The PMI Clavichords is finished. At least I can´t think of more things to change so it can be released next week.
Any last minute opnions are welcome though. I have been in doubt how to deal with the eq of the samples. There is so much "wood" in the instruments that I was tempted to remove some low end from the samples. But this can be done by the user also and after removing frequencies there is no way to get them back!
Two instruments were sampled:
Small clavichord after anonymous German instrument dating from c. 1650.
Double and triple-fretted, shortened bass octave. Compass C/E - c3 Double strung in brass. Keys: boxwood and coromandel. Keyfronts covered with embossed parchment.
Large clavichord after Johann Heinrich Silbermann, Strasbourg, dating from 1775
Unfretted 5 octaves, compass FF - f3 Double strung in brass, spun strings in bass octave. Case in cherry or walnut.Keys: Ebony and old ivory-topped pear. Turned and fluted legs. Hinges and escutcheon in brass. A rose of three layers of parchment in the soundboard.
Two small clips made with the current beta:
PMI CLAVICHORD small
PMI CLavichord LARGE