Soundbytes - HurdyGurdy v1.0 RC1 (Pc)

What is the HurdyGurdy?

The Soundbytes HurdyGurdy is a sample based VST synthesizer for the windows platform.
It recreates the sound and playing technique of the Hurdy Gurdy.

The very special character of the ancient Hurdy Gurdy sound was until now very difficult to emulate. Many of the instruments peculiarities are not well known and using a sampler it is rather difficult to reproduce the Hurdy Gurdy in a convincing way even to those who are familiar with the instrument.

You can now use the HurdyGurdy to play the instrument with ease. This synthesizer has been built to recreate not only the sound but also the true behaviour of the original instrument.

* Chanter and Drones will sound continously as long as the instrument is playing.
* As with the real instrument the sound will not stop when all keys are released. Instead the base key note is playing on. Playing traditional figures and ornaments is a breeze this way.
* Use the pitch wheel or a continous midi controler to activate the trompette buzz. Playing the trompette will also alter pitch and volume for increased realism.
* Use aftertouch or pitch wheel to bend the chanter note. This is done by pressing the key against the chanter string and does not influence the pitch of the drones.

Price: 25 euro
They also got the free version HurdyGurdyLE.


  1. Anonymous10:39

    nice settings, but it has a pretty bad skin... better change the skin its horrible..

  2. Yeah, but atleast the skin is original! :)

  3. Anonymous03:42

    I agree with jeremiah. Your HurdyGurdy has awesome features! I believe you can improve the skin a bit. Like making the interface of the 2nd version embossed and have the buttons 2D. Just keep the first version. Some also wanted it plain and simple.

    I'm sure that a lot of Hurdy Gurdy lovers would purchase it! ;)

    Steven, my 2 cents worth on this one. Wishing you all the best! :)

  4. I just want to say that HurdyGurdy is not mine. It's Soundbytes who made it.


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