Bollywood Sounds has announced Harmonium, a sample library featuring a collection of 70+ harmonium loops.
Harmonium is a highly used music instrument in bollywood & bhangra styles from India, In fact it features on most regional music as a standard instrument. Being a reed instrument, it is also popular with indian vocalist’s as a guiding tool for singing melodies to keep in tune.
Bollywoodsounds is proud to bring you a huge variety of sounds consisting of over 70 loops in various styles and keys. We have also labelled the folders with the “Raaga” tag, to help understand the scales that were used.
The library is useful for traditional, ethnic as well as more modern chillout, house, dance, hiphop genres.
The sample library is available to purchase for $29 USD.
Wavesfactory has launched Little Harmoninium, a virtual instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
We sampled a little harmonium from the late XIX century. The harmonium, or pump organ, is a type of reed organ that generates sound with foot-pumped bellows. This particular organ only has one stop, we created a Facebook album to show you the actual instrument. Click here!
It has 3 optional repetitions (round robin) and 1 velocity layer. The volume of the instrument depends on the amount of air that you put inside using your feet. If you go faster, you can hear the volume changes. That’s been modelled inside Kontakt and you can replicate that sound using the modwheel.
Attack, release volume, sample offset, EQ, flip stereo, spread (from stereo to mono) and octave voicing controllabe directly from the GUI.
Once again Crypto Cipher has created the best mixture of “melody of universe” and Bollywood taste of harmoniums- It will now fulfill your requirements in Movies, TV Background shows and many other areas where Indian Harmoniums are in need.
Harmoniums can be played solo as well within mix – Many times melodies are played via harmonium within the song structure. We have captured the Raw sound of harmoniums through Ribbon Microphone (Royer 122)
Not just “Master Harmonium patch” but total three varieties of Indian Harmoniums to fulfill Varied tones.
Bollywood Harmoniums features
Three Varieties of Harmoniums (Three Reed, Regular Tone and 1930′s Harmonium).
Master and Legato Patch for each Harmonium.
Digital Tanpura Drones recorded from Shruti Box.
Raga phrase based Violin Library.
Sound Designed Patches derived from Bollywood Harmonium Samples.
Sample Size 1.1 GB.
Custom Script for Bollywood Harmoniums.
Multisampled Three Reed Harmonium – which Includes Male , Female and Bass Reeds.
PDF Documentation Available for Download.
Sample Resolution : 44.1 KHz / 24 bit NCW Format.
The sample library is available to purchase for $79 USD.
Precisionsound has announced the Hedberg Travel Organ, a sample library for Kontakt, EXS24, HALion & SoundFont.
The “Hedberg Travel organ” is a 4 octave Swedish folding harmonium made in Enskede, Stockholm, Sweden, around 1950 by “Hugo Hedberg”.
This instrument combines brilliance and simplicity in something that looks like an ordinary suitcase. But don´t let the appearance deceive you—it’s a great example of a completely acoustic, portable keyboard instrument.
With a warm and stable tone quality, different from both the accordion and bigger harmoniums, it will be a useful element in genres as Folk, Country and Jazz – but also in a simple acoustic guitar-vocal setup. The instrument has been used as a Missionary Organ, for playing psalms in outdoor services.
Hedberg Travel Organ with custom interface for Native Instruments Kontakt.
Hedberg Travel Organ features
117 24bit WAV files, chromatically sampled and recorded in stereo. Range is C1 to C5 with the last note stretched to C6 so you get 5 octaves. Includes notes and release samples, as well as noise samples.
2 programs for all versions of Steinberg HALion.
2 programs for Logic EXS24.
2 programs for NI Kontakt v1 and v2.
1 program for NI Kontakt v3 v4 & v5.
2 programs in the SoundFont format (16bit).
The SoundFont versions are 100% compatible with all virtual samplers supporting the SoundFont format like Dimension Pro (Cakewalk), Free SFZ player, NN-XT (Reason) and more.
Full version of Kontakt 3, 4 or 5 is required for the Kontakt versions (Free Kontakt Player not supported).
The sample library is available to purchase for $25 USD (+$11 USD for DVD).
Bolder Sounds has announced Harmoniums of the Opera, a harmonium sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
The Juilliard harmonium is considered to be one of the finest sounding harmoniums on the east coast of the United States. It is a five octave keyboard instrument with one stop. We have also created an artificial octave couplet. This instrument has a wonderful bright organic breathing accordion-like quality. Very flexible KSP scripting has been authored by Bo Clausen which includes the triggering of saved custom presets via keyswitch to emulate changing stops with filter settings and volume control (see the video demo). KSP Scripting also enables the user to control the pumping emulation of the harmonium either by manual pump or auto-pump.
The MET harmonium is a five octave keyboard instrument with seven different stop combinations that have been faithfully recreated to capture the original sound of the instrument. The seven stop options can be triggered by keyswitch or assignable CC#. You also have the flexibility of moving the keyswitch assignments for each stop to a different key if desired. This instrument also has a vibrato switch which is emulated on Kontakt’s front panel and may be turned on or off. Even the blower noise from the fan was sampled and added as an option. The Met harmonium could be considered a virtual instrument restoration. The instrument at the time of sampling was no longer suitable for live performance, and it has now been brought back to life!
On both the harmoniums in this library, you can save banks of presets of your own creation for the effect panels which include Space IR, EQ, Chorus, Flange, Rotater, and Delay. For more detailed information, please download the .pdf manual at the bottom of this page, also be sure to watch the video demos made for each harmonium.
The Harmoniums of the Opera for Kontakt 4 or higher (full version required) is available to purchase for the introductory price of $49 USD.
Softrave has announced the Harmonium Pro, a virtual harmonium instrument for Windows.
Harmonium Pro VSTi is based on samples of real Harmonium Organ from 19th century recorded with different position of overtones switches. We also added Analog drift control to add analog touch to samples or to create new vibrato effects.
Samples are looped so you can play infinite notes on keyboard without need to pump air with your legs like in original mechanical instrument.
Harmonium Pro for Windows is avaialble to purchase for 50 EUR / $67 USD.
Sampleism has released 3 Reed Harmonium by Kaneda, an authentic Indian instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.
3 Reed Harmonium by Kaneda
This original Three Reed Harmonium Instrument has been lovingly re-created using the professional studio of Amarjeet Bolla and Kaneda at Sampleism to provide you with an authentic sounding Kontakt 4 Patch.
This particular Harmonium is a high quality ‘jas’ model. A superior quality product, not quite as authentic and rustic in sound as the single reed model but with a higher spec and tonal character.
The 3 Reed Harmonium for Kontakt is available to purchase for £3.45 GBP.