Lap Harp

Lap Harp

4.0 of 5

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The Lap Harp is a musical instrument from eastern Europe also known as 'Perepyolochka' in Cyrillic, which literally translates to "Little Quail ". Due to its easy playability, it is popular with musical beginners. In nature, it has 15 diatonically tuned strings, which are often in the key of G major. In the Kontakt patch, you can play it chromatic and well-tempered.

Lap Harp 1.5 GUI

Cinematique Instruments recorded the Lap Harp with 3 Articulations, 4 Round Robins and 2 Velocities at a low volume. They chose a plectrum, thumb plucking, and a piano hammer for the articulations. As a microphone, we chose a Schoeps condenser. Cinematique Instruments positioned it pretty close to the strings to get a direct and detailed sound. As an additional gimmick, we implemented a Glissando and a Tremolo function via the script, which affects the midi behavior and enables you to get a step closer to the natural playability of the actual instrument.

Furthermore, Cinematique Instruments added several effects such as reverb control, lo- & hi-cut, drive and rotary. All of it expands the entire sound of the Lap Harp and gives you some further options to kick-start your creative process. Finally, they also included an arpeggiator and a step sequencer.

Cinematique Instruments came out with an instrument that enriches your music with a lovely organic feel, whether you use it as a solo or just as a background instrument.


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4.0 of 5  
09.04.2023 Language: englisch

Oddly, I have 2 other lap harp sample libraries. This one fits a nice niche between the others. Not too bright and not too dull. A versatile instrument considering how small the sample set is.


Requires full version of Native Instruments Kontakt

Please notice: This library can not be used with the free Kontakt Player! To use this "Open Kontakt" format, you need a full version of Kontakt, which is included in products such as Komplete or Komplete Ultimate.

The minimum required Kontakt version number for this product is stated in the product description or can be found on the developer's website.

System Requirements:


  • macOS 10.14 or higher
  • 64 bit
  • Intel Core i5 or Apple M1 (native)
  • RAM: 4GB (6GB recommended)


  • Windows 10 or higher
  • 64 bit
  • Intel Core i5 or similar CPU
  • RAM: 4GB (6GB recommended)

Supported Interfaces:

  • Mac (64-bit only): Stand-alone, VST, VST3, AU, AAX
  • Windows (64-bit): Stand-alone, VST, VST3,  AAX

Legacy Versions:

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