The German Harpsichord 1738 offers one of the few historically preserved German harpsichord for your own sampler, an instrument of harpsichord maker Christian Vater, which was built in 1738 in Hanover. This rare piece is in excellent playing condition in the Germanic National Museum in Nürnberg. Sonically, the instrument delivers wonderfully sonorous bass along with majestic warmth and crisp highs. Sampled in three different registers combinations of front and rear 8 ´as well as both 8´ together, the library covers the whole bandwidth of the Vater-harpsichord.
Like all harpsichords, the German instrument is not velocity sensitive, but we have sampled every note with 8 RR in all registers, and the Release of the Keys with 4 RR to get even the smallest change of sound and the natural elegance and liveliness in fast passages or trills.
For the first time, composers will get this classic instrument as a perfect sounding sample-instrument, with the original Valotti tuning (392 Hz) (Presets in 440 Hz also available).
The set consists of nearly 2,000 individual recordings.
you will find presets for HAlion ®, Kontakt2 ® and higher, EXS24 ® and GigaStudio3 ®. In addition, the sample library contains an essay by Dr. Frank P. Bear from the Germanic National Museum on the background of the instrument.
Recorded in excellent sounding Aufseß Concert Hall of the Germanic National Museum, we have used hand-built Wagner U47w ® tube microphones in conjunction with Crane Song Flamingo ® preamps and Universal Audio 2192 ® transducer - for optimum sound quality we have captured in 192 kHz/24-bit resolution and downsampled to the desired rate.
This Multi Format Library (included formats listed on top) does not include any playback software for your computer. A compatible software is required to load and play the sounds of this product.
For your own protection this library is provided as individual personalized files including a
Digital Water Mark - DWM!