Music Software Review: Bad Cat Samples Lucky Harp

Meena Shamaly takes an in-depth look at “The Lucky Harp” from Bad Cat Samples – a beautiful harp sample library for Kontakt 5.3 and above.

The Lucky Harp” is a meticulously recorded, and incredibly deeply sampled Celtic Harp instrument. Offering 6 Velocities Layers, and 6 Round Robins giving 36 unique samples per string. The particular instrument that we sampled was a 26 string Diatonic Celtic Harp in the key of C. Our goal was to offer something incredibly deep and extremely expressive, and we are very pleased with this latest offering.

Recorded through a Royer 121, and run through crystal clean preamps and pristine conversion, The result is something truly dark & beautiful. We opted for a “dry” sound with minimal ambience, and have included a custom IR that suits the instrument well. Offering control over attack & release, reverb, and a gentle boost/cut at 12k, We have no doubts that this instrument will make its way to the top of your ‘go to’ harp choices. Suitable for solo pieces, & or within a full track, this instrument will be sure to inspire!

There are 2 patches that come with the instrument, A Diatonic patch, offering the instruments natural tones, and a chromatic patch, that has been extended from the diatonic. 936 samples in total, delivered in 24bit / 48khz .wav format.

Below is the video review for The Lucky Harp by Meena.  The video is 20:19 in total.

If you’d like to listen to just the demo track that Meena wrote in the video, you can play it below:

Meena Shamaly takes an in-depth look at “The Lucky Harp” from Bad Cat Samples – a beautiful harp sample library for Kontakt 5.3 and above. “The Lucky Harp” is a meticulously recorded, and incredibly deeply sampled Celtic Harp instrument. Offering 6 Velocities Layers, and 6 Round Robins giving 36 unique samples per string. The particular instrument that we sampled was a 26 string Diatonic Celtic Harp in the key of C. Our goal was to offer something incredibly deep and extremely expressive, and we are very pleased with this latest offering. Recorded through a Royer 121, and run through crystal clean preamps and pristine conversion, The result is something truly dark & beautiful. We opted for a “dry” sound with minimal ambience, and have included a custom IR that suits the instrument well. Offering control over attack & release, reverb, and a gentle boost/cut at 12k, We have no doubts that this instrument will make its way to the top of your ‘go to’ harp choices. Suitable for solo pieces, & or within a full track, this instrument will be sure to inspire! There are 2 patches that come with the instrument, A Diatonic patch, offering the instruments natural tones, and a chromatic patch, that has been extended from the diatonic. 936 samples in total, delivered in 24bit / 48khz .wav format. Below is the video review for The Lucky Harp by Meena.  The video is 20:19 in total.

If you’d like to listen to just the demo track that Meena wrote in the video, you can play it below:

Bad Cat Samples "The Lucky Harp"


INSTALLATION – 100%


PATCHES – 100%


INTERFACE – 100%


SOUND – 90%


VALUE – 100%



98%

98/100

Another home run from Bad Cat Media: a singular library, excellently priced, and delivers simply and exactly what it tells you it does

98

Written by: Meena Shamaly

Meena Shamaly is a composer, artist, multi-instrumentalist and performance poet based in Melbourne, Australia. His music covers a wide range of styles and sensibilities and often intersects with his poetry. He is part of international production house EON Sounds, working on various film, TV, video game, and production library projects.

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