Sound Magic tells us that their new Hybrid Harpsichord is based on an instrument built by Kirckman in the 1770s – a classic single manual instrument with 3 stops, including a lute stop. They say that the Krickman Harpsichord is famous for its unique, high quality sound and although this particular instrument is over 240 years old, it's in surprisingly excellent condition. Let's let Sound Magic tell the story...
To make this wonderful instrument available to all musicians, we did careful sampling and used our Sound Magic Award-Winning Hybrid Modeling Technology to bring it to life once again.During the recording session, we use several acclaimed Brauner VMA microphones, which nowadays are considered to be the best microphones available for this sort of job. We also used API preamps and dCS's Analog to Digital Converters to record it.
Sound Magic Award-Winning Hybrid Modeling Technology offers both the authentic sound of sampling and the playability of Physical Modeling. With over 20 controls on final sound, the Hybrid Harpsichord provides you with everything you need for a great sounding harpsichord suitable for many different styles of sound.Its NEO Hybrid Modeling Engine reshapes every note to ensure that each successive note sounds slightly diffrerent. Although by it's very nature the original harpsichord is not sensitive to dynamic changes, Sound Magic has included an optional dynamic response system if you want to add something a little different to your instrument. Accents and crescendos on a harpsichord might have been unheard of in the 1770's, but it might be exactly what you're looking for! The NEO Hybrid Modeling Engine also makes the CPU usage of the Hybrid Harpsichord unnoticeable and its 190MB size allows it to run fast - even on an old pc.
Sound Magic has made it easy and convienient to control the 3 stops by using three key switches. Perfect for on-the-go changes!
There are also three microphone positions available and you can mix and match between them any way you want to. It's really a fun to adjust the microphones in real time (like a recording engineer) and what a great feeling when you finally hit that ideal sound!
Another critical feature in Hybrid Harpsichord is its powerful Add-on System. Bringing unlimited extension possibilities to the instrument, each Add-on focuses on solving one specific problem with the aim of a thorough - but lightning quick - solution. Every musician has his/her own needs, their own challenges and the Add-on System is the ideal tool, providing solutions with great precision and flexibility. With the Add-on system, the Hybrid Harpsichord is incredibly versatile. With the right Add-on, you can even create an awesome electric harpsichord! Features
Industrial Best NEO Hybrid Modeling Engine
Optional Dynamic Response System
Multi Microphone Positions
Over 20 Controls on Sound
KeySwitch between different Stops
Built in Professional Reverb Effect
Pricing and Availability:
69 Euros for new customers. 50 Euros discounted price for existing customers. More information: