Soundiron – Hopkin Instrumentarium: Weighted Strings

Free Download Hopkin Instrumentarium: Weighted Strings Sound Library by Soundiron for Kontakt.

Overview of Weighted Strings:

Weighted Strings is a set of two amazing creations created by master instrument inventor Bart Hopkin: Weighted Lyre and Weighted Zither. These experimental, handcrafted instruments use small weights on the strings to change the ratio of overtones and create unusual, beautiful sounds. 

Made from wood and metal, they have a rich acoustic essence that resonates brightly with every note you play. The lyre has 17 main strings, plus three additional strings that run across the narrow neck and can be tuned to frets. 

The scales on the lyre’s strings are carefully placed to prominently emphasize the octave overtone. The zither has 34 chromatically tuned main strings. Unlike the lyre, the weights on these strings are not arranged to highlight any particular overtones. 

The resulting overtone recipes are extremely inharmonious and random, varying from string to string, with very inharmonious tonal qualities.

Features of Weighted Strings:

  • Two exceptional instruments: Weighted Lyre and Weighted Zither.
  • Handcrafted by master instrument inventor Bart Hopkin.
  • Small weights on strings for altering overtones and creating unique sounds.
  • Rich acoustic essence with a blend of wood and metal.
  • Weighted Lyre: 17 main strings and three additional tunable fret strings.
  • Weighted Zither: 34 chromatically tuned main strings with inharmonious tonal qualities.
  • Meticulously sampled with three stereo microphone positions: Close, Room, and Contact.
  • Wide selection of custom effect presets for creative exploration.
  • Signature ambient audio content for added inspiration.
  • Unleash your creativity with the unpredictable and beautiful sounds of Weighted Strings!

Technical Details & System Requirements:

  • Publisher: Soundiron
  • Format: KONTAKT 6.2.2+
  • Quality: 24-bit 48 kHz stereo
  • Size: 23.46 GB

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