Recently, I received a lot of positive feedback about the domra. Therefore, I decided to continue the “Siberian samples” series and announce the next product – Gusli. Gusli is an ancient multi-string plucked musical instrument. This Gusli was found in the attic of an old manor house of my grandfather. It was really very old and in sad condition!
I carefully restored this Gusli, seal cracks, varnished and put strings. I was very surprised and pleased when I tried to play it. It has a gentle and very relaxing sound seems created for music therapy.
I immediately thought that it would be great to make a sample library from this instrument. It would be very useful to create a fresh rhythmic and chord patterns, textures seal arrangements and colorization sound palette. So I was immediately start sound recording! During recording, I’ve experimented with bunch of different plectrums, sticks, mallets, finger plucks etc. Whenever I was getting more and more sound paint. At the moment recorded more than 3000 samples, so they expect cutting and pasting into an instrument of Kontakt.
There is still a lot of work, but I do not lose enthusiasm and hope that this instrument will soon good service in your compositions, guys!