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Chris Hein Chromatic Harmonica
release date: 14.11.2013

Chris Hein Chromatic Harmonica

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Chris Hein – Chromatic Harmonica
The most detailed sampled Chromatic Harmonica on the planet

HarmonicaPlay harmonica like Stevie Wonder or Toots Thielemans - but on your MIDI-keyboard.

With almost 7.000 samples, 14 articulations, up to 8 dynamic-layers and a full range of 4 octaves, CH-Harmonica is definitely the most detailed sampled Chromatic Harmonica on the planet.
The user interface holds tons of features on several pages to shape the sound the way you want it. However, if you don‘t feel like editing, just play and explore the 26 pre-programmed Key-Switch presets ranging from A-1 to A#1 on the lower keys of your MIDI-keyboard.

To achieve the feeling of a live performance, the user interface offers four "Dynamic Modes", „Key-Vibrato“, „Hot-Keys“ and a revolutionary new concept of articulation presets .


One of the most unique features in CH-Harmonica are the Phase-Aligned samples. After six months of research, Chris Hein found a solution to phase-synchronize the samples. This enables an absolutely perfect blending between six dynamic layers.
During the development of CH-Harmonica most attention was spent on how to work with dynamic expression.


Berthold MatschatThe Player
We were very happy when Berthold Matschat consented to have his rare harmonica sampled. There are very few chromatic harmonica players worldwide, and he is the leading player in Germany. Berthold Matschat is also an accomplished jazz pianist and composer. Because he works extensively with sampled instruments in his own studio, he had a detailed concept of what needs to be played on the harmonica and sampled.
His tone is particularly soulful and emotional. We recorded and old rare Hohner Harmonica, that dates back to those times, when Hohner could impress with the words “Made in Germany”.



  • 1 Single Instrument for Kontakt 5.2.1 or higher (full version required)
  • 4 octaves range
  • 3.5 GB Content
  • 7.000 Samples
  • 14 Articulations
  • Up To 8 Dynamic Layers
  • Unique Phase-Align Technique
  • 4 Dynamic Modes
  • Hot-Keys
  • Intelligent Legato
  • Glide-Mode to play realistic runs
  • 10 built in DSP-Effects
  • 2 independent Convolution Reverbs
  • 63 high class impulse responses
  • Attack- & Release controls
  • Special Noise Controls
  • Ensemble Maker
  • Micro-Tuner
  • Adjustable Fader Settings in the GUI
  • Intelligent LFO-Vibrato including EQ
  • Customizable Auto-Vibrato
  • Key-Vibrato
  • Hand-Damping simulation

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review Reviews

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Flag ENspaceSound Bytes Magazine 02/2014

Sound Bytes


So, if you are in the music business, making cinematic music in search of some old-fashion memorable melodies, then this is definitely the right thing for you. You can’t get better virtual chromatic harmonica than this library. If you want to hear dirty licks, then you should hire a real player, but for everything else, you will get your boxed player for the price of an average virtual synth. You can’t miss with Chris Hein’s libraries; the only question is: Do you need a chromatic harmonica? If you do, then this is the real solution. I’ve tried to play a real one, after all a good friend of mine is one of the most cherished harmonica players in Slovenia, but I would rather stick with this one. So don’t stare too much in all those controllers, buttons and menus; they are there just to frighten you. It is much easier to get solid results than it looks. Just put your hands on the keyboard and blow.

SoundBytes review CHChromatic Harmonica

Flag ENspaceASK Audio Magazine 01/2014

ASK Audio


...Chris has given us an instrument that is simply a joy to play. ...

...I have never found a sample library that even scratched the surface of what a chromatic harmonica is capable of in the hands of a great player, like LA’s treasured musician, Tommy Morgan. Until now!...

This is one of those rare examples of a library that really has no competition and that many of us have wanted for a long time. If you do not play chromatic harmonica and you do not live in LA, or you do but cannot afford Tommy Morgan, then this is a library for you.

ASKAudioMagazine review CHChromaticHarmonica

Flag ENspaceNushock 03/2014


....Chris nous a concocté un instrument qui procure une joie à jouer. Si vous êtes en mode Legato,et si vous jouez une autre
note vous créez une transition en douceur qui semble très crédible. Le mode polyphonique transforme vous permet de
jouer des accords. Il y a également un mode Glide, qui crée le glissement de la note, définissable par votre choix de la
clé, l'échelle, la vitesse et le nombre d'étapes. Vous pouvez ouvrir le son et le maintenir par votre pédale de sustain. Tout
simplement génial !
Cependant, ce qui distingue cette bibliothèque des autres, c'est que toutes les nuances qui font une grande
performance sont disponibles. Vous pouvez ajouter " bruit " les sons de souffle, l'air, et la poussière, avec le paramètre
de bruit. Sont également remarquables les ''Sustain expressif" patches, longs, moyens et courts.
C'est l'un des rares exemples de bibliothèque qui n'a vraiment pas de concurrence et que beaucoup d'entre nous ont
voulu pendant longtemps. Si vous ne jouez pas de l'harmonica chromatique et que vous ne vivez pas à Los Angeles, ou
que vous ne pouvez pas vous offrir les prestations de ''Tommy Morgan'', alors cette bibliothèque est pour vous....



requirements Requirements

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A full version of Native Instruments Kontakt 5.2 (or newer) is required for unlimited functionality!
Please notice: With the free Kontakt Player you can play this library only in demo/test mode! This Product does not include a "Free Kontakt Player" license!

DWM ProtectionFor your own protection this library is provided as individual personalized files including a
Digital Water Mark - DWM!