Akkordica is a virtual accordion, concertina,
bandoneon, harmonica and melodica instrument that
covers a wide range of sounds and combines a
traditional hand-held bellows-driven performance
modern digital functionality. This squeeze box and
free reed wind instrument is suitable for different
musical styles, be it traditional, popular or
classical. Available as
plugin in VST 32 bit and 64
bit and VST3 64 bit formats for Windows and in Audio Unit, VST and VST3 for macOS.
Quick selector for switching between different preset
List of Preset Sounds /
Bandoneon (Tango Accordion)
Bayan (Chromatic Button
Melodeon (Diatonic Button
Piano Keyboard Accordion
Akkordica allows you to reproduce many different
accordion types (diatonic 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
• The harmonica (known as the French harp or mouth
organ) comes in two modes:
natural and vibrato,
and is used in many musical genres, especially blues,
American folk music, classical music, jazz, country, and
rock and roll.
ADSR envelope generator with Attack, Sustain, Decay and Release parameters:
determines the time it takes for the note to get to the maximum level. Ø Decay
determines the time it takes for the note to go from the maximum level
to the sustain level (controlled by Sustain). Ø Sustain
determines the level of the sound is played at while the note is held (after
the other envelope states, Attack and Decay, have been completed). Ø Release
determines the time it takes for the note to fall from the sustain level
to zero (silence) level when it is released.
• Pitch Bend: The Pitch Bend knob directly changes the pitch of the selected
Bend center position: is normal pitch. Ø Pitch
Bend down: Specifies the amount of pitch change that will occur when the
pitch bend/modulation lever is moved to the left. Ø Pitch
Bend up: Specifies the amount of pitch change that will occur when the
pitch bend/modulation lever is moved the right.
• Low-Frequency Oscillator Controls: These knobs apply LFO modulation to the
selected instrument. By using the LFO to modulate various aspects of the
audio signal, you can apply effects such as vibrato or tremolo.
This knob controls the frequency. Turn clockwise for a faster
modulation rate. Ø Depth:
This knob controls the amplitude. With a lower setting, the
resulting modulation is subtle, while a higher depth will result
in a much more extreme effect.
• Reverb built-in: provides a spaciousness and depth to simulate the
sound reflections from walls, floors and ceilings following a sound created
in an acoustically reflective environment. Small rooms can be modeled as
well as large spaces.
• Filter Type. Combo box to switch between the following options:
Pass (LPF): a filter that passes signals with a frequency lower than a
certain cutoff frequency and attenuates signals with frequencies higher
than the cutoff frequency. Ø High
Pass (HPF): a filter that passes signals with a frequency higher than a
certain cutoff frequency and attenuates signals with frequencies lower
than the cutoff frequency. Ø None:
No filter is applied. Ø Cutoff
Frequency Filter: Sets the cutoff frequency for the low pass and high
• Amplitude Range parameter: It controls the loudness, the way in which we
perceive amplitude. The sensitivity level is set by the user:
• Volume: Controls the volume of the virtual instrument.
• Panning potentiometer control: Set the panning of the instrument. Adjusts
the stereo pan position of the signal output, which determines how much of
signal is sent to the left and right channels.
• MIDI CC Automation: Implementation of MIDI Continuous Controller
parameters for use with external hardware control via DAW, such as: LFO
depth (CC#1), breath controller for harmonica, melodica and accordina
presets (CC#2), expression (CC#11), volume (CC#7),
pan (CC#10), balance (CC#8), filter cutoff (CC#74), ADSR (Attack: CC#73,
Decay: CC#75, Sustain: CC#76, Release: CC#72) and reverb depth (CC#91).
With Akkordica you can choose from a wide
range of accordion, concertina, bandoneon, harmonica and
melodica sounds, playing and feeling the traditional sounds
as well as the built-in effects for the digital age.
Before you install VST, VST3 or Audio
Units plugins, please make sure your computer fulfills the
extensively the demo version of this
product in your host to make sure there are no misbehaviors before
Windows operating system: Windows 7, Windows 8,
Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows 11: 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64)
VST and/or VST3 compatible host / digital audio workstation DAW / MIDI
sequencer 32-bit or 64-bit: This VST/VST3 software can be "plugged" into
any host application that supports VST/VST3 technology, such as
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, Steinberg Nuendo, Magix Samplitude, Magix Music Maker,
Cantabile (Lite, Solo, Performer), n-Track Studio, VSTHost, DarkWave
Studio, Bitwig, SAVIHost and others.
MIDI controller device: A MIDI controller is required to play
this VST instrument. The most common device in this class is a keyboard
controller. After launching Digital Audio Workstation or your MIDI host
application, be sure to select the appropriate MIDI device before
attempting to play your MIDI controller.
An ASIO® sound card is recommended for low latency real-time
Operating system: macOS Sierra, macOS High Sierra,
macOS Mojave, macOS Catalina, macOS Big Sur, macOS Monterey, macOS Ventura.
Intel CPU processors only. Support for Apple
Silicon M1 or M2 chips in
Rosetta 2 mode only. In all cases, we always recommend that you try
the free trial version of the software.
Audio Unit, VST or VST3 compatible host
application. They can be 'plugged in' to process audio from applications
such as Logic Pro, GarageBand, Cubase, Ableton Live, REAPER, Studio One
Gig Performer, MainStage and Digital Performer, among others.
MIDI controller device: A MIDI controller is
required to play this VST instrument. The most common type of device in
this class is a keyboard controller. After launching the Digital Audio
Workstation or your MIDI host application be sure to select the appropriate
MIDI device before attempting to play your MIDI controller.
KONTAKT sample libraries in .exs / .nki formats.
the Unregistered/Demo Version:
The AU, VST2 and VST3 plugins DEMO versions are only
intended to give you a taste of what is possible with this plugin in a
limited range of one octave with random 'white noise' where middle C is
C4. For full information on the MIDI key range available, please refer
to the pdf file entitled 'Comparison Chart for Limitations of the Demo
The full version is available to purchase as downloadable
software at a price of
Please note that we do not offer refunds. To determine if
the software meets your requirements before purchasing, we encourage you to
try the free demo
of the software plugin and read our licence.
is a trademark of Steinberg Soft- und Hardware GmbH
Audio Units™ is a trademark of Apple
Pianica is a registered trademark of
Strasser Accordion is a trademark of
Harmonikaerzeugung Strasser GmbH.
Hohner Accordion and Melodica
are a trademarks of
Hohner Musikinstrumente GmbH.