FRANKFURT, GERMANY: synthesizer ‘microbrewery’ TempoRubato is proud to announce availability of Historic Harpsichords – Ruckers 1628 — a superbly-sampled recreation of one of the greatest and most valuable harpsichords of all time for Apple’s popular iOS platform (compatible with iPad Air, iPad mini retina or later, and iPhone 5S or later) — as of November 24…
Flemish instrument-building family Ruckers need little in the way of introduction to those in the know; suffice to say, their highly-valued (and valuable) historic harpsichords are akin to Stradivarius violins built by the Stradivari (Stradivarius) family. Fortuitously, the Stradivarius name has become a superlative often associated with excellence, so you could say that the name of Ruckers is as important to early keyboard instruments as that of Stradivarius is to the violin family. You could even say that the harpsichord was the ‘synthesizer’ of its time, without which influential early musical stylings such as baroque and renaissance would never have emerged. Interestingly, instruments central to this emergence were not mass produced but rather individually-crafted (and now highly-prized) pieces.
Needless to say, 1628 must have been an especially excellent year for the Ruckers family, for the Ruckers 1628 is now one of the greatest and most valuable harpsichords of all time. However, it is highly unlikely that 1,628 people have even played this especially highly-valued (and valuable) historic harpsichord in its lengthy lifetime. Those thinking that they will never get to experience the sheer musical joy of playing this two-manual harpsichord built by master craftsman Andreas Ruckers (The Elder) in Antwerp way back in 1628 should surely think again. Thanks to the definitive development work of TempoRubato in collaboration with fellow German sample content provider par excellence realsamples, now they can conveniently enjoy playing an authentic recreation of the Ruckers 1628 from the comfort of their favourite iOS device whenever and wherever they like!
Watch TempoRubato’s ear-opening Historic Harpsichords – Ruckers 1628 introductory video here: http://youtu.be/