Charles’ Dulcimer is a beautiful hammered dulcimer with a full, bright tone and a rich resonating sound, sampled by Luis Filipe Costa.
The sample library is 3.3GB in size and comes with 3 mic perspectives and 7 round robins, making it a beautiful sounding instrument.
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Beautiful Hammered Dulcimer with a Rich & Sweet Sound
Charles’ Dulcimer is a beautiful Hammer Dulcimer made of solid wood with 9 courses of strings on the treble bridge and 8 courses of strings on the bass bridge, recorded by Luis Filip Costa. It has two octaves and a sweet, rich and resonating sound.
The instrument was extensively sampled with three different mic positions: a close perspective, a room and an ambient/hall perspective at the Coomberhust Studio Concert Hall at Kingston University.
3 Microphone Positions to Choose From – Close, Room & Ambient
Charles’ Dulcimer was sampled with three different mic positions: a close perspective, a room and an ambient/hall perspective. The Close perspective consists of a pair of cardiods (Shure SM57) spaced about 1 to 2 feet apart facing down about two inches away from the dulcimer. With this perspective I intended to get a very detailed and clear recording, a clear first attack of the note, the string and hammer noise.
The Room perspective is an X/Y configuration of small diaphragm condensers (AKG C1000) for at about 3 feet away from the instrument, placing the instrument in a room while still managing to get a clean, bright sound due to the sensitive nature of the condenser microphones.
The Ambient perspective is a Large diaphragm dynamic microphone (Sennheiser MD421) placed 6 to 8 feet away from the instrument to capture the sound of the hall and the tail/decay of the instrument.
- PC Windows 7 (l64-bit), Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2
- Mac OS X 10.6 (latest update), Intel Core 2 Duo
- 2 GB RAM, 4 GB free hard drive space
- Native instruments Kontakt 5 FULL VERSION
- 3.29GB in size
- 3 different mic positions (close, room and hall)
- One velocity layer and 7 round robins
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Luis has over five years of experience composing and producing his own works for picture. He owns a Masters Degree in Music, an Edexcel approved sound engineering certificate and has been working as a composer for highly creative and dedicated teams on a wide variety of projects, from animation to drama, from documentary features to advertising.
Luis Flipe Costa
Composer, MIDI Orchestrator, Producer