This is a unique sampling of a reproduction harpsichord based on an Italian harpsichord from the late Renaissance. Unlike many sampled harpsichords, this instrument has a warmer tone, thanks to the authentic quill plectra and close microphone placement, making this ideal for continuo work.
Diatonically sampled with 4xRR and two stops (8', 8' + 8'). Full decays and releases sampled.
Equal Tempered, A=440.
This instrument can be found in VSCO 2.
Built of maple by a master harpsichord luthier, this harpsichord is every bit as lovely sounding as it looks. While we have gone on to sample many other harpsichords, we still consider this one of our favorites for its incredibly warm, intimate tone. If you need a harpsichord with character, this is it!
Although the two 8' stops are designed with changing pitch in mind, we found that using them in parallel gives the instrument an interesting, larger tone useful for cinematic sequences.
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