Free or cheap Harpsichord? (for Kontakt)

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an-electric-heart
KVRAF
1671 posts since 13 Jun, 2008 from Napier,New Zealand

Post Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:45 pm

Hi guys,

I'm working on a song in which harpsichord takes centre-stage.
At the moment I've only got the one that comes in the Kontakt factory selection, it's not bad, just maybe a little sterile.
Do you know of any free or reasonably priced ones? I am doing a Google as well.

Oh, it doesn't need to be for Kontakt... but I am after samples, because I'd like a stereo recording.

Thanks. :tu:

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DJErmac
KVRian
750 posts since 25 Apr, 2009 from France

Re: Free or cheap Harpsichord? (for Kontakt)

Post Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:21 pm

Hello,

Yes, you can find two decent free Kontakt harpsichords :

The Small Italian :
http://sonimusicae.free.fr/petititalien-en.html

and the Blanchet 1720 :
http://sonimusicae.free.fr/blanchet1-en.html

The cheapest one I know that sounds very nice is the Blanchet Cembalo by PrecisionSound ($49) :
https://store.precisionsound.net/shop/blanchet-cembalo/

There is also a cheaper one, but it sounds unique, you love it or you hate it, it's been released very recently, it's the Harpsichord from Xperimenta ($34) :
https://www.xperimentaproject.com/xperi ... rpsichord/
Personnaly, I love it and bought it immediatly, but it has a surprising tone, a lot of bass for a harpsichord, it's a very modern take of a harpischord.

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an-electric-heart
KVRAF
1671 posts since 13 Jun, 2008 from Napier,New Zealand

Re: Free or cheap Harpsichord? (for Kontakt)

Post Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:40 pm

DJErmac wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:21 pm
Hello,

Yes, you can find two decent free Kontakt harpsichords :

The Small Italian :
http://sonimusicae.free.fr/petititalien-en.html

and the Blanchet 1720 :
http://sonimusicae.free.fr/blanchet1-en.html

The cheapest one I know that sounds very nice is the Blanchet Cembalo by PrecisionSound ($49) :
https://store.precisionsound.net/shop/blanchet-cembalo/

There is also a cheaper one, but it sounds unique, you love it or you hate it, it's been released very recently, it's the Harpsichord from Xperimenta ($34) :
https://www.xperimentaproject.com/xperi ... rpsichord/
Personnaly, I love it and bought it immediatly, but it has a surprising tone, a lot of bass for a harpsichord, it's a very modern take of a harpischord.
Cool! I'd found those top two, and have downloaded them, but haven't tried them yet.
But hadn't seen that Xperimenta one, and that one sounds great. I'll listen to more demos! Ta!

FLWrd
KVRian
623 posts since 18 May, 2010

Re: Free or cheap Harpsichord? (for Kontakt)

Post Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:32 am


SoundPorn
KVRian
558 posts since 24 Jul, 2018

Re: Free or cheap Harpsichord? (for Kontakt)

Post Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:55 am

Actually some of the best Harpischords I've heard have been inside of synths like Synthmaster, and Flow Motion got a great sounding one.

But anywho you can get Sonivox Harpischord for $2 off reverb.com and you can demo it for 14 days first.https://reverb.com/software/instruments ... arpsichord

Also Big Cat released a free Harpischord vst around Christmas check his blog http://bcvsts.blogspot.com/

SoundPorn
KVRian
558 posts since 24 Jul, 2018

Re: Free or cheap Harpsichord? (for Kontakt)

Post Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:01 am

He actually is giving away the SFZ version of this for free, along with 5 gigs worth of other instruments tho...
https://github.com/sgossner/VCSL/releases/
FLWrd wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:32 am
There's this one for $15: https://vis.versilstudios.com/harpsichord.html

SoundPorn
KVRian
558 posts since 24 Jul, 2018

Re: Free or cheap Harpsichord? (for Kontakt)

Post Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:18 am

At 22:00 he starts playing the Harpischord samples
https://youtu.be/Lw3rGNT4_bU

SoundPorn wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:01 am
He actually is giving away the SFZ version of this for free, along with 5 gigs worth of other instruments tho...
https://github.com/sgossner/VCSL/releases/
FLWrd wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:32 am
There's this one for $15: https://vis.versilstudios.com/harpsichord.html

David
KVRian
565 posts since 5 Jan, 2003 from Brookings, OR

Re: Free or cheap Harpsichord? (for Kontakt)

Post Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:28 am


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