-->

Bandoneon

Bandoneon consists of a Philological reproduction of an historic Alfred Arnold Bandoneon made in Germany in the 50s!
His typical sound is based on 2 reeds (Zinc) for each note.
PSound Bandoneon has been sampled in 4 layers with 2 round robin for a total of 440 samples (1 GB storage)

LISTEN

First: listen with the
musician's ear!

RECORD

Second: record with
high-end tools!

ANALYSIS

Third: Analysis to
find out the goals!

EDITING

Fourth: Edit and loop
the sounds

PLAY

Fifth: Play to listen
the results

DEVELOP

Sixth: Build the
virtual instrument

4
layers
1005
megabytes
96
kHz
24
Bit

The Sound

The instrument

The Bandoneon choosed for sampling is an historic
Alfred Arnold of 50s.
40 keys on the right hand
32 notes in left hand

Recording

Take it!

I recorded the BAndoneon with a Neumann TLM103 large diaphragm microphone thru an amazing Apogee Symphony I/O converter with its own Mic Preamp card for the best audio resolution and musical details. All the 440 samples are in 96kHz/24bit resolution!

Analysis

Observation!

By a careful analysis of the sound I found a great variation of the harmonic spectrum during the dynamic range of the reeds. This fact depends on the high quality of the hand made reeds of the instrument.
Yes, I tried to reproduce this amazing feature!

Layers & Filters

Composing the sound

I used 4 dynamic layers and 2 round-robins for each note of the instrument.

Loops

Play it again Sam!

All the samples of the Bandoneon are perfectly looped with "DSPQuattro" audio editing software. In this way, you can play very long notes from your instruments without interruptions.

Preset 1

Full Range

The "Full Range" preset consists of both left and right hands notes mixed, it allows you to have a 56 notes (from F2 to C7).

Preset 2

Left Hand

The "Left Hand" preset implements the left hand keys of the Bandoneon, with 32 notes (from G3 to C7).

Preset 3

Right Hand

The "Right Hand" preset implements the right hand keys, with 36 notes (from F2 to C5).

-->

audio demos

Video Performance

by Uwe Steger

Specifications

Alfred Arnold historic Instrument

440 Samples

>1 GB Storage

96 kHz Sample rate

24 bit resolution

All sample are perfectly looped

4 velocity layers

2 Round robin per layer

key-on and key-off noises

Adjustable volume for reeds and noise

right hand and left hand presets

Powered by UVI Engine XT™

Requires UVI Workstation v2.5.6 or later

UVI.net provides UVI Workstation for free!

UVI Falcon full Compatibility!

Playable by Motu Machfive too (requires v3.2.1)

PACE protection system (free iLok account required)

BUY & DOWNLOAD

€ 42.00