A completely re-sampled Dulcitone 1900 with a thin strip of carpet tucked under the hammers.
Stunningly beautiful clunk and clank
Every note sampled with 10 levels of velocity x 4 round robins
Sample start control for de-clunking
Octave up layer, note off and vinyl crackle
Sampled binaurally with Jecklin disc and contact mics
Multimode humanized ARP with midi drag and drop
Gorgeous reverb and delay
for FULL version of Kontakt 6.7.1 or above
FELT DULCITONE is a new, magical keyboard instrument, a refreshing alternative to the tired and overused standards (I’m looking at you triple felt piano). Organic and packed with character, FELT DULCITONE has an otherworldly presence and warmth that feels personal, like the loving nuzzle of a furry pet in front of a crackling open fire.
Originally designed and manufactured in Scotland in the 1800’s, and with allegedly only 2000 in existence, a DULCITONE is a portable keyboard that was made for missionaries to hump around remote African village churches to help perk up hymn services. It has a very basic piano action with spring-loaded felt covered hammers striking small magnet shaped tuning forks. Like a Fender Rhodes electric piano without electricity, with a very lovely woody, clonky glockenspiel/celesta kind of sound.
To build FELT DULCITONE a layer of felt carpet was squashed under the rudimentary hammer mechanism of an unsuspecting 120-year-old Dulcitone.
Every note recorded at 10 velocity levels with 4 round robins.
Binaural recording with Jecklin Disc and Rode NT55 mics.
Low end thump captured with Zeppelin Cortado MKIII contact mics.
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