- Deep-Sampled Lyre w/ 4 Finger & Playing Types
- Custom Ancient Lyre
- 9,300+ Samples / 2.95GB
- Deep-Sampled Lyre
- 4 Mics (Contact, Inside-Close, Semi-Close & Room)
- 4 Finger Types (Finger, Nail, Muted and Short Tremolo)
- 3 Harmonic Types (1st, 2nd, and 3rd Harmonic)
- Slides, Under Bridge, Bowed
- Assorted FX (Glissandi FX, Bowed FX and Sound
- Delivered by Download
- Kontakt 5.8.1 Full Retail (or later) Required
The Ancient Harp
The Lyre is an ancient Greek Harp dating back to ancient Mesopotamia (2500BC). The earliest depiction of the seven string Lyre was found in a sarcophagus in Crete (1400BC). The classical Lyre has a soundbox/resonator with two raised arms connected with a cross bar, where the strings are attached.
We deep-sampled the Lyre with a variety of finger positions, each with a different attack and percussive quality, including Finger, Nail, Muted, and Short Tremolo. The finger is warmer and softer, whereas the nail and muted articulations are more pointy, percussive, and defined. We also recorded 3 types of harmonics, slides, under bridge, and bowed Lyre. In addition, the Lyre also contains Glissandi FX, Bowed FX and Sound FX.
The Lyre was recorded with four microphone positions, including contact mics, inside close mics, semi-close, and room mics. The end-result is a staggering 9,300 samples and the most comprehensive Ancient Lyre ever sampled. We also added our new micro-tuner, so you can use traditional middle-eastern tunings.
Our CHAOS engine has also been added to multiply the textures and possibilities this library has to offer. We hope you enjoy using this library as much as we enjoyed making it for you!
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