Which Harp library for EXPOSED solo harp music?

OP
Counterpointer
I also love the Pianoteq harp if you're looking for clean and extremely smooth and flexible
Well, I watched the demo yesterday and it was something about the sound that didn't appeal to me. It sounded plastic somehow. I believe it surely can sound great in a context, but not on its own. Completely based on a demo on youtube, so I might be wrong.
 

X-Bassist

Senior Member
I like Elysium over Glissando for a solo exposed piece, but it really depends if you want the unusual articulations Glissando has on offer.

And now I'm waiting for a good Berlin Sym Harp Sale! OT has been making some serious deals lately. ;)
 

Satorious

Active Member
I have both Elysium and Glissando - very different tones so it depends what you are going to use it for. I think Glissando sounds slightly sharper so I prefer it, Elysium is nice when you need more of a "fairy tale" tone. Value in owning both in my opinion. They both have some nice additional sound design/unusual articulations.
 

dtcomposer

Active Member
I'd suggest looking at the Hollywood harp as well. I own the Elysium Harp and while it's pretty good I prefer the tone and sound options of the Hollywood Harp. I know EastWest doesn't have the best reputation anymore, but I think they did a really good job on this one.
 
OP
Counterpointer
I'd suggest looking at the Hollywood harp as well. I own the Elysium Harp and while it's pretty good I prefer the tone and sound options of the Hollywood Harp. I know EastWest doesn't have the best reputation anymore, but I think they did a really good job on this one.
Ah, Thanks! I actually won a year subscription of Composer Cloud Gold X. I might just try that one out then. =)
 

Nick Batzdorf

Moderator
Moderator
Pianoteqs balance sounds pretty much like sitting next to a Salvi harp to me.
I’m sure you know better than I do, because I’ve never even heard of a Salvi harp. :)

The harps I have heard don’t have a lot of power in their lower register - which is one of the reasons I like sampled ones!

You can also play parts that a real harp couldn’t, or wouldn’t.