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Demonic Virtuoso

Kontakt Instrument by Wavesfactory

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Harpsichord Library For Kontakt

Important note: This software requires the FULL version of Kontakt 5.7.3 or above and will only run in DEMO mode when used in the FREE Kontakt Player engine.

The harpsichord was widely used in Renaissance and Baroque music. During the late 18th century, it gradually disappeared from the musical scene with the rise of the piano. In the 20th century, it made a resurgence, being used in historically informed performance of older music, in new (contemporary) compositions, and in popular culture.

Recorded with 3 microphone positions: close, decca and outrigger. 4 round robin, all notes sampled (no pitch shifting), time based release samples. Behaviour, sound and playability faithfully replicated.


Demonic Virtuoso features a full mixer with which you can control the three mic positions separately:

  • Close: recorded with two Neumann KM184 placed right above the pick.
  • Mid: recorded with two AKG 414 placed at a mid-distance.
  • Far: recorded with two spaced Neumann TLM 103 at the back of the room.

With a load/purge switch for each channel, pan, volume, mute/solo, stereo width from 100% stereo to mono and output selector for mixing the different channels on your DAW.


The library features an advanced effect script that lets you insert any effect chain in any channel separately, including:

  • High Quality EQ.
  • Various types of compressors.
  • Modulation: chorus, flanger, phaser.
  • Distortion / Saturation / Tape
  • Algorithmic and convolutional reverb with more than 40 custom impulse responses.
  • Amp simulators.

This script boosts exponentially the sonic capabilities of the library, easy to use in a simple and elegant design.


From the settings page you can control basically any parameter you might ever need. Divided in four sections you can find:

  • Round robin: the instrument was sampled with 4 true round-robin repetitions, you can select the number you want and the rest will be purged from memory in order to reduce RAM usage.
  • Dynamic range: the harpsichord doesn’t have any dynamic range so this is turned off by default, but you can give the instrument dynamic range controlled by velocity with this knob.
  • Velocity curve: control how the library reacts to incoming midi notes.
  • Release: control the volume of the release samples when a key is released.
  • Sample start: set the offset amount you want from the start of the sample.


  • Size: 1.52 GB
  • Samples: 1,524
  • Mic positions: 3
  • Velocity layers: 1
  • Round robin: 4

System Requirements

Important notes: 

  • The Full version of Native Instruments Kontakt 5.7.3 or above is required to run this software.
  • This software will not function in full within the FREE Kontakt Player engine and will only be available in DEMO mode.

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