Available for download, Skaila Kanga Harp Redux from Spitfire Audio is a performance-oriented virtual instrument based on 4041 harp samples. The virtual instrument draws on the sampled material as you play on your keyboard, recreating your playing in harp sound. Sampled by harp virtuoso Skaila Kanga at the Air Studios hall in London, this volume covers essential harp paying techniques such as normale, près de la table, flageolet, sons étouffés, laissez vibrer, and bisbigliando, as well as various special effects. Glissandi patches enable you to play straight and swirly glisses upwards and downwards towards any key in major, minor harmonic & melodic, pentatonic, diminished, and whole-tone scales. Playing sweeps from the keyboard is made easy by the harp pedal control, which allows you to modify the tuning of the harp's strings. For further sound customization there are sliders which control the dynamics, the overall volume, and the release. The Skaila Kanga Harp Redux tops off with a collection of synth-morphed "harpospheres" created using the organic samples as raw material.
Close, tree, and ambient mic perspectives can be combined and blended for effectful shifts in focus and depth, and are also fully output assignable for 5.0 surround use. The library is sampled in several dynamic layers and with multiple slightly varying versions of each sound, known as round robins. Each time you hit a certain key a random round robin plays back, giving your virtual performance a lifelike feel. Recorded in situ within the Definitive Range, Skaila Kanga Harp Redux is designed to blend seamlessly with other Spitfire libraries. The full sonic agreement between libraries enables you to combine orchestral sections and instruments, and have them sound as if they were being played together in the same room.