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Home Sound Effects Small Rantonen Kantele

Small Rantonen Kantele


The physical version of Small Rantonen Kantele is one of the oldest, if not the oldest, still playable 5-string kanteles in the world, as it was made in 1770. The kantele was made famous by kantele player Antti Rantonen, who owned it and played it during his career.

NOTE: FULL Kontakt 6.7.0 or higher required (NOT Kontakt Player)

Kantele, also called kannel, is a traditional Finnish and Karelian plucked string instrument. Similar instruments include the Estonian kannel, Latvian kokles, Lithuanian kanklฤ—s, and Russian gusli.

Main idea for the virtual kantele was to create an instrument you can play live, almost like a real kantele. We used pedals, velocity layers, and special keyswitches to create a playing experience closer to the real instrument. Strumming is a crucial part of playing the small kantele, so we kept that in the middle of the development from start to finish.

Samples were recorded using different parts of the kantele, with resonance and without resonance, to give more options for the sound of the instrument. During the sampling the strings were tuned using a diatonic scale (CDEFG). With the virtual instrument it is possible to tune every string independently, so you can achieve the traditional D-tuning and many other tunings.

We captured long, damped, and dead notes, and harmonics. In addition we recorded percussion with the strings and the body of the instrument. Many other delicious samples are also present, including the sounds of hand damping the strings!

Below you can view the walkthrough video for the instrument.

Licensor: : Niklas Eurรฉn Categories: , , .
Type: Kantele sound effects / recordings
Specs: 3231 sounds • 3237 files • 24 Bit / 96 kHz • 1.84 GB • Not metatagged
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Small Rantonen Kantele - Virtual Instrument Walkthrough


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