Tar and Chonguri are two stunning Eastern string instruments which have been united together to create the perfect couple for Sonuscore's latest addition to their popular Origins series for Kontakt. Both amazingly complement each other’s tonal colours and allow a huge variety of timbres.
The Tar’s steel strings are plugged with a plectrum, resulting in a very pure and definite sound. Marvelously reflecting the legendary Persian culture, where the Tar is present since hundreds of years.
The Chonguri with its tender silk strings however adds warmth, depth and richness to their joint timbre. An ode to the enchanting Georgian landscapes, where the instrument originates from.
Played together they merge into a completely new and powerful instrument. Origins Vol. 7: Tar & Chonguri unite best of both worlds just at your fingertips. Taking your listeners on an exciting and manifold journey to the far east.
Sonuscore Origins Vol 7 Tar & Chonguri Key Features
- Two individually playable instruments
- Innovative Multi-Arpeggio-Designer (MAD)
- 80 rhythm presets
- 12 unique colour settings
- Full customization of all controls
Let's take a closer look...
For this duo, the Multi-Arpeggio-Designer (MAD) gives a wonderful performance when playing chords, melodies or progressions on your keyboard.
An example of this is if you play the accented, percussive sequences with the tar, and add the light warm touch of the Chonguri this will allow both instruments playfully mingle. Tar offers a wide variety of effects from percussive timbres to ambient pads and more! Round them up using the more “empowering” melodious Chonguri.
This Journey to the East is instantly accessible via handcrafted, fully-customizable presets, in both the musical and tonal colour category. With a focus on user-friendliness, “Tar and Chonguri” gives you everything you could possibly need to take every listener to a journey to the far east. Dig deeper and tweak the instrument to your exact needs.
The 12 individual colour-presets provide even more possibilities to sculpt your sound. All colours are radically different in character and incorporate various effect settings and multiple impulse responses. While each MAD-Preset has an assigned colour preset, you can combine everything at will, resulting in over 1000 predefined combinations.
Multi Arpeggio Designer
The Multi-Arpeggio-Designer is the centrepiece of every Origins-instrument. Two fully customizable arpeggiators create interlocking patterns and broad soundscapes by combining the unique timbres of the two instruments. The engine is designed to convey a musically meaningful, human performance, instead of a computer randomly aligning notes.
Load up one of 80+ inspiring presets or create your own arpeggios in as much detail as you like. The MAD provides a variety of different features and controls to realize your musical vision. You can create your own ingenious arpeggio design. Want to use it with another ORIGINS product? Simply copy and paste your design to use it on-the-fly in any other instrument of the ORIGINS series.