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Chocolate Audio releases Glissando Harps - preannunces Winter Sale

Simone Coen

Owner of Chocolate Audio
Chocolate Audio has announced the release of Glissando Harps, a new library for Kontakt that features Camac and Salvi 47-string concert harps sampled in full detail. Each Harp was sampled in a different venue and with different setups in order to augment flexibility and usage scenarios.

Glissando Concert Harp, first introduced in Nov. 2016, is being discontinued since it's now become part of this new release.

Winter Sale
Starting November 21st and running until December 23rd all Chocolate Audio products will be on sale featuring up to 65% off list price for single products and special bundles they are creating for this occasion.

Glissando Harps Features:
  • 2 fully sampled Harps.
  • Harps recorded in a small room and in a large live room.
  • 19.3 GB of compressed samples content (54 GB uncompressed).
  • 8244 (GCH) + 19312 (GOH) = 27556 samples.
  • GCH: 2 microphone sets: Stereo AB with Schoeps CMC6 mics and MidSide Stereo with Neumann and Royer mics.
  • GOH: 8 microphone sets, including ribbons, tube and Decca tree.
  • sampled in full detail: up to 6016 samples per articulation and up to 4 round robin.
  • Pizzicato sampled with 3 (CGH) and 4 (GOH) dynamic layers.
  • recorded in a warm mid-size room + large and lively studio to widen the potential applications.
  • 23 Articulations.
  • up to 3 types of release samples.
  • Independent management of the instrument's resonances.
  • warm and precise sound, recorded through Millennia, Neve and Heritage Audio preamps and Apogee Symphony converters.
  • advanced management thanks to our custom advanced scripting engine.
  • recorded at 24-bit / 96 kHz, released at 24-bit / 44.1 kHz.
Engine:
  • custom graphics with multi-panel access to every detail of the instrument.
  • 2 playing modes, Harp and Piano.
  • exclusive Glissando engine.
  • manage Pedals like an harpist.
  • easy access to the most used Modes and Chords.
  • build your own Articulation Set.
  • full effects section.
  • expand the sound-scape of the harp with envelopes and filters.
  • intelligent voice management.
  • 26 + 50 global factory presets.
  • up to 4 round robins.
  • 39 custom IR reverbs.
Requirements:
  • 8 GB RAM (more if in need of loading more sample sets).
  • Core2Duo or equivalent Mac or PC.
  • Kontakt Retail Version: v. 5.5.2 or newer.
Pricing: Glissando Harps list price is 169 USD. Until December 23rd, 2018 Glissando Harps is available at a special launch price of 119 USD (30% Off).
A special upgrade pricing is available for customers who bought Glissando Concert Harp (check email!).

Videos:
YouTube.com/playlist?list=PLFYIyygP_I73Q1r8f-DoqJaQbqDmjIqbE

Audio Demos:
high quality player (not Soundcloud, sounding so bad!)
https://fidbak.audio/chocolateaudio/player/db525b544db57ea37fbacc24


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Land of Missing Parts

Grumpy Monkey
A feature I'd love to see added to the gliss engine is a way to capture the performance and output as midi notes. Some developers have added this function to their arp engines.

I find the gliss engine helpful when improvising the performance, but when it comes time to go back and clean it up and for consistent DAW playback I prefer working with midi notes in the piano roll.
 
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Simone Coen

Simone Coen

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A feature I'd love to see added to the gliss engine is a way to capture the performance and output as midi notes. Some developers have added this function to their arp engines.

I find the gliss engine helpful when improvising the performance, but when it comes time to go back and clean it up and for consistent DAW playback I prefer working with midi notes in the piano roll.

We'll need to look into this: if doable, why not.
 
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Simone Coen

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Hi

This seems nice :)

Are the glissandi played as such, or are the glissandi derived from individual notes?
Thanks!
They are played by the engine in realtime, so derived from individual notes aptly sampled.
 
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we believe we managed to capture the nature of the glissando and made it possible to play pretty much in any way, something that with "traditional" sampling would have meant an encyclopaedic effort
 
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Finally made it!
Here is my walkthrough!

Enjoy

 
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