I bought a 32-string Kantele from a flee market here in Finland. The instrument sounds lovely even if the soundboard is cracked. I don’t know how old the instrument is, the soundboard is made from really fine grain spruce (probably from northern parts of Finland).

I went through the process of tuning the Kantele and then sampling every string of it. This Kontakt library is the result of that work. I hope you like it. 🙂 Listen to the sample below or download it HERE

Please let me know if you use this library, I would love to hear the result!

If you use the library for a commercial project or like this library and feel generous, please consider a donation (button on the right).

The downloadable file is a zip file containing the Kontakt library, the sample mp3 file and the photo of the Kantele seen on this page. You will need Kontakt 5 or the free Kontakt 5 Player to use this library



11 Responses to Kontakt Library: Old 32-String Kantele

  1. Dario says:

    Awesome! I will link back to it from my sample library list!

  2. Daniel says:

    Awesome! this sounds almost the same as the instrument used in the Kaer Morhen piece (Witcher 3 Wild Hunt soundtrack)

    • Mick says:

      I listened to the piece, it’s a good song. 🙂 The instrument used there sounds similar yes, but I think it’s a lute or similar instrument. I hope you can use this library for something! 🙂

  3. Beatmaker says:

    Thanks a lot !

  4. Lieutenant Left-Nut says:

    Yesterday, I downloaded and tried running this library on my free Kontakt 5 player(which I downloaded 4 days ago) but got this message pop up:

    “This patch was generated by a newer version of the application. Please upgrade your copy to load the patch.”

    I really want to add this library to my collection. How can I resolve this issue?
    Thank you.

  5. Lieutenant Left-Nut says:

    Nevermind about the pop up message; I solved the issue already.
    I was under the impression that installing the kontakt player would already come up to date; but it seems I have to update it myself manually.

    Thanks anyways, and your instrument is phenomenal; it fits the bill of harp-like instruments for my library collection.

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