Hello again. I\'ve just spent the last four hours trying to recreate the sound of a Baldwin Electric Harpsichord. Not easy.
The original instrument was plastered over almost every film and TV show in the 60s, and it had a beautiful, quite unique timbre - slightly eerie and rather melancholic. It was not unlike the Coral electric sitar in tone.
So anyway, I tried to remake it on the fly. First I quickly downloaded some OK harpsichord soundfonts, and then opened them in Kontakt (on the whole, Kontakt doesn\'t seem to like soundfonts). I then put the new Kontakt Hpschd through a rotary VST effect, fiddled about for a couple of hours and bingo. Well, not quite. It\'s about 60% there (and I\'m being optimistic).
If any library developers such as Michiel Post
are reading this, please take note: the Baldwin was a terrific instrument and is ripe for a digital rebirth. Well, I\'d buy it anyway.