is a soundbank of a
copied after an anonymous 17th century italian instrument. It has one
manual, two 8' stops, plus a lute stop. It is suitable to play
Renaissance and 17th century music.
This soundbank is
available in Kontakt 2
format, in its full version, and in sf2 format, but without release
samples. For users of Hauptwerk,
please go to Soni Musicae / Hauptwerk.
|The keyboard of a harpsichord
is not touch sensitive (dynamic), and
sounds at the
same level whatever you press the keys, but
it seems that it is impossible to obtain this with
the soundfont format... To avoid dynamic differences and respect the
original instrument, you can adjust velocity in your sequencer in a way
that the volume is constantly the highest... The Kontakt 2
version does not need this.
This bank has been created according to the following aims : we tried
to produce the best soundbank possible, without any concession, i.e.
without any consideration of size.
According to this, we have one sample for each note, and it lasts as
long as the sound is audible : the files last between 5 et 15
seconds, without adding the release samples. The total sound bank weighs 275 Mb in Kontakt format, and 228 Mb in sf2.
You may find this recording too dry, not reverberated enough. It is
a deliberate choice, because we want this bank to be used in many
contexts, mainly in a sequencer. So, it is possible to modify its
sound, and add some reverberation or other effects, exactly as the user
likes, what would have been
impossible with a less neutral sound (for ex : church or concert hall).
The harpsichord has been tuned to A 415 Hz and to equal temperament.
But, in order to make it easier to use with most of modern
instruments (in a sequencer for example), we transposed a semi-tone, to
get a 440 Hz tuned harpsichord. So you can play it in your
compositions without problem.
you download the soundbank, please read the licence and conditions
Please do not give direct link for download on forum or web sites !
the soundbank "17th Small Italian" :|
|Kontakt 2 (152 Mo)
version sf2 est compressée au format sfark. Pour la décompresser, il
vous faut ce logiciel dont il existe des versions pour Windows, Mac OSX
et Linux, téléchargeables là : http://melodymachine.com/sfark.htm|
soundbank is free
and will ever be, for you, but not for us. So, if you like it and want
to help us to develop
other soundbanks, or support our work, which takes time and money, you
can make a donation. If
so, send me an e-mail.
want to give us some feedback or any remarks about this soundbank or
anything else, you can do it HERE
you use Hauptwerk 1 or MyOrgan (free and better than Hauptwerk 1), you
can find this bank adapted to those softwares here :
Soni Musicae / Hauptwerk
Click on the pictures