STRUMSTICK

WALKTHROUGH

PRODUCT INFO

What has only three strings and has a sound somewhere between a banjo and a guitar? No, I'm not talking about student violins from China, I'm talking about the McNally Strumstick, or more specifically the Diatonic D Grand, our victim today.

 

We've recorded just about 'all she wrote' on this instrument- picked, plucked, bowed, and more, with sampled releases, easy string selection via modwheel, two mic positions, and at up to 3 velocities and 4 round robins- 1,700 samples and 20 articulations in all.

KEY STATS

Kontakt FULL 5.6.8+ Required (?)

 

1,700 Samples; 3,400 Files (?)

 

1.4 GB of HDD space

(+1.3 GB for installation files)

 

HDD of 7200+ RPM or SSD recommended

Modwheel-equipped controller recommended

DEMOS

BEHIND-THE-SCENES

SIMPLE YET VERSATILE

Despite only having three strings, our strumstick is surprisingly versatile. Outfitted with several different types of strings, the instrument has a wide range of timbres.

 

Using the modwheel, you can choose which string to give priority, 1, 2, or 3, each bringing a range of characteristic differences to the tone.

 

In addition, extensive sampling of releases gives the instrument a very realistic response and feel while playing.

GUI

ARTICULATIONS / PATCHES

Picked

  • Picked - Normal (Open/Stopped)
  • Picked - Vibrato (Open/Stopped)
  • Picked - Slide Up/Down
  • Picked - Chords (RR Alternating)
  • Picked - Chords Modwheel
  • Picked - Chord Slides

Fingered

  • Fingered - Normal (Open/Stopped)
  • Fingered - Slide Up/Down
  • Fingered - Chords (RR Alternating)
  • Fingered - Chords Modwheel

Extended Techniques

  • Extended - Bowed - String 1
  • Extended - Bowed - String 3
  • Extended - Bowed - Drones
  • Extended - Bowed - Tremolo
  • Extended - Bowed - Trill (String 1)
  • Extended - Crazy Tremolo
  • Extended - Fret Tremolo
  • Extended - Hammered - Normal
  • Extended - Hammered - Soft
  • Extended - Hammered - Flam

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