Performance Samples has announced the release of River Harp, a free library for Native Instruments Kontakt featuring orchestral harp textures.
River Harp was recorded in a hall and its intent is to provide organic movement and color in a minimal or underscore setting. It serves as a delicate supplement to River Piano, a commercial library by same developers.
Here are the main characteristics of River Harp:
- Orchestral harp recorded in situ (to the left and back);
- Five texture patches and one glissandi patch;
- Multiple dynamics (except on some of the glissandi samples);
- Recorded in a hall with 2 mic positions (close and far);
- Minimal noise reduction.
The samples were recorded in 48kHz/24bit, NCW-compressed up to a library of just 1.89GB. River Harp works with a full version of NI Kontakt 5.5.1 and above (full, retail version of Kontakt required). The download goes through Continuata, an sorfware app that lets you pause and resume.
More info and download at Performance Samples website.