ETHEREALWINDS HARP II: COMMUNITY EDITION
When Etherealwinds told us he was willing to make a sequel to the now-classic Etherealwinds Harp freeware library, we were all too happy to oblige. Recorded completely from the ground up in an eight-hour session, we've assembled quite possibly the most complete lever harp library in existence, Etherealwinds Harp II.
Because we wanted to keep the spirit of the original freeware alive (and we knew you'd never let us get away without it), we put together this reduced version of the new library under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.
VSTi for Windows (64-bit DAW) (?)
VSTi for Windows (32-bit DAW) (?)
Audio Units for MacOS pre-10.15 (?)
VSTi for MacOS (old Cubase) (?)
SFZ & .WAV files (for use in a SFZ player)
Check out this great mini-EP by sinesquaresaw exclusively featuring EW Harp II: CE!
Greetings! My name is Jordi Francis ("Etherealwinds"), and I enjoy writing, composing, and performing both original music and covers. I have a particular interest in Video Game, Celtic/World, New-Age, Electronic, Folk, and Classical genres of music. I enjoy playing the Celtic Harp and singing is my biggest passion. I hope you enjoy this library as much as I enjoyed working on it!
This free library features chromatic stereo sampling, 2 velocity layers, and 2 round robins, plus a bunch of effects & vocals.
ARTICULATIONS / PATCHES
Additional (raw samples)
If you require support, contact us.
How do I use a SFZ file?
SFZ files are a form of 'Soundware', like Kontakt .nki files or soundfonts (.sf2). They require that you install a sampler, either Sforzando or Sfizz, to use (both are free).
Once you install one of those, open it as a plugin (or as a standalone app if you don't want to route through your DAW!), then drag and drop a .sfz file into it. That's all there is to it!
The advantage is, if any one sampler software becomes obsolete or buggy, there are always others which can be used instead. Also, SFZ is an open format; you can freely edit the .sfz files in any text editor without much experience needed.
You can also load all kinds of other free SFZ instruments too, including VSCO 2: CE, VCSL, and Etherealwinds Harp: CE! See the Tutorial Video!
Where can I find orchestral instruments?
Currently VSCO 2: CE is the place to go for orchestral sounds. Our new SFZ-based project, VCSL will eventually include a brand new sample set of orchestral sounds, completely replacing VSCO 2: CE as a general-purpose sample soundset.
VSCL already includes other harps, including an orchestral harp.
I'm having issues with the VSTi/AU version(s)!
As time has gone on, the Maize Sampler engine these patches are built on has become more and more unstable in newer operating systems and DAWs. As such, if you have issues with this version, we recommend using the SFZ version instead, as there is nothing we can do about this issue.
Do all of the versions contain the same samples?
Yes, all of the versions contain the same samples.
Please note that there are some extra .wav sample files, in addition to those available in the patch, which include glisses and effects which were not appropriate to map directly in the patches.
EU/UK customers: our products are also on KontaktHub and BestService!