Bunker Samples ‘The Harmonium’: A Super Realistic Vintage Reed Organ Sound packed with Full of Raw Characters

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Text 2021-04-23


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Bunker Samples ‘The Harmonium’: A Super Realistic Vintage Reed Organ Sound packed with Full of Raw Characters



Bunker Samples, a new virtual instruments developer founded by Danish composer and violinist Nicolaj Nielsen, is proud to announce availability of 'The Harmonium'.


Built in 1910 in Denmark and sampled in great detail 108 years later by Bunker Samples, ‘The Harmonium’ sounds pure charm and raw character. What sets it apart from other products on the market is the inclusion of all the noises a harmonium makes while playing — the airy hiss from operating the foot pumps, the thumb noises from the key bed and even the clunky sounds from pulling the stops in and out. But ‘The Harmonium' can do so much more than realism. The new Bunker Samples’ FX Matrix turns this instrument into a virtual sonic playground. Add in the comprehensive FX Matrix, and this harmonium becomes an incredibly powerful sound design tool, sure to inspire your writing. 



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Everything in the library of ‘The Harmonium’ was sampled with 3 round robins, including the key bed noises and the sound of pulling the stops in and out, all with independent volume controls. Independent volume and tune (+/- 1 octave) control for each of the 6 stops gives you total control over the sound, and lets you do things that would not be possible on a real harmonium. The Performance controls allows you to turn off the natural recorded note attack and release triggers and shape your own sound with the ADSR controls, and the Dynamics slider gives you total control over the velocity response, all the way from 0 to 100%.


A sonic playground is capable of everything from lush pads to pumping distorted bass sounds. Independent pitch and volume LFOs for each stop enables musical experimentation. Add in a variety of effects and a couple of Send Delays and Reverbs, then you can make a powerful inspirational machine. 



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  • Total 763 samples
  • Everything in the library was sampled with 3 round robins
  • 1.38 GB uncompressed WAV files
  • 950 MB lossless compressed size
  • Comes with the bonus library 'Gongster Loops' (Only available with purchase)
  • Requires the FULL version of Native Instruments Kontakt 5.7.3 or later




$29 USD (Ex. VAT)

(Spring Sale price until April 30th, 2021 — rising thereafter to $49 USD.)


* 'The Artist Bundle' ($59) is available until April 30th, 2021, save even more when you buy The Harmonium together with Bunker Strings Vol.1 (normally $59).



For more information on 'The Harmonium'








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About 'Bunker Samples' (

The mission of Bunker Samples is simple: to create the highest quality, innovative virtual instruments, in order to inspire composers and musicians around the world. The focus is not always on re-creating real instruments in the virtual domain, but rather to explore the power of sampling to create virtual instruments that bend the rules. This is how Bunker Strings was borne: free from the constrains of traditional sampling “realism”, Bunker Strings creates dynamics and texture density changes by seamlessly changing the ensemble size on the fly.






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