Tonehammer has released Zitherette, a zither sample library for Kontakt.
This enchanting little instrument is a simple 8-string fretless zither, roughly 12 x 20 inches in size. Zithers are a broad family of hollow-bodied string instruments common throughout all of Europe and Asia. Variants range from the dulcimer to the Koto, with countless other ﬂavors unique to each region and culture. Common to each of them is the arrangement of multiple strings over a neck-less sound box. The oldest known variant of the zither family dates back to 4th century B.C China, while new additions continue to spring up to this day.
- 4 sets of Zitherette (natural scale BmHarmonic, w/ palm/mute)
- 2 sets of Zitherette (tuned scale w/ dampener)
- 2 sets of ZItherette (tuned scale w/ mute)
- 2 sets of Zitherette (tuned w/ arp)
- Zitherette experimental patches:
- Saturn (w/ MW warp)
- Saturn Rings (w/ MW time stretch and pedal damp)
- Saturn III (w/ MW warp/mute)
- Splattern Anti Arp
- Bonus: 4 custom ambiences
- Extensive read me (.pdf) install, patch and hint documentation.
- 24 instrument patches, 335 Samples.
- 650 MB installed, 353 MB .rar download.
- Sample resolution: 44.1Khz / 24Bit stereo .wav format.
- Format(s): .nki and .wav.
- Note: Native Instruments Kontakt 2.2.4 / 3 / 4 full retail versions required. Free Kontakt Player not supported.
Zitherette is available to purchase for the introductory price of $35 USD until October 31, 2009 (regular price $39 USD).