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Chris Hein Chromatic Harmonica

Chris Hein Chromatic Harmonica

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The most detailed sampled Chromatic Harmonica on the planet

HarmonicaPlay harmonica like Stevie Wonder or Toots Thielemans - but on your MIDI-keyboard.

With almost 7.000 samples, 14 articulations, up to 8 dynamic-layers and a full range of 4 octaves, CH-Harmonica is definitely the most detailed sampled Chromatic Harmonica on the planet.
The user interface holds tons of features on several pages to shape the sound the way you want it. However, if you don‘t feel like editing, just play and explore the 26 pre-programmed Key-Switch presets ranging from A-1 to A#1 on the lower keys of your MIDI-keyboard.

To achieve the feeling of a live performance, the user interface offers four "Dynamic Modes", „Key-Vibrato“, „Hot-Keys“ and a revolutionary new concept of articulation presets .


One of the most unique features in CH-Harmonica are the Phase-Aligned samples. After six months of research, Chris Hein found a solution to phase-synchronize the samples. This enables an absolutely perfect blending between six dynamic layers.
During the development of CH-Harmonica most attention was spent on how to work with dynamic expression.


Berthold MatschatThe Player
We were very happy when Berthold Matschat consented to have his rare harmonica sampled. There are very few chromatic harmonica players worldwide, and he is the leading player in Germany. Berthold Matschat is also an accomplished jazz pianist and composer. Because he works extensively with sampled instruments in his own studio, he had a detailed concept of what needs to be played on the harmonica and sampled.
His tone is particularly soulful and emotional. We recorded and old rare Hohner Harmonica, that dates back to those times, when Hohner could impress with the words “Made in Germany”.


  • 1 Single Instrument for Kontakt 5.2.1 or higher (full version required)
  • 4 octaves range
  • 3.5 GB Content
  • 7.000 Samples
  • 14 Articulations
  • Up To 8 Dynamic Layers
  • Unique Phase-Align Technique
  • 4 Dynamic Modes
  • Hot-Keys
  • Intelligent Legato
  • Glide-Mode to play realistic runs
  • 10 built in DSP-Effects
  • 2 independent Convolution Reverbs
  • 63 high class impulse responses
  • Attack- & Release controls
  • Special Noise Controls
  • Ensemble Maker
  • Micro-Tuner
  • Adjustable Fader Settings in the GUI
  • Intelligent LFO-Vibrato including EQ
  • Customizable Auto-Vibrato
  • Key-Vibrato
  • Hand-Damping simulation



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Flag DEspaceRelaseTime, 08/2014

releasetime top product & best value award



Die Chris Hein Chromatic Harmonica schließt in puncto Qualität und Austattung lückenlos an die Vorgängerprodukte an und verdient rundum nur Bestnoten. Die Audioqualität und die Präsenz dieser über vier Oktaven spielbaren, chromatischen Mundharmonica ist allen mir bekannten Mitbewerbern deutlich überlegen. Die Vielfalt an Spielweisen, die ausgefeilten Legato- und Vibrato-Optionen, die Gestaltungsoptionen der charakteristischen Einschwingphase durch Blow- und Attack-Spielweisen setzen neue Maßstäbe.

Trotz umfassenden Editiermöglichkeiten bleibt die Bedienung übersichtlich und leicht erlernbar. Wenn überhaupt nötig, hilft hier das deutschsprachige PDF-Handbuch. Obwohl es eine Reihe von voreingestellten Konfigurationen gibt, die über Key-Switches anwählbar sind, lohnt sich der Einstieg ins Editieren – hier geht es bis hin zum Klangdesign und experimentellen Verfremdungen. Diese Mundharmonica kann sowohl lieblich-bluesig gespielt werden als auch zu einem druckvollen, Blechbläsern ähnlichen Ensemble mutieren. Ein Instrument der Sonderklasse zu einem ausgesprochen günstigen Preis.

Holger Obst


  • Exzellente Audio-Qualität
  • Natürlicher, ausdrucksstarker Klang
  • Einzigartiger Reichtum an Spielweisen
  • Differenzierte Einstellungen für Vibrato und Legato
  • Dank übersichtlicher Architektur vergleichsweise einfache Bedienung
  • Preis


  • Ohne jeden Tadel

ganzer Test für CH Chromatic Harmonica bei releasetime.de

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Zusammengefaßt bekommt man hier mehr als "nur Harmonika" und zu einem Preis von € 129 sollte man sicherlich zugreifen

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KR Homestudio

Produit unique, édition complète et soignée, réalisme de l’instrument et du jeu. Une librarie de 3.5 Go basée sur les 7000 échantillons joués par l’harmoniciste de jazz Berthold Matschat. Nécessite Kontakt 5.2 complète!

