Toontrack has announced the release of EZkeys Hybrid Harp, an all-new EZkeys instrument, ideal for ambient soundscapes, scores and sound design. This marks the fourteenth individual title in Toontrack's collection of acoustic and electric pianos, keyboards and creative hybrid instruments for EZkeys.
Here's what they say:
Even though the laws of thermodynamics long ago ruled out the possibility of a perpetual motion machine, EZkeys Hybrid Harp comes very close. The laws of physics may still apply, but the fact remains that this peculiar 'machine' has an inherent mojo that seems to make sure you're never short of ideas. It literally runs and feeds off of you and your own imagination.
EZkeys Hybrid Harp presents five individual instruments, all layered, textured and saturated in various capacities to form unique and never-before-heard hybrids of sounds. The star of the group is an iconic Style 23 harp. In addition to this, a traditional Swedish nyckelharpa (or "keyed fiddle"), two harmoniums, a bowed glockenspiel and a set of ocarinas were sampled.
Combined, this seemingly odd group of instruments – that in logical terms have no earthly business sharing the same sonic space – culminate in what must be described as a vastly puzzling audio universe of plucking, percussive, soaring, airy, beautiful and ever-so-slightly dissonant sounds.
- Five types of individually captured instrument types: a harp, a nyckelharpa, two harmoniums, ocarinas and a bowed glockenspiel.
- Each instrument can be called up individually using the 'Raw Tweaks' presets.
- In excess of 40 mix-ready presets, offering creative instrument blends of never-before-heard hybrids of sounds.
- For any type of music or production – ideally ambient soundscapes, scores and sound design.
Price: €155 (or €60 intro offer if you already own another EZkeys product; reg. €75).