Glass Harp

Harp-like sounds created from a wine glass

The story

This instrument originated when I found that this wine glass generated a perfect (+-10 cents) C5. The sound file was recorded with a simple Zoom H1 in my wife’s walk-in closet and sampled in Logic. Would you please give it a go with something like Mozart’s Adagio and Rondo for glass harmonica as inspiration? Be sure to use Spitfire Audio instruments for the flute, oboe, viola, and cello:)

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  • Amazing and Abstract

    Absolutely beautiful and dreamy sound. Definitely agree with another review that I didn't think of it as much like a harp.. but that doesn't matter once I get used to it. The glass sound can be soothing and pretty, or in another setting dark and unsettling. Excellent sound!

    Ada Maskil18 October 2021
  • Lots of character

    It's not like the real deal, but by adding some good impulse reverb and maybe tweaking the color a bit you can get quite a result. Definitely charming and a delight to play

    jurbanek23 February 2022
  • Excellent, useful smooth sound.

    I was working on a cover project which required exactly this instrument. Easy to use, and great fun. An excellent addition to anybody's setup.

    Dave Rourke24 December 2021
  • Mellow but resonant tones

    These glass sounds are pretty beautiful and mellow most of the time. There are nice controls in the GUI which allow you to turn the sound into either a soft pluck or more of a washy sound. It does get a little resonant for me on some of the higher notes but the mid range is really beautiful. This instrument could add alot of character to a wide variety of things. Scores, electronic music, ambient. Etc. It could also be a cool drone drenched in reverb.

    septemberwalk03 November 2021
  • Useful for soft music

    The character of this instrument is very special, I will surely use it for future compositions. The GUI is useful, but could be more readable.

    OsvaldoDeJesusG28 October 2021
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