The Orphica Piano featured in this sample library was built around 1798 and offers a slinky, charming and lively piano tone due to its small size, featuring three octaves. The Italian Harpsichord III library features an instrument built around 1690 by an anonymous maker. Featuring three sounds—a front and a rear 8-foot register, as well both together—it allows for the traditional Italian harpsichord tone, offering additional flexibility by choosing the adequate 8-foot or using the gentle 2x8-foot combination. This instrument is one of the rare Italian harpsichords with a fixed housing. The edges of the body and the offset cheeks are used to pretend that it features a separate housing. The sample library contains more than 1,600 single samples.
The French Harpsichord library is presented in its original Valotti-tuning at 383 Hz. Based on its two manuals and different registers, the Pigalle harpsichord offers lots of unqiue sounds, sampled with five different register combinations, including the upper 8, lower 8 (principal 8), the 4, both 8, as well as the “tutti” combination of both 8 registers and the 4 recorded together. The sample library comprises more than 3,400 single samples.
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