WELCOME TO THE ILYA EFIMOV ARMENIAN DUDUK!
The Duduk is a traditional Armenian woodwind instrument, originating in the fifth century.
The sound of the duduk, if not the instrument itself, has become widely known through its use in popular film soundtracks. Starting with Peter Gabriel's score for Martin Scorsese's “The Last Temptation of Christ”, the duduk's sound has been employed in a variety of genres to depict archaic and mournful moods. Djivan Gasparyan played the duduk for the soundtracks of “Gladiator”, “Syriana” and “Blood Diamond”, among other films. It was used sililarly in The “Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”.
Our flexible duduk library will allow you to realistcally imitate virtually any tune that a real duduk could play. We recorded all intervals for up and down legato articulations in three variants: normal legato, slow legato and glissando. You may choose any of the available articulations for the first note and 6 articulations for legato notes. We have provided the ability to vary the dynamics of the instrument to convey a wide, detailed range of expression from pp to ff. Natural vibrato may be added to the sound at any time. Staccato articulations provide added realism by means of a round-robin algorythm. Users can reassign keyswitches and midi-controllers, then save the changes to a user preset. Default settings are easily restored at any time.
- 656 Mb compressed samples / 24-bit / 44.1 kHz / Stereo
- 3 Types of legato: normal/slow/porta.
- 3 Modes of legato performance
- Natural dynamic controlled by ModWheel
- Controllable natural vibrato
- Use any articulation during legato.
- 3 Crescendo: slow/normal/fast
- Natural expression/release sounds
- Two Staccato types
- Detune Vibrato keys
- Five types of mordents
- Reassignable keyswitches, CC and much more.
- Extremely user-friendly in both live and studio applications!
- Native Instruments full retail Kontakt 5
- Windows 7 or 8, Intel Core Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2, 4 GB
- Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7 or 10.8, Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB
- 2 GB free disk space
The 15 articulations are divided into two groups.
Group One (6): natural dynamics, expression, and three types of crescendo and vibrato are used for the first and subsequent legato notes.
Group Two (9): 5 mordents, forshlag, slide-up and two staccato can only be used for non-legato (non-overlapping) notes.
If the Legato mode is off you can use any articulation at any time.
If the Legato mode is on you can choose any of 15 articulations for the first non-legato note played. Articulations for legato notes are selected from the left column (6 articulations). So you can play legato, using any of 6 different articulations and switch between them if necessary in real-time!
The GUI’s main page is divided into two parts. The left side of the page contains a block of articulations. You can switch between them by clicking directly on their name or by using the midi-keybord keyswithes. To the right of the articulation name you will see the note name to switch to the articulation. You can change the note using the arrows or to select the note by clicking on it. Reverb level control, as well as the legato and release settings are found on the left side of the interface.
At the top left of the page is a "Options" button that will open a page allowing you to adjust settings of keyswitches and re-map MIDI-controllers.