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  • Cherry Audio Harmonia - UI
  • Cherry Audio Harmonia - UI Oscillators
  • Cherry Audio Harmonia - UI LFOs, Mod Matrix, Filter, Effects, Envelopes

Rated "10 out of 10" by Computer Music magazine!

Harmonia is the latest wildly innovative virtual instrument from Cherry Audio, designed to easily create rich, evolving polyphonic tones through its intuitive visual interface.

The magic behind Harmonia lies in its two sample-based oscillators. Using techniques similar to those found in additive synthesis, each Harmonia oscillator can simultaneously produce up to eight pitches, individually tuned to a harmonic series or semitones. The volume for each pitch harmonic can be fixed or dynamic, and Harmonia’s unique interpolated harmonic scanning enables dramatic sweeps and melodious sequences through a single modulatable slider.

Harmonia derives its distinctive organic sound from hundreds of sampled waveforms recorded from various synthesizers, traditional instruments and voices, colorful “lo-fi” sounds, and more. User samples can be imported, further expanding Harmonia’s tonal palette. Producers can effortlessly create unique morphed and sequencer-like tones by varying the combinations of waveform selection and harmonic presets.

Harmonia reaches new heights by providing four syncable polyphonic LFOs, an expansive stereo multimode filter, click-and-drag envelopes, and a massive mod matrix with eight slots for dozens of sources and destinations. Harmonia includes support for aftertouch, flexible MIDI mapping, and a collection of over 350 breathtaking, professionally designed presets. Harmonia also has 17 studio-quality effects such as distortion, chorus, phaser, echoes, reverbs, and more - all fully modulatable through the matrix.

In this tutorial video, Harmonia designer Mitchell Sigman details the unique oscillators at heart of the instrument. Harnessing additive synthesis methods, Harmonia's two sample-based oscillators simultaneously deliver up to eight pitches tuned to harmonic series or semitone pitches. Using modulation, producers can effortlessly create unique morphed and sequencer-like tones by varying the combinations of waveform selection and harmonic presets.

Harmonia includes over 350 breathtaking presets

Find immediate inspiration in Harmonia's extensive preset library, created by a magnificent team of talented sound artists led by veteran sound designer James Terris. And don't miss the Euphonic Sonics Preset Pack (sold separately), featuring an additional 100 presets showcasing Harmonia's outstanding atmospheric tones, compelling sequences, dreamy pads, basses, poly synths, keys, and leads, and more.

James Terris

James Terris

James is Director of Sound Design, responsible for preset programming and curation at Cherry Audio. He is a long-established sound designer and musician based in the San Francisco Bay Area who has worked with Dave Smith Instruments/Sequential, Pioneer DJ, Apple, and Han Zimmer’s Remote Control.

Katharine Fountain

Katharine Fountain

Katharine Fountain aka FOUNTAINS is an artist, producer, and sound designer based in Nova Scotia, Canada. Katharine graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2019. In addition to freelance sound design work, Katharine also releases music under her self-produced solo electronic pop project, FOUNTAINS.

Huston Singletary

Huston Singletary

Veteran sound designer, producer, film composer, and podcaster. Huston has contributed sounds to an endless array of popular products by Toontrack, Izotope, Synthogy, Kilohearts, Roland, Alesis, Spectrasonics, and Sequential.

Julie Kathryn

Julie Kathryn

Julie Kathryn (I AM SNOW ANGEL) is a recording artist, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and sound designer. She has developed a signature dreampop aesthetic as I AM SNOW ANGEL. She regularly designs MIDI presets for Ableton Live and has created audio sound packs for Splice and BandLab.

James Dyson

James Dyson

James is a freelance sound designer and musician based in the UK. He creates third-party preset packs as JD Soundsets. He draws inspiration and influence from Tangerine Dream, 80s film scores, and others and has been a long-time sound designer for Cherry Audio, Modal, and IK Multimedia.

The Sounds of Harmonia

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Harmonia Features

  • Dual sample-based interpolated scanning harmonic oscillators

  • Curated sample library of 285 waveforms in 11 categories, plus support for user-imported samples

  • Dual audio path: most waveform samples are stereo for natural width and organic feel with multiple-stacked harmonics

  • Monophonic and polyphonic voice modes (up to 16 voices)

  • Harmonic mode with six Harmonic Presets for sweeping through sample harmonics to create evolving tones or stacking multiple harmonics to create composite tones

  • Semitone mode with 23 Harmonic Presets for creating sequencer-like melodies or undulating musical chords

  • Create and save custom Harmonic Presets or generate random ones

  • Four tempo-syncable polyphonic LFOs with ten waveforms, one-shot, retrigger, and mono or polyphonic modes

  • Stereo Multimode Filter - Lowpass (24 dB/oct), Lowpass (18 dB/oct), Lowpass (12 dB/oct), Lowpass (6 dB/oct), Highpass (12 dB/oct slope), Bandpass (12 dB/oct slope), Notch

  • Massive but easy-to-use Modulation Matrix with eight slots and simple click-to-assign functionality: 19 sources and 80 destinations, including Harmonia’s integrated effects

  • Click-and-drag Filter and Amp ADSR envelopes

  • 17 Studio-quality integrated effects:

    • Distortion - Tube, Grunge, Fuzz, Sample Crush, Tone & Level

    • Mod – Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, Rotary Speaker

    • Echo – Stereo Delay, Ping Pong Delay, Tape Delay

    • Reverb – Spring, Plate, Room, Hall, Galactic

  • User-selectable Bend Depth, Octave Shift, and note Glide

  • Over 350 professionally designed presets in 16 categories

  • Standalone virtual instrument and plug-in versions

  • Complete MIDI control and DAW automation for all controls, with easy-to-use MIDI Learn and mapping

  • Cherry Audio’s popular Focus zoom-in feature, as well as standard UI zoom and resize via drag

  • Complete documentation available directly online from the instrument or in downloadable PDF format

  • User-adjustable oversampling control

Also available: Euphonic Sonics for Harmonia Preset Pack (sold separately), featuring 100 new presets showcasing Harmonia's outstanding atmospheric tones, compelling sequences, dreamy pads, basses, poly synths, keys, and leads, and more.

HARMONIA is available in AU, VST, VST3, AAX, and standalone formats.

A free 30-day demo is available. This demo will play white noise periodically, but is otherwise unlimited.

macOS Requirements: macOS 10.13 or above. 64-bit required. Native Apple M1 processor support, including Apple M1 Ultra. 3.4 GHz Quad-Core or M1 CPU with 8GB of RAM recommended.

Windows Requirements: Windows 7 or above (including Windows 11), 64-bit required. 3.4 GHz Quad-Core computer with 8GB of RAM recommended. Quad-core computer with 8GB of RAM recommended.

Hard disk space: 257 MB

NOTE: Internet connection required for product activation