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    What is this Eastern-sounding instrument ?

    This instrument that sounds like a "Erhu" or a Cello, we can hear it in a lot of film scores like : man on fire, blackhawk down, the passion of the christ..

    Listen to this extract : http://annecywebtv.Free.fr/hunger.mp3
    I'm talking about the instrument that starts at 07 seconds.
    What's his name ?

    Btw, has it ever been sampled ?

    Thx

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    Re: What is this Eastern-sounding instrument ?

    It's an electric cello. I don't know of any sample libraries containing it.

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    Re: What is this Eastern-sounding instrument ?

    ok thanks

    Is there any way to "electricize" a sampled cello like VSL one or EWQLSO to make him sound like an electric cello ?

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    Re: What is this Eastern-sounding instrument ?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnCarter
    ok thanks

    Is there any way to "electricize" a sampled cello like VSL one or EWQLSO to make him sound like an electric cello ?
    well, you could, but you'll need to get rid of some of the instrument body resonance by EQ-ing in the lowmid frequencies (try cutting around 150 Hz), because an electric cello doesn't nearly have the resonance of an acoustic cello. Try adding a chorus or flanger effect to it afterwards.

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    Re: What is this Eastern-sounding instrument ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Herman Witkam
    Try adding a chorus or flanger effect to it afterwards.
    Interesting. Is there distortion as well?

    John, from which movie is your sample?

    Regards

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    Wink Re: What is this Eastern-sounding instrument ?

    Black Hawk Down ( mainly scored by hans zimmer )


    I just tested some flanger and chorus effects on a cello sample, it's promising but i'm not a good engineer it doesn't sound perfect

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    Re: What is this Eastern-sounding instrument ?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnCarter
    Black Hawk Down ( mainly scored by hans zimmer )
    Ah, saw the movie many month ago. Thanx.

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