The story

Recently, I purchased a Zither on Facebook Marketplace. I do intend to do a deep sampled instrument with round robins and possibly several velocity layers, but in the mean time, I thought I’d see what one single sample could so. This is the result. I think it’s a really nice sound. The instrument is mapped from C1 to C6, which seems the natural range I could stretch from the single F5 sample. Once cleaned and possibly restrung (maybe just tuned!) I will look into doing a decent job of it!

The basic .dspreset file structure is from Florian Hirschmann’s ‘The Lamp’ from ( which I have used for several instruments.

If you use this instrument in your work, please do comment here or drop me an e-mail: steve (at) sonuslucis (dot) com


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  • Great Sound

    Thanks for sharing, it sounds great which I will be using in my compose for sure

    Hem06 February 2023
  • Excellent sound!

    I find the sound of this instrument really good, I am sure I will find a use for it in one of my next songs! Thank you for doing this!

    Jaime's Tone28 November 2022
  • Very Nice!

    Such a pleasing quality to this sound, my ears love it. I'm already using it in a piece. Thank you!

    BCambre02 August 2023