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Spitfire Audio Spitfire Grand Cimbalom KONTAKT-Minified (Original release by  Team PiRAT) screenshot
P2P | 14 January 2022 | 254 MB
Grand Cimbalom
Spitfire are please to introduce the Cimbalom to the family of definitive VIs.

The cimbalom is a concert hammered dulcimer: a type of chordophone composed of a large, trapezoidal box with metal strings stretched across its top.
It is a musical instrument popularized in Hungary and commonly found throughout central and eastern Europe.
The cimbalom is played by striking two beaters against the strings.
The steel treble strings are arranged in groups of 4 and are tuned in unison.
The bass strings which are over-spun with copper, are arranged in groups of 3 and are also tuned in unison.

The cimbalom has been used in many film scores over the years famously John Barry used it in the title theme for the film The Ipcress File, as well as in the main theme of the 1971 TV series The Persuaders.
But it's most famous, and coolest use was probably on the 1994 Portishead track "Sour Times".
An example of how the instrument can be used as a mournful exotic sound not just it's often stereotypical use against East European backdrops, spy intrigue and cold war thrillers.
Aside from being an amazing featured or solo instrument.
It is also great as a textural element; doubling pianos and other tuned percussion instruments, it's particularly interesting in unison with pizzicato passages.
A fantastic new colour for your palette and with this level of deep sampling, something that can sit proud and exposed in your mixes and honestly and realistically express the emotion of your composition.

Spitfire are delighted to present Greg Knowles playing his Grand Cimbalom in the hall at Air Studios, London, one of the greatest recording studios in the world.
Sampled with 4 round robins and 2 dynamics as single hits, and of course the characteristic tremolando.
(Its not a massively dynamic instrument but we have smoothly enabled you to make it as dynamic or not as you wish, via front panel velocity map.)
Options exist to use 'Piano' sustain pedal style, or the reverse authentic 'Cimbalom' style (where pedal up is the ringing out sustained sound).
Recorded through the finest mics via exclusive Neve "Montserrat" Pre-Amps and Prism AD converters.

— — — — — MINIFIED INFO — — — — — — —

Since I like to have many Kontakt libraries but don't want to fill my hard drives with them, I minify them, keeping only what I really need from them.

— Library size is 0.3GB (from ~ 2.6GB)
— All samples are 16bit
— Only the "Close" mic exists

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Great !! Library size is 0.3GB (from ~ 2.6GB)
  Member 19.06.2021 36
Great release
  Member 10.11.2021 31
mate p2p still waiting for the spitfire player can you give it a go
  Resident 16.03.2013 654
Thanks a lot guys, specially Team PiRAT... "great" size reduction!
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  Member 14.06.2021 61
Actually, Team PiRAT released the original 2.6GB version.
I did the reduction..
  Resident 23.04.2017 2 347
Awesome, thanks!
Glad to see these small libraries getting the Minified treatment as well. After all, whether big or small the space saving ratio is the same so...
  Member 16.10.2014 59
Thanks for uploading, I'm a big fan. I was thinking of replacing this with the original. I compared it before, but the original setting uses a different microphone position, which sounds better to me, so I kept the original.

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