Cinematique Instruments has announced the release of Celtic Nylon Harp, a small-sized harp with a height of nearly 39 inches, usually designed for traditional music. The wooden instrument ranges in three octaves and has got 22 strings which are made of nylon and are plucked with the fingers. Cinematique Instruments says that the warm sound of the nylon strings is "inspiring and adorable".
Celtic Nylon Harp was recorded in several velocity layers and four Round Robin variations in two different mic positions (firstly very close and secondly at the sound hole at the rear of the harp), giving different sound variations. With the ModWheel you can control the length and decay of the strings giving you a feeling of damping. Beyond that you have got the possibility of using the harp in a glissando or an arpeggiator mode.
The price is €17. Kontakt 3 or higher is required.
Summary of all 4 patches:
- Celtic Nylon Harp Close MW damped (sustained notes in several velocity layers and 4 Round Robin variations recorded in a close mic position. MW controls the amount of damping, Glissando Script).
- Celtic Nylon Harp Close Arp (see above, arpeggiator script with 10 presets).
- Celtic Nylon Harp Far MW muted (sustained notes in several velocity layers and 4 Round Robin variations recorded at sound hole in rear position. MW mutes the note, Glissando Script).
- Celtic Nylon Harp Deluxe MW Vib (both far and close notes panned in one patch. MW controls amount of vibrato, Glissando Script).