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Istanbul Qanun

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Istanbul Qanun

'Istanbul Qanun' by Earthone contains a set of professionally played, incredibly rich, traditional and complex melodies that allow you to discover the world of Qanun!

Our price $31.93 USD

£24.95 GBP

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  • 701.74MB (Unzipped)
  • 45 sec @ 85Mbps
  • 197 files / Royalty-Free

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'Istanbul Qanun' by Earthone contains a set of professionally played, incredibly rich, traditional and complex melodies that allow you to discover the world of Qanun!

'Qanun' is a member of the stringed instruments and has the form of a trapezoid shape, the shape serves the purpose of adjusting the length of the strings. The strings of qanun are plucked by a ring-shaped plectrum placed on the index fingers. On the left side, there are pegs also known as 'burgu' which are used to tune the instrument. The Turkish qanun consists of 24, 25 or 26 sets of strings of two or three strings each (generally giving a total of 75) also features special metallic levers called 'mandal' on the left side. These features were not present until the 1870s. On contemporary Turkish qanun, there are six to fifteen mandals for every three strings that the performer can alter quickly when playing. On the right end of the instrument, the strings are stretched over the bridge called 'esik' made of lamb or fish skin. The instrument is played on the lap while sitting by plucking the strings with two picks –one for each hand- made of tortoise shell. It is a unique instrument with a bright timbre, a wide range of sound colours and pitches. It is actually known as the loudest plucked string Turkish instrument; therefore, it can easily mask the sounds of other instruments in the ensemble. 'Qanun' is like the queen of Turkish art music and it is essentially used in art music and fasil ensembles in Turkey.

In detail, expect to find 701 MB of raw content featuring 95 beautifully played 'Qanun' loops at 80, 100, 110 BPM and includes a dry version (w/o any additional e.q, compressor or reverb effects) and wet version of each, giving a total of 190 files. All loops are Key and Tempo Labelled for ease of use. All sounds are ready to fit straight in your tracks.

This instrument can be used accompanying other instruments and is perfectly usable in a variety of musical genres whether you're producing World music, Ethnic and Organic Folk music, Experimental, Cinematic, Ambient, Meditation, Live Lounge, Electronica or even Hip-Hop also suitable for Film Score, Documentaries and Media Compositions as well - the only limit is your imagination!

Please Note: this is a 'Qanun' pack ONLY, other sounds contained within this Demo are for illustration purposes.

Product Details:

• 190 Files
• 060 Qanun Loops At 80 BPM
• 060 Qanun Loops At 100 BPM
• 060 Qanun Loops At 110 BPM
• 010 Timeless Qanun Melodies
• Key & Tempo Labelled
• Dry & Wet Files
• 100% Royalty-Free

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