Soprano Plucked Ukulele

A cheap but tuneful ukulele...

The story

Hello,
This is Manas Kunder age 15.
I was highly inspired by the power of sampled and virtual instruments. Looking up at Christian’s
Youtube Channel I found out how to make sampled instruments.
I have had no background in coding or scripting. so I leant about scripting from just youtube videos
, mainly from Dave’s channel.
I am an aspiring music as of now and I one day hope to have my own sample instrument company
like spitfire audio.
I don’t own any Microphones. So I sampled a cheap ukulele that I had at my place with my Mobile Phone’s mic.
This is my first Kontakt Instrument ever and I hope you enjoy it.
<3
Manas Kunder.

Reviews

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  • Unintentional ukulele swarms?

    Let me start by saying this is a great first attempt at creating a sample library, and what follows is intended as constructive critique to first and foremost help the samplist, but also to inform others of the pros and cons of this library. The ukulele sampled here was well recorded, and the samplist clearly has good ears, because EQ was used within Kontakt to overcome the limitations of the recording device and brighten up the sound. That part is great! The sound is relatively free of noise, too. The samples are all set to loop, so if you hold down the damper pedal and play a bunch of notes, after a while, you'll hear them repeat. Because the samples are all different lengths, they repeat in an ever-changing pattern, which is kind of beautiful. I'm not sure that was intentional, but it's kind of cool. There are some intonation issues, and this library would benefit from some processing using pitch correction software like Melodyne. It's interesting that the samplist pitch shifted the highest note upward to extend the range, but didn't pitch shift the lowest note down to extend the range that way. The samples are all assigned to the wrong notes on the keyboard too. Everything plays a half step too high. Because of the way the samples are named, it's not possible to tell if it's a question of the root keys being misaligned, or if the zones are just in the wrong place in the mapping window. I assumed the latter, and just moved them so the instrument would play without transposing. There's so much to know about sampling, and we all learn a ton every time we create a new instrument. This is a very solid first sample pack, and I hope we see more from Manas in the future!

    Sam Ecoff24 October 2021