Soundiron has announced an update to the Bizarre Sitar virtual instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

The version 3.0 upgrade contains a fully-customizable user interface, modular FX rack and 20 inspiring factory presets hand crafted to let you start making music instantly.

Soundiron Bizarre Sitar 3 GUI

Soundiron’s Bizarre Sitar is a sitar like you’ve never heard before! At just over 24″ in length this little beauty is barely half the size of a standard sitar. But what makes this instrument so “bizarre” is how it can achieve such a lush, full-bodied sound while being so small.

The Bizarre Sitar version 3.0 contains a completely revamped and intuitive GUI, sound manipulating controls along with an LFO, filter and built in arpeggiator, giving you a completely playable and easy to use experience. You can blend and cross-fade between articulations quickly to create your own unique textures or lush and atmospheric soundscapes with the new layer crossfader.

Then instrument includes chromatic plucks as well as strumming articulations, with two main strumming tunings included, a fifth and octave/unison. The strums are tuned and spread across the entire keyboard, providing deep, droning sounds in the low end and sharp, mandolin-like plucks in the high end. This library also comes with hand crafted ambiences manipulated from the source material providing even more colors to choose from.

Bizarre Sitar 3.0 features

  • One master NKI instrument bank in open Kontakt format.
  • 603 Stereo Samples.
  • 1.86 GB installed.
  • 24 bit / 48 kHz uncompressed PCM wav samples.
  • 20 Custom Sound-Designed FX and Ambient presets.
  • Unlocked Kontakt presets and wav samples to allow user customization.
  • Plucked, Bowed, and Multi-Speed Strummed articulations.
  • Effects including string mutes, fret scrapes and more.
  • Flexible and intuitive multi-layer user interface controls, with LFO, filter, glide, and arpeggiator.
  • Full FX rack with convolution reverb with custom rooms, halls, chambers & FX environments.

Bizarre Sitar is on sale for $29 USD until March 26th, 2019. The regular price is $39 USD.

More information: Soundiron