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Arabic Oud - "The Queen of Instruments"

In Arabic music, the Oud is considered one of the oldest musical instruments; in fact, in the Middle East it plays an important role in musical tradition. Although the origins of this instrument are uncertain, the popularity of the Oud has spread across the Mediterranean, North and East Africa and the Middle East, where it is still very popular to this day. In the Western World, the Oud is probably best known as the forerunner of the European lute.

The Arabic Oud Library was created in close collaboration with the renowned musician and Oud virtuoso Bassam Ayoub. Bassam Ayoub performed and recorded all playing variations with the main emphasis on achieving an authentic sound, both for melodic playing and rhythmic accompaniment.

The Arabic Oud offers breathtaking 39 articulations with velocity layers and up to 8 Round Robins and brings one of the oldest string instruments to life right under your fingertips. The versatile sound spectrum, which extends over a total of 3 recorded instruments, can enrich any kind of music and the integrated microtuningsare very appealing to professional Maqamperformers! Because of its wide range of playing styles, the Arabic Oud is ideal for both studio and live performances.

The Engine

The Arabic Oud transports the sound of the Middle East into todays DAW-based production environment. The Engine Player'scarefully programmed interface makes it really easy to work with the library, allowing you to be inspired by the sound of the Arabic Oud and unleash your creativity.

The Arabic Oud user interface gives you access to the most important and commonly used microtunings of oriental music: Bayati, Rast, Saba and Seka. Each tuning offers two variants (Normal and Syriac Church) as well as free choice of the root key.

The Keyswitchesallow you to switch between the different playing techniques to create incredibly realistic performances. There are two types of keyswitches: latch and hold. While LatchKeyswitches remain active after the key is released, HoldKeyswitches remain active only as long as they are pressed and held by the player - after the key is released, the playing mode changes to the last selected Latch Keyswitch.

The green Midi Song Keys above the playing area provide short Midi sequences which showcase the numerous playing possibilities of the Arabic Oud. (See the Info tab for more information about the correct speed and tuning for each midi performance)

Arabic Oud Live Performance

Each of the three instruments of theArabic Oud is also available asLiteversion. These patches contain the very essential articulations to perform the Oud realistically in a live environment.

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System Requirements

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

Mac OS

  • Mac OS 10.11 - 10.15
  • Min. recommended: Intel Mac 2GHz, 2GB Ram
  • Interfaces: Standalone, AU, VST (64bit only) 
  • AAX Support for Pro Tools 11+

Windows

  • Windows 7, 8 and 10, 32bit & 64bit
  • Min. recommended: Intel Core 2.0GHz, 2GB Ram
  • Interfaces: Standalone, VST (32bit and 64bit)
  • AAX Support für Pro Tools 11+

All systems

  • Internet connection for product activation required (on any computer)
  • Additional hard disc space according to the library size

Product activation:
An internet connection is required to authorize / activate the product.

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