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1974 Dulcimer

Postby Nanawel » 31 May 2017, 17:53

Hi all,

I spent a little time trying to get a virtual version of 1974 Dulcimer of my stepfather !


I was seeking for realism, natural vibe and a warm woody sound and feel, something directly inspiring. With the feel of pick attack.
I made a precise mic placement and tracked stereo sample of every string in different tunings, to expand initial capacity of the instrument with full sustain. I added some fifth chords, hand percs, slides…

Record : XY pair of Neumann KM184 —> Preamp + EQ Universal audio 2-610 channel—> Universal audio apollo converters.
Edit : soft tuning correction with melodyne and denoise with izotope RX5 and nothing more.

Demo is played on the Nord. I layered the ns2p program with a pad version of dulcimer, that you can hear at the end of the demo. Another mp3 with all samples dry.

I'm selling it on my website in two versions : Nord nsmp & ns2p only or with Exs instrument + individual wav files.
You'll find it here :

Cheers !

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Re: 1974 Dulcimer

Postby harmonizer » 31 May 2017, 21:18

This is cool.

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Re: 1974 Dulcimer

Postby mon8169 » 03 Jun 2017, 08:37

Sweet! Well done!

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Re: 1974 Dulcimer

Postby BuckW » 26 Jun 2017, 14:03

Much obliged! Reminds me of the hammered dulcimer or cymballon used by Hans Zimmer in one of the Sherlock Holmes soundtracks. What a great 19th century sound!
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