Instrument Details


Standard pitched nyckelharpa  made by Sören Åhker : standard Swedish 3-row tuned (low to high) C G C A.   

Cello pitched nyckelharpa, usually called an oktavharpa, made by Olle Plahn with the key box by Annette Osann. Tuned an octave lower than the normal nyckelharpa. This particular instrument has all four melody strings keyed and is tuned exactly like a cello - C G D A.


  • Close mics - stereo pair U87 (cello) Coles ribbon (viola)
  • Room mics - stereo pair U48

Library specifications:

  • 24 bit 96 kHz sampling.
  • 7.7 GB library (4.5 GB with Kontakt NCW compression)
  • Bowed, Pizzicato, key-off/up/down, sympathetic resonance samples.
  • Jammer - KSP generative arpeggiator.
  • Ensemble detune module
  • Custom effects insert chain
  • Custom IR reverb processor with Soniccouture IR library

Kontakt Player + NKS compatible. Requires Kontakt 5.6.8




This is a Kontakt Player instrument. This means that you do not need to own the full version of NI Kontakt to use it. It will run as a plug-in instrument in any VST/AU/RTAS/AAX/WASAPI,compatible host program or DAW eg: Cubase, Logic, Ableton Live, DP, Reaper, Pro-Tools. No extra purchase necessary.

System Requirements:

Windows 7 or higher (latest Service Pack, 32/64 Bit), Intel Core Duo or AMD AthlonTM 64 X2, 4 GB RAM (6 GB RAM recommended)

Mac: OS X 10.9 or higher, Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB RAM  

Requires KONTAKT 5 or KONTAKT 5 PLAYER version 5.6.8 or later