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Bolder Sounds releases Harmonium, Harmonica (free) + 2 for 1 Summer Sale
Bolder Sounds has announced the release of Harmonium, a sample library for Kontakt and EXS24.
This beautiful sounding Harmonium was sampled in 4 articulations (listed below) as well as key press and release noises for each key.
Programming utilizes the modulation wheel (cc#1) to emulate the pumping of the bellows via amplitude and filter modulation.
- 480 mb chromatically sampled 3 1/2 octave Harmonium 24 bit stereo .wav files.
- Natively programmed for Kontakt 2 & 3 as well as the Apple EXS24.
- Chromatic single notes with cover open and closed.
- Chromatic octave couplet engaged with cover open and closed.
- Key press and release noise for each key.
Harmonium is available for purchase for $24.95 USD.
Note: With any Bolder Sounds purchase from 7/11/09 to 7/31/09, buy one Bolder library and get a second library of equal or lesser value for free.
Bolder Sounds has also released Harmonica, a sample library featuring the sounds of a Marine Band harmonica (in the key of A) by the Hohner Company.
The samples are 24 bit mono with NO LOOPS for a natural sound and total 31 megabytes. I originally recorded these samples in stereo but have decided to sum them to mono for the final version. Perhaps in a future Bolder FREE sound set I will sample bends and other gestures which give this instrument it’s signature sound.
More information: Bolder Sounds