Cow Horn

24,80 incl. vat

Cow Horn is a traditional Finnish musical instrument constructed from the horn of cattle. In Finnish language it has many names, including sarvi, paimensarvi, lehmänsarvi, and sarvitrumpetti. Similar Nordic instruments include the Swedish kohorn and the Norwegian kuhorn.

The recorded cow horn had two finger holes. Without covering any finger holes, we got a note C#. Covering one hole made a note D, and covering both finger holes made a note D#.

We recorded long and short notes, and then expanded these to cover some lower and higher notes. Legato, portamento and vibrato was added via script.

Cow Horn was recorded with two microphones, Neumann TLM 103 and Sennheiser MKH 8040, and you can choose your preferred one. We captured 36 samples with 3 round robins.

Note: To use this virtual instrument, Native Instruments Kontakt version 6.7.0 or higher (FULL) is required.

Size un-compressed: 26.7 MB
Sample specs: 96 kHz, 24 bit

System requirements: Intel Macs (i5 or higher): macOS 10.14, 10.15, 11 or 12 (latest update)
Apple Silicon Macs (via Rosetta 2 & natively on ARM): macOS 11 or 12 (latest update)
Windows 10 or 11 (latest Service Pack), Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU, 2 GB RAM
4 GB RAM

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