Virtual Handpan

A handpan is a unique and melodic percussion instrument that consists of two convex steel hemispheres joined together to create a resonant, UFO-like shape.

It's played by striking the various tone fields on the top surface with the hands or fingers, producing enchanting and soothing sounds.

Handpans are known for their captivating, meditative qualities and are often used for relaxation, meditation, and artistic expression.

Virtual Handpan is a virtual instrument that recreates the sound of the handpan by using physical modeling and sound design. The idea is to expand the playable range of a standard handpan to as many notes as possible.

The result is 57 notes that can be played, something impossible to do with a real handpan that's limited to a maximum of 9 notes.

Screenshot of the plugin version:

Features of the plugin version:

  • 1 multi-sampled handpan sound
  • 4 effects: distortion, delay, chorus, and reverb
  • Amplitude ADSR
  • Multi-LFO
  • Highpass/Lowpass filter
  • Amplitude range controls
  • 3 voice modes: polyphonic, monophonic, and legato

Decent Sampler version:

The Decent Sampler version features the same sounds as the plugin version but with different effects and sound-shaping capabilities. Decent Sampler is a free sampler VST/VST3/AAX/AU/AUv3 and is compatible with Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS. There's also a standalone version.

Kontakt version:

The Kontakt version contains 1 instrument (nki) and has amplitude and filter ADSRs as well as reverb. The Kontakt 5/6 version requires the full version of Kontakt 5/6/7. It must be the latest updated version.

Audio demo:

Compatible with all OS via Decent Sampler!*

Compatible with all major DAWs! (Except Pro Tools)


  • Windows 8.1/10/11 or macOS 10.14 and above
  • 43.2MB of HD space
  • 2GHz Quad-core CPU or better with 4 GB of RAM or more
  • 64-bit VST/VST3/AU Host

Requirements for the Decent Sampler version:

  • The latest version of Decent Sampler (Free)
  • 38.8 MB of HD space

Requirements for the Kontakt 5 version:

  • The latest version of Kontakt 5 or Kontakt 6 and up
  • It must be the full version. It won't work in the free Kontakt Player
  • 163 MB of HD space

* Except Android