A heartfelt and highly playable Irish low whistle.
Irish Low Whistle is a high quality Kontakt instrument based on a low whistle in D.
It's very expressive and realistic but also highly playable.
Playing techniques such as vibrato, bending, slurs and ornaments could easily make the instrument hard to handle with too many key-switches, but in this Kontakt instrument all vibrato techniques (controlled by air, finger and shaking the instrument) are included as default.
Bending and ornaments are offered as separate key-switched articulations.
Slurs and fast bendings are handled by scripting and by you, when using the pitch wheel. This method keeps the number of key-switches low and makes Irish Low Whistle inspiring and fun to play.
Range: D3 - D5
Please note that the recorded low whistle works best in the keys of D and G and their relative minor keys Bm and Em.
For Kontakt 5.8.1
Please note that the recorded low whistle works best in the keys of D and G and their relative minor keys Bm and Em. When using the key-switched bendings and ornaments please remember that they were created within the limits of the actual instrument. They are not supposed to work in all keys.
Although the sampled version is fully chromatic, the offered bendings and ornaments are based on the keys of D and G. This means that some of the bendings will be wholetone and others halftone depending on the note off the scale. To make both scales work in the same preset some of the offered bendings and ornaments can be swithed via velocity control, explained below.
C0 - Legato
D0 - Staccato
E0 - Bend up: Range adapted to the scales D and G
D4-D#4 Velocity switch: Wholetone 0-63, halftone 64-127
F0 - Bend down: Range adapted to the scales D and G
B3 Velocity switch: Halftone 0-63, wholetone 64-127
G0 - Ornament upwards: Range adapted to the scales D and G
B4 Velocity switch: Orn A-C-B 0-63, Orn A-C#-A-B velocity 64-127
A0 - Ornament downwards: Range adapted to the scales D and G
B3 and B4 Velocity switch: Orn C-A-B- velocity 0-63, Orn C#-A-B velocity 64-127
Modulation wheel (CC1) :
Use the modulation wheel upwards to put the low whistle further back in the mix through a combination of volume control and cutoff filter. Great to use at phrase endings, for general dynamics etc. Return to the zero position to obtain normal volume.