Paddy’s Percussion

Paddy’s percussion features over 1300 bodhrán and cajón samples including individual hits and looped rhythms. Both instruments were recorded with up to six dynamic layers, several round robin repetitions (10x for the Bodhrán, 6x for the Cajón), and multiple hand positions.

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Simsimiyya

The simsimiyya is a traditional plucked lyre played in Egypt, Jordan, and Yemen. It is mostly used by Bedouins as a social instrument. In Egypt it is traditionally used to accompany a dance called bambutiyya. Our Simsimiyya sample library includes two separate virtual instruments, one sampled from a small instrument (simsimiyya I) and one that’s a little larger (simsimiyya II).

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The Bell Lyre

The bell lyre is usually a two octave glockenspiel – although they can be larger or smaller. Designed to be lightweight and portable, some are built in the shape of a lyre and are played upright supported by a strap around the musician’s waist. The instrument in this library is known as a flatbed bell lyre and can be supported by a special shoulder mount when played during a performance.

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