Horror Harp is a sampling of an antique lap harp passed down to Steven's wife Natalie from her grandmother. When Steven tried it out, he noticed that the strings were all guitar strings and had to record it! This de-tuned madness will add a unique flavor to your next horror score.
Horror Harp requires full-version Kontakt 6.2.2 or later. 13 MB download file size.
I love an instrument that is quirky and niche. This fits the bill. I won't use it on many productions, for sure, but for particular soundtrack applications it is truly unique and sonically interesting.
The instrument is not very usable. Some samples used have a lot of background noise and some samples have "combinations" of sounds with lots of harmonics, while others sound very plain. In short, not balanced at all. I tried to play a simple minor chord spread out across the keyboard but the result is not pleasant at all, it needs some sound processing to be useful for a nice halloween cue.
This is a suitably messed up harp that sounds like my acoustic guitar when I forget I left the pick sandwiched between its strings. Except, strangely for 6 notes (b to e in the second octave of the blue notes) that don't sound like that. Which is why I give the instrument 4/5 stars. Otherwise, a fun instrument for Halloween.