Kelfar Technologies’ KRS-95 Moda sound library offers keyboard musicians an unprecedented array of Middle Eastern sounds to recreate popular Sha’abi dance music.
The new library includes plucked instruments, woodwinds, bowed strings and ensemble instruments. Keyboardists can produce a rich blend of authentic Middle Eastern instruments for Sha’abi and other musical styles. The new sound library has been tested in both studio and performance settings, and is organized around key features most musicians appreciate.
You must have the EXs95 library to use the KRS-95 Moda. Purchase the EXs95 library from the Korg Kronos/Nautilus Sound Library Lineup / Shop.
Kelfar Technologies’ KRS-95 Moda sound library offers keyboard musicians an unprecedented array of Middle Eastern sounds to recreate popular Sha’abi dance music. The new library includes plucked instruments, woodwinds, bowed strings, and ensemble instruments. Keyboardists can produce a vibrant blend of authentic Middle Eastern instruments for Sha’abi and other musical styles. The new sound library has been tested in both studio and performance settings and is organized around key features most musicians appreciate.
Programs and Combinations
The KRS-95 Moda comes with 128 programs, 5 Drum Kits, 49 Wave Sequences, 2 Karma GEs (only for KRONOS), and the original EXs95 Melodia PCG. With the EXs95 Melodia, the combination of the two creates a total of 384 programs and 90 combinations. Some of the programs in the PCG bank have been updated from the original EXs95 Melodia, especially the Arabic and Turkish Strings, Oud, Kanon, Accordion, Sazi, and Greek Clarinet, Violin, and Lead sounds. These updates offer the most up-to-date and accurate representation of the original Arabic, Turkish, and Greek sounds.
Voice Name List
The Voice Name List in the U-G/s and U-GG/t programs of the EXs95 Melodia remains the same. The presets in Combis have been reworked to take advantage of the KRS-95 Moda library.
The new combi collection offers:
- Orchestra strings with articulations (tremolo and pizzicato)
- Brass (trumpets, sax)
- Guitar, with splits for guitar strumming
- Bass/Split with drone using Karma GEs
- Oud with articulations (tremolo, harmonics, string tuning, soundboard position)
- Kanun with articulations (tremolo, harmonics, string tuning, soundboard position)
- WahWah, Rababa, Mijwiz, Shababah
- Electric Bozouk with articulations (tremolo and slide)
- Tarab lead sounds
Create Popular Club and Dabka Music Styles
Sha’bi is an enormously popular club, and dabka (Arab folk dance) music style found throughout the Middle East that modernizes traditional music, creating danceable, modern songs popular with young adults. The new KRS-95 Moda sound library uses physical modeling to accurately reproduce the haunting sounds of Middle Eastern instruments, including the rababa (spike fiddle), shababah (flute), nay (open-ended reed flute), minjayrah (reed flute), mijwiz, yarghul, and zamr. The set also includes a fine collection of classical guitar, electric guitar, trumpet, saxophones, silver flutes, and wood flutes, brasses, and orchestra strings to create rich, layered sounds.
Famous Sha’abi keyboard player and sound engineer, Nader Harb (MODA MUSIC) and Kelfar Technologies collaborated to create 50 of the new sounds; the rest of the sounds were made exclusively by Kelfar Technologies.
Korg Kronos/Nautilus engines were used to create the new sounds. These include: CMT (Component Modeling Technology); STR-1; MOD-7; AL-1; MS-20EX; and PolsixEX. Additional resources used include (Alternate Modulation Source), After Touch, Velocity, Joystick, and Ribbon to emulate the articulation of each modeled instrument found in MOSS (Multi-Oscillator Synthesis System). Many of the sounds are similar to the Korg Trinity V3 and Triton with MOSS. The result is an authentic library of Middle Eastern instruments perfect for keyboardists playing Sha’abi and similar musical styles.
Note: The order of the factory Programs is arranged differently among NAUTILUS, KRONOS2 and KRONOS/KRONOS X. This affects the sounds which reference the factory Programs. Please download the file which matches your keyboard.
Note: This title for NAUTILUS requires EXs315 additionally to produce the Programs and Combinations perfectly.
Price: $100.00 – Available at Korg Sound Libraries & Shop