Banjo 30€
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Bluegrass

The banjo we used is a 5 String Banjo with a 33 cm diameter mahogany body. We played and recorded the banjo in a number of ways to get the typical banjo sound – each in several velocity layer and 2 Round Robin variations. As a result we came out with a very realistic and organic sounding Banjo.

KOntakt 5.6.8. OR LATER
FULL VERSION REQUIRED
Approx. 200 Samples
100 MB Compressed
REALISTIC SOUND ADJUSTABLE LENGTH SLIDER

Listen to some audio demos

GONE WEST Eric van Gent
CHICKEN BANJO Eric van Gent
CONTEMPORARY Eric van Gent

THE BANJO

The banjo is a stringed instrument with, typically, four or five strings, a long fretted neck and a circular drumlike body overlaid with parchment – today drumheads. Its unique sound comes from vibrating the membrane of the body by plucking the strings with the fingers or a plectrum. The banjo is usually associated with country, folk, classical music, Irish traditional music and bluegrass music.

The banjo we used is a 5 String Banjo with a 33 cm diameter mahogany body. We played and recorded the banjo in a number of ways to get the typical banjo sound – each in several velocity layer and 2 Round Robin variations. After editing and processing the samples we created a banjo patch which provides various styles of the Banjo, shorten notes feature, an octaver, a reverb knob and enhanced scripting. We also added the noises of strumming the banjo to this patch. As a result we came out with a very realistic and organic sounding Banjo.

Update:In 2015 we updated the Banjo and put together all separate patches into one complex patch covered by a brand new GUI. It is now possible to play all different articulations in one patch.