Publisher : Soundiron
Website : soundiron
Format : KONTAKT FULL (K’ed) 5.5.2+
Quality : 24 bit 48 kHz stereo
Size: 1.87 GB
Description: Bizarre Sitar at first glance may not seem so strange. It has most of the elements found on any other sitar, with its traditional pumpkin body, both basic playable strings and resonating strings, parda (adjustable curved frets), kunti (tuning pegs), dandi (neck), ghoraj (main bridge) all complete with hand-painted accents. At just over 24 inches long, however, this little beauty is barely half the size of a standard sitar. It’s just not that weird to be small, 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 a decoration than as a tool, has been greatly underestimated. Despite the quiet playing and fewer strings than usual, this “childish” sitar only needed what for someone to listen carefully. And we did it. Very close.
The Bizarre Sitar features both chromatic plucking and strum articulation. Included are two basic settings for strumming: fifth and octave / unison. The built-in “Speed” slider (MIDI assigned and set by default to the mod wheel) lets you change the speed of an individual sound from very tight, fast to slower, bolder sounds. The unison articulation has been tuned with strings in unison and several octaves to get 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.