The Swarmitar

The Swarmitar


A 15-layer ebowed guitar instrument loosely inspired by the Dewanatron Swarmatron.

I’ve made a bunch of versions of this bendy swarmy Swarmatron-inspired instrument over the years in Kontakt and Omnisphere with various sound sources like strings, horns, and synths for my work on shows like Scandal and the upcoming Netflix film, The Block Island Sound.

This one, however, blending the ebowed guitar textures I love from the likes of Nine Inch Nails with the bendy Swarmatron textures I love from totally way different people like Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, felt like something special, so here it is!

So go out and transition into or out of tension, ride the mod wheel and play it like a string pad, play it like a Blade Runner horn through long reverbs and delays, put it through your favorite amp sim, channel your inner David Bowie, bend it, swarm it, and do things with it that I didn’t think to do. BYOS (Bring Your Own Splosh – you already have your favorite reverbs and don’t need Kontakt’s!) (…unless you really want it and then I’ll add it in)

Please enjoy, and I look forward to hearing how you use it!

See how it was made:

Guitars used:
-1967 Silvertone Silhouette 1478
-2003 Gibson Les Paul Studio
-2013 Gretsch Baritone

Thank you!


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Blended ebowed guitar textures inspired by the Dewanatron Swarmatron

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