the beginning of the 18th century in Paris, Nicholas Blanchet,
and his son Francois Etienne, the leading makers of the
time, switched the method of making Cembalo/Harpsichords
from that of the Ruckers family (celebrated Flemish
makers of the 17th century) to their original method,
producing an instrument with much lighter tone quality,
strong in projection and rich in overtones.
Their shop was successful from the beginning but reached
its peak in the mid-18th century, when they became 'facteurs
des clavessins du Roi'.
These instruments from the peak of the French tradition,
are among the most widely admired of all, and are frequently
used as models for the construction of modern instruments.
The Blanchet Cembalo SampleSet was sampled from a perfect
copy of the Blanchet, built from Ferdinando Granziera
in Milano (Italy) in 1989.
The SampleSet contains 191 24bit stereo WAV files.
4 programs for Kontakt: Blanchet 1, Blanchet 2, Uniti
3 programs for EXS24: Blanchet 1, Blanchet 2, Uniti.
3 programs for HALion: Blanchet 1, Blanchet 2, Uniti.
1 Bank with 3 programs for SoundFont (16bit) Blanchet
1, Blanchet 2, Uniti and the release samples as 2 separate
All formats are included when you buy the library.