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Spitfire Harp

Detail & glistening beauty

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    Detail & glistening beauty

    A detailed, beautiful harp library performed by London's leading harpist, Skaila Kanga, who has performed on countless blockbuster film scores. Instantly playable and ultra realistic. A comprehensive range of articulations and pedalling, with glisses in every key. In addition, we give you an otherworldly set of 'Harposphere' patches — beautiful pads and textures created from our original organic recordings.

    Spitfire Harp 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.

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    Requires Kontakt (full license)

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    All mic signals

    Close mics only

    All mic signals

    Close mics only

    Close up of the harp

    Spitfire Harp overview panel

    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.

    Spitfire Harp general controls panel

    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.

    Spitfire Harp ostinatum

    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.

    What's included

    Essential articulations

    • 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

    Patches

    • 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

    Harpospheres

    • 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

    • Close
    • Tree
    • Ambient

    Tech specs

    Mac system requirements

    Mac OS 11, 12 or 13 

    Both Intel and Apple Silicon/ARM are supported

    Minimum: 2.8GHz i5 minimum (quad-core), 8GB RAM

    Recommended: 2.8GHz I7 (six-core), 16GB RAM

    32-bit systems are not supported.

    PC system requirements

    Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 (latest Service Pack, 64-bit)

    Machine must be connected to the internet during install

    32-bit DAWs not supported


    File size

    ~4041 samples

    12.8 GB uncompressed .wav

    6.8 GB download size

    13.60 GB disk space required during install

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    Kontakt player

    Kontakt Full 5.6.8 or higher required

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    Changelogs

    v2.6 (July 2018)

    🐛 FIX:

    - Oldman Synth, lower octave a semitone out.

    - Various other smaller bugs.


    ✨ ADDED:

    - New lower CPU usage patches for users experiencing CPU spikes.

    v2.1 (July 2013)

    ✨ ADDED:

    - New Mic Mixer presets functionality. Copy/Paste mic settings between open patches or save them as NKA presets.

    - Velocity response option to the mixer menu (switch between linear, shelf, exponential, and logarithmic).

    - New articulation switcher system from the latest BML codebase.

    - Ability to select and layer multiple instruments at once by holding SHIFT when clicking the instrument icon.

    - COG is now part of the main patches.

    - Harp updated to use UACC v2 (see http://blahblah.com for details).

    - When in UACC mode, the UACC CC# is shown for reference.

    - UACC KS functionality added to switch articulations via velocity.


    🔄 UPDATE:

    - Keyswitches moved to the bottom of the keyboard and made consistent in each section.

    - Performance improvements under the hood.


    🐛 FIX:

    - FX patch in "_Individual Brushes_" now has correct blue key mapping.

    - Ostinatum now available in the main patches for all the short articulations.

    - Harp pedaling no longer affects keyswitching/RR resets/etc.

    v2.0 (July 2013)

    ✨ ADDED:

    - New unified UI to match the latest Spitfire releases.

    - 'Persistent releases'. Release triggers no longer fade out when moving the mod wheel.

    - Stereo Collapse for the close mic functionality.

    - Per articulation mixing ability.

    - Harp pedaling control to flatten or sharpen the white keys to match a harp.

    - New FX articulation containing various harp FX.

    - New 'Slid' articulation allowing you to play custom glissandi.


    🔄 UPDATE:

    - Velocity response adjusted for the Normale articulation.

    - Moves the Harp to the 'BML' codebase with all its latest features and functionality.

    - Latest version of the Ostinatum machine.

    - Latest UACC specification implemented.


    🐛 FIX:

    - Dynamics & Expression now do not conflict when assigning CC1/CC11 to sliders.

    - Various bug fixes and performance tweaks.

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