GRAND CIMBALOM released!
First there was the Harp, then the
Harpsichord, and now Spitfire are please to introduce the Cimbalom
to this family
of definitive VIs. We are delighted to be offering this to you for only £41
on the RRP of £55!
is a concert
hammered dulcimer: a type of chordophone composed of a large, trapezoidal box with metal
strings stretched across its top. It is a musical instrument popularized in Hungary and
commonly found throughout central and eastern Europe. The cimbalom is played by striking
two beaters against the strings. The steel treble strings are arranged in groups of 4 and
are tuned in unison. The bass strings which are over-spun with copper, are arranged in
groups of 3 and are also tuned in unison.
has been used in
many film scores over the years: famously John Barry
used it in the title theme for
the film The Ipcress File
, as well as in the main theme of the 1971 TV series
. But it’s most famous, and coolest use was probably on the 1994
track “Sour Times
” - an example of how the instrument can be
used as a mournful exotic sound not just it’s often stereotypical use against East
European backdrops, spy intrigue and cold war thrillers.
Aside from being an
amazing featured or solo instrument, it is also great as a textural element; doubling
pianos and other tuned percussion instruments, it is particularly interesting in unison
with pizzicato passages. A fantastic new colour for your palette and with this level of
deep sampling, something that can sit proud and exposed in your mixes, and honestly and
realistically express the emotion of your composition.Cimbalom youtube
Spitfire are delighted to present Greg Knowles
his Grand Cimbalom
in the hall at Air Studios, London
, one of the greatest
recording studios in the world. Sampled with 4 round robins and 2 dynamics as single hits,
and of course the characteristic tremolando.
Recorded through the finest mics
via Neve “Montserrat” pre-amps and Prism AD converters. The Spitfire Cimbalom
joins our Harpsichord and Harp as the definitive VI in its class. The Cimbalom is
presented with 4 mic positions
(Close, Tree, Ambient, Outriggers) and is designed
to be used in conjunction with a full version of Kontakt 4.2.4 or Kontakt 5.
will not work with the free Kontakt Player.)
Click below to take advantage of
this time limited offer and get the Cimbalom in your tracks for only £41 ...POP IT IN MY CART!!