Akkordica is a Virtual Accordion, Harmonica
and Melodica software that covers a wide range
of sounds, by combining the traditional accordion
performance and modern digital functionality. Suitable
for a wide range of musical styles, be it
traditional, popular or classical.
To customize and tailor the accordion and harmonica
sounds, a built-in multimode filter, ADSR and LFO,
gives you a wide range of enhancement from subtle to
dramatic. Available in VST 32 bit and 64 bit versions.
to change between the following instruments:
you to reproduce many different accordion
and chromatic) for various genres of musical styles such as Folk, Rock, Blues, Jazz, Polka,
Tango, Bal-musette, Cajun, Zydeco, Classical, Schrammelmusik,
Klezmer, Levenslied, Sevdalinka, Boeremusiek, Forró, Merengue,
Cueca, Milonga, Chamamé, Cumbia, Vallenato, Norteño,
Tex-Mex, Saltarello, Tarantella, Ceol, Basque Trikitixa and Inuit music.
harmonica (known as a French harp or mouth organ) comes
with two modes:
natural and vibrato, to be used in many
musical genres, notably in blues, American folk music,
classical music, jazz, country, and rock and roll.
The use of values automatically computed by a
multimode filter gives a wide range of interesting
switch includes: LP (Low pass), HP (High pass), BP1 CSG (Band pass 1, constant
skirt gain), BP2 C0PG (Band pass 2, constant 0db peak gain), Notch
and Cutoff Frequencyrange
extends up to Nyquist. Gain Compensation option for LP, HP
and BP1 filter types.
ADSR envelope generator. Attack,
Sustain, Decay and Release parameters and several modulation targets.
LFO (Low Frequency Oscillator)with
modulation depth, frequency and offset. This creates a kind of a “trembling”
sound for squeezebox instruments, harmonica and melodica.
Glide (Portamento) Control: This function determines
the amount of time it takes for the pitch of a played note to slide to the
pitch of the following played note.
32 Presets. Additionally, players can create different
acoustic and electronic sounds.
500 MHz Processor (Pentium®, Celeron®
AMD® or equivalent) minimum.
128 MB or higher recommended.
VST compatible host / Digital Audio Workstation
DAW/ MIDI Sequencer:
This VST software can be "plugged in" to any host application that supports VST
Technology like: Image-Line FL Studio, Steinberg Cubase Pro, Artist and
Elements, Cakewalk by BandLab, Ableton Live, Cockos REAPER, PreSonus Studio One,
Acoustica Mixcraft, MAGIX Acid Pro, MakeMusic
Finale, Avid Sibelius, Mackie Tracktion, AudioMulch, Steinberg Nuendo, Magix
Samplitude, Magix Music Maker, Cantabile (Lite, Solo, Performer), n-Track
Studio, VSTHost, DarkWave Studio, Propellerhead Reason, SAVIHost, Making Waves and much more
MIDI Controller Device: A MIDI Controller is
required to play this VST instrument. The most common type of device in this
class is the keyboard controller. After launching the Digital
Audio Workstation or MIDI host application be sure to select the appropriate
MIDI device before attempting to play your MIDI controller.
An ASIO® soundcard is recommended for
low latency real-time play.
test extensively the demo version of your selected product (s) in your
make sure there are no misbehaviors before purchasing.
the Unregistered/Demo Version:
Same sound quality than the full version. It generates a short beep in all output
channels every 10 seconds. Be aware that certain sounds may not be available.
range: Some presets contains an octave available (Range: C4-B4, Notes: 12, where
Middle C equals C4) They are: Anglo Concertina, Strasser Accordion, Hohner
Accordion, Musette Accordion, Harmonica Vibrato and Accordina (Harmonicon)
full version is available to purchase, as downloadable software, the
price is US$34,90,
and you can download the full version as soon as your payment is
Accordion VST Plugin Samples:
Accordions (from 19th century German
Akkordeon, from Akkord—"musical chord, concord of sounds") are a family of
box-shaped musical instruments of the bellows-driven free-reed aerophone
type, colloquially referred to as a squeezebox. A person who plays the
accordion is called an accordionist. The concertina and bandoneón are
related; the harmonium and American reed organ are in the same family.
The instrument is played by compressing or
expanding the bellows while pressing buttons or keys, causing pallets to
open, which allow air to flow across strips of brass or steel, called reeds.
These vibrate to produce sound inside the body. Valves on opposing reeds of
each note are used to make the instrument's reeds sound louder without air
leaking from each reed block. The performer normally plays the
melody on buttons or keys on the right-hand manual, and the accompaniment,
consisting of bass and pre-set chord buttons, on the left-hand manual.
The accordion is widely spread across the
world. In some countries (for example Brazil, Colombia and Mexico) it is
used in popular music (for example Forró, Sertanejo and B-Pop in Brazil),
whereas in other regions (such as Europe, North America and other countries
in South America) it tends to be more used for dance-pop and folk music and
as well as in regional and is often used in folk music in Europe, North
America and South America. Nevertheless, in Europe and North America, some
popular music acts also make use of the instrument. Additionally, the
accordion is also used in cajun, zydeco, jazz music and in both solo and
orchestra performances of classical music. The piano accordion is the
official city instrument of San Francisco, California. Many conservatories
in Europe have classical accordion departments. The oldest name for this
group of instruments is harmonika, from the Greek harmonikos, meaning
harmonic, musical. Today, native versions of the name accordion are more
common. These names refer to the type of accordion patented by Cyrill
Demian, which concerned "automatically coupled chords on the bass side".
The advent of the accordion is the subject of
debate among researchers. Many credit C. Friedrich L. Buschmann, whose
Handäoline was patented in Berlin in 1822, as the inventor of the accordion,
while others give the distinction to Cyril Demian of Vienna, who patented
his Accordion in 1829, thus coining the name. A modification of the
Handäoline, Demian’s invention comprised a small manual bellows and five
keys, although, as Demian noted in a description of the instrument, extra
keys could be incorporated into the design. Numerous variations of the
device soon followed.
is a trademark of Steinberg Soft- und Hardware GmbH.
Pianica is a registered trademark of
Strasser Accordion is a trademark of
Harmonikaerzeugung Strasser GmbH.
Hohner Accordion and Melodica
are a trademark of
Hohner Musikinstrumente GmbH.