Bowed Psaltery


Extraordinary string sounds!

The Instrument

The bowed psaltery is a type of psaltery - a harp alike medieval instrument - which is played with a bow. In contrast with the centuries-old plucked psaltery, the bowed psaltery appears to be a 20th-century invention.

The ../content

We recorded every second (=flat) string of the Bowed Psaltery in different modes: Sustain/ legato notes as seperate upbow and downbow stroke variations with additional release notes, short (app. 3sek.) as well as staccato bowed notes in 4 times Round Robin and tremolo notes. We expanded the original key range (C1-F3) to F0-C4. Beyond that we recorded "slow - tremolo" loops in a range of two octaves.

Update: In 2015 we updated the Bowed Psaltery 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.

The Package

The Bowed Psaltery 2 comes along in one complex patch with all articulations (approx. data size is 60 MB). For more details please read the reference manual. In order to use the Bowed Psaltery 2 without restrictions Kontakt 4 full version is required

Listen to Bowed Psaltery

LEAVING just Bowed Psalery Score, © by EvG
>BUG STEP additional:Zeitter & Winkelmann Score, © by EvG
ROOM 378 additional: Downbeat Box PopScore, © by EvG