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Century Harps By 8Dio Is On Offer

Century Harps by 8Dio has been reduced in price for a limited time, now only $25.00, (usually $198.00).

8Dio Century Harps contains two separate concert harps, each chosen carefully to represent a different facet in the realm of harp tones. Harp 1 is a bright, bold and shimmering Venus Concert Harp.  The instrument can sound delicate, but it also has vibrant highs which can cut through and soar in your orchestral compositions. 

Harp 2 is a Lyon & Healy Concert Harp. It has a mellower and rounder tone. The instrument can sit back in a mix and will add a warm depth to your orchestrations. While it has a wonderful bold tone at higher dynamics, It’s perfect for delicate/quieter passages. 8Dio think of it as a softer, scoring harp. 

The dynamic range of a concert harp is very broad. Harps are capable of the softest feathery pianissimo all the way up to a thunderous fortissimo. This presents a particularly difficult challenge when it comes to sampling. For 8Dio, the real magic of the harp exists in the softer dynamics. It is impossible to capture this softer dynamic range without encountering some noise (particularly in a large sound stage). For this reason, softer dynamics are often underrepresented in sampled instruments. 

The specific intention of Century Harps is to keep it as natural as they can and are processed as little as possible. 8Dio worked very hard to preserve the natural feather, air, shimmer and even HISS (gasp!!!!!) of the softer tones. If you are looking for a harp collection without any natural noise, this might not suite your tastes. Removing these elements destroys the character of the softer dynamics.

Features include:

  • 30.16GB
  • Deep-Sampled Venus Concert Harp
  • Deep-Sampled Lyon & Healy Concert Harp
  • True Deep Multi-Sampling (21,446 Samples)
  • True Deep Glissando Sampling (3,000+ Glissandos)
  • 1 Close / Intimate Microphone Position
  • 3 Hall Microphone Positions (Mixed, DECCA, Wide)
  • Fluent Dynamics (MW), Expression & Speed Control

Century Harps require a full version if Kontakt 5.8.1 or later.

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