This FREE sample library was originally created in April of 2004 in conjunction with the release of the Hammered Dulcimer Trilogy. Since then - Bo Clausen has generously updated this instrument with Kontakt scripting which takes this instrument to a whole new level yet again in Version 4. Make sure Kontakt 4 is updated at least to version 4.2.4 or higher! If you already have a previous version, you still should download the entire V4 package.
Below are some lovely demos of the Music Maker V4 created by Anil Nallan Chakravarthy - thank you Anil!
The Music Maker is a dulcimer designed as a child's toy musical instrument. It is supplied with a guitar pick and some sheets that slide underneath the string telling you which strings to pluck from left to right. Featuring such hits as "Darling Clementine and Aura Lee etc ....
Music Maker V4 features -
5 x round-robins per key, and an expanded key range.
Various Filters, that can be controlled by Velocity, Envelope, Key Tracking and LFO.
Two LFO's – a Main LFO and a Sub LFO, with six different modulation destinations.
A total of 11 different Preset menus, so you can save and recall all the various parameters.
A very advanced Pitch Bend control.
Freely assignable Key-Switches.
Eight different Effects.
And much more -
* Also - enjoy Matt Finters Music Maker V4 Programming Contest winning Kontakt patches at the bottom of this page - Music_Maker_V4.zip. Congratulations and thank you Matt!
39 MB .rar file download
*Full version of Kontakt SAMPLER 4+ required. Will only run on the Kontakt PLAYER for 30 minutes in demo mode.*