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Samples » Kontakt
Cinesamples CineHarps KONTAKT screenshot
FANTASTiC | Dec 07 2017 | 10.9 GB
CineHarps is a collection of deeply sampled orchestral harps that's easy to use and is loaded with techniques and features that will make this a classic in any composer’s template. Recorded with wide variety of perspectives at the MGM Scoring Stage at Sony Pictures Studios in Los Angeles, CineHarps will fit nicely into any mix.

For the 10th anniversary of our landmark product CineHarps,
Cinesamples is proud to present the completely re-imagined, deeply-sampled sequel - CineHarps. Recorded at the historic MGM Scoring Stage at Sony Pictures Studios in Los Angeles, CineHarps captures the ease of use and varied techniques of the original CineHarp while adding pristine audio fidelity and improved features that will make this a classic in any composer’s template.

Recorded in three distinct positions on the scoring stage, CineHarps includes multiple articulations and timbres - plucked patches, precise glissandi, and incredibly robust effects. Whether a composition calls for classical harp techniques or a hybrid sound design approach, CineHarps offers composers the richest harp sounds available.
As with all CineSymphony libraries, CineHarps library does not require you to purchase any additional sample playback software, and is licensed to work with the Native Instrument’s free Kontakt Player. All you need is a sequencer like Logic, Cubase, Digital Performer, LIVE, Pro Tools, Cakewalk, or even Apple GarageBand and you’ll be up and running.


The Perspective Fader

CineHarps includes the addition of a new Perspective Mode. When Perspective Mode is turned on, a slider appears that performs a smooth crossfade between the Close, Room, and Surround microphone perspectives. This slider is automatically mapped to the mod wheel, giving you the ability to instantly control the relative depth of the instrument.

Gliss Mode

Gliss Mode transposes all of the white keys according to the selected notes and pedal diagram. This allows for easy playing of glissandi on the white keys. When the Gliss Mode button is active, note attacks in faster phrases are gently softened. The faster you play, the softer the attack.
Tip/Trick: Turning on Gliss Mode and leaving the pedals set to C major allows you to play chromatically, but still softens the onset of each note in faster phrases, which can result in more realistic trills, bisbigliandi and other types of playing.

Close Delay Button

Above the Close microphone perspective is small yellow button marked with a “D”. Activating this button delays the sound of the Close perspective by approximately 15ms, which time aligns the Close with the Room and Surround Perspectives, resulting in a tighter sound. Turning off the Close Delay gives the instrument more depth and definition, which can be useful for featuring it in the mix.

Velocity Curve

The Velocity Curve control can be used to dial in exactly the dynamic you are looking for. Bias Forte makes it easier to play louder dynamics, and Bias Piano makes it easier to play soft dynamics. Linear allows the velocities to pass through unaffected. The Velocity Curve control can also be used to compensate for a MIDI keyboard with an undesirably hard or soft action. You can custom-draw a velocity curve by clicking and dragging with the mouse.

Release Mode

The Release Mode knob changes the way releases are played. “Muted” simulates the harpist immediately dampening the string at the note release, and “Let Vib.” allows the string to ring out for its full duration ignoring any note releases. “Normale” provides a moderate decay to the release. This control along with the Release Volume control can be used to dial in the exact type of release behavior you are looking for.

Round Robin Borrowing

The RR Borrowing knob employes surrounding notes as additional round robins. A value of 6 results in up to +/- a tritone of borrowing providing up to an additional 12 round robins per note. A value of zero only plays two round robins per dynamic level. Higher values result in more round robins and more tonal variation.

Dynamic Range

The Dynamic Range knob can increase or decrease the overall dynamic range of the instrument. With the knob turned all the way up, low dynamics are almost completely inaudible and higher dynamics are very loud. With the knob turned all the way down the instrument plays all of the recorded dynamic layers, but at the same perceived volume.


