"The Ajatar Kantele is a
sample-based, digital recreation of a finnish zither
instrument called the kantele. The instrument has a
long history rooted in the finnish national epic,
the Kalevala, and is the national instrument of
Finland. The name Ajatar refers to a female woodland
spirit in the stories of Kalevala.
The leading principle while sampling
the Ajatar was authentic, natural recreation with
maximum flexibility for experimentation. The samples
come in multiple microphone positions (contact,
close, room) to allow natural or user-added
reverberation and feature round robin keyswitching
to avoid sample repetition. The end result is a
sampled instrument that is easy to play and hard to
distinguish from a real performance."
The Ajatar Kantele is available as a
free download for Kontakt.