BagPipes v1.1
by SoundBytes
(SoundBytes Website)

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File Size: 17.4 MB
License Conditions:

Please note that purchase of a license key is required to unlock the plugin for permanent use. The BagPipes will run in Demo mode until authorized. Registration: EUR 49.00

System Requirements:

VSTi host application

Last Updated: 2009-12-10
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Software Description

BagPipes is a sample based instrument. Its specialized control engine makes it easy to play authentic sounding bagpipe styles and techniques on a simple MIDI keyboard with just basic modulator input through pitch bend and modulation wheel.

The BagPipes may be used to play authentic parts with convincingly sounding ornaments, cuts, taps and staccato runs. A specially designed pipe filter adds another layer of realism to vibrato, fades and pitch slides.


  • The BagPipes instrument includes six distinctly sounding pipes from different european traditions
  • True drone instrument behaviour.
  • Attack noise variation for naturally sounding trills and ornaments.
  • Vibrato, bag pressure and two user configurable chanter modulators are controllable through MIDI.
  • Rate and amplitude of the random drift modulator can be fine tuned to simulate different stages of the pipers proficiency and drunkenness.
  • All modulators act simultaneously on pitch, volume and tone color for increased realism.
  • Very low demands on CPU and memory.

New in v1.1

  • New Value display allows to read and modify the exact parameter value for all knob and fader controls.
  • New fine tune VST parameters allow exact retuning of all voices through VST automation. This works fine as well when only standard low resolution MIDI controllers are available.
  • MIDI note range borders can conveniently be inserted from a MIDI keyboard.
  • Numerous bug fixes increase the overall stability and usability of the plugins.
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