The story


Found on a flea market years ago, this zither isn’t used much. I never even tuned it. Just the occasional hit it with a stick for the effect.
But now, I dug it up to see if I could a sample bank of it. So I tuned it as good as it would let me and recorded lots and lots of tones.
there are:

Chords: 6 major chords both strummed and hit with a stick. 3 round robins, note no 36-45
pick: all single notes picked with a guitar pick. 4 round robins
stick: all single notes hit with a stick that rattles a little. 2 round robins
Tremolo: all single notes played with inconsistent tremolo. 2 passes made stereo.
there’s a sub octave that can be dialled in.
Pluck: all single notes plucked with my thumb. 3 round robins
Pluck 3 voice: Same as pluck but all 3 voiced together and panned out.

Above sets can be chosen in EXS by mod wheel and by the menu’s in Decent Sampler.

I’ve also recorded some effect sounds to play around with. These can be found at note no 24 to 35.

Chords, Pick and Stick were recorded in stereo with Fathead Ribbon Mics through Audient ASP 008 preamps into my RME FF800. The rest was recorded with modded Studio Projects SP1’s.

On the Decent Sampler I added an ADSR, some reverb and a tone knob for some more sculpting flexibilities. All this but the reverb can be easily recreated in the Logic Pro’s Sampler of course.

I hope you’ll enjoy this Zither. I’m sure I’ll use it more often now!



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  • YES.

    So fun to play on this instrument, and it sounds incredible!!!
    Thank you so so much

    itamar3D12 March 2023
  • It's really good and playable

    Characters are clean, nice sound and easy to use.
    And the UI design looks pretty good as well.
    Thank you for making this instrument!

    TAKAINA14 May 2022
  • Mind-blowing AWESOMENESS!

    Wow! I am really speechless of how POWERFUL this virtual instrument can be ::D :D

    AnsonFClef28 June 2022
  • Just wow!

    This Zither inspired me to start working on this tune here. I really love the sound of this instrument! Thank you!

    walnut23 May 2022
  • A massive collection of zither

    There are a HUGE variety of samples in this instrument and all are really nicely recorded. It sounds delightful. Great work. Highly recommended to have this in your arsenal.

    Giles M15 August 2022
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