Italian Harpsichord III
TEAM MAGNETRiXX | 13 NOVEMBER 2012 | 3.88 GB
Edition Beurmann MULTiFORMAT
The slick, rich tone of a rare traditional Italian harpsichord is stunningly captured in over 1,600 individual samples and patches for all leading samplers. The Italian Harpsichord III library features an instrument built around 1690 by an anonymous maker. Featuring three sounds – a front and a rear 8′ register as well both together – it allows for the traditional rich and slick Italian harpsichord tone, offering additional flexibility by choosing the adequate 8′ or using the gentle 2 x 8′ combination with its inspiring and complex harmonics. While it is very typical for the Italian style to feature a housing seperated from the painted cabinet, this instrument is one of the rare Italian harpsichords with a fixed housing. Instead, it belongs to the category of so-called ‘false inner-outer’ instruments: The edges of the body as well as the offset cheeks are used to pretend that it features a separate housing.