The Bandoneon - Expressive Bandoneon for Kontakt
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The Bandoneon
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The Bandoneon

Version: Kontakt 4.2.2 / WAV / V1

Expressive Bandoneon



Download Method: Kontakt Hub

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Product Overview

The Bandoneón is a type of concertina popular in Argentina and Uruguay. It plays an essential role in the orquesta típica, the tango orchestra.

This particular Bandoneón was recorded in Buenos Aires, Argentina by the renowned composer Guillermo Guareschi.

Full retail version of Kontakt 4.2+ required. Will only work in demo mode with the free Kontakt Player.

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  • The volume of the air sound (3x Round Robin) 
  • The volume of the keyclick (7x Round Robin) 
  • Fine Tuning from -100 to +100 cent. 
  • Drag and select interface control for 5 different convolution reverbs 
  • The volume of the reverb mix from zero to drenched 
  • Switch buttons to toggle various articulations on or off 
  • Spread control to dynamically adjust the stereo spread  

Customer Verdict

I totally love this.

I like how easy it is - without even looking at the manual- to get a really convincing sound from this VI without having to fiddle with  knobs or trying to figure out what's where on the GUI. With the staccato samples and the sound of the key clicks cranked up, it's even possible  to get some really aggressive - for lack of a better word - sounds à la  Luis di Matteo out of this thing.

Excellent job.

Josquin via Disqus

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Recording Process

It is a "Premier" Bandoneón with a sweet and expressive sound. One Neumann microphone was in charge of register for the left hand where all the bass notes are generated plus an additional ribbon microphone that handled the very low frequencies. 

The right hand was captured by a modified SE A5600 II tube microphone and an AKG was set to record the natural high roof ambience of the recording space. 

All the microphones were connected to vintage Telefunken preamplifiers that delivered the signal directly without any console or black box in the chain. 

The recordings were all made at 24 bits 48Khz and each note was sampled with 3 velocity levels (piano, mezzo-forte, forte) across 9 different articulations



4.5 Stars (7)
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This one is (also) great - worth the money!

This one is (also) great - worth the money!

Mio Michael Cramer

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Realistic Bandoneon

Finally a bandoneon that can be played on a keyboard. With different options available, it's easy to create the chorded feel along with soloing all on one take. Most virtual instrument bandoneons will allow you to play single notes or chords but not allow you to do both at the same time. This bandoneon also comes with all the clicks that add a touch of realism to the instrument.

Dan Timoskevich

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Sound like a real bandoneon the capture of each sound is very accuarate


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Instant Tango Nuevo!

A wonderful gem of a library. Excellent sound and a lot of choices including the possiblity of adding more or less noise from the bellows (air) and keys (clicks). Although Astor Piazolla might not have approved of virtual instruments (or he might have, who knows right?) I certainly get a kick out of it and start to bang out melodies and chords suitable for any Tango Nuevo or Tango Electro or whatever. A good library with lots of fun!

Andy BAckelund

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Delightful Bandoneon

This is a very affordable and well sampled Bandoneon.
Has several Keyswitches (Half/Wholetone-Tremolo, Saltos, Sraccato and tremolo + more)
and is very playable, though I'm no bandoeon player.

Sarah Fenstermacher

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Very Nice Authentic Instrument

Great if you're looking for that authentic tango sound. I only wish the staccato and legato samples could be blended a bit better for playing at the same time without having to switch between the two.

Ben Shirley

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The Bandoneon Guareschi

amzing! so potential uses and articulations.

christofis noone

Demo - Tango Nuevo

Here's a demo from a contributor using just The Bandoneon and some drums.

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