Harmonium

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This works!
by Karsten P. J. (10/23/2019)
They ain't messing around! This is a the most realistic representation of the Harmonium I have ever...

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Overview

  • Price: $58
  • 20 GB compressed to 9.7 GB (10,267 Samples)
  • Deep Sampled Indian Harmonium
  • 3 Different Sustains (Muted, Semi Muted, and Open)
  • Sharp Staccato and Sound Effects (Crescendo and Air Sound Effects)
  • Clean and Dirty Patches
  • Adjustable Keys Artifacts
  • 2 Stereo Microphone Perspectives + In House Mix
  • Advanced UI with 4-part XY Effects Engine
  • Product only available as Direct Download
  • Full Retail Version of Kontakt 5.8 (or later) Required

Listen to the music of Harmonium

Watch the videos of Harmonium

  • 8Dio Harmonium Walkthrough I

    8Dio Harmonium Walkthrough I

    In Depth Walkthrough for the Ethnic Series: Harmonium feat. Conrad

  • 8Dio Harmonium Walkthrough II

    8Dio Harmonium Walkthrough II

    Mini walkthrough for the Ethnic Series: Harmonium feat. Troels

  • 8Dio Santur Walkthrough

    8Dio Santur Walkthrough

    Walkthrough for the related ethnic library: The Santur (Not Included)

Harmonium overview

From all corners of the earth, ethnic instruments are small jewels that enrich our music with new colors and possibilities. Few instruments have made the double trip: from the West to the East, and back to the West, but this time evolved, different, a jewel. India is our stellar protagonist, bringing this small yet beautiful aerophone perfect for complementing ethnic compositions or even enriching current ones.

The Harmonium was first introduced in Indian music in Kolkata as a modified reed organ with keys like a piano and bellows to pump air into the instrument. The Harmonium has made its mark in history as one of the most popular instruments used in Northern Indian music. In modern Indian music, Harmonium finds a place in music of all kinds, whether it is folk, light, semiclassical, or even highly-reputed classical music. India is our stellar protagonist, bringing this small yet beautiful aerophone perfect for complementing ethnic compositions or even enriching current ones.

Control Your Sound

The Harmonium includes both a ‘Dirty’ and ‘Clean’ version for every articulation. The Dirty version includes the natural air that is generated by the bellow, and the Clean version contains exclusively the note itself with no pumping-air. Separating these two sounds allow you to fully control the tone of the Harmonium. We wanted to give you even more control by providing you the ability to adjust the key artifacts for each key. Sampling these tiny details is essential in giving you that life-like feel. Just close your eyes, put your fingers on the keys, and you will hear the Harmonium come to life in front of you.

Articulations and More Control

We have included six essential articulations for the Harmonium. With three different types of Sustains (Muted, Semi Muted, and Open) a sharp staccato and two seperate FX articulations (Crescendo and Air Sound Effects). Each of the Sustains is vital in expressing the emotion on the Harmonium. Dynamically control each articulation with velocity. The harder you press the keys, the more air is released, resulting in a brighter sharper tone.

Front Facing Controls

We have included the same intuitive controls from our popular Legion Series. To complement the already immersive controls offered in the Harmonium, we have added the ability to control the volume of each articulation and Stack them together. Control both the Attack and Release of the instrument to create your own crescendos or synths. Bring the volume down on the Staccato Articulation and stack it to with the sustains for a sharp lead sound. Control the Sample Offset, and Reverse any of the samples all from the front panel. The idea is to offer you the most essential and intuitive controls, and get back to the music.

Sound Design

For all of you adventurous composers who need more sound design options, we have also included our 4-Parts FX engine. Each of them contains their own X/Y Matrix grid that you can assign any parameter to each of the X/Y values. If you want to dive deeper, you also have a Modulation section that gives you access to the tuning, more advanced tremolo controls, and a gate section to create your own pulses and rhythms.

Dirty

  • Sustain Muted
  • Sustain Semi Muted
  • Sustain Open
  • Crescendo
  • Staccato
  • Air Sound Effect

Clean

  • Sustain Muted
  • Sustain Semi Muted
  • Sustain Open
  • Crescendo
  • Staccato
  • Air Sound Effect

Harmonium Presets

  • Play Me Reverse
  • Solo Time
  • Synthy Solo
  • Tighter Variation 3 Semi Up
  • Bubbles
  • Dreaming Long Chords CC1
  • Floppy Disk
  • Lightning Dots CC1
  • Lyrical Bending CC1
  • Out Space CC1 For Infinity
  • Special Arpeggiator CC1
  • Square CC1
  • Voices in a Cave CC1

Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.8+ required / Not compatible with the free Kontakt Player
Runs as host or stand-alone application, VST® or Audio Units plug-in, AAX® under Pro Tools
Minimum: Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU. 8 GB of RAM or more is highly recommended. For TMPro Patches, i7 or equivalent is highly recommended.
The Harmonium requires 9.7 GB of Hard Drive Space
Sample resolution: 48Khz / 24Bit stereo .wav, .ncw format
Format(s): Kontakt