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.
Syntheway has announced the release of Harmodion, a virtual organ instrument plug-in for Windows.
Harmodion is a Drawbar organ and free reed aerophone instrument emulation, including Reed organ, Harmonium, Accordion and Bandoneon among others.
Harmodion uses Additive Synthesis allowing to manipulate harmonically the sine waveform components to produce pitched sounds, as well as to individually detune those components to produce inharmonic timbres.
9 Drawbars. By sliding drawbars in or out, the user can mix various pitches and create the richly distinctive sounds of an electric organ or of a free reed aerophone instrument.
The Additive synthesis constructs complex sounds by controlling the level of individual sine-wave components. The sound can be reshaped by alterations made to timbre. A harmonic sound could be restructured to sound inharmonic, and vice versa.
The rich harmonic content of their sound allows to generate the widest palette of tonal variations for Drawbar organs, Reed organs and Squeezeboxes emulations.
Vibrato effect, with depth and speed modulation controls.
Adjustable Key Click simulation to add the percussive effect for distinctive organ sounds and button click noise in Accordion and Bandoneon presets.
Configurable Drive level. Accomplished by clipping the input signal, this effect adds sustain and additional harmonics and overtones to the signal, creating a richer sound with a warm thickness regarding to the original tone.
32 Presets available for immediate use in a wide range of genres from blues, jazz, gospel and rock styles to folk, ethnic and popular music.
FULL MIDI Automation: Complete MIDI Continuous Controller (Control of all parameters for use with external hardware control).
Harmodion is available to purchase as a VST instrument plug-in for Windows PC for $34.90 USD. A fully functional demo version is available to download (produces beep every 10 seconds).
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.
Native Instruments has released North India, a new KORE SoundPack capturing the sound of North India.
Establishing the new regional-themed ”Discovery Series” of KORE SOUNDPACKS, this new sound collection for KORE 2 or KORE PLAYER journeys to North India to draw on the rich and varied musical heritage of Hindustani classical music.
Packed with 3GB of beautifully sampled classical instruments as well some contemporary realizations, this Soundpack is perfect for creating authentic classical performances and for adding North Indian textures to film scores, urban, pop or electronic productions.
Bansuri – The bansuri flute is a transverse bamboo flute with open holes. It is used both in classical and lighter styles of North Indian music.
Harmonium – The Indian harmonium is a small hand-pumped reed organ equipped with drone stops. It is mainly used to accompany singers and solo table performances.
Shehnai – The Shehnai is a reed instrument and is mostly used in traditional folk music.
Sitar – The sitar is a complex instrument equipped with melody, accompaniment and resonance strings. It is the main melody instrument in North Indian classical music but is also used in many other styles in India.
Tabla – The tabla is a set of two miniature kettle drums played by hand. It is the main percussion instrument of North India and used in a variety of styles.
Tanpura – The Tanpura is an unfretted lute with four strings. It is solely used as an accompanying drone instrument.
North India: Discovery Series is available for download from the Native Instruments Online Shop for $79 USD / 69 EUR.