“Cinematic Zither” is a collaboration between SampleTraxx, a boutique Italian-based sample library developer, and talented sound designer Sebastian Elming.
The zither has a natural potential to create unnerving, panic and terrific tones, suspenseful atmospheres and layers of sound can produce horror filled shocking effects, as well as cinematic tones that can remind you of classic movies of the past (The Third Man, anyone?).
Cinematic Zither is ideal in horror, sci-fi, thrillers soundtrack to create a sense of urgency and unease in film score or trailer as well as raw material to any contemporary music production.
The zither in this library has been played with fingers, bow, drum sticks, dices, metal sponge to get all possible sound and noise.
For the recordings, a total of 6 mics were used: 2x Sennheiser MKH 8040 (XY), 2x Sennheiser 8040 (MS), a contact microphone and a handmade stethoscope microphone and 2 Sound Devices 702.
- Stingers – Bowed – Reverse
Hits – Ambient & Drones – Raw Recordings
- 2.2 Gb and 220+ Wav files 96/24 with embedded Metadata.
- 10 Kontakt Instruments using open source engine Photosynthesis by Jeremiah Pena from exoticstates.
Price and Availability
The library is currently on sale (only €9 – run, don’t walk!). It requires the full version of Kontakt 5.5+.
For more information or to buy, please visit the Sampletraxx website.