The ultimate sampled harpsichord collection

A fascinating instrument with an immediately evocative sound, the harpsichord is essential for baroque music. But it can do much more than powdered wigs and petticoats—it’s also a great way to add nuance and flair to contemporary pieces.

And what’s even better than a harpsichord? Two harpsichords. Now available on SINE, the Berlin Harpsichords collection features one French- and one Italian-style instrument—both painstakingly captured at Teldex Scoring Stage. This means they blend perfectly with the rest of the Berlin Series. And importantly, with Miroire—our baroque period ensemble.


French harpsichord with 3 stops
Italian harpsichord with 2 stops
Multiple stop combinations
Harp-stop articulation for ‘guitar-like’ tone
Percussive effect staccato articulation
Round robins for sustains and staccatos
6 blendable mic options
Recorded at A440 Hz at the Teldex Scoring Stage

About the instruments

The French harpsichord is modeled after a Henry Hemsch instrument from mid-18th century Paris, and features three stops as well as a harp stop. The various stop options give it a range of possible voices, but overall the French harpsichord has a clear, crystalline, and bell-like tone. This particular instrument was built by master craftsman Christian Fuchs in Frankfurt, Germany, in the year 2000.

The Italian harpsichord (pictured here) combines the most desirable elements from multiple Italian originals. This beautiful interpretation of the Italian style was built by Berlin’s own renowned harpsichord builder Markus Fischinger in 2013. It has two stops and a rich, dark, and full-bodied tone.

Recorded at Teldex for cross-library consistency

Berlin Harpsichords gives you 6 mic positions to work with: A choice of close and spot mics, the standard tree mics, and a surround channel for space and distance. The harpsichords were recorded at Teldex Scoring Stage using the exact same techniques and mic setup as many other Orchestral Tools collections to blend seamlessly with the Berlin Series, for example. And this cross-library consistency also makes Berlin Harpsichords the perfect complement to Miroire—our collection of baroque instruments and voices. In fact, these two collections are combined in one bundle for the ultimate baroque and renaissance toolkit.

Mic merging
Preserve your system resources: Fine-tune your mix using multiple mic positions, then merge into a single channel within the player.

Greater usability
SINE is designed to complement the compositional workflow. Create on the fly with auto keyswitch options, and easy remapping tools.

Download à la carte
Choose only the instruments and mic positions that you currently need—no need to download the entire collection at once.


Orchestral Perspectives

Berlin Harpsichords

The ultimate sampled harpsichord collection


Teldex Scoring Stage, Berlin

99,00 € +VAT

Not licensed
  • Bach's Harpsichord Concerto in F Minor (Excerpt)
    Berlin Harpsichords
  • Scarlatti's Sonata in D Minor (Excerpt)
    Berlin Harpsichords
  • Processional by Alex Niedt
    Berlin Harpsichords
  • What's the Rush by BowsToHymns
    Berlin Harpsichords
  • The Duel by Emmanuel Jacob (Berlin Harpsichords and Miroire)
    Berlin Harpsichords


  • Works with Orchestral Tools’ SINE Player—NOTE: Very latest version required!
  • 19.6 GB of samples (5.7 GB SINEarc compressed)
  • 24Bit / 48KHz Patches
  • SINE system requirements:
  • Mac: macOS 10.13 or higher | Intel Core i5 or similar | Apple M1 chipset supported | At least 8 GB RAM (16 GB+ recommended)
  • Windows: Windows 10 | Intel Core i5 or similar | At least 8 GB RAM (16 GB+ recommended)
  • Formats supported: Standalone, VST, VST3, AU, AAX
  • Kontakt version: Kontakt 5.8.1 full version is required to run this collection
  • Please note: Kontakt versions bought after Aug 22, 2023 can be upgraded to SINE for a support fee of 10% of the regular collection price


If you want to buy the Kontakt version of this collection, please note:

  • This is not the latest version of this collection - the SINE version might offer additional features not available here
  • We don't maintain and update the older Kontakt versions of our collections
  • You can upgrade this Kontakt version to the SINE version later for an additional upgrade fee*

*= Upgrade fee is around 10% of the regular collection price. This is due to doubled costs for downloads and licensing.