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Spitfire Harpsichord

Baroque Beauty

This truly spectacular harpsichord library features a beautiful baroque instrument, performed by London harpsichord virtuoso Steven Devine. Spitfire Harpsichord has been designed to blend effortlessly with our Symphonic and Chamber libraries, having been recorded in the same space — the world famous Hall at AIR Studios.

We have also created a collection of atmospheres and pads derived from the organic harpsichord samples, presented in our Mercury Synth engine.

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Fusi Pavana Piana (0:00 / 0:44)

Allemande — George Frederic Handel (0:00 / 1:28)

Sarabande — George Frederic Handel (0:00 / 1:24)

Gigue — J. S. Bach (0:00 / 0:36)

Invention — J. S. Bach (0:00 / 1:20)

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Product Info

  • ~1640 Samples
  • 5.4 GB Uncompressed .WAV
  • 3.3 GB download size Too large to download? Choose hard drive delivery at checkout.

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BAROQUE BEAUTY


Spitfire Harpsichord is presented to you by virtuoso Steven Devine, whose beautiful instrument and fervent passion has been captured in the world famous Hall at AIR Studios by renowned engineer Jake Jackson. As an expert in his field, Steven took us through the technicalities of the instrument and advised us how best to approach its subtle complexities.


Spitfire Harpsichord blends perfectly with our Symphonic Chamber and Spitfire Percussion libraries, as well as Grand Piano, Harp and Cimbalom, having been sampled in the same magnificent space, designed for symphony orchestras. Every note has been recorded using an array of priceless vintage microphones via Neve “Montserrat” pre-amps and a beautifully serviced Studer 2” tape machine, then into digital at 96k via the best Prism AD converters.


FEATURES


The library features multiple round robins and dynamic layers, presented in an easy to use GUI. Its four versatile microphone positions not only mix and blend to fit the application you’re working on, but also automate for dramatic shifts in focus and depth. We also give you Chordospheres, a collection of atmospheres and pads derived from the organic harpsichord samples, presented in our Mercury Synth engine.


Steven has been the harpsichordist with London Baroque in addition to his position as Co-Principal keyboard player with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. He is also the principal keyboard player for The Gonzaga Band, Apollo and Pan, The Classical Opera Company and performs regularly with many other groups around Europe.


GUIs

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

Main:

  • Spitfire Harpsichord - Hi 4' Lo 8'
  • Spitfire Harpsichord - Hi 8' & 4' Lo 8'
  • Spitfire Harpsichord - Hi 8' Lo 8'
  • Spitfire Harpsichord - Hi 8'
  • Spitfire Harpsichord - Hi Buf 8'
  • Spitfire Harpsichord - Lo 8'
  • Spitfire Harpsichord - Lo Buf 8'

Other patches:

  • Spitfire Harpsichord - The Punch Cog
  • Spitfire Harpsichord - Time Machine (Release)

Chordospheres:

  • 5TBU MW
  • 6bit return
  • A British Horror Story MW
  • A mystery remains
  • Celestial Tinnitus
  • Dazed nightmares MW
  • Deep underwater MW
  • Does not compute
  • End transmission MW
  • Ghosts shreak MW
  • Golden Days
  • Itch the Ticks
  • Mind Eraser
  • State of emergency
  • Suspense is suspended
  • Template - Synth
  • They come for us
  • Touched MW
  • Undo the past

Mics & Mixes

Mics:

  • Close
  • Tree
  • Ambient
  • Outrigger

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