Orchestral Tools - Berlin Harpsichords Released - Intro Special!

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  1. OrchestralTools

    OrchestralTools Member

    Oct 1, 2015

    Berlin Harpsichords is the latest sample collection in the renowned Berlin Series by Orchestral Tools. Following the addition of new strings, woodwind, brass and percussion samples to the Berlin orchestral series, this collection is now introducing the rich, baroque sounds of two traditional harpsichords – French and Italian – opening up new avenues of possibility for users who are eager to broaden their palette of sounds.

    The harpsichord samples have been recorded in different registers, ensuring that users have the flexibility they need to create the sound they are looking for. As with the Berlin series and other Orchestral Tools collections, the instruments were recorded at the Teldex Scoring Stage in Berlin, a distinctively balanced 450 m² hall with sublime acoustics and the finest microphones from the last five decades.

    Users can choose from a total of six microphone positions – Close I, II, Close AB, AB, Tree, Surround – as well as having a wide range of harpsichord percussive effects at their disposal. With these, together with the sustain and staccato round robins contained in this collection, composers and producers will have the best possible tools for adding authentic harpsichord to their works.
    Special ends on May 23
    • French Harpsichord
    • Italian Harpsichord
    • Both recorded with their full stop complement:
    • French: 8‘, 8‘, 2x8‘ combined, 2x8‘+4‘ combined, Harp Stop
    • Italian: 8‘, 8‘, 2x8‘ combined
    • Round robins for sustains and staccatos
    • Harpsichords percussive effects
    • Recorded at the Teldex Scoring Stage
    • Full orchestral microphone set up
    • 15 GB of Samples (7GB compressed)
    • 24Bit / 48KHz Patches
    • Kontakt 5.8.1 full version is required to run this collection

    Get all information on our product page.
  2. BenG

    BenG Senior Member

    Sounds great and very reasonable price!
    fixxer49 likes this.
  3. dsblais

    dsblais Member

    May 12, 2018
    Wow!! Just gave this a try and it's my new favorite harpsichord. Really beautiful and detailed tone! The +12 dB instrument is a nice touch as this is much quieter out of the box than e.g. VSL, Pianoteq, etc. Truly beautiful sounds and the multiple mic positions are quite flexible ranging from that intimate chamber tone to opera accompaniment.
  4. zimm83

    zimm83 Senior Member

    Jun 23, 2017
    Not for me but REALLY happy to see that OT is still making KONTAKT libraries.............Hoping next great products will be both kontakt and OT player........
  5. OP

    OrchestralTools Member

    Oct 1, 2015
    Enjoy our Berlin Harpsichords Demos!
    In addition to mockups of pieces from Bach and Scarlatti, Bowstohymns delivered an excellent composition.

    Tilt & Flow, miket and jamwerks like this.
  6. Maxime Luft

    Maxime Luft Senior Member

    Feb 28, 2016
  7. rottoy

    rottoy Plebeian

    May 12, 2013
    I thought true sofritto was your department?
  8. OT_Tobias

    OT_Tobias Active Member

  9. ProfoundSilence

    ProfoundSilence Active Member

    Dec 10, 2018
    still waiting for power el gato to complete my collection of infinity pets
    sekkosiki likes this.
  10. miket

    miket Team Dany

    May 17, 2016
    New York
    The demos sound lovely, and can I also say how nice it is for developers to demo their products with relevant, well-established works? That should be way more common.
    rrichard63 likes this.
  11. ProfoundSilence

    ProfoundSilence Active Member

    Dec 10, 2018
    the main issue is this

    1.) copywrite laws
    2.) massive mockups that usually involve way more than just 1 section/instrument.

    really easy for things like harpsichord, because you can copy paste midi found online, divide up the stops and call it a day
  12. miket

    miket Team Dany

    May 17, 2016
    New York
    There are hundreds, if not thousands, of great demo choices that are unencumbered by copyright. As for the time and effort involved being worth it, well... it would get my attention, but I'm just one potential customer.
  13. ProfoundSilence

    ProfoundSilence Active Member

    Dec 10, 2018
    someone was dropping a few bach midis in discord yesterday - but harpsichord is a very specific example, the vast majority of libraries are not easily demoed.

    good music doesn't write itself - and it's a tall order to get all of that on the table as you're trying to finish wrapping the library up.

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