Big fan of Jaw Harp over here. It’s percussive, immediate, and it sounds cool and different behind lots of music.
How it works:
Ink Jaw Harp is split into two Kontakt instruments - loops and one shots. Everything time syncs to your DAW and the most recent waveform is displayed on the screen. Three octaves of tempo synced loops can be combined with each other and effected independently of one another to make interesting parts and textures. The blue keys play the loops and the purple keys change the pitch. The one shots works the same way but with different articulations instead.
There’s also a sequencer on board. Instead of a traditional arpeggiator, the sound on each step is determined by the distance from the key pressed (-1, 8, 0, -4, 11 semitones, etc...). This means that if you hit a C, you will get a different sequence than if you hit a D or an E. Randomize for unexpected results.
Jaw Harp (loops), Jaw Harp (one shots)
What you need:
- A full version of Kontakt 6 and up (not Kontakt Player).
- 82.7 mb of space on your computer or hard drive.