Xtant Audio – Dicky Deegan’s Uilleann Pipes (KONTAKT)

By | February 23, 2024


Publisher: Xtant Audio
Website: Xtant Audio
Format: KONTAKT 4.2+
Quality: 24 bit 48 kHz stereo

Description: The Irish bagpipes are one of the most difficult traditional Irish instruments, but now, thanks to the Kontakt sampler, anyone can play them… yes, even you!
The library contains five instruments D, D untamed, C#, C# untamed and bellows noise. The Irish bagpipe is the national instrument of Ireland. It is a complex instrument consisting of several pipes, a bag to hold the air, and a set of bellows used to inflate the bag. This library features two complete sets of trumpets, each equipped with a chanter, bourdon and controls, including a rare double bass control.

Performance – Our goal was to take the components of this complex instrument and arrange them on the keyboard in a way that makes it easy for you to play.
Bourdons – Just like a real instrument, the bourdons can be turned on or off with a single key for each pipe. These switches are velocity sensitive, which works great in a DAW as it prevents the switches from triggering incorrectly when playing your note sequence.

Controls (additional pipes) – are polyphonic and can play chords. For notes that are available on multiple knobs, you can choose which trumpet samples are triggered, giving the playback an extra layer of realism.

Chanter – monophonic. Overlapping notes will trigger legato playback and we’ve included a retrigger feature that’s ideal for trilling. Using sliders, you can perform formant correction.
Extras – To help you get the realism, we’ve included an additional Kontakt instrument with a selection of bellows noise samples. These are recordings of Dicky filling a bag with air before and during his performance. These samples have different lengths and intensities.

Maximum control – One of the benefits of sample libraries is the ability to do things that can’t be done on a real instrument. With Dicky Deegan’s Uilleann Pipes, you not only control the volume of the three microphone positions, but you can also set the balance between the bourdons, knobs and chanter. This is incredibly useful for adapting instruments to different musical contexts or incorporating them into ensembles.

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