I spent a little time trying to get an inspirational virtual version of 1974 Dulcimer of my stepfather !
I didn’t found happiness in libraries around as I was seeking for a realistic, natural vibe and a warm woody sound and feel, something directly inspiring. With the feel of pick attack.
I made a precise mic placement and tracked stereo sample of every string in different tunings, to expand initial capacity of the instrument with full sustain. I added some fifth chords, hand percs, slides…
Record : XY pair of Neumann KM184 —> Preamp + EQ Universal audio 2-610 channel—> Universal audio apollo converters.
Edit : soft tuning correction with melodyne and denoise with izotope RX5 and nothing more.
• Delivery : Download link
• Format : Nord nsmp & ns2p + individual Exs wav (option).
• 1 sample /note + fifth chords + hand perc + slides
• nsmp unlooped version : 10,3 Mo : around 5 sec sustain sample
• Wav : 180 Mo with Logic Exs instrument. 24 bits – 44100
• Mapping : C1 —> C5 : fifth chords, A0 -> B0 : slides C2-> A5 : individual samples, C6 -> G7 : hand perc and then slides again
• I layered the ns2p program with a pad version of dulcimer, you can hear it at the end of the demo
• Price : 10€ + 10€ for wav Exs files
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