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The pop harp for everyone

We built the Autoharp from scratch.

Except for a single articulation, all playing shapes are new. And we even added some new ones, like for example the very noble and fine Muted version and the organic bowed version.
In addition, we have now equipped the Autoharp with our unique special features Glissando and Tremolo. And last but not least we have equipped a strumming engine with a strumming hand speed slider.

So, we have here an absolutely new designed autoharp with many new articulations and really extensive possibilities. It´s a perfect instrument to give your music a subtile highlighted shape.

Kontakt 5.6.8. OR LATER
Approx. 900 Samples
700 MB Compressed
Articualtions such as Muted, bowed and thumb Strumming Engine, Glissando & Tremolo

This is what you get

Organic Sound
We set a high focus on capturing the notes in a very realistic and organic way. All main articulations were recorded with cool condenser in four times round robins and 3 velocity layer.

The given glissando mode is unique and fits perfectly to the sound of an Autoharp.

By activating you can easily play true tremolo triggered by the release

Strumming Engine
A very realistic strumming companion, which provides strumming notes and dead notes. An unique feature is the Strumming Speed Slider, which simulates the speed of the hand.
Many Articulations
To give you a huge spectrum of sound possibilities we recorded lots of different and unique articulations. Each of them is useful for a different kind of musical style:
  • Hammer: Played with Piano Hammer
  • Thumb: Plucking the strings with a thumb
  • Rough: This is the plec articulation od the Autoharp v2
  • Muted: Muting the string - actually very cool and pizzicato alike
  • Bowed: Bowing the Autoharp like a violin bow.
  • Strummed/ Dead Notes: Specially recorded in order to get the feel of strumming the Autoharp

nine reverb typles
beside several different sizes you get special types such as infinite and deep valley

Listen to some audio demos

Movement Till Metzner
Follow Your Mind Adi Goldstein
Tendency Ege
Cacce Eric van Gent
Spiked Glass Joel Frias

What is an Autoharp?

The Autoharp was invented at the end of the 19th century by a German immigrant in Philadelphia. Generally it is a stringed instrument, but despite its name, the autoharp is not a harp. In fact, it´s a chorded zither with 36 steel strings stretched over a soundbox. It has a series of chord bars, when depressed, mute all the strings other than those that form the desired chord. by doing so, you can easily play chords.
It´s a perfect instrument to give your music a subtile highlighted shape.

The Version 3

Our latest version, Autoharp version 3, is more than just an update of the old version. Rather, we've re-recorded almost everything, replaced old sounds, and implemented a whole host of new features in Autoharp 3. So now you can sound even more realistic and you can achieve more complex results.

Each of the Autoharp's 36 strings has been recorded in five different articulations. There are four plucked articulations (Muted, thumb, hammer, rough) and for even more variety we bowed the autoharp with a violin bow. Especially this last articulation creates a unique sound. This gives a huge variety of different sound combinations. You can for example add the muted sounds to the bowed one.

A major goal was to simulate the typical strumming of the autoharp. For this we have specially developed a new strumming engine. In a step sequencer you can decide per step if you want to play a note or not or if you want to play the autoharp with dead notes. Of course, all this can be programmed dynamically. But to achieve this typical autoharp strumming feeling, we included a strumming speed control that decides at what tempo the individual strummings should occur: From fully quantized to almost glissando. And this is exactly what creates a very realistic impression of an autoharp accompaniment.

Furthermore, we have also applied the unique glissando function of our Grand Harp, as well as the tremolo known to Cinematique Instruments. There is also a pad function, which allows you to play pad sounds with a long attack and a short function that will shortens your sounds.

The Walkthrough