The Tiny Binaural Harpsichord³ remains beautifully faithful to its rare origins, a spinet harpsichord made by influential instrument maker and musician, Arnold Dolmetsch (1849-1940). But, as always with a Sound Dust instrument, the TBH³ offers much more than impressively realised acoustics and editing – it offers two completely unique and incredibly versatile ‘must have’ instruments for the modern player, sound designer or composer. Source samples were painstakingly recorded using OKM Binaural microphones, enabling the capture of omnidirectional stereo sound as experienced by the ear. The result is transparency and authenticity by the bucket load. The TBH³ delivers the resonant joy of a small period harpsichord, its ancient soundboard alive to the ring and thrum of quill plucked brass strings and the soft organic clunk of a worn wooden mechanism.
The science bit… Arnold Dolmetsch Harpsichord – plucked, damped, release and prepared articultions recorded binaurally with OKM in ear mics
2 x instruments types: Tiny Binaural Harpsichord³ – 3 articulations with selectable release sound – Sample start control per articulation – Stereo width and pan control per articulation – ADSR volume envelope control per articulation – Parametric notch/bump EQ per articulation – Transient designer per articulation – 24 custom convolution reverbs per articulation – 4 controllable insert effects – dirt, eq, rotor, phaser and master algorithmic reverb – 2 controllable send effects – delay and algorithmic reverb – Keyboard Velocity modelling page – 25 instrument snapshots – Handy build in instructions in RTFM page
Tiny Binaural Prepared Harpsichord³ + BOINK ENGINE PAGE – 215 prepared harpsichord sounds – 12 triggered 12 track sequencers – 8 FX sequencing lanes per sequence track – reverb level, volume, filter cutt off, hold, sample start, pan, transient modeller and tuning – Remix control with 32 algorithms – Sound and timing randomisation controls
+ ONE SHOT PAGE – 5 octaves of one shot kits – 13 per note articulations – inc flam, drag, roll, geiger, 16th repeat, 8th repeat, triplet – 2 custom convolution reverb engines with 24 custom impulse responses – Chaos and Order controls for instant randomisation and reset – Filter, tuning and reverb send amount controls – Handy build in instructions in RTFM page