NUSofting - HarpTime Pro 1.5 (Pc/Mac/Universal)

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NUSofting HarpTime VST synthesizer AU VST (Windows and Universal Binary)
One Of The Most Flexible Physically Modeled VSTi Instruments Ever Made!
The HarpTime VST synthesizer was designed to reproduce the sound of the plucked folk harp, and uses an advanced physical modeling synthesis in which twelve strings are all individually modeled to allow true sympathetic resonances. The harp has a beautiful sound which is usable in very many musical styles (mediaeval period music, classical, folk, ambient, film music and ballads, for example). However, samples can only reproduce a limited, and somewhat 'static' snapshot of a particular real instrument being played. In comparison, physical modeling allowed us to build a VSTi which reproduces the characteristic of a variety of real harps, with more flexibility, control, and dynamics than a sample set will normally provide. HarpTime can reproduce the beautiful of the Celtic harp, as well as that of many similar types, such as Japanese (koto), Paraguayan and African harps.

HarpTime is available in two versions, the fully-featured 'Pro' version, and a simpler 'Fun' version which is more immediate to use.

Do you have more questions about NUSofting HarpTime? We have compiled a HarpTime FAQ to answer your questions.
Performance Features
A unique "SelfBend" feature is implemented to emulate the pitch envelope typical of loose strings. In addition, there is an adjustable smoothed Pitch Modulation, controlled by an LFO. The playing style (from soft to hard plucking) can be affected by a "Pick" control which allows variation in the touch of the player. Velocity Sensitivity is adjustable.

A double "Low Pass/Band Pass" filter, which allows a great deal of control over the timbre of the sound. This means, for example, that electric harp timbres are possible. The internal stereo Chorus adds more depth and timbral variation to the sound.

String Controls
The following controls are implemented as a single set in the Fun version, or one separate set per string in the Pro version of HarpTime.

• Exciter (per string) Controls the maximum energy sent to the string
• Tuning (per string) Retunes the string range -100 to +100 cents of semitone
• PikPosi (per string) Controls the effective pluck position on the string, changing the harmonics of the sound
• PikBrig (per string) NoiseFilter Frequency Control affects brightness of picking.

In the Pro version the controls for the "C" string act as the 'master' setting which can be applied to all the strings. For each string there is also a "Link" switch, which slaves that string settings to the master settings.
Each string may be individually slaved or independent.

The maximum polyphony is 12 simultaneous voices.

System Requirements, for Windows users

Minimal: 500 MHz MMX™ CPU with Windows® 98, ME, NT 4.0, 2000, or XP 64 MB RAM and high-quality sound card.

Screen settings: 800x600, high colors (16 bit).

Suggested: 2000 MHz (the faster the better) MMX™ CPU with Windows® XP, 256 MB RAM,

Screen settings: 1024x768, true colors (32 bit),

Note : An ASIO soundcard is recommended for low latency real-time play.

* Mac AU Universal Binary (updated both full and demo).
* Mac VST 2.4 Universal Binary (updated both full and demo).
* 192K SampleRate support for all versions.
* CPU usage reduced 2% for Windows VST full version.

Price: 60 dollar