Cinematique Instruments has announced Concert Zither, a virtual zither instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.
We treated the Concert Zither very hard. We plucked, stroke and strummed all the strings to get every possible sound, noise and articulation the Zither can make. Finally we assembled 6 different patches. Firstly there are two the main patch with all the 36 strings recorded in 4 round robin variations and several (up to four) dynamic layer. We additionally recorded the 31 accompaniment strings in a muted variation.
All these notes were recorded with two different types of microphones: a large-diaphragm condenser pair as well as a classic dynamic microphone. By turning a corresponding mic balance knob you can infinitely mix between these two different sound properties. Finally – in order to shape the sound – we added a complex script to achieve lots of different variations of the Concert Zither. By moving the mod wheel you can fade between vibrato and non-vibrato notes.
Beside the main complex patches we provide another 4 useful FX patches, separated into textures, strokes & hits (with dynamic layers) and weird noises. Here you find a great assortment of rare and exceptional FX string sounds.
Concert Zither features
- Includes 6 patches:
- Concert Zither Natural.
- Concert Zither Cinematique.
- Cacophony Textures.
- FX (glissandi and noises).
- CZ FX Percussive.
- Cacophony Dead.
- ~2 GB content, over 2,100 samples.
The library is available for purchase for 38 EUR. Requires full version of Kontakt 4.22 or higher.