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Emulation of an Indian Harmonium

(63 Votes)
1.0 (Updated 17 years ago)
January 31, 2004
Reaktor 5 or lower
Instrument Other


I have a harmonium which is not exactly in performance condition. So, I decided to try to sample some of the good notes and create an emulation, learning Reaktor in the process. This is my first upload, and comments and suggestions are very much appreciated.

Click on the stops to push in or pull out.

Coupler doesn't work too well--haven't yet found a good solution.


v 1.0: fixed some stop issues, key release triggering, drone sounds. More improvements to come.


Georg Fries
16 years ago
"breathing", as rick scott already said, would be fine, maybe in the future? But a wonderful idea, and much fun to have it. Great work.
paul chauncy
17 years ago
Grats for tea! Thank you for this little beauty Stephen.
Sascha Schuppert-Raetzer
17 years ago
Oh, this is amazing - i 've got a new harmonium a friend brought from india for me - and it is not in european tune :-( - so I was right about to plan recording it and pitching it afterwards, when i found your ensemble. It sounds great! Please keep on developing it! Yes - a breathing sound would be nice and if you could manage to simulate the way to play it - maybe with the modulation wheel, so that one could play a note, stop blowing the air an have the sound go off like in real - that would be awesome! Thanks for this piece :-)
Phil Durrant
17 years ago
actually, Ivor sings. so they are songs, anyway...
Phil Durrant
17 years ago
yes Ivor Cutler, probably now aged 78. he is a "poet" who recites his poems about his life -in a Scotch sitting room;-)- with the accompaniment of a Harmonium. and this upload is very nice.
Kevin Hopper
17 years ago
"vadda ch'ell are you tawkin' about!? ;-) " Ivor!
Rick Scott
17 years ago
phil: with all due respect ... vadda ch'ell are you tawkin' about!? ;-)
Phil Durrant
17 years ago
"life in a Scotch sitting room";-)
Rick Scott
17 years ago
nice! love the key on/off noise. all i miss is the "breathing" of the harmonium, as back in the day that they used mechanical ones. could be fun to program this in.