Well, I certainly hope that the result is not as disastrous, as it may sound :) From time to time I stumble upon some of my long time forgotten instruments to suddenly find the way to be used in a creative way, which is often not an easy task when using it live. Due its own flaws, or your own inability to use the instrument properly – you know it, you can play certain instruments very well, some to a certain point and some are better not to be touched – they are simply not your cup of tea. And this is the case with this one also – like my mandolin, which eventually ended like the “Old Mandolin” some of you may know, this one has been put away in a drawer for a long time. Not of the best quality, with me not being the best player.
Anyway, it is a musical instrument and thanks to a software like Kontakt and others, it can be reincarnated in a digital domain to demonstrate its potential in another way. Its non-perfect sound can be used to build something, where flaws and imperfections mean certain character, or where you don´t actually need to use it the way where these flaws are spoiling the intention. And with Harmogeddon I have intended to make something with metallic, stringy character usable in an ambient context. Something lazy, misty, dreamy, “maritime” sounding, where you can combine classic harmonica sounds with more extravagant colors and flavours based on those harmonica samples. To be able to come up with something interesting by combining them all together and to have simply fun with using the instrument in a slightly different way.
– 24 bit / 44,1 kHz
– 779 MB installed
– 114 nki/nkm files (250 ncw files) in 4 categories of sounds
– harmonica in D with its flaws and imperfections
– 3 RR variations and 3 layers
– essential harmonica samples
– rich sound design category
– Filter, Cabinet, Lo-Fi, Flanger, EQ, Delay, Reverb, Attack, Release controls
This library works in KONTAKT 5 FULL VERSION (126.96.36.19966 and above) software sampler (in KONTAKT PLAYER for 15 minutes)