The story

I’ve had this weird bamboo flute since I was a kid. I have no idea when or how it actually came into my possession but it’s been with my collection of odd musical instruments for as long as I can remember. As it turns out, it’s actually made from a stalk of sugar cane and originates from the Andes mountains in Peru – go figure! I’ve sampled only one note (D3) but spread the sample (exs file) over the entire keyboard. It can be played as a solo instrument which delivers a rather haunting sound (sample attached) or in chords which delivers a mellotron-isn texture (sample attached)

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  • So beautiful

    It´s very nice to have such a clear sound. It works in many genres.

    Evolo10 February 2023
  • Only one sampled note? I'd never guess!

    I can't really believe this is an instrument that has only one sampled note, because it feels amazing to play and to listen to. I immediately came up with some tunes and I was very impressed by it.
    Highly recommended!

    I am not sure why there was no Kontakt label in the thumbnail though - almost ignored it!

    Alex Raptakis01 December 2021
  • simple and beautiful

    natural sound and good dynamics.
    is very versatile for different musical styles.
    thanks for the great work on the flute.

    Roger Metal15 December 2021
  • Simple but good enough flute library

    Nice! It has a warm and simple sound of flute.

    Asuka Amane30 October 2021
  • This thing has no right being this good

    In its simplicity this is an amazing sample

    It is small in size and only one note that mapped everywhere
    On paper it shouldn't be this cool
    But there is a 'soul' and character in the sound that is hard to beat

    If I have to nitpick I think the only thing that could have been better (but is an understandable side effect of only mapping one note) is the vibrato that changes speed depending on the pitch.

    But man, that is a minor issue against the sound
    I never thought that a one note recording will hit me in the feels, but here we are

    Thanks for making this and submitting it here!

    WihanS02 April 2022
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