weird, but it’s weird how you can achieve such a lush, full-bodied sound. It seems to us that this little guy, conceived more as an ornament than as a tool, has been greatly underestimated. Despite its quiet playing and fewer strings than usual, this childish sitar only needed someone to listen carefully. And we did it. Very close.

The Bizarre Sitar includes both chromatic plucking and strumming articulation. Two basic strumming tunings are included: fifth and octave/unison. The built-in “Speed” slider (MIDI is assigned and set by default to the modulation wheel) allows you to change the speed of an individual sound from very tight, fast to slower, bolder. The unison articulation was tuned with the strings in unison and over several octaves to give a very full sound. The fifth articulation was tuned along with strings in unison and fifths, similar to the Pancham-Kharaj tuning popularized by Ravi Shankar. By recording several different strum speeds for both fifth and unison strum articulations, this library allows you to create realistic sounds by adjusting the speed in real time. The strings are tuned and distributed throughout the keyboard, producing deep humming sounds in the low end and sharp, mandolin-like breaks in the high end.

The Kontakt interface includes a set of automation-ready sound shaping controls for complete creative flexibility. You have control over swell, attack, decay, offset, vibrato, filter, pitch (coarse and fine), articulation switching, crossfading, layering and more. We’ve also included 20 unique special effects sound presets that will give you a lot of creative options.
This library comes with an adaptable LFO system with selectable LFO shape, modulation target, speed, intensity, tempo sync and decay time. You can also apply your choice of 12 low-pass, high-pass, and effect filters with assignable modulation targets such as velocity, modwheel, expression, post-touch, key position, and step sequencer table control. Our customizable arpeggiator offers a velocity table and controls for direction, timing, swing, randomization and arpeggio duration. We’ve included a key and scale locking system to limit your notes to common scales and keys for easier melodic composition and live performance.

The interface is complemented by our modular FX rack panel with 18 different DSP effect modules that you can assign to any of the 10 available slots in any order. You’ll find a classic phaser, flanger, delay, distortion, amp and cabinet simulators, compressors, EQ, rotator and more. The reverb effect includes our favorite reverb convolution impulse responses, including 99 different rooms, halls, chambers and outdoor environments, plus 40 more customizable impulse FX to radically transform your sound and open up whole new worlds of musical possibilities. To start, we have added a great bank of factory presets for the FX chain!

Characteristics :
Bowed (staccato, tremolo and sustains)
Plucked (10x rr, 5-6 velocities)
Strummed (10x rr, 4-8 velocities)
FX (includes mutes, scrapes and other special effects)
Ambiences created from the source material.
One master NKI instrument bank in open Kontakt format
603 Stereo Samples
1.86 GB installed
24 bit / 48 kHz uncompressed PCM wav samples
20 Custom Sound-Designed FX and Ambient presets
Unlocked Kontakt presets and wav samples to allow user customization
Plucked, Bowed, and Multi-Speed ​​Strummed articulations
Effects including string mutes, fret scrapes and more
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

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