and a free-reed aerophone instrument emulation, such
as Reed organ, Harmonium,
Accordion and Bandoneon among others.
uses Additive Synthesis allowing to manipulate harmonically the sine waveform components to produce pitched sounds, as well as
to individually detune those components to produce inharmonic timbres.
Drawbars. By sliding drawbars in or out, the user can mix various pitches and create the richly distinctive sounds
of an electric organ or of a free reed aerophone instrument.
The Additive synthesis constructs complex sounds by controlling the level of individual sine-wave components.
The sound can be reshaped by alterations made to timbre. A harmonic sound could be restructured to sound inharmonic, and vice versa.
The rich harmonic content of
their sound allows to generate the
widest palette of tonal variations for Drawbar organs, Reed
organs and Squeezeboxes emulations.
effect, with depth and speed
simulation to add the percussive effect for distinctive organ sounds and
button click noise in Accordion and Bandoneon presets.
Drive level. Accomplished by clipping the input signal, this effect adds sustain and additional harmonics and overtones to the signal, creating a richer sound
with a warm thickness regarding to the original tone.
Presets available for
immediate use in a wide range of genres from blues, jazz, gospel and rock
styles to folk, ethnic and popular music.
MIDI Automation: Complete MIDI Continuous Controller (Control of all
parameters for use with external hardware control). The following 21 MIDI
CC messages are recognized and affect the following parameters:
- Drawbar Organ
- Orgue de la Chapelle
- Vibratone (Reed Aerophone)
- Flute Organ
- Tan-Go (Tango Accordion)
- Fantasy Organ
- Squeeze Accordion
- Overdrive Organ
- Reed Organ
- Calliope Circus Organ
- Soft Organ
- Percussive Organ
- Hard Overdrive Organ
- Odd Organ
- Hammondish B3
- Rock Organ
- Pure Organ
- Blues Organ
- Dirty Organ
- Rotary Organ
- Metalized Rock Organ
- Space Organ
- Telharmonium (Dynamophone)
- Flutina Accordion
Audio Plugin Resources
the real instruments
Organ: The component waveform ratios are mixed by
sliding drawbars mounted above the two keyboards,
which operate like the faders on an audio mixing
board. When a drawbar is incrementally pulled out, it
increases the volume of its component waveform. When
pushed all the way in, the specified component wave
form becomes absent from the mix. The labelling of the drawbar is derived from the stop system in pipe organs where the physical length of the pipe corresponds to the pitch produced. Hammond drawbars are set up in groups of nine arranged as follows: - 16' 1 octave below fundamental - 5 1/3' a fifth above fundamental - 8' fundamental - 4' 1 octave above fundamental - 2 2/3' 1 octave and a fifth above fundamental - 2' 2 octaves above fundamental - 1 3/5' 2 octaves and a major third above fundamental - 1 1/3' 2 octaves and a fifth above fundamental - 1' 3 octaves above fundamental.
Organ: A reed organ, also called parlor organ,
pump organ, cabinet organ, cottage organ, is an organ
that generates its sounds using free metal reeds.
Smaller, cheaper and more portable than pipe organs,
reed organs were widely used in smaller churches and
in private homes in the 19th century, but their volume
and tonal range are limited, and they were generally
confined to one or two manuals, with pedalboards being
A harmonium is a free-standing keyboard instrument
similar to a reed organ. Sound is produced by air,
supplied by foot-operated or hand-operated bellows,
being blown through sets of free reeds, resulting in a
sound similar to that of an accordion.
The Bandoneón is a type of concertina particularly
popular in Argentina. It plays an essential role in
the orquesta tipica, the tango orchestra. The
Bandoneón, called bandonion by its German inventor,
Heinrich Band (1821–1860), was originally intended
as an instrument for religious music and the popular
music of the day, in contrast to its predecessor, the
German concertina (or Konzertina), considered to be a
folk instrument by some modern authors. German sailors
and Italian season workers and emigrants brought the
instrument with them to Argentina in the late
nineteenth century, where it was incorporated into the
local music, such as tango.
