The Nyckelharpa is a scandinavian keyed string instrument from the middle ages. Soniccouture´s take on this iconic piece of music instrument history features two different harpas: the standard viola pitch instruments, and an 'octavharpa', a cello tuned model. The detailed, multi-element control available in Nyckelharpas makes it an extremely flexible sound design tool. Completely natural, organic sound all the way through to abstract evolving drone-scapes. With noise control, sympathetic resonance, ensemble mode, filters, modulation and effects to experiment with, new hybrid soundscapes are a few tweaks away.