Embertone releases Canjo free instrument for Kontakt

Embertone has announced the release of Canjo, a free one-stringed hybrid banjo instrument for Kontakt with a distinctive “buzzy” timbre.

The instrument has 3 articulations (muted/fingered/picked) and a custom arpeggiator to infuse immediate rhythms into your music.

A canjo is a single string musical instrument. It is held like a guitar but may also be played on a table or lap. The neck is made of furniture grade kiln dried hard wood hand rubbed with boiled linen seed oil. On the neck fretted diatonically (like a dulcimer including a 6-1/2 fret) are twelve notes or finger positions.



  • One can, one string
  • A bunch of NKI files
  • 1000+ recorded samples
  • 250 MB installed, 230 MB .rar download
  • Download from our Amazon S3 Server!
  • Sample resolution: 44.1 Khz / 24-bit stereo
  • Kontakt 4.2 (Full Retail) is 32/64-bit, MAC/PC compatible
  • Note: Native Instruments Kontakt version 4.2 or later full retail versions required..
  • Note: Free Kontakt Player will only work for 15 minutes with this product. Full version required to remove this restriction.
  • Runs as a stand-alone application, VST® or Audio Units plug-in, RTAS® under Pro Tools 7/8 . Minimum: Mac OS X® 10.4+, G5 1.8 GHz or Intel Core Duo 1.66 GHz, 1 GB RAM or Windows® XP (32 Bit) or Windows Vista® (32/64 Bit), Pentium® or Athlon XP 1.4 GHz, 1 GB RAM. 2 GB of RAM or more is highly recommended!

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