We developed Angelic Harp in collaboration with Guy Randle of Rosewood Recording Company, who engineered and oversaw the sampling session. Angelic Harp is an extensively sampled 47-string concert harp, played by harpist Alex Bigney from the Celtic group Kirkmount. We always aim to recreate the playability of the real instrument as closely as possible. For example, each string on the harp is individually modeled, mimicking the monophonic nature of each string. This allows you to soften loud plucks with subsequent soft plucks. It also prevents the unnatural, excessive tonal build-up that many synthesized harps exhibit when playing glissandos and repeated notes. The adjustable preroll samples capture all the subtle fingernail noises that occur before the main pluck sound of the strings, adding a lot of depth and realism to the harp tone.
– Over 7 GB of 24-bit samples (compressed down to 2 GB using Kontakt’s lossless NCW format).
– 6 1/2 octave range with 4 dynamics and up to 7 alternating round-robin samples.
– Separately-controllable close and room mic signals.
– Glissando system for playing realistic harp glisses between notes.
– Harmonics articulation.