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Qanun

Characteristic Oriental Plucked String Instrument
Qanun - Characteristic Oriental Plucked String Instrument
Instrument Type:
World
$69.00 - $99.00
$99.00
$69.00
INCLUDED FORMATS:
Plug-in, ENGINE 2 Sample Player
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Note: ONLY Registered users who own Arabic Oud or E-Oud can purchase the discounted crossgrade.



Characteristic Oriental Plucked String Instrument

Qanun is an instrument that reflects the sound of the Orient like no other. Designed as a Wooden Psaltery and strung with 63 to 84 strings, it has influenced the music of the Orient since the 10th century. In any case, the first illustrations in the Syrian lexicon by Hassan Bar Bahlul are from that time. Today, the characteristic sound of the Qanun still plays an important role in traditional and modern oriental music.

Syrian-born multi-instrumentalist Bassam Ayoub has succeeded to make the qanun playable in the virtual world. His extensive experience in recording oriental instruments coupled with a deep understanding of their history and playability has already been proven with libraries such as "Arabic Oud" and "Arabic E-Oud".



Qanun impresses with an outstanding Authenticity in terms of Playability and Realism. With a total of 22 Articulations, multiple velocity layers and up to 16 round robins, this virtual replica of the traditional psaltery includes all the Major Timbres that have made this wonderful instrument one of the most famous plucked instruments in the world.

The main goal was to achieve an Authentic Sound with the best possible playability, therefore the articulations are divided into recorded performances and freely playable articulations. The integrated Microtunings make the heart of every professional Maqam artist beat faster.

Never before have music creators been able to access such a wide range of virtual instruments and combine Traditional and Modern influences so easily into something new. Quanun's versatile range of sounds is also exceptionally interesting for contemporary productions in genres such as EDM, hip-hop, pop music and other styles.



The Engine
The virtual Qanun brings the beautiful sounds of the Middle East right into the DAW-based production environment. The clean and well-programmed interface of the Engine Player makes it intuitive and easy for you to work with the library. Let your creativity run wild and be inspired by the sound of the Qanun.

The user interface gives you access to the most important and most frequently used microtunings of oriental music: Bayati, Rast, Saba, and Seka. Each tuning offers two variants (Normal and Syriac Church) and the free keynote selection.

Keyswitches allow you to change between playing modes to create incredibly Realistic Performances. A differentiation must be made between latch and hold keyswitches. While latch keyswitches remain activated after the key is released, hold keyswitches remain activated only as long as they are pressed and held by the player - after release, the playing style changes to the last selected latch keyswitch.

The green MIDI song keys above the playing area play short MIDI Sequences that showcase the Qanun's numerous playing possibilities.

Syrian-born Bassam Ayoub, musician and singer, has toured with various bands across many Arabic countries and Europe. He has worked with countless artists, as well as with renowned oriental keyboard and expander manufacturers such as Korg, Farfisa and Limex. Following "Arabic Oud" and "Arabic E-Oud", Qanun is the next step in his pursuit of the perfect virtual Qanun that captures the unique sound of this instrument, but also provides a special playing experience.

Works with Engine Version 2.7.2.43 or higher!

Note: ONLY Registered users who own Arabic Oud or E-Oud can purchase the discounted crossgrade.
System Requirements:

Best Service ENGINE 2 Sample Player is included with this product!

Mac:

macOS 10.12-11
64 bit
Apple M1 is not supported right now
Intel Mac
2GHz
RAM: 2GB
Windows:

Windows 8-10
32 bit & 64 bit
Intel Core processor
2GHz
RAM: 2GB

Note: ONLY Registered users who own Arabic Oud or E-Oud can purchase the discounted crossgrade.






License Agreement


The Following End User License Agreement is included with Qanun. This License is only valid for the individual who has purchased an unopened, new and lawfully made copy of Qanun from a dealer or distributor authorized by Big Fish Audio.

"For software products produced by Best Service the German Copyright Act is effective. All other Software products sold and/or distributed by Best Service are subject to the license agreement which is part of the respective software installer.

The samples and programs contained in any software/library produced by Best Service are licensed to the owner/buyer of the product only. Only the purchaser of this CD is authorized to use the sounds for his music-, multimedia-, film-, radio-, games-, webcast- or similar productions and only as long as no isolated samples, loops or phrases become available for a third party.

It is not allowed to use the samples and programs within a network if this opens the possibility to be used simultaneously by multiple users. Unauthorized copying, reproduction (including conversion and reproduction in other data formats), hire, rental, public performance, broadcasting and distribution is expressly prohibited. Best Service constantly monitors other soundware releases to check for copyright infringements, and will prosecute all piracy and copyright violations to the fullest extent of the law.

Products marked as NFR (Not For Resale) may only be used for demonstration, reviewing or testing, but not for commercial production.

EDU (educational) products – products marked as EDU may only be used by the authorized institution, their teachers, pupils and students for education purposes but not for commercial production. EDU versions are not allowed to be resold or distributed in any way."


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