The story

I’ve used this old Autoharp from the late 1800’s on countless recordings though I never got around to sampling it. I plucked , E-bowed, reversed and used an actual bow. It is super raw and has lots of strange sonic artifacts that I love. “Autoharp With Ensemble Pad” is a multi featuring everything!

Pianobook has motivated me to capture some of my more eclectic instruments I have lying around. I may be re-locating back to L.A. for a stretch, and won’t be able to take all these old gems with me. Well, I kind of can!

Reviews for Dusty Old Autoharp

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  • Beautifully captured nostalgic sound of harp

    Another nostalgic sound. It also has organic vibes accompanying to the harp, very beautiful.

    Asuka Amane16 October 2021
  • I never knew how much I needed this.

    This is fantastic. First of all the harp is fantastic, evocative, mysterious, dark and crystalline all at the same time. Then Joshua does his favourite thing of getting bows and ebows involved. The pads are excellent and the combination of both works equally well. For this type of sound this will be my go to.

    Mark Lord01 November 2021
  • An auto harp for the ages

    This is a beautiful instrument with tons of character. It's that thin plucked tone, perfect recording, and carefully drafted Kontakt instruments that makes this wonderful. Like all of Joshua's work, this is instantly playable, and instantly inspiring. Super great sample library and super great instrument!

    Sam EcoffSamplist 03 November 2021
  • Beautiful Medieval sound

    I dont know if this instrument was around during medieval times but it really gives me that vibe for some reason. Its fairly dynamic which is always appreciated. Joshua has given us a wide variety of interesting instruments, its honestly amazing. I dont really know anything about this instrument but its really fun and playable, thats another great thing about pianobook. Ive learned about so many instruments i never knew about

    septemberwalk14 November 2021
  • Lovely sound and beautiful multis!

    In typical Joshua fashion, you will find a single instrument and some multi patches that will make it fly. You don't have any control over them though, but I'm sure you will enjoy them as they are. The only weird thing to me is that in the single patch, there is a "missing" octave between the G3 and A3. Maybe that's how the instrument works, or maybe it was intended to be chords on the left hand and a higher pitch for the right hand.

    Alex Raptakis16 October 2021
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