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Soundiron Ancient Greek Winds KONTAKT-ohsie screenshot
ohsie | 14 November 2023 | 3.79 GB
This collection captures the essence of the Hellenistic period with 9 traditional Greek woodwind instruments. Artifacts include single and double-reeded aulos flutes from bass to alto, as well as conch shell horns, brass salpinx horn, pan flute and plagiaulos.

Ancient Greek Winds is a collection of nine carefully-sampled traditional Greek woodwind instruments capturing the essence of the classical Hellenistic period. This group of restored artifacts includes single and double-reeded aulos flutes from bass to alto, as well as conch shell horns, brass salpinx horn, pan flute and plagiaulos. Each instrument is fully playable, with sustains, staccatos, true legato, dynamic expressions and effects tailored to its specific characteristics. Ancient Greek Winds is the perfect melodic complement to our Ancient Greek Strings and Ancient Greek Percussion libraries. Each instrument was hand-crafted using period-accurate methods, building materials, and tools by the Athens-based historical research group LyrΑvlos, led by Panagiotis Stefos. Fashioned from wood, reeds, conch shells, and bronze, these musical treasures faithfully explore the distant musical past and would be right at home in the hands of bronze age musicians over 2,500 years ago.

Every instrument was recorded in precise detail by producer John Valasis, with round-robin variations and multiple dynamics and voicings. You'll enjoy our flexible GUI features and a wide selection of chromatic and special effect articulations. The interface provides complete performance controls, including true legato response control, simulated portamento bending, arpeggiator, flexible step-sequencable filter and LFO systems and a modular DSP FX rack to shape your sound however you wish. We’ve also created 20 unique sound-designed ambiences directly from the raw acoustic source recordings to give you added texture and even more creative potential. Ancient Greek Winds includes 3,517 24-bit 48kHz stereo samples and weighs in at just over 4 GB.

Product Specs

- One master NKI instrument bank in open Kontakt format
- Five different Aulos, Conch Shells, Pan Flute, Plagiaulos, Salpinx articulations and wind effects
- 20 Ambience patches created from the source content
- 24 bit / 48 kHz uncompressed PCM wav samples
- 20 Custom Sound-Designed FX and Ambient presets
- 3,517 Stereo WAV files
- 4.13 GB installed
- Flexible and intuitive multi-layer user interface controls, with LFO, filter, glide, and arpeggiator
- Full FX rack with convolution reverb with custom rooms, halls, chambers & FX environments

Requires Kontakt 5.5.0+


All credits go to ohsie for the release.





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comments

  Resident 21.04.2014 1591
+330
I have an obligation to speak out against these things, I don't do it out of malice, but out of duty, why the need to sell products by deceiving others.

Firstly, it is a mistake for someone to sell a product saying that it captured the "Hellenistic essence", because, we're sure, there is no "record or precise documents" of that time, 'papers, all is lost'.
Therefore, someone who sells a product with the words: "captures the essence of the Hellenistic period..." is lying.
We know that the Greeks used strings since Pythagoras and wind instruments such as Aulos, they also invented the organ, and the model we have for the keyboard possibly comes from them.

But, what kind of melody and combinations they used, "perhaps" they already knew the counterpoint and polyphony, which was discovered at the end of the Middle Ages.

About Soudiron here, listening to the demos on their site, was for me a sacrifice and difficult to classify, sometimes it sounds like the remains of "Celtic music", sometimes it sounds like "Peruvian music" and sometimes 'New Age'. Regrettable!

If you go to the website you will hear the first demo that sounds like Mission Impossible with drums and everything.
  Member 29.05.2015 790
+29
vai oltre. Sei libero di suonare quei pifferi come meglio ti piace. Non siamo all'università e non stiamo facendo una tesi di laurea.
  Member 26.02.2022 3 56
+89
Can it nerd. I just remade Mission Impossible with 18 conch shells from this and licensed it to a Greek heritage museum at a premium
  Member 16.07.2020 1 91
+74
Thanks ohsie for all these and all your contributions! Hope more people would participate in contributing and giving back!

Cheers to your hard work and generosity :)

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