Plugin Boutique has announced an exclusive sale on Soundiron’s Bizarre Sitar, a lush and full-bodied miniature Sitar instrument for Kontakt, sampled in minute detail and ready to slot right into your tracks.

Bizarre Sitar may not seem so strange at first glance. It has most of the elements found on any other sitar, with its traditional gourd body, both main playable strings and sympathetic resonating strings, parda (adjustable curved frets), kunti (tuning pegs), dandi (neck), ghoraj (main bridge) all complete with orange hand-painted accents. At just over 24″ in length, however, this little beauty is barely half the size of a standard sitar.

Simply being small isn’t bizarre by any means, but what is bizarre is how it can achieve such a lush, full-bodied sound while being so small. Intended as more decoration than instrument, we feel this little guy has been highly underestimated. Although soft-spoken and possessing fewer strings than normal (5 main and 6 sympathetic), all this “baby” sitar needed was someone to listen closely. And we did. Very close.

Regularly $39 USD, the Bizarre Sitar for Kontakt (full version) is on sale for $29 USD until November 6th, 2022.

More information: Soundiron