Lyrical Bansuri

(6 customer reviews)

$25.99

The bansuri is a traditional Indian bamboo flute that holds deep cultural significance and mesmerizing musical qualities. With a history spanning thousands of years, it has become an integral part of classical and folk music in India. Crafted from a single length of bamboo, the bansuri’s design allows for a range of hauntingly lyrical tones, making it a versatile instrument for expressing a wide array of emotions.

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Bamboo Flute

The bansuri is a traditional Indian bamboo flute that holds deep cultural significance and mesmerizing musical qualities.

With a history spanning thousands of years, it has become an integral part of classical and folk music in India.

Crafted from a single length of bamboo, the bansuri’s design allows for a range of hauntingly lyrical tones, making it a versatile instrument for expressing a wide array of emotions.

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Transcending Cultures

Its soothing and meditative sound has also found its way into various genres of world music, captivating audiences far beyond the borders of India.

The bansuri’s ability to evoke a sense of tranquillity and spirituality has earned it a cherished place among musicians and listeners alike, enriching the tapestry of global musical traditions.

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About the Library

Lyrical Bansuri was recorded with a single microphone in a studio. This gives a warm and intimate sound as if you are in the room with the musician.

As with most Libre Wave libraries the samples have very little natural reverb, allowing you to apply your own effects and control the sonic environment into which the instrument is virtually placed.

Lyrical Bansuri includes a special “performance” articulation that interprets your playing to generate realistic legato transitions, trills, attacks, ornaments, and glides in real time.

The sustain samples have been looped and phase aligned to produce buttery smooth, artifact free dynamic crossfades.

In addition to 3x recorded RR for the staccato articulation the instrument includes Libre Wave’s infinite variation engine.

This works in the background, providing added realism using a combination of techniques to create subtle continuous variations for every note played.

Top Features

9 IDIOMATIC ARTICULATIONS

Including longs, shorts, and traditional ornaments

INFINITE VARIATION ENGINE

Provides endless variety and ornaments through your performance.

PHASE ALIGNED

The dynamic layers of the sustained samples have been phase aligned for buttery smooth crossfading.

BUILT FOR PERFORMANCE

The instruments adapt to your playing in real-time. Allowing you to effortlessly perform legato, trills, and portamento.

VELOCITY & AHDSR

The velocity curve and AHDSR envelope can be set independently for each articulation.

PURGE UNTIL PLAYED

The library includes an optional lazy load feature to minimize RAM usage.

System Requirements

GNU/Linux (Ubuntu 16.0+)
Windows 7+
MacOS 10.14+ (Apple Silicon native)
Runs in the free Rhapsody player

Host must support 64bit VST3 or AU
AAX (Pro-Tools) is not supported
500MB HDD
2GB RAM

FAQ

A sample library is a virtual musical instrument.

They are created by recording 1000s of individual notes on a real instrument. These recordings are then chopped up into individual files, called samples, and mapped in software so that they can be triggered using MIDI.
OS: Debian 9+, Windows 7+, MacOS 10.14+
Disk Space: 500MB
RAM: 2GB
Yes. The library runs within the free Rhapsody player, which is Apple silicon native.
Yes absolutely! For full details please see the software license.
Yes, but FL Studio is a fickle beast that occasionally brings up unique issues.

If you run into any problems using this library (or any others) in FL Studio there are two things you can try straight away.

Firstly, make sure you are using an audio buffer size that is a power of two: 64, 128, 256, 512, 1024, etc.

Secondly, enable FL Studio’s align tick lengths option. You can find this in Options > Audio Settings > CPU > Align Tick Lengths.

If you’re still having problems with in FL Studio please open a support ticket and we’ll do what we can to get you up and running.
The library runs within Libre Wave’s free sample library player, Rhapsody.

Simply download and install Rhapsody. Launch the standalone version of the app, and log in. From there you’ll be able to view, download, and install your products.

You do not need an internet connection to use the library once it has been installed.

Rhapsody is an innovative modern sampler including features such as multi-mic routing, purge until played, dynamic crossfading, and user presets.
Not at the moment but Pro-Tools support is planned for a future update to Rhapsody.

For now it is still possible to use the instrument with Pro Tools by running Rhapsody in an external host or using a wrapper such as Meta Plugin.
Yes, all updates are provided free of charge. Customer support is provided via a ticket system, accessible from your Libre Wave account dashboard.

6 reviews for Lyrical Bansuri

  1. dotti.bett (verified owner)

    Got this flute plugin at a steep discount and it definitely did not disappoint! It sounds lovely out of the box (and even better with a little reverb sprinkled on top) and offers several useful articulations to add realism and creative detail to compositions. Its articulations just “felt right” to me, they accomplish exactly what I imagined in some experiments I used this bansuri in.

  2. davewilsonguitarist (verified owner)

    Great samples. However Rhapsody doesn’t connect with my focusrite to be able to use the standalone

  3. Rick Mousley (verified owner)

    Very unique sound!

    Sometimes while composing, a sound will pop into your mind, A sound you can’t quite put your finger on, but there it is and you have to have it! The lyrical Bansuri just might be that sound that you hear, it would be difficult to create it without this plugin. I’m sure I will be using it alot!

  4. Gio (verified owner)

    Feels like stealing. Amazing plug-in, its gonna be the main voice of my current score. Love your work David!

  5. Karsten Krause (verified owner)

    I have a soft spot for all types of flutes and David’s Bansuri has become an instant favorite among the dozens of flute libraries and VSTi’s I’ve collected over the years due to its beautiful and versatile sound and exceptional playability.
    For some reason the first tune I’ve tried it on was a fusion piece and to my ears it not only fits in beautifully but I can’t stop playing that thing, the vibes are that inspiring.
    If I had one free wish for an eventual update, I’d love some extra overblown samples even though that’s not exactly how most folks would play a traditional or lyrical Bansuri.
    Apart from that this is one heck of a virtual flute that sounds and performs way better than the humble entrance fee suggests.

  6. Wolfgang Menzel (verified owner)

    For that generous price range really a steal, you can’t go wrong! an expressive bansuri, you can tweak it as you like. the “performance” patch does already a lot letting your play sound vivid. and with the keyswitches, you can place the articulations you need at the right spot.

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