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.
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.
The GUI provides a comprehensive set of parameters to make the library sound as you like with a 3-mic mixer, filters and advanced features like controlling the velocity curve.
It comes with 'Rack Effects', an advanced script that lets you add up to 12 different DSP effects, designed to improve the sound of the library and to exponentially increase the sound design capabilities.
'Demonic Virtuoso' requires the full version of Kontakt 4 or 5.
Kontakt Player (free) will run in demo mode for 15 minutes.