Modwheel has announced the release of Strained Wire + Garotte, an instrument sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

‘Like all composers/musicians we’ve often thought what I really need now is the sound of a 4 metre length of strained wire, either plucked, bowed, hit with a mallet or fully tortured. This thought nagged away at us until we felt compelled to act on it’ said MODWHEEL’S David Donaldson.

‘The initial instrument took some time and experimentation to perfect but the results surpassed our expectations’ he continued.

A making of video can be viewed here.

The resulting instrument was recorded using contact and stereo mic’ing and a sample library for Kontakt created.

Strained Wire + Garotte features

  • 51 Kontakt patches with up to 3 velocity levels and 8 round robins.
  • 24bit 96Khz multisamples (508 samples).
  • 2.2 GB core library (1.8GB via lossless compression).
  • Requires a full version of Kontakt 5.3.1 or higher.

Strained Wire + Garotte is available for purchase for $45 USD.

More information: Modwheel / Strained Wire + Garotte