The “Härjedalspipa”, “shepherds flute” in our context called the Nordic Low Whistle, is a Swedish cylindrical flute, build by craftsman Gunnar Stenmark.The model is a result of folk music research, and has also been further developed by musician’s preferences. This particular instrument is a seven-hole whistle, made of slow grown fir-wood.
Nordic Low Whistle contains 254 24bit mono WAV files
6 programs for NI Kontakt 1 and all versions above and 1 extra Kontakt 3 program with added convolution reverb.
The articulations are “Natural”, “Legato”, “Staccato”, “Glide” and “Flutter”.
The “Full” programs for Kontakt got key switches to alter between these in realtime. The “Glide” articulation has been mapped on modwheel for Kontakt. The keyboard range for Nordic Low Whistle is C2 to C4.
The key switch notes (NLW Full program) for HALion and NI Kontakt are:
C1 (Legato + Modwheel triggers Glide)
C#1 (Natural + Modwheel triggers Glide)
D1 (Staccatos) Round robin on 2 velocity levels in NI Kontakt, 4 samples for each level/note, 8 samples on each note.
D#1 (Fluttering notes)
All articulations are also available as separate programs.