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Soundiron Aeolian Fan Harp

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Aeolian Fan Harp is a unique hand-made instrument created by Dust Bowl Guitars.

This library is designed for the full retail version of Native Instruments Kontakt 5.3 or later

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Description

Summary

The Aeolian Fan Harp is a unique wind-blown steel-stringed zither by Dust Bowl Guitars, based on ancient Greek wind harps, this 12-string fretless instrument makes its own wind with a fan! It includes pluck, strum, arpeggiator, FX rack, custom presets and more.

Aeolian Fan Harp is a unique hand-made instrument created by Dust Bowl Guitars. Based on the concept of a traditional ancient Greek wind harp, this 12-stringed non-fretted hollow body instrument incorporates a 120mm PC fan under the strings near the bridge to produce its own wind! And rather than nylon strings, it uses steel-wound strings and electric guitar pickups. When plucked while the fan is off, it has a sound similar to a baritone electric guitar. Powering up the fan generates a lush steady drone, but the real magic begins when you bow, scrape, gliss or excite the strings and set off extraordinary cinematic clusters, sound effects and undulating drones. This experiment was built over three long months and sampled in outstanding detail by Soundiron contributor John Valasis and Konstantinos Sakkas.

This nearly 14GB library includes a close stereo microphone position as well as a direct stereo pickup line out, so you can dial in an electric or acoustic sound just the way you like it with the help of our handy modular FX rack, full of amp and speaker simulators, multi-FX and custom convolution reverb impulses.

    

ARTIST

Aeolian Fan Harp was recorded by John Valasis. John is a Greek-born composer, producer and sound designer. From his Athens based studio, he delivers scoring, foley and sound design services for many local and international clients. John’s clientele includes prestigious brands like Native Instruments, Ableton, Soundiron, Virgin, Amazon Prime Video, Vice Magazine and BBC. John is also roster of Ninja Tune’s imprint Just Isn’t Music, alongside artists like Amon Tobin, Bonobo, Flying Lotus and The Cinematic Orchestra.

John’s professional experience began in the 90s as a composer and producer for popular music and gradually expanded his skill-set across a large variety of genres. With the abilities he acquired through his 20-year professional career, as well as his genuine love for soulful music, he has crafted a strong, personal and diverse musical identity. When not working on tight deadlines, John uses Poordream as a vehicle to freely express his emotions and influences, to explore sound and composition beyond the boundaries of conventional electronic music.

CONTENTS

The Kontakt interface includes a suite of automation-ready sound-shaping controls to give you total creative flexibility. You have control over swell, attack, release, offset, vibrato, filter, pitch (coarse & fine), articulation switching, cross-fading and layering, and so much more. We’ve also included 20 unique sound-designed custom FX presets to give you lots of creative options.

This library comes with an adaptable LFO system, with selectable LFO shape, modulation target parameter, speed, intensity, tempo-syncing and fade-in time. You can also apply your choice of 12 lowpass, high-pass and FX filters, with assignable modulation targets such as velocity, modwheel, expression, after-touch, key position and step-sequencer table control. Our customizable arpeggiator offers a velocity table and control over arp direction, timing, swing, randomization and duration. We’ve included a key and scale lock system to constrain your notes to common scales and keys for easy melodic composition and live performance.

The interface is rounded-out by our modular FX rack panel, with 18 different DSP effect modules that you can assign in any of 10 available slots, in any order that you wish. You’ll find classic phaser, flanger, delay, distortion, amp and cab simulators, compressors, EQ, rotator and so much more. The Reverb effect includes our favorite convolution reverb impulse responses, including 99 different rooms, halls, chambers and outdoor environments, plus another 40 custom FX impulses to radically transform the sound and open up whole new worlds of musical possibility. We’ve added a great bank of FX rack chain factory presets to get you started!

KONTAKT FORMAT

This library is designed for the full retail version of Native Instruments Kontakt 5.5 or later. Kontakt is an industry-standard advanced virtual instrument software platform. You can view screenshots of this library’s custom graphical user interface in the image gallery above. This library is packed with features to provide you a wide range of sound shaping parameter controls, each one totally automation-ready in your host environment or Kontakt’s stand-alone mode.

This is a standard Kontakt open-format library, so the free Kontakt Player does not fully support it and can only run it in a limited “demo mode”. However, the sample directories are unlocked so you can use them in other wav-compatible software, sampler and synth formats. The special Libraries tab doesn’t support this open-format Kontakt library, but you can use the standard File browser tab and import this library into the Kontakt Quickload window for easy loading and navigation.

Brand

Soundiron

We are a premium developer of virtual instruments and sample libraries for songwriters, composers and sound designers. We are a team of committed creators, programmers, engineers, artists, composers, instrumentalists, writers, videographers, customer support gurus, beta testers and developers passionate about building beautiful-sounding instrument plugins that are inspiring to play.

Specifications

Summary

The Aeolian Fan Harp is a unique wind-blown steel-stringed zither by Dust Bowl Guitars, based on ancient Greek wind harps, this 12-string fretless instrument makes its own wind with a fan! It includes pluck, strum, arpeggiator, FX rack, custom presets and more.

Product Specs

  • 975 MB Installed
  • 106 Samples
  • 5 Kontakt 5.5.2 .nki preset banks
  • 24 bit / 48kHz Stereo and 96kHz mono uncompressed PCM wav audio
  • Unlocked wav samples can be directly imported into almost any wav-compatible plugin or DAW.

Documentation

System Requirements

The full retail version of Native Instruments Kontakt version 5.5.2 (or later) is required to use .nki instrument presets included in this library. The free Kontakt “Player” and “Add Library” import process do not support this standard open-format Kontakt library. Windows 7 or higher. Mac OSX 10.8 or higher. Dual Core CPU, 2 GB System Ram, SATA or SSD hard drive recommended for this library.

This software is delivered as a digital download, so a broadband connection is required. All sales are final. Please see our Help Page for download and installation instructions, tutorials and the End User Licensing Agreement before ordering.

Demo Songs

Summary

The Aeolian Fan Harp is a unique wind-blown steel-stringed zither by Dust Bowl Guitars, based on ancient Greek wind harps, this 12-string fretless instrument makes its own wind with a fan! It includes pluck, strum, arpeggiator, FX rack, custom presets and more.

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Summary

The Aeolian Fan Harp is a unique wind-blown steel-stringed zither by Dust Bowl Guitars, based on ancient Greek wind harps, this 12-string fretless instrument makes its own wind with a fan! It includes pluck, strum, arpeggiator, FX rack, custom presets and more.

 

 

 

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