Free Kontakt SamplesEmbertone released the Canjo, a free for download NI Kontakt sample library featuring the canjo sounds.

What is a Canjo?

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.

This Kontakt free library includes over 1000 record samples and weighs 230 MB. This freebie is available for download as a.rar file so you must use an extractor software like WinRar for Windows or Unrar X on Mac systems.

All samples are recorded in high sample resolution of Khz / 24-bit stereo for best quality.

To can use the Canjo library you must own Kontakt 4.2 (Full Retail) or later version. Free Kontakt Player will only work for 15 minutes with this product. Full version required to remove this restriction.

Canjo runs as a stand-alone application, VST® or Audio Units plug-in, RTAS® under Pro Tools 7/8 .

System requirements: 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!


  • One String, One Can
  • Muted/Fingered/Picked
  • Flexible Articulation Control
  • Lots of Arpeggiations
  • Secret Weapon/Scoring Tool
  • So many ambience possibilities
  • Full Kontakt 4.2.4+ required

Download: Canjo Free Kontakt Library




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