Dicky Deegan’s Uilleann Pipes by Xtant Audio
For only $9.99 (instead of $47.31), get Dicky Deegan’s Uilleann Pipes (Affiliate Link) by Xtant Audio! This unique library is a beautifully recorded set of Uilleann Pipes performed by the talented Dicky Deegan. Traditionally sampled in a studio setting with three mic positions to give a close, warm, and intimate sound.
The uilleann pipes is the national bagpipe of Ireland. It is a complex instrument made up of several pipes, a pipe bag to hold the air, and a set of bellows used to inflate the bag. This library features two full sets of uilleann pipes each with chanter, drones, and regulators – including a rare double-bass regulator.
The aim is to take the components of this complicated instrument and map them to the keyboard in a way that is easy for you to play and perform.
Just like on the real instrument the drones of Dicky Deegan’s Uilleann Pipes sample library can be turned on or off using a single key switch for each pipe. These key switches are velocity-sensitive which is great when working in a DAW as it prevents the switches from being triggered incorrectly when you playback your sequence.
The regulators are polyphonic for playing chords. For notes that are available on more than one regulator pipe, you have the option to select which pipe’s samples are triggered, giving your performance an extra hit of realism.
The chanter is monophonic. Playing in an overlapped style will trigger legato transitions and to compliment this further we’ve included a retrigger function which is ideal for trills. Using the slide controls you can perform formant correct slides of varying lengths and by adjusting the velocity of notes you can replicate the sound of performing the chanter on or off the knee.
To help you create detailed mock-ups we’ve included an extra Kontakt instrument featuring a selection of bellows and bag noise samples. These are recordings of Dicky filling the pipe bag with air before and during his performance. These samples are of various lengths and intensities so that you can fit them into your sequences.
One of the advantages of sample libraries is being able to do things that are impossible on the real instrument.
With Dicky Deegan’s Uilleann Pipes (Affiliate Link) not only do you have control over the volume of the three microphone positions, but you can also set the balance between the drones, regulators, and chanter. This is incredibly useful for adapting the instruments to different contexts or incorporating them into ensembles.
This is a limited time offer you should not miss, hurry and save – $9.99 (instead of $47.31), get Dicky Deegan’s Uilleann Pipes (Affiliate Link) by Xtant Audio! This library will be available for just $9.99 until October 27th, 2020