Produced by: Michael Barry and Michael Patti
Project Director: Tim Starnes
Kontakt Scripting: Ben Chrisman
Recording Engineer: Adam Michalak
Mix Engineer: Tim Starnes
Sample Editors: Elan Hickler, Casey Merhige, Elvis Bates
Quality Assurance: Elisa Rice

Requires Kontakt 5.6.8 and above (Works with both the free Kontakt Player and the paid, full version of Kontakt)

Main Patches

•01 Concert Harp
•02 Harp Glissandi
•03 Harp Glissandi Ad Lib
•04 Harp Harmonics
•05 Harp Xylophonics
•06 Harp Pedal Buzz FX
•07 Harp Bisbigliandi FX
•08 Harp Scrape FX
•09 Harp Slide FX
•10 Harp Thunder Crash + Palm Slaps
•11 Harp 2
•12 Harp 3

Split Patches

•01 Harp Major Glissandi
•02 Harp Harmonic Minor Glissandi
•03 Harp Major Pentatonic Glissandi
•04 Harp Octatonic Glissandi
•05 Harp Half Diminished Glissandi
•06 Harp Full Diminished Glissandi
•07 Harp Whole Tone Glissandi

Extra Patches

•01 Harp Pad
•02 Bass Harp
•03 Sub Pluck
•04 Cable Snaps
•05 Harp Dubstep (MOD)
•06 Sitar
•07 Banjo

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  Resident 16.03.2013 223
Fantastic, dude, this is freacking awesome, thanks a million for this!!!
Para-para-parAUDIOZ/SEX! Whoa-oh-oh oh-oooh oh-oh-oh...
  Member 9.07.2016 1 158
Wonderful! What a surprise!
  Resident 16.03.2014 1013
Need to compare this to Spitfire's offering.
  Resident 25.01.2016 21 731
Verrry Niceee It hurts me that I don't have enough HDD Is there anyway to reduce the space by removing mics samples other than close?
  Resident 31.05.2010 1486
Yes i dont know how they do it
But i have started to dl s.c repacks of all my old very big librarys they only have closed mic
And i can add space with a reverb plugin instead.
Google it if you are interrested
  Member 9.05.2014 6 288
He means with space : Free mb/gb in hard disk :)

many old kontakt libraries lost their functions because of bad recordings . I often check my old libraries if they really suck to mix and spend time . I delete them for space
  Resident 31.05.2010 1486
I know that

I wrote

"But i have started to dl s.c repacks of all my old very big librarys they only have closed mic "

That means you save SPACE as all room mic is taken out from the library and the library,s are then repacked

And than i add the "room mic,s" a.k.a SPACE with a reberb plugin

So that means a library that is 100 gb with all mics is around 20gb whith the close mic,s

On the torrent site i am on they are called "repack"..

But i also know what you mean as they started to "repack" old libs as they resaved all nki.s so it converted the samples which was wav "mostly and sometimes aiff" to the new compression file ncw and so they would also work with newer Kontakt versions

I am not a noob have been around sites like this since mid 90,s my first Daw was called D.O.P =Digital Orchestral Plus have you ever heard of that?
Or Cubase Vst?
Or Cakewalk pro audio 5?
That was way before Sonar
Or Emagic Logic for windows?
Before apple took over?

As for Kontakt i have had it before it was even called Kontakt.
They called it INTAKT at first it was more of a sample player then a sampler..

B.t.w i was also one of the first to use the library tab regtrick and have special made wallpaper in the tab
I think it was on Kontakt 3 that came i dont remember the name of the dude who came up with the idea?
I think it was back in 2007 or 2008 if i remember correctly
  Member 9.05.2014 6 288
You can do like that. Check your String libraries, pick best 2 ones and delete other ones. So u can save places. Because having 100 kind of string libraries dont make sense.
  Resident 31.05.2010 1486
Yeah it is available now on torrent 2.76 gb
  Resident 14.08.2012 2 235
thank u ,,,
  Resident 12.01.2014 1 86
One of the best release of the month, thank you so much for that.
  Resident 4.06.2012 303
Christmas time is near, early Santa ho ho ho :)
  Resident 11.01.2011 79
Thanks so much but the part 11 is already fucked up can you reup please

Works again thanks, great sounding this harpe...
  Resident 4.06.2012 303
yes, I noticed too, even from both hosts, I cannot download part 11
  Member 7.08.2017 2
Christmas has come early, thank you!
  Resident 18.01.2014 320
Does this one replace the Cineharp 1.01 or is it advisable to run both installments side by side?
  Member 1.05.2015 27
they are different recordings, this new one being much more detailed, the sound is not hugely different though.
  Resident 18.10.2016 46
Kontakt version required anyone..?
..and a big thank you!

