Main Forums >> News
        Print Thread

Pages: 1
Spitfire Audio



Joined: 10/05/12
Posts: 19
Loc: LA/London
Spitfire release GRAND CIMBALOM! 25% discount!!
      #1030033 - 23/01/13 08:55 PM


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 - a 25% discount on the RRP of £55!

The Cimbalom 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.

The Cimbalom 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 The Persuaders!. But it’s most famous, and coolest use was probably on the 1994 Portishead 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 walkthrough

Spitfire are delighted to present Greg Knowles playing 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. (This 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!!


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator     Back to top
oggyb



Joined: 09/02/08
Posts: 1615
Loc: Leeds, UK
Re: Spitfire release GRAND CIMBALOM! 25% discount!! new [Re: Spitfire Audio]
      #1030044 - 23/01/13 09:55 PM
Like.

--------------------
Composer;
www.ogonline.org


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator     Back to top
Spitfire Audio



Joined: 10/05/12
Posts: 19
Loc: LA/London
Re: Spitfire release GRAND CIMBALOM! 25% discount!! new [Re: Spitfire Audio]
      #1030074 - 24/01/13 04:24 AM
Thanks Oggy!


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator     Back to top
Spitfire Audio



Joined: 10/05/12
Posts: 19
Loc: LA/London
Re: Spitfire release GRAND CIMBALOM! 25% discount!! new [Re: Spitfire Audio]
      #1032245 - 05/02/13 04:42 PM
LAST CHANCE TO GRAB THE CIMBALOM!!!

Amazing discounted price - ends 6th FEB at 8pm GMT!!


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator     Back to top
Pages: 1

Rate this thread

Jump to

Extra Information
0 registered and 2 anonymous users are browsing this forum.

Moderator:  David Etheridge, James Perrett, zenguitar, Martin Walker, Hugh Robjohns, Zukan, Frank Eleveld, SOS News Editor 
Forum Permissions
      You cannot start new topics
      You cannot reply to topics
      HTML is enabled
      UBBCode is enabled
Rating:
Thread views: 2465

October 2014
On sale now at main newsagents and bookstores (or buy direct from the
SOS Web Shop)
SOS current Print Magazine: click here for FULL Contents list
Click image for October 2014
DAW Tips from SOS

 

Home | Search | News | Current Issue | Tablet Mag | Articles | Forum | Subscribe | Shop | Readers Ads

Advertise | Information | Privacy Policy | Support | Login Help

 

Email: Contact SOS

Telephone: +44 (0)1954 789888

Fax: +44 (0)1954 789895

Registered Office: Media House, Trafalgar Way, Bar Hill, Cambridge, CB23 8SQ, United Kingdom.

Sound On Sound Ltd is registered in England and Wales.

Company number: 3015516 VAT number: GB 638 5307 26

         

All contents copyright © SOS Publications Group and/or its licensors, 1985-2014. All rights reserved.
The contents of this article are subject to worldwide copyright protection and reproduction in whole or part, whether mechanical or electronic, is expressly forbidden without the prior written consent of the Publishers. Great care has been taken to ensure accuracy in the preparation of this article but neither Sound On Sound Limited nor the publishers can be held responsible for its contents. The views expressed are those of the contributors and not necessarily those of the publishers.

Web site designed & maintained by PB Associates | SOS | Relative Media