What do you get when you take a piece of scrap board, a rock you stubbed your toe into, a twig your kid handed you to hold and a spare guitar string? You get an ugly little instrument that is virtually unplayable in real life: The Jumalauta.
The Jumalauta is a fretless single string instrument with the sole purpose of sounding great as a virtual instrument and sound source for sound design. This instrument has been already been used in other Man Makes Noise libraries. Here I present it as an independent instrument.
The Jumalauta contains three basic articulations (plucked, hammered and picked), designed pads, percussions and bonus underlay patches made with sounds from a Moog Sirin and Arturia Microfreak.
The basic articulation are recorded chromatically and extended at the low and high ranges. They have 1 velocity layer and have 4 round robins. The percussions have 1-5 velocity layers and 3 round robins. The Perc Fast Hand has 6 velocity layers and 1 round robin for left and right hand. The pads and underlays have 1 velocity layer and no round robins.
The Jumalauta contains 18 .NKI patches, 610 uncompressed . WAV samples and takes up 550 mb of hard disk space. The samples are left in uncompressed WAV format to provide you with the possibility to load them into your favorite sampler or use them as raw audio files in your DAW.
The Jumalauta requires the FULL VERSION of Kontakt 5. It is proven to work with version 5.8.1 and higher. It will not function in the Free Player version.
The Jumalauta retails for 15€ (excluding VAT where applicable). An introduction price of 10€ is available until the 10th of March 2021.
Grab the library here: https://www.manmakesnoise.com/the-jumalauta