Lira Korbowa I - Starter
Lira Korbowa I - Starter - Authentic Polish Hurdy-gurdy
A micro library "Lira Korbowa - Pack I" for Kontakt - custom-built Polish hurdy-gurdy - in its first reiteration features 1.5 octave of melodic strings sampled together with C/F drones in Lydian mode, as well as its original C drone with melodic strings sampled separately for more melodic flexibility.
This is an authentic recording of my instrument - sampled with very little post-processing for higher authenticity and to preserve its genuine overtones. "Lira Korbowa - Pack One" is the first instalment of hurdy-gurdy collection I am planning to release gradually: starting from simple, playable patches - delivering the authentic sonic enjoyment of this unique instrument - to more complex extended techniques and unique playing styles. It is said that "there are no two hurdy-gurdies with identical sound" - I want to make this a tagline for this collection...
Having in mind that on an actual hurdy-gurdy, we will hear 'open melodic string' in the keyboard's 'resting' state, I have placed "open-G" just 5th apart from the drone so your left pinky can hold the drone and your thumb press 'Open G' whenever 'all melodic notes are released' - this is a very practical approach to tackling the HG technique :)
I recorded key-attack noise and all the hurdy-gurdy noises without 'synthesizing it' - these key 'clicks' you hear are the real thing! Thank you all for your support.
* Requires full version of Kontakt
short "lydian" demo:
short "chromatic" demo: