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Bluegrass Banjo NI Kontakt


NI Kontakt 4+

In this new release you will find a 5 string banjo owned and played by our friend and banjo wizard Chris Elliot. This instrument has the classic warm tone associated with pre-war banjos with plenty of punch to cut through a mix. Even though this library is called a Bluegrass sample library, you will find it to be quite flexible across many different musical genres. The full uncompressed size of this library is 1.5 GB. It has been Kontakt compressed (.ncw) down to 830 MB for convenience of downloading.

Features of the NI Kontakt  Bluegrass Banjo Sample Library

5 round-robins for each of the 5 strings of the banjo.  Strings 1 through 4 were sampled chromatically up to the 17th fret. The first string was sampled up to the 22nd fret.

Various articulations: Hammer-On and Pull-Offs, Half and Whole step Slides and Harmonics. All with 2 x independent round-robins per key.

Freely assignable Key-Switches for Fret Positions, String Imposes, and Articulations.

A very advanced Pitch Bend control.

Major, minor and diminished chords in 3 voicings (low, mid and high), short and long articulations with 2 x round-robins per chord.

REX format banjo rolls (arpeggios) in 3/4 and 4/4 time. Major, minor and diminished rolls recorded in the most common banjo keys. The rolls can be played in any key you like, in the Kontakt “Rolls” patches.

Seven different Effects - each with its own Preset menus, so you can save and recall all the various parameters.

A Midi Guitar Banjo instrument for those using midi guitar controllers

*Download purchase only - the download is a 2 part .rar file - once both parts are downloaded, open part 1 only and part 2 will self-extract. We suggest you use the free utility RAR Expander for OSX -

*Full version of Kontakt SAMPLER 4+ required. Will only run on the Kontakt PLAYER for 15 minutes in demo mode.*

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