This is a hand made instrument from Greece. It is the baby of the Bouzouki family. My parents got this for me a few years ago and it has just collected dust on my shelf. I started watching a ton of Christian Henson’s videos about sampling and I became inspired. I looked over at the instrument and thought, “Yep, that’s the one.” And off I went. My first sampled instrument and I couldn’t be more proud. Thanks for all of the inspiration.
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No collection is complete without a Bouzouki
Thank you so much, I have been in search for a goo bouzouki for a while, and the sound and tone is excellent. I also noticed the sound on the high velocity, but I am fan of hearing those imperfections and human touches. I appreciate the attack and release knobs, I like having a quick attack and medium release. I'm not really a fan of the reverb, unless you want a really stereotypical fantasy vibe I would keep it to 1/4 or less. I love playing and writing with this and I have experimented with my own reverbs and placement in a small orchestra section.
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It's exactly what i've been looking for, a cristalline sound with an organic grain, it has a main place in the orchestral EP i'm currently writing. There is just one round robins on higher velocities that goes with a loud "SPOK". It's quite charming to use maybe as a additional articulations or sound FX, but it's a bit aleatoric the way it triggers. PS : Maybe this has been patched, in which case, it's really perfect !
A fantastic tzoura!
This tzouras sounds absolutely fantastic. With having many years spent on playing Bouzouki, I can definitely say that the sampling is extraordinary. The textures of some notes might not seem identical to others, but that's in the nature of the instrument, since a specific note can be played only in a specific string and that changes the timbre completely. Amazing and very realistic!
My only complain is that the top dynamic layer differs a lot in terms of volume, but that's something that can be controlled in the mix with a limiter or a compressor. Super good quality stuff, highly recommended!
I love this ethnic character that this instrument has and moreover if I go down an octave it improves even more this beautiful instrument :)