THREE-BODY TECHNOLOGY Raindrop & Blade - Virtual Hammered Dulcimer for Composition & Sound Design (Software, Download)

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THREE-BODY TECHNOLOGY Raindrop & Blade - Virtual Hammered Dulcimer for Composition & Sound Design (Software, Download)
Key Features
  • Virtual Instrument of Hammered Dulcimer
  • Tones Evocative of Ancient China
  • 6208 Samples in Just under 3GB
  • Stereo Samples, 44.1 kHz / 24-Bit
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Available for download, Three-Body Technology's Raindrop & Blade is a virtual instrument, one that puts a Chinese hammered dulcimer at your fingertips. It accomplishes a realistic timbre through five velocity layers with smooth transition between tones. This brings a more detailed and natural sound. Round-robin sampling is employed, ensuring that no two consecutive notes sound exactly the same.
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THREE-BODY TECHNOLOGY Raindrop & Blade Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Fast Sample Engine
  • 3Optimized Data Compression
  • 45 Layers of Velocity
  • 5Left- & Right-Handed Samples
  • 6Round-Robin Sampling
  • 7Tremolo
  • 8Clean Mode
  • 9Realistic Sonic Capture
  • 10Ying Yang Button
  • 11Depth of Sound Field
  • 12Convolution Reverb
  • 13Pattern Library
  • 14Presets
  • 15Effects Included

Available for download, Three-Body Technology's Raindrop & Blade is a virtual instrument, one that puts a Chinese hammered dulcimer at your fingertips. It accomplishes a realistic timbre through five velocity layers with smooth transition between tones. This brings a more detailed and natural sound. Round-robin sampling is employed, ensuring that no two consecutive notes sound exactly the same.

Throughout the sampling process, both the left hand and right hand were captured individually, to further bolster a realistic tone. You can control how the instrument switches between hands through three different Hand Exchange modes. Realistic dulcimer effects, such as tremolo, flicking, hammer revert, and more have been recorded.

The instrument was recorded at both close and midrange distances to provide a realistic depth of field. You can adjust between the two ranges, and also blend in reverb for a more faraway sound. Stereo width can also be manipulated.

A pattern library and a swath of presets will get you up and running quickly. Tailor the sound right from the instrument with EQ, compression, chorus, and delay. Custom impulse responses recorded from all over China are provided for a more evocative feeling. This software can operate within VST, AU, and AAX plug-in formats.

Fast Sample Engine

A fast sample engine yields a high performance with direct-from-disk streaming

Optimized Data Compression

All 6208 samples only require just under 3GB of hard-drive space, without degradation of audio

5 Layers of Velocity

STBT technology, which stands for Smooth Transition Between Tones, provides a natural sound and captures realistic performance details

Left- & Right-Handed Samples

Separately recorded left- and right-handed samples are available via three Hand Exchange modes, giving the software a more realistic, natural feeling

Round-Robin Sampling

The same pitch being played repeatedly is common with these instruments, so three to five round-robin hits were recorded for every velocity layer to bolster the feeling of a real, live instrument

Tremolo

Two velocity layers of tremolo samples have been recorded, alongside samples for tremolos in octaves and thirds

Clean Mode

Clean mode decays differently for harmonic and non-harmonic tones, allowing the virtual instrument to sound cleaner than its real-world counterpart

Realistic Sonic Capture

Tremolo, flicking, hammer revert, muting, and various noises have been captured to give the virtual instrument a more authentic feeling

Ying Yang Button

Switch between polar contrast feelings by pressing this button

Depth of Sound Field

Samples have been recorded from nearfield and midfield distances. A simulated far-field feeling can be achieved via reverb.

Convolution Reverb

The Great Wall, the Terracotta Army site, and other famous Chinese locales have been sampled for their IR responses and authenticity

Pattern Library

A pattern library with drag-and-drop MIDI implementation lets you quickly import authentic musical phrases into your project

Presets

Traditional and experimental presets are included

Effects Included

Compression, EQ, chorus, and ping-pong delay are all provided

THREE-BODY TECHNOLOGY Raindrop & Blade Specs

General
Supported Plug-In FormatsAAX, AU, VST
Standalone OperationNo
Visual Impairment SupportNo
System Requirements
Supported Operating SystemsWindows 7
Windows 8
Windows 10
macOS 10.9 or Later
Memory RequirementWindows, Mac:
4 GB
Storage RequirementWindows, Mac:
4 GB 
CPU RequirementMac:
Intel Core Duo and Faster  
Windows:
Intel Core Duo and Faster  
AMD Athlon64 and Faster  
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