Demonic Virtuoso UI

Demonic Virtuoso

Harpsichord library for Kontakt

The harpsichord was widely used in Renaissance and Baroque music. During the late 18th century, it gradually disappeared from the musical scene with the rise of the piano. In the 20th century, it made a resurgence, being used in historically informed performance of older music, in new (contemporary) compositions, and in popular culture.



In action

Recorded with 3 microphone positions: close, decca and outrigger. 4 round robin, all notes sampled (no pitch shifting), time based release samples. Behaviour, sound and playability faithfully replicated.

Demonic Virtuoso Mixer


Demonic Virtuoso features a full mixer with which you can control the three mic positions separately:

  • Close: recorded with two Neumann KM184 placed right above the pick.
  • Mid: recorded with two AKG 414 placed at a mid distance.
  • Far: recorded with two spaced Neumann TLM 103 at the back of the room.

With a load/purge switch for each channel, pan, volume, mute/solo, stereo width from 100% stereo to mono and output selector for mixing the different channels on your DAW.


The library features our advanced effect script that lets you insert any effect chain in any channel separately, including:

  • High Quality EQ.
  • Various types of compressors.
  • Modulation: chorus, flanger, phaser.
  • Distortion / Saturation / Tape
  • Algorithmic and convolutional reverb with more than 40 custom impulse responses.
  • Amp simulators.

This script boosts exponentially the sonic capabilities of the library, easy to use in a simple and elegant design.

Demonic Virtuoso Effects
Demonic Virtuoso Settings


From the settings page you can control basically any parameter you might ever need. Divided in four sections you can find:

  • Round robin: the instrument was sampled with 4 true round robin repetitions, you can select the number you want and the rest will be purged from memory in order to reduce RAM usage.
  • Dynamic range: the harpsichord doesn’t have any dynamic range so this is turned off by default, but you can give the instrument dynamic range controlled by velocity with this knob.
  • Velocity curve: control how the library reacts to incoming midi notes.
  • Release: control the volume of the release samples when a key is released.
  • Sample start: set the offset amount you want from the start of the sample.

  • Demonic Virtuoso harpsichord in a recording studio
  • Demonic Virtuoso harpsichord strings
  • Demonic Virtuoso harpsichord picture 02
  • Demonic Virtuoso harpsichord picture 01


Size: 1.52 GB
Samples: 1,524
Mic positions: 3
Velocity layers: 1
Round robin: 4
Works with: Kontakt 5.7.3 – Full version required. Kontakt Player will run in demo mode.

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