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Banjo v3 35€
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Bluegrass

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

Update 3:
We recorded two new articulations with a new banjo instrument to improve the older version enormously. Now you have a complex and expressive instrument that can play both familiar bluegrass sounds and imposing film score scenes. Finally, we added FX and editing possibilities, an arpeggiator, and a step sequencer in a newer, more intuitive GUI.

KOntakt 5.8.1. OR LATER
FULL VERSION REQUIRED
Approx. 200 Samples
100 MB Compressed
REALISTIC SOUND NEW ARTICULATIONS, STRUMMING, ARP

Listen to some audio demos

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

THE BANJO

Typically, the Banjo is a stringed instrument with four or five strings, a long fretted neck and a circular drum-like body overlaid with parchment – today, drumheads. Its unique sound comes from vibrating the body's membrane 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 several ways to get the typical banjo sound – each in several velocity layers and 2 Round Robin variations. After editing and processing the samples, we created a banjo patch that provides various Banjo styles, shortened 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 Banjo.

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

Update:
In 2022, we recorded two new articulations with a new banjo instrument to improve the older version enormously. Now you have a complex and expressive instrument that can play both familiar bluegrass sounds and imposing film score scenes. Finally, we added FX and editing possibilities, an arpeggiator, and a step sequencer in a newer, more intuitive GUI.

The Walkthrough