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SUPER NEY How to have it
Virtual Arabic Flute

(Full version of NI Kontakt 5.8.1 or higher required)



A Ney player in an Egyptian bas-reliefsThe Super Ney by Suonopuro is a very expressive and realistic virtual instrument emulating one of the oldest flutes in the history of humanity, still in use in many parts of the world: the Ney, an end-blown flute that figures prominently in Middle Eastern music.

Specimens of ney from Pharaonic Egypt (III Dynasty, 3300-2370 BC) are kept in the British Museum and the Egyptian Museum (Cairo): they are very similar to those still in use in many parts of the Mediterranean. The iconographic evidence of Egyptian bas-reliefs (like the one in the photo) attest to an executive posture identical to that of today.

The Super Ney by Suonopuro, using the most advanced technological solutions, allows emulating the original instrument perfectly, even in legato, staccato and in the tonal variations that are obtained at different dynamic.

The Super Ney also has a wide range of effects, which transform its sound: distortion, chorus, wha-wha, etc. Moreover, its numerous functions make it very versatile and playable live. It can be used both in monophonic mode, for greater realism, and in polyphonic mode. It can also perform up to two parallel secondary voices simultaneously, in the style of the great EWI player Michael Brecker.

It does not require complicated settings or intricate ways of playing: just play normally on your MIDI instrument to get legato and staccato, crescendo and diminuendo, piano and forte, vibrato, glissando, etc.

The Super Ney is designed to get the best, in terms of expression and control, from any kind of MIDI instrument:

 • Electronic Wind Instruments (Akai EWI, Yamaha WX5, Casio Zanzithophone, Roland Ae10g, Morrison Digital Trumpet, etc.);

 • MIDI strings (Cantini MIDI violin, Zeta MIDI violin, etc.);

 • MIDI converters, like the Sonuus i2M;

 • MIDI keyboards (NI Komplete control, M-Audio Oxygen, etc.); • MIDI controllers (TEC breath controller, MIDI expression pedal, Yamaha BC3, etc.).


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Super Ney for Kontakt 5.3


 Perfect Crossfade: transition from piano to forte and vice versa on six levels without hear overlapping notes.
 • Editable Dynamic Controller and Range.
 • Two monophonic modes with real time automatic recognizing of legato and staccato: by dynamic controller and by keys.
 • Play on release mode: when you release a note, the software plays the previous note still pressed.
 • Configurable legato time, also automatic, and real time controlled portamento.
 • Four round robin staccato attacks with multiple and gradual gradients from soft to marcato.
 • Two parallel voices at configurable intervals, as used by Michael Brecker.
 • Polyphonic mode for polyphonic instruments and sustain or hold 1st note modes for monophonic instruments.
 • Bending technique.
 • Editable sound color by dubbing, breath noise and resonance functions.
 • Automatic vibrato and flutter-tonguing both configurable and controllable live.
 • Chorus, Compressor, Three-band equalizer, Convolution reverb, easy to use Distortion and Delay effects.
 • Keyswitches that can be disabled; live options activator.
 • More than 4 and a half octaves of range.
 • Splitter by Suonopuro, to split and layer many sounds across your keyboard or your MIDI instrument.


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• A COMPUTER: Windows or Mac or a Maschine+ by Native Instruments.

NI KONTAKT 5.8.1 or higher FULL retail version. It is NOT compatible with Kontakt Player. You can open and run the Super Ney in Kontakt player just for 15 minutes. After that the demo period of the player times out and you have to re-start and reload the library.

A MIDI CONTROLLER: an Electronic Wind Instrument or a Keyboard or any kind of MIDI Instrument.

Here are some examples:

Some Wind Controllers

Keyboard players can use a MIDI controller like these:

Dynamic controllers for keyboards

It is also possible to use a common MIDI keyboard without any additional MIDI controller.



The Super Ney is part of a private collection that I'm going to give to everyone who supports my site with a donation of at least € 62,00.

To use them you need a FULL retail version of NI Kontakt 5.8.1 or higher.



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