In general, harmonics are overtones of a fundamental and can be produced on every stringed instrument. Probably, harmonics are not your go-to sound source for melodic lines but in our opinion the potential of how harmonics can enhance and improve a sonic enviroment is totally underestimated. By layering them on top of other instruments you can enrich the frequency spectrum or make those instruments more prominent in the mix.
In Harmonics you will find samples from three different instruments:
Electric guitar, electric ukulele and electric bass.
We used two separate positions on each string (7th and 12th fret) to give you a variety of sounds. You can even combine or randomize the samples in different ways.
Most of the time we use Harmonics as a layering tool to create more depth and width in a track. Therefore, we included 12 hand-made profiles to shape your own favourite sound. Over 44 different nki-files give you many starting points about how to implement Harmonics into your mix. And if you prefer using your own spatial tools, simply switch over to the dry samples within just one mouse click (or even use dry and wet channels at the same time). Also, the dry sounds really work great in combination with virtual guitar amps (like IK Multimedia AmpliTube, NI Guitar Rig or Waves GTR).
As bonus content we included 4 special patches for doubling pizzicatos in the string choir (or even short notes). Those patches respect the true playing range of the strings and come with their own profiles in order to match the placement and depth of the seating in a symphonic orchestra. But again, those patches are not intended to replace any strings sample library but to enhance them (because sometimes you just need to sound differently).
Important note: In order to use Harmonics you have to have the full version of Native Instruments‘ Kontakt 5.3 (or higher). This library does not work with the free Kontakt Player.