- Deep sampled Jaw Harp
- Basic Jaw Harp articulations
- Velocity based Jaw Harp
- All letters A-Z and numbers 1-10
- Jaw Harp Speech
- Jaw Harp FX
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- Kontakt 5.8.1 Full Retail (or later) Required
The Jaw Harp (politically incorrectly known as Jew Harp) is thought to be one of the oldest musical instruments in the world; a musician apparently playing it can be seen in a Chinese drawing from the 4th century BCE. Despite its common English name, it has no particular connection with the Jewish people or Judaism.
This instrument is native to Asia and was used by all tribes of Turkish people where it is variously referred to as a temir komuz, agiz komuz, or gubuz. Another name used to identify the instrument, especially in scholarly literature, is the older English trump, while guimbarde, derived from the French word for the instrument, can be found in unabridged dictionaries and is featured in recent revival efforts.
We recorded the Jaw Harp in-depth by recorded all the resonance layers and round robins one could humanly get out of this wonder. In addition, we recorded tons of unique effects. But the most prominent part of the library is our fancy “word builder.” It’s actually cooler than a word builder; we sampled all letters in the alphabet (A-Z) and numbers (1-10). But wait, there's more! We also included the Danish letters æ, ø, and å for the massive community of Scandinavian Jaw Harp composers.
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