note to myself: Requires Kontakt version 5.6.8 or higher (Full or Free Player)
  Member 20.05.2014 142
Are you on OSX and Kontakt 5.6.8 ? can't add the library even using previous version ...
How did you install ? thx a lot
  Resident 21.04.2014 1403
Perfect harp, wonderful features. But be very careful with the lousy WRONG BAD idea of Cinesamples' GLISS MODE, as they have reversed the correct physical concept of harp pedalisation, perhaps to facilitate amateurs who will never understand such simple mathematics.

The idea of adding pedaling graphics on these plugins, VSTs and Nkis is amazing, no physical expensive keyboards has achieved this feat until today, only Kontakt did, but when providing the correct view of how a real harpist thinks, see "SYMPHONIC SPHERE" and "S p i t f i r e Harp R E D U X" did it right, both pedal bar concepts are the correct ones, btw the most perfect harps already produced, with the correct pedal marks of the harp. Just see it working: Orchestral Tools Symphonic Sphere. Cinesamples Come along later and confuse what was right.

It's so simple:
When we lower the pedal one step, all the strings of the same name go up a half semitone, if we lower two steps, then we will have a full semitone on all the strings.

The wrong concept of Cinesamples was to reverse the order and to make it worse to understand when you drop down one pedal, you'll see the next visual note bar rises, such a bad idea.
For example, if we drop down the bar from 'E to Eb' in Cinesamples[/i concept, the next 'F' note goes up a bar, when in true physics, if that bar of 'F' rises, we would have an 'F#', which would mean writing down that bar below the 'F' note line. All this confuses instead of helping. Today we have tutorial on Youtube teaching all this, today we have access to top quality information on the web, [i]Cinesamples took a step back, they couldn't use the 'harp writing bars graphic', changing the correct criterion, because there is already an international standard established since the 19th century.

In Cinesamples, you'll see the correct notes of each written scale, I understand that it is easier for the most, but, my criticism is that Cinesamples should had made their own new graphic for this feature. True composers will damn this.
  Member 20.05.2014 142
Can't add library on mac ! is it working for you ? I first add with 5.6.5
but won't show up either in in 5.6.8. Installer says "missing" parts
help !
  Member 15.12.2017 3
"... is not RAR Archive. No files to extract"
I can't unrar the files... why bro?
  Member 20.05.2014 142
If on mac, use Keka
  Member 15.02.2014 21
quote by ArlandaCan't add library on mac ! is it working for you ? I first add with 5.6.5
but won't show up either in in 5.6.8. Installer says "missing" parts
help !

So how did you manage to add the library, I'm facing the same problem (with kontakt 5.6.5 and 5.6.8),
and it seems I can't start the mac installer : I have the message "this application can't be open" when trying to start it.

Does using the inastaller successfuly will resolve the add library issue ?

Ps : tried it on Yosemite and El CApitan

Edit : now I can start the installer but I also have the "missing parts" message" looking for zip files,

the thing is all files/folders seems already there and unzipped : nicnt, nkc and nkr , documentation, instruments and samples folders,

but why the "add library" (with kontakt 5.6.5) doesn't work, is the question ?

Any help would be much appreciated !!
  Member 8.03.2018 1
Facing the same issues as obove!

Anyone else getting the "could not be loaded. The file format is not supported or corrupt" when trying to drag and drop?

Also when trying to add the library in 5.6.0 nothing happens.

And when I try using the installer for mac... It says "missing samplepart.1, samplepart.2 and so on until part 9.

Plesase help would be appriciated!
  Member 4.03.2012 181
Thank you, Fantastic. All downloaded well. Using Kontakt 5.7.3 in Reaper 5.9.3 and it sounds great

The PC Windows downloader did not work at all for me so I just copied all the relevent files to the place where I put my library files for Kontakt and used the Kontakt Library Manager to install the new library..........worked a treat. I think the lowest Kontakt version you can use is 5.6.8 and I would have thought you wouldn't need to use the Mac installer...just do what I did.

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