VST Buzz offers 35% off The Lucky Harp for Kontakt

VST Buzz has launched a limited time sale on The Lucky Harp by Bad Cat Samples, a virtual instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Bad Cat Samples The Lucky Harp

Get an awesome 35% off this beautiful and unique Kontakt library by Bad Cat Samples. “The Lucky Harp” is a meticulously recorded, and incredibly deeply sampled 26 string diatonic Celtic Harp with 6 velocitiy layers, and 6 round robins per note (36 unique samples per string). Its an incredibly deep and extremely expressive harp with a beautiful character and sound to it, perfect for any style of music.

“The Lucky Harp” was recorded through a Royer 121, and run through crystal clean preamps and pristine conversion – the result is something truly dark & beautiful. The library was recorded “dry” with minimal ambience, and a custom IR that suits the instrument well has been included too. Offering control over attack & release, reverb, and a gentle boost/cut at 12k, we have no doubts that this instrument will make its way to the top of your ‘go to’ harp choices.

The library comes with 2 patches – a diatonic patch, offering the instruments natural tones, and a chromatic patch, that has been extended from the diatonic. 936 samples in total, delivered in 24bit / 48khz .wav format.

The Lucky Harp is available from VST Buzz for $15.99 USD until July 8th, 2014.

More information: VST Buzz

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VST Buzz launches limited-time offer on Plectra Series Bundle

VST Buzz has announced a limited time deal on the Plectra Series Bundle by Impact Soundworks, offering the sample library bundle at a 45% discount.

Impact Soundworks Plectra Series Bundle

Grab a HUGE 45% off the “Plectra Series Bundle” by Impact Soundworks – a bundle of unique, beautiful and deeply-sampled stringed instruments from Europe including the 8-string acoustic bouzouki, Kazakh dombra, Celtic harp, lyre, and lap harp.

The Plectra Series bundle brings you an ancient fretted lute from Kazakhstan with a bright, percussive tone, a Celtic harp, lyre and lap harp that evoke images of the Irish countryside, Appalachian splendor, tall tales and a heart mug of mead beside a crackling fire and an intimate, close-miced bouzouki that’s ideal for traditional, folk, medieval and Renaissance music as well as modern scores in any number of styles.

The Plectra Series Bundle is available from VST Buzz for $59 USD until April 8th, 2014 (regular $109 USD).

More information: VST Buzz

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Aria Sounds releases Celtic Harp for Kontakt

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Aria Celtic Harp

Aria Sounds has launched Aria Celtic Harp, a virtual harp instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Aria’s “Celtic Harp” is our first traditional, folk sounding instrument, outside the realms of standard classical music.

This VST instrument was created with a harp recorded in a very warm and soft sounding room, for a much more intimite and pleasing sound. It has also been recorded in such a way that it can easily be applied to all sorts of mixes and styles of music and fit wonderfully with other instruments, reverb etc.

It comes complete with three true dynamic levels, and a brilliant maximum nine true variations pernote!

The library is available to purchase for the introductory price of £15 GBP (RRP £30 GBP). Requires full version of Kontakt 5 or above (Kontakt Player not supported).

More information: Aria Sounds / Celtic Harp

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Pure Shift releases Eccentric Autoharp virtual instrument

Pure Shift Eccentric Autoharp

Pure Shift Productions has announced the release of Eccentric Autoharp, a virtual instrument for Kontakt and Reason.

Eccentric Autoharp contains samples that are both plucked and strummed from an Oscar Schmidt autoharp.

Each of the 36 strings were sampled three times a piece and are mapped across the middle four octaves of the keyboard. The 12 chords of this autoharp were also sampled with three round robins.

When plucked, the autoharp has a very percussive sound that sits somewhere between a hammer dulcimer and a harpsichord. It can be used in anything from folk music to cinematic soundscapes.

Eccentric Autoharp is available to purchase for Reason and Kontakt 5, priced at $15 USD.

More information: Pure Shift / Eccentric Autoharp

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Spitfire Audio releases Skaila Kanga Harp Redux for Kontakt

Spitfire Audio Harp Redux

Spitfire Audio has announced Skaila Kanga Harp Redux, a classic relaunched with added sample content and extended functionality.

Recorded at Air Studios, Lyndhurst Hall, one of the greatest scoring stages in the world and showcasing the extraordinary talent of legendary harpist Skaila Kanga, Spitfire Harp is a new benchmark in expressiveness and sound for commercially available orchestral instruments.

The delicate sound blossoms beautifully in the Hall, and the loudest layers ring the walls of Lyndhurst with urgency. As with all of our modules, this is designed specifically for the media composer and we hope it will be a valued tool for music makers to use for generations to come.

Harp Redux features

  • A New Articulation – ‘Slid’ notes – specifically recorded and designed for glissando building, but also a great new playable sound in its own right!
  • Pedalling Options – you can now set the harp pedals graphically and then play the white notes – makes playing glisses easy!
  • Rescripted From The Ground Up – using the engine from our latest BML range.
  • Fully Tweaked – for smoother dynamic response.
  • Recorded through an unparalleled signal chain including priceless vintage mics, Neve Montserrat preamps, a Neve 88R desk to tape and then through Prism converters to Protools at 96k for editing, and presented to you in Kontakt format at 48k, 24bit. (designed to be used in conjunction with a full version of Kontakt 4.2.4 or Kontakt 5 – This will not work with the free Kontakt Player).

The Harp Redux library costs £129 GBP. Until August 5th, 2013, a 10% discount voucher for future purchase(s) is included.

More information: Spitfire Audio / Skaila Kanga Harp Redux

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