Flag FRspaceNushock 03/2014


....Chris nous a concocté un instrument qui procure une joie à jouer. Si vous êtes en mode Legato,et si vous jouez une autre note vous créez une transition en douceur qui semble très crédible. Le mode polyphonique transforme vous permet de jouer des accords. Il y a également un mode Glide, qui crée le glissement de la note, définissable par votre choix de la clé, l'échelle, la vitesse et le nombre d'étapes. Vous pouvez ouvrir le son et le maintenir par votre pédale de sustain. Tout simplement génial !
Cependant, ce qui distingue cette bibliothèque des autres, c'est que toutes les nuances qui font une grande
performance sont disponibles. Vous pouvez ajouter " bruit " les sons de souffle, l'air, et la poussière, avec le paramètre de bruit. Sont également remarquables les ''Sustain expressif" patches, longs, moyens et courts.
C'est l'un des rares exemples de bibliothèque qui n'a vraiment pas de concurrence et que beaucoup d'entre nous ont voulu pendant longtemps. Si vous ne jouez pas de l'harmonica chromatique et que vous ne vivez pas à Los Angeles, ou que vous ne pouvez pas vous offrir les prestations de ''Tommy Morgan'', alors cette bibliothèque est pour vous....



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...Chris has given us an instrument that is simply a joy to play. ...

...I have never found a sample library that even scratched the surface of what a chromatic harmonica is capable of in the hands of a great player, like LA’s treasured musician, Tommy Morgan. Until now!...

This is one of those rare examples of a library that really has no competition and that many of us have wanted for a long time. If you do not play chromatic harmonica and you do not live in LA, or you do but cannot afford Tommy Morgan, then this is a library for you.

ASKAudioMagazine review CHChromaticHarmonica

Flag ENspaceSound Bytes Magazine 02/2014

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So, if you are in the music business, making cinematic music in search of some old-fashion memorable melodies, then this is definitely the right thing for you. You can’t get better virtual chromatic harmonica than this library. If you want to hear dirty licks, then you should hire a real player, but for everything else, you will get your boxed player for the price of an average virtual synth. You can’t miss with Chris Hein’s libraries; the only question is: Do you need a chromatic harmonica? If you do, then this is the real solution. I’ve tried to play a real one, after all a good friend of mine is one of the most cherished harmonica players in Slovenia, but I would rather stick with this one. So don’t stare too much in all those controllers, buttons and menus; they are there just to frighten you. It is much easier to get solid results than it looks. Just put your hands on the keyboard and blow.

SoundBytes review CHChromatic Harmonica


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The following reviews have been placed by customers who also bought this product from us. All reviews are provided through eKomi, Europe’s largest independent customer review company.

Language: englisch
4.0 of 5

I just purchased this product, but the demos online sold me instantly. Great sounding and expressive VI. Can't wait to install it and play with it.

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5.0 of 5

I use these products to create music that are used for production music and the quality is very high.

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 AchtungThis Product does not include or require a "Kontakt Player" license/serial number!

A full version of Native Instruments "Kontakt" is required for unlimited functionality!

Please notice: With the free Kontakt Player you can play this library for 15 minutes only in demo/test mode ! You need to own a registered full version of Kontakt (e.g. included in Komplete or Komplete Ultimate packs!)


The minimum Kontakt version required to use this library is specified in the product description.

Windows 7, 8 or 10 (latest Service Pack, 32/64 Bit), Intel Core Duo or AMD Athlon 64, 4 GB RAM (6GB recommended)

Mac OS X 10.10, 10.11 or 10.12, Intel Core Duo, 4 GB RAM (6 GB recommended)

for all

  • 1GB free disc space for application
  • additional hard disc space according to the library size
  • internet connection for product activation required (on any computer)


  • Stand-Alone
  • VST
  • Audio Units
  • ASIO
  • CoreAudio
  • AAX Native (Pro Tools 10 or later)

OS compatibility of previous Kontakt versions - please check compatibility with your libraries!

Kontakt 5 5.3.1 Win (WIN 7 or higher)
Kontakt 5 5.3.1 Mac (OS X 10.7 or higher)

Kontakt 5 5.1.0 Win (WIN XP or higher)
Kontakt 5 5.1.0 Mac (OS X 10.7 or higher)

Kontakt 5 5.0.3 Win (WIN XP or higher)
Kontakt 5 5.0.3 Mac (OS X 10.6)

Kontakt 4 4.2.2 Win (WIN XP or higher)
Kontakt 4 4.2.2 Mac  (OS X 10.5 / 10.6)

System FAQs
System FAQs - Chris Hein Chromatic Harmonica

Q: Can I use the FREE Kontakt Player for playing libraries in "Kontakt format"?
A: No! All "open Kontakt format" libraries require a full version of "Kontakt" sampler. The FREE Player can play the sounds in demo/test mode only. All libraries on our web site including a Kontakt Player licence mention this in the "system requirements"!

Q: When trying to "Add Library" my Kontakt shows a message "No Library found"
A: Then this is not a encrypted Kontakt library, but an open Kontakt format. You can find additional hints for Kontakt Libraries in that Sounds & Gear Video

DWM ProtectionFor your own protection this library is provided as individual personalized files including a
Digital Water Mark - DWM!





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