VSL Special Keyboards

Featuring 3 classical keyboards

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The 8 GB collection Special Keyboards offers a state-of-the-art approach to capturing exceptional, unfamiliar but also classical sounds that shouldn’t be missing on any sound designer’s or composer’s workstation.

The harpsichord (German: Cembalo) has a famously bright sound, rich in overtones. Typically a Baroque instrument, the harpsichord has played a minimal role in classical and romantic music. In modern literature, however, it has been rediscovered by a broad range of musicians, and is also used poignantly and effectively in film and TV music. In our own Silent Stage, the following single notes and repetition performances of a two manual harpsichord were recorded: 8’ register solo, 8’ double, and tutti (a combination of two 8’ registers and one 4’ register).

The harmonium is a free-reed instrument, meaning that air streaming past reeds of different lengths causes them to vibrate. Unlike organ pipes, the harmonium’s reeds produce more disharmonic overtones, creating a unique undulating sound.

The prepared piano is a technique that became known to a wider public around 1940 and is primarily associated with the innovative composer, John Cage, who inserted objects such as erasers, nails, wire and paper between a piano’s strings causing them to produce additional tones, harmonics, or percussive sounds that are sometimes reminiscent of Indonesian Gamelan music. Our team also “treated” the Bösendorfer grand piano with their bare hands (e.g., glissandos over the strings) and with wood mallets in order to get a multitude of creative sounds and colors.

SAMPLE CONTENT

  • 4,380 samples

INSTRUMENT CONTENT

  • Harpsichord
  • Harmonium
  • Prepared Piano

Download Size:

  • Download File Size: 2.4 GB
  • Installed File Size: 5.5 GB

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Customer Reviews

Press Quotes

"Harpsichord’s sound is consistently sumptuous: rich, full and effortlessly playable" - Future Music

Tech Specs

Product Type:

Virtual Instrument

Product Specs:

  • Requires ViennaKey (Vienna Symphonic Library USB protection device) or other USB eLicenser (e.g., from Steinberg or Arturia)

Mac System Requirements

  • Mac OS X 10.8 (latest update) or higher, i5/i7/Xeon
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB RAM recommended)

Windows System Requirements

  • PC Windows 7/8/10 (latest update, 32/64-bit), Intel i5/i7/Xeon
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB RAM recommended)

Recommended

  • Windows 7/8/10 (latest update, 64-bit), Intel i5/i7/Xeon
  • Mac OS X 10.9 (or higher), Intel i5/i7/Xeon
  • 4 GB RAM
  • SSD or fast separate hard drive (7200 rpm or faster)
  • AU/VST/AAX Native/RTAS compatible host (also works stand-alone)
  • RTAS version requires Pro Tools 7.3 or higher
  • AAX version requires Pro Tools 10.3.5 or higher
  • 88 key master keyboard

Compatibility