Best Service Releases Qanun

US A characteristic Oriental plucked string instrument by Bassam Ayoub      11/08/21

Best Service Releases Qanun

Best Service has released Qanun, which they describe as an instrument that reflects the sound of the Orient like no other. They say that designed as a Wooden Psaltery and strung with 63 to 84 strings, it has influenced the music of the Orient since the 10th century and that the characteristic sound of the qanun still plays an important role in traditional and modern oriental music.

Here's more details direct from Best Service...

Qanun impresses with an outstanding Authenticity in terms of Playability and Realism. The main goal was to achieve an Authentic Sound with the best possible playability, therefore the articulations are divided into recorded performances and freely playable articulations. The integrated Microtunings make the heart of every professional Maqam artist beat faster.

Syrian-born multi-instrumentalist Bassam Ayoub has succeeded to make the Qanun playable in the virtual world. His extensive experience in recording oriental instruments coupled with a deep understanding of their history and playability has already been proven with libraries such as Arabic Oud and Arabic E-Oud.

Qanun Key Features:

  • 22 Articulations
  • Multiple Velocity Layers
  • Up to 16 Round Robins
  • Integrated Microtunings (Bayati, Rast, Saba und Seka)
  • All Major Timbres included
  • Crossgrade from Arabic Oud or Arabic E-Oud available


Never before have music creators been able to access such a wide range of virtual instruments and combine Traditional and Modern influences so easily into something new.

Pricing and Availability:
Qanun will be available on August 10th, for €99 as a download from Best Service and all authorized resellers.

Registered users of Arabic Oud or E-Oud can crossgrade for € 69 only.

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