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Harpsichord recommendations

Discussion in 'SAMPLE Talk' started by jaketanner, Aug 7, 2018.

  1. jaketanner

    jaketanner Senior Member

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    Hi,

    I can't believe I could not find any harpsichord VI recommendations or discussions...anyone can help, that would be great.

    I know of Cinesamples harpsichord, and Spitfire's...I saw Sonnivox's version and sounded pretty decent on the ONE youtube video I found, but no demo on their site seems like a red flag...no matter how cheap it is..lol

    Thanks!!
     
  2. bap_la_so_1

    bap_la_so_1 Prince of All Evil

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    The harpsichord comes with kontakt factory vsl is great
     
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    jaketanner Senior Member

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    I gotta check that out, thank you!!
     
  4. Rap-sody

    Rap-sody Music... again and again

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    Soniccouture Conservatoire Collection includes 2 different harpsichords which sounds lovely.
     
  5. re-peat

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  7. AR

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    Spitfire Harpsichord the best one imho. Lot's of manuals and the always great Air hall
     
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  9. Sid Francis

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    I also always use the Kontakt factory one: a bit hard and near-miced but great.
     
  10. Lee Blaske

    Lee Blaske Senior Member

    Another vote for Soniccouture Conservatoire Collection.
     
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  11. Piano Pete

    Piano Pete Senior Member

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    I personally am a fan of a local one that I use that is constantly out of tune, the right leg occasionally falls off, and is painted bright (and I mean bright) neon pink...

    For samples, I just use the one in Composer Cloud, but there are some fantastic boutique ones floating around for free or pretty cheap.
     
  12. The one in EW Symphonic Orchestra.
     
  13. bap_la_so_1

    bap_la_so_1 Prince of All Evil

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    Another option is Pianoteq
    Wait for sales and get the STAGE version, you will get great compilation of keyboards
     
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  14. Casiquire

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    I love the harpsichord, but one thing I'm on the lookout for is one that has dynamics. I know people consider the harpsichord to be one dynamic, but the truth is hitting the keys harder does increase the wooden body sound, if not necessarily the volume of the pitch. It's unfortunate that this gets neglected
     
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  16. Nick Batzdorf

    Nick Batzdorf Moderator

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    The one in EastWest Goliath is quite good. No pluck release samples, but you're not supposed to hear those across the room anyway.

    Harpsichord doesn't have dynamics, so it shouldn't require a lot of samples.
     
  17. kimarnesen

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    I actually studied the harpsichord for
    2 years (I had a Baroque phase, haha) and to “fake” dynamics on a harpsichord you play with fewer or more fingers. So the bigger the chords are the louder it sounds, or you can create a lot of sound with heavy arpeggio playing.
     
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  18. Nick Batzdorf

    Nick Batzdorf Moderator

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    I haven't studied harpsichord, but the other way to vary perceived dynamics on recorder is to play longer and shorter notes. The same thing works with drums - backbeats on the toms make it slower and heavier, for example.
     
  19. Lode_Runner

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    Some more options you could look into:

    Realsamples - a range of sampled museum pieces, expensive if you want to get more than one, not sure if they have a gui as they might have been around for a while.

    Orange Tree Samples - Angelic Keys (virginal not harpsichord)

    Wavesfactory - Demonic Virtuoso

    Fluffy Audio - Rinascimento (harpsichords are part of the overall library)
     
  20. JohnG

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