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Hammered Dulcimer by Cinematique Instruments


The beautifully sampled Hammered Dulcimer from Cinematique Instruments brings its dark and exotic sound directly to HALion. It was recorded with different mallets and sticks in two mic positions to create gleamy and fascinating atmospheres.

Hammered Dulcimer in action

Walkthrough Hammered Dulcimer

Enrich your music with a mysterious and shimmering feel

The concept of Hammered Dulcimer

To make the Hammered Dulcimer even more special, the instrument was recorded in three different articulations. In the first articulation the strings were hit with the typical small wooden mallet. The strings were also struck with a drum stick for the Sticks preset which creates a much sharper and more open sound. Finally, an articulation was recorded where the strings were struck with a woolen timpani mallet and damped the strings with the palm of the hand. All these articulations were recorded in four round robin variations and up to four velocity layers.

Overall you get:

  • 31 string pairs
  • range of 4 1/2 octaves
  • 2 microphone positions
  • mic blend option
  • Different articulations:
  • Mallet, Sticks, Muted
  • tremolo option
  • octaver option
  • cabinet simulation
  • tone control
  • length control
  • reverb and delay



Additional information

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Installation via Steinberg Download Assistant

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For support on the library, please contact: Cinematique Instruments

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System requirements

Another way of creativity

No matter if we compose for films or produce an artist, we always try and use exceptional and sometimes weird instruments or sounds. If you share our love for “the other way”, we hope that you will find inspiration from our instruments to create your own music.

System requirements and compatibility

This is a HALion library which was developed by Cinematique Instruments and is only distributed by Steinberg. It can be used with HALion 6, HALion Sonic 3 or the free HALion Sonic SE 3. It is used standalone or as a plug-in in every DAW featuring VST, AAX and AU. © Copyright by Cinematique Instruments, Cologne/ Germany, 2009-2018

Hammered Dulcimer

Mac OS X


macOS 10.12 / macOS 10.13 64-Bit Windows 7* / 8.1 / 10
VST 3, AAX or AU compatible host application for using as plug-in VST 2, VST 3 or AAX compatible host application for using as plug-in
64-bit Intel or AMD multi-core processor (Intel i5 or faster recommended)
4 GB RAM (8 GB recommended)
1.100 MB free HD space / internal or external SSD hard disk space
1366 x 768 display resolution (1920 x 1080 recommended)
OS compatible audio hardware**
Internet connection required for activation, account setup and personal/product registration. Additional downloads may be required for the installation.
Please note that this library requires at least HALion 6.1.15, HALion Sonic 3.1.15 or HALion Sonic SE 3.1.15
*Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Microsoft.NET Framework 4.0 and Platform Update for Windows 7 Find out more
**ASIO compatible audio hardware recommended for low-latency performance

Installing your software

Please download Hammered Dulcimer via the Steinberg Download Assistant.



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