- Deep-Sampled Qanun w/ 5 Finger & Playing Types
- Custom Vintage Qanun
- 23,120+ Samples / 9.53GB
- 4 Mic Positions (Contact, Close, Semi-Close & Room)
- 5 Styles (Thumbs, Fingers, Pick, Bridge & Pizzicato)
- 4 Bends (Ascending/Descending Half & Whole Tones)
- Tremolo, Vibrato and Assorted FX Sections
- Advanced Custom Microtuning Options
- Kontakt 5.8.1 Full Retail (or later) Required
- Delivered by Download
The Full Qanun Experience
The Qanun (Kanun) is a plucked string instrument. It is a type of large Zither/Psaltery with a trapezoidal soundboard, common in traditional Middle Eastern, North African, and West Asian music. The history of the Qanun is somewhat sparse, but earliest versions of the instrument go back to 10th Century Egypt. The modern versions use Nylon or PVC strings stretched over a single bridge poised on fish-skins, with attached tuning pegs (all of which we sampled separately).
We deep-sampled the Qanun with a variety of different finger positions, which each have a different attack and percussive quality to them, including thumbs, fingertips, picks, picks on the bridge, and pizzicato. We also recorded all the pegged bends both ascending and descending in half and whole tones, which is an unusual but cool technique for the instrument. In addition, we recorded tremolo, vibrato made by moving pegs quickly, harmonics, fiske on press, fiske on release, and an assortment of sound FX.
The Qanun was recorded with four microphone positions, including contact, close, semi-close, and room mics. The end-result is a staggering 23,000 samples: the most comprehensive Qanun 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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