Skaila Kanga - Harp Redux

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A detailed and beautiful harp library performed by London's leading performer; Skaila Kanga. Recorded at Air Studios and ingeniously scripted to burst out of the "box".... Once you lay your hands on this you'll never look for another.

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Spitfire have teamed up with leading virtuoso Skaila Kanga to create a beautiful and detailed Harp library recorded in the Hall at Air Studios. Skaila is the first call harpist in London, having played on numerous film scores and albums. Coupled with Spitfire's ability to produce and curate samples that sparkle with life, whilst being able assemble and script an instrument that just works "out of the box", Skaila's harp module is a must have for any respectable composer.



Spitfire’s Definitive Range aims to offer the world a one-stop shop for classic and esoteric instruments played by the greats. As all these instruments are recorded in situ, in the same room, they’re designed to lock together sonically whether it be some timpani from the percussion range coupled with your Sable libraries. Or indeed a more curious band made up of the Hg20, a plucked piano and a harp, it is designed to sound like they’re together in the same room.

We provide a series of detailed mixing options that allow you to dry the sound up or make it more ambient, whilst preserving the acoustic integrity and perspective of a consistent microphone set up and room configuration. The instruments are all sampled in great detail but designed to play easily out-of-the-box, with simple integration into larger arrangements and templates without risk of demanding too much from your system resources.

Recorded by Jake Jackson at Lyndhurst Hall – Air Studios, on one of the finest scoring stages in the world, through an array of vintage microphones via Neve “Montserrat” pre-amps, to a beautifully serviced Studer 2” tape machine and then into digital at 96k via Prism AD converters: this is an unparalleled signal chain.


This is a detailed library with a selection of essential articulations curated by multi award winning composers and musicians. The library features multiple round robins, dynamic layers presented in an easy to use GUI. Harp pedalling is available to make it even easier to play your own sweeps and glisses right from the keyboard - you can now set the harp pedals graphically and then just play the white notes!

Alongside the beautiful selection of single hit articulations, glisses are playable in every key, in the following scales: major, minor harmonic, minor melodic, pentatonic, diminished, whole tone. We have recorded full sweeps up and down, fast and slow, and split the harp into four registers, also fast and slow, up and down, and then recorded a swirly gliss, up and down.
All instruments have the ability to mix and/or mute mic positions from the front panel: Close mics, Decca tree and Ambient outriggers. Route the spots into your centre channel, the tree in L&R and the ambients in Ls & Rs, and you also have a perfect 5.0 perc instrument. Or simply keep in stereo and mix according to taste. All controls can be fully automated.

In addition to this, we give you a wonderful set of 'Harpospheres' patches - beautiful pads and textures created from the organic original recordings.


The Overview Panel

This is the main interface for melodic instruments. Its default view displays all available playing techniques, has a simple microphone mixer and includes the main feature controllers.

General Controls Panel

This view allows further in-depth control of the instrument, showing all available signals and feature controllers, as well as the ability to purge techniques from memory to reduce system usage.

The Ostinatum

In this view you can add notes to a pattern sequencer, select which key it triggers on and then play for instant ostinato creation. It’s like an arpeggiator on a synthesiser.

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Presets / Techniques / Articulations / Mics / Mixes


  • Normale – normal playing
  • Près de la table – near the soundboard
  • Flageolet – harmonics
  • Sons étouffés – damped (sus ped up)
  • Laissez vibrer – let ring (sus ped down)
  • Bisbigliando – unmeasured trem
  • Glissandi – sweeps


  • Harp main techniques
  • Harp glissandi legato
  • Harp glissandi manual

Individual patches:

  • Bisbigliando
  • Flageolet
  • FX
  • Normale
  • PDLT
  • Slid

Other brushes:

  • Harp main techniques - The Punch COG


  • Harposphere Synth - Atmoss
  • Harposphere Synth - Bass of the 80s
  • Harposphere Synth - BatCave Pad (MW verb)
  • Harposphere Synth - Emptiness
  • Harposphere Synth - Ghosts in the system
  • Harposphere Synth - Growler Pad (MW verb)
  • Harposphere Synth - Grungeslap Hit
  • Harposphere Synth - Impact Sub
  • Harposphere Synth - Jangle Pad
  • Harposphere Synth - Letting of Steam
  • Harposphere Synth - Longwarble Hit
  • Harposphere Synth - Matrix Pad (MW verb)
  • Harposphere Synth - Oldman
  • Harposphere Synth - Popping corns
  • Harposphere Synth - Pulsar Pad (MW verb)
  • Harposphere Synth - SubBass decay
  • Harposphere Synth - SysErr Pad (MW verb)
  • Harposphere Synth - They're back
  • Harposphere Synth - Timelord Pad (MW verb)
  • Harposphere Synth - Ting Thing slowattack
  • Harposphere Synth - Ting Thing
  • Harposphere Synth - Tonehit Low
  • Harposphere Synth - Toys
  • Harposphere Synth - Trailerhit Gentle
  • Harposphere Synth - Trickles
  • Harposphere Synth - Unpleasant Pad (MW verb)
  • Harposphere Synth - ZooConga mid & hi

Mics & Mixes


  • Close
  • Tree
  • Ambient