Plectra Series 1: 8-string Acoustic Bouzouki

Enter the 8-string Acoustic Bouzouki, a mainstay of modern and traditional Greek music captured exquisitely with deep sampling and scripting!

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$59

$59

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Audio Demos

  1. Traditional Solo Dimitris Plagiannis 0:45
  2. Ela Na Me Telioseis George Theofanous (arr. Dimitris Plagiannis) 0:46
  3. Zorba the Greek Mikis Theodorakis (arr. Dimitris Plagiannis) 2:00
  4. Stalia-Stalia Giorgos Zampetas (arr. Dimitris Plagiannis) 0:22
  5. Bouzouki Waltz Dirk Ehlert 0:53

Product Info

Content

All 8 strings sampled
Multiple dynamics and strokes
Hammer-on, pull-off and legato slides
Tremolo and pitchbends
Sampled chord strums

Features

Intelligent scripted engine and interface
Easy to load and play!

Requirements

3GB of disk space

7200 RPM hard drive or solid state drive recommended.

Kontakt 4.2.4+ Full Version

This library is NOT compatible with the free Kontakt Player.

Kontakt Requirements - Mac OSX

Intel Macs (i5 or higher): macOS 10.14, 10.15, 11 or 12 (latest update).
Apple Silicon Macs (via Rosetta 2 & natively on ARM in Standalone or in hosts that support it): macOS 11 or 12 (latest update)

Kontakt Requirements - Windows

Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit). Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU. Graphics hardware support for OpenGL 2.1 or higher. Windows 10 strongly recommended.

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Details

The first entry in our Plectra Series of picked, plucked and strummed stringed instruments! This exquisite instrument for KONTAKT 4 is a joy to play right out of the box. Featuring all important articulations, intelligent string switching, true legato playing, multiple mics and advanced scripting, this is the most deeply-sampled bouzouki library yet. A perfect tool for film, TV and game composers, as well as rock and pop producers looking to add a new unique tone to their tracks.

Designed, recorded and produced by Dimitris Plagiannis, our first entry into the Plectra Series of virtual instruments is a classic instrument of Greek music. Reminiscent of the European mandolin but with a deeper, richer tone, the bouzouki has its roots as one of the oldest musical instruments. No sample libraries existed that truly captured this beautiful instrument in great depth and detail, until now!

Our 8-string acoustic bouzouki has been thoroughly sampled and produced with all the love and care you would expect from a next-generation virtual instrument. Extensive, custom scripting by Dimitris has been created to simulate real playing as accurately as possible. From dynamic changes to up and down strokes, string selection, note speed, legato slides, hammer-ons, pull-offs and more, every facet of bouzouki performance has been painstakingly recreated.

Stylistically, the bright strings and warm, resonant body enable this instrument to be used for lead, rhythm or harmony purposes. As a solo instrument, it’s incredibly expressive and can cut through the mix easily. On the other hand, the sampled chords and softer dynamics can be used as accompaniment in any number of genres.

We hope that will enjoy Plectra Series 1: 8-string Acoustic Bouzouki and utilize in it everything from film and TV productions to pop, rock, jazz and everything in between!

Interface & Engine

Of course, it would not be an Impact Soundworks library if it were hard to play, and the 8-string acoustic bouzouki is quite readily playable and intuitive as well. Despite the wealth of articulations, string selection options, settings and keyswitches, the user need only load the patch and start playing to immediately achieve an excellent sound. Performances can certainly be fine tuned and tweaked with these additional options, but they are not necessarily to create a very realistic and usable sound. In fact, after loading the library for the first time you may find yourself simply jamming away – it’s that easy.

Reviews

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Plectra Series 1: 8-string Acoustic Bouzouki – Film and Game Composers

“One of the things I love about Impact Soundworks is very good prices on very fantastic instruments, even if it’s just single instruments or two or three instruments per collection. Fantastic price. Fantastic bang for the buck. […] I don’t know what you’re still doing watching this review; just go out and get it. Seriously. Now. Press buy. Add to cart right now. I’m really loving it. And I can’t wait to see what other kinds of similar instruments [Impact Soundworks] may sample in the future – which I’ll definitely be getting.”

Meena Shamaly (Film and Game Composers)