Kontakt 2+ / Apple EXS24 / Halion
This Hammered Dulicimer is Vol. 3 of the Hammered Dulcimer TrilogyMost hammered dulcimers you see these days are double "course" instruments. Meaning they use 2 strings per note (much like a twelve string guitar). The range of this dulcimer spans 3 octaves from D2 - D5. I have stretched the highest sample all the way up to C6 to extend the range of the instrument.
This hammered dulcimer completes the Hammered Dulcimer Trilogy collection. The previous 2 volumes of this collection featured a Cimbalom (Volume I) and a Concert Grand 3 course Hammered Dulcimer (Volume II). This hammered dulcimer represents what would be considered today as a "standard" hammered dulcimer for lack of a better term.
Above is a screen-shot of the Hammered Dulcimer with a very flexible new Kontakt script.
The Hammered Dulcimer was sampled with both leather and wood hammers. Leather being softer and the wood hammers being brighter. The samples in this library total 372 MB.
The Drag Ornament
Drag ornaments are created by one hammer bouncing repetitively on the string to be finally interrupted by the other hammer which plays a long accented note. This ornament is generally used leading into a downbeat. So the bouncing portion of the note is just ahead of the beat acting as a pickup or anticipation into the down beat.
*Full version of Kontakt SAMPLER 3 or 4 required. Will only run on the Kontakt PLAYER for 30 minutes in demo mode.*