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.
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
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.
32 Presets. Additionally, players can create different
acoustic and electronic sounds.
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
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.
MIDI Continuous Controller. You can use this to automate
parameter changes from a sequencer, or to control your synthesizers
from an external MIDI control surface.
you install VST Instruments & Effects, please make sure your
computer fulfills the following requirements:
System: Native dll file for Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8,
Windows 8.1, Windows 10
x86 architecture (32-bit platform).
For x64 (64-bit platform) test the demo
plug-in with your host internal bit bridge as in Cubase up to v8.5 (VST Bridge),
FL Studio (Bridged
mode), Cakewalk SONAR (BitBridge),
Cockos REAPER (Bridging),
Acoustica Mixcraft (full
or via external jBridge application for Ableton Live, PreSonus Studio One,
Cubase 9, etc.
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 Sonar Artist,
Platinum and Professional, Ableton Live, Cockos Reaper, PreSonus
Studio One, Acoustica Mixcraft, Synapse Audio Orion, Sony Acid Pro, MakeMusic
Finale, Avid Sibelius, Mackie Tracktion, AudioMulch, Steinberg Nuendo, Magix
Samplitude, Magix Music Maker, Cantabile (Lite, Solo, Performer), n-Track
Studio, VSTHost, SAVIHost, PowerTracks Pro Audio, Making Waves Studio, and much more
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.
Installing and Uninstalling VST Plug-in
To install VST plug-in, follow these
must be in a directory
where the VST host is looking for VST plug-ins.
file into VST
Plug-ins Folder of your host application.
To uninstall simply
file of your VST Plug-ins folder
and the "User Guide and
Information" and "License Agreement" PDFs files, if you also placed them
Software Development and Release Stages
release (General availability)
Alpha and Beta testing
and Programming by Daniel Laiseca
Evaluation & Registration
The codes for
the licensed and evaluation versions of this program are
identical. The DEMO VERSION is functional. You can do
anything you can do with the full version; you can even save
your presets. Also in the demo are some presets included to
demonstrate the instruments capabilities, but not all sounds
may be available. The
demo restrictions are:
key 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
- Emits a
noise every 10 seconds.
Registered Version does not have nagging sounds and
their use is unlimited.
information see the Comparison Chart about “Limitations of
the Unregistered/Demo Version” contained in zip file.
The program is a SHAREWARE. You are hereby licensed
to use this
software for evaluation purposes without charge but if you use this software after the evaluation period, a
registration fee is required.
Note that by registering the software, you enable us to improve it and
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
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.