Melloharp is the first VSTi/AUi instrument plugin from Blanketfort Audio.
It’s a development on one of the very first Kontakt instruments I made public around 2016. Blending a nylon string acoustic guitar with a broken, rusted autoharp, that instrument was based around single samples stretched across the whole keyboard and this however, is very different.
For this version, I multisampled the original in 3 round robins, and 3 dynamic layers, in thirds. It’s all about 3’s.
Then, in a similar fashion to SR Drums, I ran those samples through my technics cassette deck, as well as my Sony TCM-40DV, doing the ‘dub at double speed octave up, record back at half speed’ trick. This resulted in 3 different tonal layers.
As opposed to making different instruments for each later ala SR Drums, I loaded all 3 layers into the same instrument so you can blend them to suit.
VSTi/AUi sample instrument.