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Glass Armanica
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Glass Armanica - Glass harmonica

Here is my initial version of the Glass Armanica VSTi.

It is a sample based recreation of Benjamin Franklin’s rubbed glass instrument known as the Glass Harmonica, Armonium, Hydrocrystalophone, or Armonica (whew!). I ended up changing the name to be more in line with the official name of Ben Franklin’s invention.

I originally planned to recreate all three octaves of the real instrument, but I ran out of sufficiently large wine glasses. If I come across any enormous goblets in the future I may release an enhanced version of the Glass Armanica.

The samples were created by filling wine glasses with water and tuning them with a chromatic tuner to the appropriate pitches (drop by drop). I used an Oktava MC-012 cardioid condenser microphone running into a Seventh Circle C84 Preamp.

  • A single octave octave of samples running from MIDI note 72 to 84 (Octave 6)
  • Amplitude ADSR controls
  • Velocity sensitivity
  • Reverb with width, size and mix controls
  • Hi-Cut and Master Volume controls

 



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Sept 04 2017
  Jason
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  4  / 5
Just one octave, but sounds quite beautiful. I'm sure if you want to get a few extra notes out of it, it won't sound too bad with some pitch shifting.

Oct 07 2016
  Anonymous
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  3  / 5
Great audio quality and does exactly as advertised.

Jul 10 2015
  Anonymous
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  3  / 5
The audio quality is superb, but because you only get one octave; don't expect to be able to use it much.

Jul 07 2015
  cormac brenock
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  4  / 5
Love it, I can get great mood from it.

Jan 14 2015
  John
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  5  / 5
Wow, I can even say it backwards, wow! Thanx!

Apr 24 2014
  Rob.
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  5  / 5
1 nice spooky octave.

Aug 05 2013
  msea
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  ?  / 5
Interesting... Can do Brian Eno "music for airports" kinda stuff...

Aug 01 2013
  Lelere
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  ?  / 5
Not Bad, not awesome, but still nice. It's about the same sound it does when you move your finger around a glass

Feb 20 2011
  Calicoade
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  5  / 5
Beautiful pure sound

Oct 27 2010
  ravnking5
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  5  / 5
It is compatible with LMMS and sounds great! :)

Sept 23 2010
  whatnot
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  5  / 5
After generating an audio file from the MIDI output, I used Melodyne Editor to change the key signature. Sounds fantastic, thanks Arman!
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Jan 05 2010
  Magpie
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  4  / 5
There's only one octave, which limits you a little, but the sounds is beautiful!