Grand Harp 65€
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Silky Symphonic Nylon

The Grand Harp comes up with a very gentle and warm feel. It sounds realistically and inspiring.

We have recorded six main articulations in one patch so that you can easily and quickly change the articulation. Furthermore we added a tiny but powerful arpeggio with a separate voicing options and a very useful and easy-to-use glissando mode which we never saw before. Finally we added an auto-velocity button whichsets the note length automatically. This is extremely handsome.

KOntakt 5.6.8. OR LATER
FULL VERSION REQUIRED
Approx. 1.200 Samples
600 MB Compressed
Easy-to-use Glissando Six Articulation

This is what you get

Organic Playabilty
As always we set a high focus on capturing the notes in a very realistic and organic way, thus we recorded the Grand Harp with several big condenser around the instrument. All main articulations are provided in four times round robins and up to 5 velocity layer, recorded in stereo 24 Bit. Only the Harmonics articulation was recorded in one round robin. Finally we added an auto-velocity button which sets the note length automatically. This is extremely handsome.

Sound
The Grand Harp comes up with a very gentle and warm feel. It sounds realistically and inspiring..

Arpeggio
The Grand Harp is quipped with a tiny but powerful 16step arpeggio with a separate voicing options up with a very gentle and warm feel. It sounds realistically and inspiring.

Glissando
The given glissando mode is unique and we have never seen it before. Easily press your notes and by oving the mod wheel you can run through all ovctaves simulating the glissando. Grand Harp comes up with a very gentle and warm feel. It sounds realistically and inspiring..

Six Articualtions
The normal and typical way to play the Grand Harp is to play it with the fingertips of the first four fingers, but there are a lot more kinds of playing techniques available. In our version of the Grand Harp we concentrated on six different articulations which are:

Plucked: Plucking the strings with the fingers is the principal technique.
Fingernail: Plucking the strings with fingernails - That articulations creates a sharp and slightly penetrating sound.
Prè de la Table: The fingers pluck the string in a normal manner but close to the soundboard. Près de la table produces a dry and nasal sound. The sound is sometimes compared to that of the Japanese koto or the guitar.
Xylophonique: One hand mutes the strings by pressing them with the fingers close to the soundboard - The other hand plays the strings normally. Xylophonique is a muted sound with a clearly distinguished pitch. It sounds wooden dry and percussive. To produce xylophonic sounds.
Prepared: This prepared articulation produces a dissonant and percussive sounds which is best suitable to produce avant-garde or experimental sounds and noises. We prepared all the the strings with brackets and paper which had the effect that the sound was muted as well as a weird vibrating noise was added to it.
Harmonics: The Harmonics (flageolet) gives a very warm and gentle sound. It is a popular effect in harp music.


Listen to some audio demos

AFTER THE RAIN Dürbeck & Dohmen
MIND GAMES Adi Goldstein
RESISTANCE Samuel Jason
FORT KNOX EvG
CON O LEARY Traditional
LEAVES FALLING Dürbeck & Dohmen

The Walkthrough

The Grand Harp

The Grand Harp or better known as Concert Harp or Pedal harp is a large modern harp, designed primarily for classical music. The Grand Harp is a descendant of ancient harps such as a Celtic Nylon Harp. The harp found its early orchestral use as a solo instrument in concerti by many baroque and classical composers. It began to be used in symphonic music by Hector Berlioz.
The Grand Harp has a wide range of tones which is six and a half octaves (47 strings) starting typically from C 1 and ends up at G 7. The lowest strings are made of copper or steel-wound nylon, the middle-lower strings of gut, and the middle to highest of nylon, or more or all gut.