I need advice in getting a Harp (not a real one), I\'ve been looking to Garritan\'s or X sample, since both are about the same price, which one would any of you recommend?, I know te X sample has another instruments but I only need the harp, unless the other instruments are really good too..thanks for your help.
I have the Xsample harp - and I love it.
I don\'t know how good the Garritan Harp is, but
the Xsample is great.
As for the other instruments, the psalter
and klavicymbal I haven\'t really used so I
don\'t know. The Celesta is more middle of the
road - its ok, but not excellent like the harp.
Thanks, Steve, for the link. From my experience with Garritan\'s and now hearing the Xsample demo I have to say both harps are really excellent. It sounds like the decision probably comes down to the implementation of the articulations, etc. - Doug
I\'m a really big fan of Gary\'s harp. It has some really cool tuning articulations that allow you to create your own glisses that sound realistic and match whatever key/tempo you decide to work in.
Aside from the beautifully intimate sound and great imaging, you can also get a really gorgeous orchestral sound from it by running it through a reverb with the dry signal attenuated and a tiny bit of low pass filter.
It also has mutes and harmonics via the modwheel. Very cool and useful stuff.