Virtual Accordion, Concertina, Bandoneon, Harmonica and Melodica
Audio Unit, VST and
VST3 Plugins for Mac
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 and
modern digital functionality. This squeeze box and
free reed wind instrument is suitable for different
musical styles, be it traditional, popular or
for macOS as plugin in
Unit (.component), VST (.vst) and VST3 (.vst3) formats.
The Audio Unit
Component, VST and VST3 plug-ins requires of a MIDI
Controller to play this virtual instrumentof and a
compatible host, digital audio workstation (DAW) or MIDI
sequencer that supports Audio Units and VST technology. They
can be "plugged in" to process audio by applications such as
Logic Pro, GarageBand, Cubase, Ableton Live, REAPER, Studio
One Professional, Ardour, MainStage and Digital Performer
For users familiarized with Wind Controllers like the Akai EWI USB, Akai
EWI4000S and the Yamaha WX5 Wind MIDI Controller or Yamaha BC1, BC2, BC3
and BC3a Breath Controllers via DAW / AU-VST-VST3 host, it is highly recommended
to test first the demo version available
here in order to check out its compatibility and how it respond to breath control (CC#2) and MIDI expression
(CC#11) for crescendos and decrescendos.
package is distributed via Internet in an Apple Disk Image
DMG file and compatible with macOS and all previous OS X.
to change between the following instruments:
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 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.
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 level 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 Parameters: It controls the loudness, the way in which we
perceive amplitude.The sensitivity level is set by the user:
• 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
selection of accordion, concertina, bandoneon, harmonica and melodica sounds,
playing and feeling the traditional sounds as well as the
new vast array built-in effects for the digital age.
For existing registered users of
any Akkordica Virtual Accordion, Harmonica and Melodica
format, you can order using
Crossgrade order page located
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