“Siberian Samples: Gusli” in production!

Daniel Belik Gusli

Gusli before restoration

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!

Daniel Belik Gusli restored

Gusli after restoration

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.

Daniel Belik Gusli

Gusli on the recording session

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!

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4 Responses to ““Siberian Samples: Gusli” in production!”

  1. Raymond Miller April 21, 2015 at 12:23 pm Permalink

    It looks like it will be something interesting!
    I am looking forward this instrument.

    • Daniel April 22, 2015 at 7:57 pm Permalink

      Thank you for your interest!
      We try to release it as soon as possible.

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