Version: Kontakt 5.8.1 / NCW / V1
Beautiful Flute Instruments for Kontakt
Download Method: Kontakt Hub
The inspiration came from retro recordings of classical music, pop-acts using both the Chamberlin and the Mellotron and of course new-age artists such as Ralph Lundsten and Tangerine Dream. I call it "Fairytale flute" simply because I searched for that beautiful and perhaps otherworldly flute sound I heard so many times but with an added layer of realism compared to at least the Chamberlin and Mellotron sounds.
It stays within the sound frame of a retro style flute recording with the addition of todays creative sound design.
This instrument is not meant to cover the whole range of retro flute sounds such as overblown, bended, tremolo, noise-making etc. It aims at the flutes sweet spot and it contains two different kinds of presets:
Fairytale flute - Legato style
This is the flute sound in monophonic mode with legato scripting. It mimics the way a solo flute sounds with legato style playing. If you play hard the note will play faster in a staccato style whereas if you play soft the notes will be slower and softer. The legato scripting mimics the way the pitch and attack behaves when changing notes on a real flute. The presets 1 - 4 are set to this mode.
Fairytale flute - Keyboard style
This is the polyphonic version inspired by the Chamberlin and the Mellotron. Use this preset for orchestral pieces with several flute parts or for that otherwordly flute moment inspired by old fairytales. The presets 5 - 8 are set to this mode. Based on a sampled Yamaha C flute. Range: 3 octaves (C3 - C6) The pitch bender affects the pitch. Each preset has unique settings. The modulation wheel affects vibrato. Each preset has unique settings. Remember: The flute tones come with performed vibrato and moving the modulation wheel adds vibrato.
Please Note: The FULL version of Kontakt 5.8.1 is required (Not Kontakt Player)
This is the Fairytale flute in legato mode.
Still in legato mode but with more room. Works well as a second flute.
03 Nordic legends
Warm sound with added delay. Legato mode. Can you hear the old troll?
Legato flute with a special Reverb setting. Good for arpeggio playing.
Keyboard mode. Works well for orchestral work etc.
06 Tape keyboard
Keyboard mode. Inspired by both the Chamberlin and the Mellotron.
Flower power flute in keyboard mode. Enjoy the ride!
08 Cosmic phantasy
Inspired by the swedish new-age composer Ralph Lundsten. A bit of overdrive is used and a more synth-like modulation wheel vibrato. The pitch bend has a more impressionistic setting.
Sweet Sound for Great Price
I instantly started using this instrument in one of my client's productions. Love the texture of the presets. It is especially good layered with another synth lead or flute sound. Thanks!
Warm and inviting
I love the instant warmth of this instrument. It also sounds so natural ... as though the music is streaming out and expressing the perfomer's emotions. The various presets are gorgeous and can convey different moods. I find using two instances, one with the Default and the other with the Introspective preset and panning them hard R and L is effective for broadening the sound. At times, a solo instance has difficulty coming through the mix when in a group: the tone appears thin, hence 4 instead o´f 5 stars. I've also used the Ensemble setting and found it a very good 'background' blended sound for a solo instrument from another group eg. Guitar.
Kay von Randow
Demo - Time Portal Perspective by Kavon Vlastnosti
Fairytale Flute takes the leads in the head sections & is layered with the synth lead in the solo.
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