The story

While traveling in Greece, I visited a traditional music store in Athens. Unable to transport anything large like a bouzouki or laouto, I settled for this traditional flute, which became one of the better quality winds in my collection. The standard intonation is non-diatonic, meaning it is still difficult to find a practical use for in an ensemble setting, but by sampling and retuning I hope to give it a new lease on life. I tried to do the instrument justice and capture the full character by sampling every note with several RRs and velocities, as well as ornamental trills on a keyswitch. The legato version uses Robert Villwock’s WIPS scripts to add a heap of functionality such as vibrato, breath-control, and fine control of legato settings. All the standard samples have programmed loops and ADSR control that can be tweaked for a more pad-like instrument, though unfortunately the breath-control/vibrato features are not compatible with the polyphonic mode patch – named Poly tiki Flogera; apologies, I couldn’t resist. The Politiki Flogera gets its name from Konstantinopoli / Constantinople, and is a fipple flute / aulos originating among the Ancient Greek inhabitants of Asia Minor.

Politiki Flogera demo video

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  • Best wind instrument by Eamon!

    Overall this is an exceptionally sampled wind instrument by Eamon, and I can safely say it's perfect for what it is. One can argue that the GUI might be a little over-complicated, which I will agree, but you really don't have to use it since everything is great by default.

    What I really love about this is the perfectly programmed legato out of the box. You get to have your normal nicely tuned legato that Eamon is always good at, and you also get to have retriggering legato, automatic vibrato after prolongued sustain, and an extra flair articulation. As an extra, the smartly named polyphonic patch offers full ADSR controls and sounds majestic. Excellent work by Eamon!

    Alex Raptakis30 April 2022
  • A Fab Fipple Flute!

    Eamon's attention to detail is here is really great. The addition of articulations and setups breath or wind controllers really takes this to the next level.

    It is a great sound, I love it with some larger reverbs but I'm certain that composers will find this sound very useful.

    Thank for the contribution to the group!

    Mike MartinSamplist 13 June 2022
  • Excellent Wind Instrument

    I didn't know about this traditional Greek flute before and was curious to hear what it would sound like. It has a soft and warm tone in the lower range that has a nice calm and relaxing quality. In the upper range it gets a bit more piercing and very breathy, almost like an overblown effect, which can be really useful. Just like Eamon's other instruments the legato here is really great and there are several velocity layers which make the flute very playable. Definitely check this one out if you are looking for a nice legato flute with a unique character.

    AndromedaX829 September 2022
  • Well-sampled, nice sounding flute

    The sound is great. This is a flute library, with legato, which I think is fabulous. The higher ranges sound very overblown and piercing, which makes it great for unique sounds that stand out in your mix. And then the lower notes sound very nice and soothing. A really decent flute library, which might be just the thing you are looking for in your next song.

    BenBerkenbosch23 September 2022