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RetroMagix is a virtual harpsichord based on the Flemish (Belgian Dutch), French, German and Italian models and designed for creating a wide range of sounds. Suitable for Renaissance, Baroque and Classical music as well as for contemporary harpsichord, neoclassical and fusion style. Available as plugin in VST 32-bit and 64-bit and VST3 64-bit versions for Windows / Audio Unit, VST and VST3 for macOS. Also developed as EXS24 and KONTAKT Sample Libraries.

Features:

  • Quick selector to switch between different preset sounds:
  1. Flemish Harpsichord 0:00.
  2. French Harpsichord 0:57.
  3. German Harpsichord 1:56.
  4. Italian Harpsichord 3:03.
  5. Coupled Harpsichord 4:22.
  6. Upper Harpsichord 4:44.
  7. Electric Harpsichord 5:12.
  8. Hybrid Harpsichord 6:22.
  9. ClaviHarpsichord Synth 7:12.
  • Low-Frequency Oscillator Controls: These knobs apply LFO modulation to the selected instrument. By using the LFO to modulate various aspects of the audio signal, you can apply effects such as vibrato or tremolo.
  • Rate: This knob controls the frequency. Turn clockwise for a faster modulation rate.
  • Depth: This knob controls the amplitude. With a lower setting, the resulting modulation is subtle, while a higher depth will result in a much more extreme effect.
  • ADSR envelope generator with Attack, Sustain, Decay and Release parameters:
  • Attack determines the time it takes for the note to get to the maximum level.
  • Decay determines the time it takes for the note to go from the maximum level to the sustain level (controlled by Sustain).
  • Sustain determines level the sound is played at while the note is held (after the other envelope states, Attack and Decay, have been completed).
  • Release determines the time it takes for the note to fall from the sustain level to zero (silence) level when it is released.
  • Pitch Bend: The Pitch Bend knob directly changes the pitch of the selected instrument.
  • Pitch Bend center position: is normal pitch.
  • Pitch Bend down: Specifies the amount of pitch change that will occur when the pitch bend/modulation lever is moved to the left.
  • Pitch Bend up: Specifies the amount of pitch change that will occur when the pitch bend/modulation lever is moved the right.
  • Reverb built-in: provides a spaciousness and depth to simulate the sound reflections from walls, floors and ceilings following a sound created in an acoustically reflective environment. Small rooms can be modeled as well as large spaces.
  • Filter Type. Combo box to switch between the following options:
  • Low Pass (LPF): a filter that passes signals with a frequency lower than a certain cutoff frequency and attenuates signals with frequencies higher than the cutoff frequency.
  • High Pass (HPF): a filter that passes signals with a frequency higher than a certain cutoff frequency and attenuates signals with frequencies lower than the cutoff frequency.
  • None: No filter is applied.
  • Cutoff Frequency Filter: Sets the cutoff frequency for the low pass and high pass filters.
  • Volume: Adjusts the volume of the instrument.
  • Panning potentiometer control: Set the panning of the instrument. Adjusts the stereo pan position of the signal output, which determines how much of signal is sent to the left and right channels.
  • MIDI CC Automation: Implementation of MIDI Continuous Controller parameters for use with external hardware control via DAW, such as: LFO depth (CC#1), expression (CC#11), volume (CC#7), pan (CC#10), balance (CC#8), filter cutoff (CC#74), ADSR (Attack: CC#73, Decay: CC#75, Sustain: CC#76, Release: CC#72) and reverb depth (CC#91).