The accordion is a box-shaped musical instrument of
the bellows-driven free-reed aerophone family,
sometimes referred to as a squeezebox. A person who
plays the accordion is called an accordionist. It is
played by compressing or expanding a bellows whilst
pressing buttons or keys, causing valves, called
pallets, to open, which allow air to flow across
strips of brass or steel, called reeds, that vibrate
to produce sound inside the body.
The Flutina is an early precursor to the diatonic
button accordion, having one or two rows of treble
buttons, which are configured to have the tonic of the
scale, on the "draw" of the bellows. There
is usually no bass keyboard: the left hand operates an
air valve (silent except for the rush of air). A
rocker switch, called a "bascule d'harmonie"
is in the front of the keyboard. When this switch is
thumb activated, it would open up a pallet (a pad that
covers a tone hole, at the other end of the key
button(s), (see photo) for a simple Tonic/Dominant
drone: Tonic on the draw and Dominant on the press,
e.g. Tonic notes C/g, and Dominant G/d, without any
major or minor thirds.
The harmonica, also called harp, French harp, Blues
harp, and mouth organ, is a free reed wind instrument
used primarily in blues and American folk music, jazz,
country music, and rock and roll. It is played by
blowing air into it or drawing air out by placing lips
over individual holes (reed chambers) or multiple
holes. The pressure caused by blowing or drawing air
into the reed chambers causes a reed or multiple reeds
to vibrate up and down creating sound. Each chamber
has multiple, variable-tuned brass or bronze reeds,
which are secured at one end and loose on the other
end, with the loose end vibrating and creating sound.
you install VST Instruments & Effects, please make sure your
computer fulfills the following requirements:
System: Native dll file for Windows® XP, Windows® Vista, Windows® 7, Windows® 8
x86 (32 bit). For x64 (64 bit) test the demo
plugin with your host internal bit bridge as in Cubase (VST Bridge),
FL Studio (Bridged
mode), Cakewalk SONAR X1, X2 (BitBridge)
or via external
jBridge application for Ableton Live, PreSonus Studio One, etc.
Intel Mac OS X:
Apple's Boot Camp software,
included with Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard, v10.6 Snow Leopard and Mac OS X v10.7
500 MHz Processor (Pentium®,
Celeron® AMD® or equivalent) minimum.
RAM: 128 MB or higher recommended.
VST compatible host / Digital Audio Workstation
DAW/ MIDI Sequencer: This VST software can be "plugged in" to any host application that supports
VST Technology like:
FL Studio, Steinberg
Cubase, Cakewalk SONAR X1 - X2 (Producer, Studio, Essential),
Ableton Live, Cockos Reaper, PreSonus Studio One, Acoustica Mixcraft, Synapse Audio Orion, Sony Acid Pro, MakeMusic Finale,
Avid Sibelius, Mackie
Mulch, Steinberg Nuendo, Magix Samplitude, Magix
Music Maker, Cantabile Lite - Solo - Performer, n-Track
Studio, VSTHost, SAVIHost, M-Audio Evolution Sound Studio II Standard &
Pro, PowerTracks Pro Audio, Making Waves Studio, Native Instruments KORE 2 Software-Hardware workstation
and much more
An ASIO® soundcard is recommended for
low latency real-time play.
test extensively the demo version of your selected product (s) in your
make sure there are no misbehaviors before purchasing.
To install VST plug-in,
follow these steps:
file must be in a directory where the VST host is looking for VST
Put the Harmodion demo.dll file into VST Plug-ins Folder
of your host application.
To uninstall simply
remove the .dll file of your VST
v0.95, v0.97: Beta
(Beta Tester version only)
and Programming by Daniel Laiseca
Evaluation & Registration
The code for the licensed and evaluation
versions of this software are
The Demo Version
is full functional. You can do anything you can do with the full
version, also some
presets are included to demonstrate the instruments
demo restrictions are:
demo generates a short beep noise in all output channels every 10
seconds and is limited to a certain number of trial
Registered Version does not have nagging sounds and their use
The program is a SHAREWARE. You are hereby licensed
to use this
software for evaluation purposes without charge but if you use this software after the evaluation period, a
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Note that by registering the software, you enable us to improve it and
full version is available to purchase, as downloadable software, the price is US$34,90,
and you can download the full version as soon as your payment is received.