Anyone know of a good free harpsichord vst?


#1

Looking to do harpsichord solo on Beatles In My Life. Only need for this song. Did find RMI samples that play in NKI but not the best.

Thanks!


#2

You do know, of course, that it is actually a piano sped up on tape. :wink:


#3

Hi Thomas,

In a pinch this free clav plugin will make a harpsichordy sound. Might not get you there but it’s all I can think of that is free …

https://www.2getheraudio.com/instruments/ticky_clav_2/

Their string machine is nice too and also free …

Dave


#4

Corky is right though, if you take a not so great piano and artificially pitch the samples up an octave (no proper stretching) it should nail it. I bet the new Arturia Mellotron piano would rock that sound.

actually


#5

Thanks guys. I’ll take a look at that


#6

PMI used to have a very nice set of harpsichords for Giga that eventually got released for K2. They don’t seem to exist anymore and Sampletekk (what’s left of them!) has two of them for $12 apiece on their website. So, not free but pretty cheap. But then again, for close to 20 year old samples there may be better alternatives even in that price range.


#7

Hi Fred

1stly…how did you find that accurate illustration of me? I thought I destroyed it.

2ndly…I also believe the Arturia Mellotron would nail it. The original did not have the “pluckiness” of a harpsichord, because it was a piano.

Apologies to OP for going OT.


#8

“Because technically correct is the best kind of correct”