Plectra Series 4: Turkish Oud
The most realistic and detailed virtual oud instrument ever released! Plectra Series 4 includes a custom-made, masterwork Turkish Oud performed by Stelios Varveris and produced by Dimitris Plagiannis. It features all crucial articulations, a gorgeous & inspiring UI, and a full microtuning engine for authentic playing.
- Akşam Namazı (Dressed) Abel Vegas 1:16
- Huseyni Taksim Dimitris Plagiannis 0:29
- Kum Tarafından Kör (with ambience) Abel Vegas 2:14
- Moriarty (Dressed) Max Zhdanov 1:35
- The Ottoman in Spain Kurt M. Landre 1:03
- Showdown (Dressed) Brad Jerkins 1:14
- St. Brides Bay (Dressed) Henning Nugel 0:58
- Out of Bounds (Dressed) Frank Herrlinger 2:05
- The Buried Gates of Atlantis Nicolas Felix 2:16
- Brahem Dimitris Plagiannis 0:32
- Night Ark Dimitris Plagiannis 0:42
- Akşam Namazı (Naked) Abel Vegas 1:16
- Showdown (Naked) Brad Jerkins 1:09
- Out of Bounds (Naked) Frank Herrlinger 2:05
- The Tomb Wilbert Roget, II 0:28
3,860 x 24bit recordings with 2 mics
All strings chromatically sampled
4x dynamics / 4x RR per key
Up & downstrokes
Sustain, hammer-on, pull-off
Tremolo, glissando, vibrato
Major, minor, and fifth chords
Full control of string, articulation, stroke
Intelligent voicing + fretting engine
Microtuning with presets and oriental scales
2.5GB of disk space
7200 RPM hard drive or solid state drive recommended.
4GB of RAM
Higher amounts of memory let you load more instruments.
Kontakt 5.3+ 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.
Continuing our tradition of beautifully-sampled, stringed Plectra Series instruments comes the Turkish Oud. This Kontakt library, produced by Dimitris Plagiannis, sets a new standard for depth, playability, and realism in non-Western sampled instruments. We are delighted to present Plectra Series 4 – the most realistic and playable virtual oud ever released.
The history of the oud extends back to antiquity, having been referenced in writings over 1,000 years old. It is a fretless, stringed instrument that has been used in both Middle Eastern and European music for many centuries, and is now played all over the world. The instrument we sampled is a custom-made, double soundboard Turkish oud by Faruk Türünz. The instrument was performed by Stelios Varveris and recorded with pristine Neumann & AKG mics through an SSL console in a treated studio room.
We are thrilled to make this instrument available to you, and hope that you will use it in many compositions from film/TV/game scores to authentic mockups, or even rock & pop tracks. Enjoy!
Interface & Engine
Our goal in creating this library was to produce an incredibly intuitive instrument that simply sounds great out of the box. The powerful script engine seamlessly voices notes and chords – no complex keyswitches required. Advanced users can delve into the gorgeous, inspiring user interface for custom mix controls like microphone blend, EQ, compression, and reverb, and microtuning presets can be used to achieve incredibly authentic performances.
The instrument also boasts a powerful microtuning engine, with adjustments of up to a quarter tone per note. This page includes a dropdown menu with preset tunings of various authentic tuning styles. Additionally, you can change the root note of your microtuning configuration, and if instead of prepared tunings, you wish to invoke microtuning on the fly, you can simply turn the key knob to the “custom” setting; this will enable bottom octave latching keyswitches for on-the-fly microtuning. In this mode, all notes that are microtuned are tuned down a full quarter tone.
Plectra Series 4: Turkish Oud – Film and Game Composers
“Installation – 100% | Patches – 100% | Interface – 100% | Sound – 100% | Value – 100% = 100/100 | 100%
If ever there was a perfect sample library, this is it. Not only does it fill a sorely missing void in the sampling realm, it sounds damn near amazing while it does so.”
Meena Shamaly (Film and Game Composers)