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Sound effects and recordings of various surfaces, textures, objects and elements – soft, hard, organic, wooden, stone, metallic and lots more

  • A killer antique accordion full of paper crinkles, key clacks, sick sounding wheezes and old wood creaks. The antique accordion was rescued from a local antique shop. It has a hole in the bellows that creates a distinct wheezing sound, and it is loaded up with strange squeaks, pops and paper textures.

    We rolled on this instrument for about an hour, and did everything from flicking the keys to dropping and pounding it. The accordion took some abuse, but in the end what it gave back was a wealth of old sounding textures you can’t fake.

    This instrument was recorded at 24 bit 96k, in dual mono – with an AT4050 for a wide perspective and a Schoeps CMC6.MK4 for a close perspective. Comes with 57 .wav files and 19 Kontakt .nki files (the .nki files require the full retail version of NI Kontakt 4.2.3 or later)

    Note: Can be used without Kontakt too!
    All Kontakt instrument libraries include fully unlocked and accessible metadata tagged .wav files. You don't need any version of Kontakt to use these files as a standalone sample library.

  • Materials & Texture Antique Grinders Play Track 570+ sounds included, 49 mins total $44

    Get the sounds of 13 different coffee and herbal grinders. These small wooden and metal devices give grainy textures to any material + they sound really funny at times, and can be used as sweetener for funny toy sounds. Due to the recordings with a piezzo disc, they have a lot of deep and rumbling content. The other mics were the Neumann TLM 102, The DPA 4060 and the amazing Sennheiser MKH 8040. They all cover different and unique perspectives.

    All Sounds are always packed with rich iXML Metadata.

  • Industrial Antique Mills Play Track 65 sounds included, 77 mins total From: $60

    Get the sounds of an ancient water spelt mill from 1529, as well as an antique tannery, also driven by a huge water wheel from 1699.

    Both mills have been working for hundreds of years and continue to work even today.

    This library is recorded in high resolution audio in 24Bit/96kHz on a Sound Devices 702T with Sennheiser 8040 Mics in Mono or ORTF Stereo.

  • Fabric Automatic Umbrellas Play Track 159+ sounds included, 10 mins total $12

    After umbrella sound effects, but with no time to record them yourself? The Automatic Umbrella sound effects library gets you 159 umbrella sounds, including opening, closing, folding, tapping, squeezing, cleaning, catching, locking and unlocking clasp and much more. The library was recorded using a highly acclaimed Nevaton MC48 microphone and a Tascam DR-70d recorder, and comes with metadata.

  • Foley Back to School Play Track 1500+ sounds included $39

    Get ready to get back to school – in sound. This library contains more than 350 files and over 1.500 high definition sounds.

    The library features school sounds such as:

    • The backpack, pens, pencils, iron ruler, the blackboard & chalk
    • Different types of files, folders, books and binders
    • The staplers, scotch, scissors, eraser and many other things

    All the recordings are captured at 24Bit/96KHz, and include Soundminer metadata.

  • Need well-recorded balloon and rubber sounds? ‘Balloons’ is a high quality sound effects library that has everything you need for that – from blowing air into balloons, balloon collisions and balloon rubbing to balloon pops.

    This library was recorded with Sound Devices 702 recorder and a stereo pair of Line Audio CM3 microphones in a silent studio room.

    You get the sounds in two formats: 96 KHz 24 bit and in 44.1 KHz 16 bit, for more convenient ways of utilizing the sounds in games and other media.

  • The Board Game SFX library features a large collection of board and tabletop game pieces on a variety of different surfaces.

    Perfect for casual game sound design, UI elements, foley etc – and it's a brilliant addition to any game audio creator's sonic arsenal.

    Piece types:

    • Playing card • Coin • Felt bottomed chess piece • Glass marble • Go container (container of many small plastic pieces) • Leather bag (containing mixed small game pieces) • Metal game piece • Metal dice • Plastic game piece • Plastic dice • Poker chip • Wooden game piece • Wooden block


     

    Surface Types:

    • Wooden board • Card game board (e.g. Monopoly board) • Felt table (e.g. Poker table) • Glass table

    Each collision type has around 5-15 variations and all in all the library contains 672 individual hits.

  • Wood Bunretsu Play Track 281+ sounds included, 78 mins total $18

    A collection of rending, snapping, and striking bamboo SFX + some extra added goodies.

  • Destruction & Impact Burst Play Track 324+ sounds included, 38 mins total $22

    This collection features a wide assortment of FX derived from that classic Japanese soda, ramune.  By controlling how the drink is opened, a veritable cornucopia of sonic clay is unleashed.   With its unique design and composition of materials, the ramune bottle creates a timbre all its own.  Glass, soft plastics, bits of aluminum, and the carbonated soda interact in unique ways.  Layer these sounds into impacts, slides, scrapes, openings, divisions, and any other effect where a dynamic high end transient is required.

    Soon to be a new go-to library in your collection.  Drink up!

  • Mechanical Cabinet Shop Play Track 115+ sounds included, 120 mins total $69

    The 'Cabinet Shop' library includes a large variation of different wood cutting, shaping, and morphing machinery. Some of these elements are table saws, drill presses, giant band saws, radial arm saws, air compression valves, horizontal drill presses, jointers, stroke sanders, drum sanders, hammers, hand saws, lathes, pressure releases, and much more!

    The library was recorded in Diebold's Cabinet Shop, founded in 1936. It is a well-recognized local custom cabinet shop located in Logan Square, just North West of downtown Chicago.

    General atmospheric sounds of the cabinet shop, such as air conditioners / heaters, fans, clocks and room tones, are also included.

  • Vehicles Chain Ferry Play Track 17+ sounds included, 56 mins total $29

    Chain Ferry features the remarkable sounds of a 100 year old ferry with a specific drive system. The ferry pulls along a strong chain lying at the ground of the river to cross. This is achieved by a clever combination of 3 drive wheels that guide the chain and prevent it from dropping to the ground.

    The Library contains several complete audio takes of the ferry in action – from departure to arrival. This encompasses engine start, engine idle, loading ramp noises and bangs plus a lot of chain rattling from various perspectives. The sounds are recorded aboard and from both sides of the river so that the entire scenery can be covered acoustically.

  • Drones & Moods Circuits Play Track 30 sounds included, 27 mins total $39

    A collection of textural recordings of electric and electronic sound sources.

  • Environments City Thunderstorm Play Track 28+ sounds included, 67 mins total $35

    Need the sound of thunder in the city? City thunderstorm delivers a series of atmospheric rain and thunder effects recorded in London. Rolls, rumbles and claps, close and distant, and three long thunder and rain sequences to help create your perfect city storm, including one complete storm from start to finish. More than one hour of sounds from thunderstorms in the city – all recorded at 24 bit / 96 kHz, and embedded with full Soundminer Metadata.

  • Mechanical Clink Play Track 46+ sounds included $10

    Clink gets you the sound of of clicks, latches and whirrs generated from a little found Herschede Starville clock mechanism.

    Each take is loaded up with unique performances that explore the mechanism’s unique character from up-close.

    Recorded in a quiet space with an MKH50 through a John Hardy preamp, this libary is small but mighty. Also included is a NI Battery 4 kit that is programmed to enhance the best characteristics of the source material by doing transient enhancement, eq, delay and compression that can be dialed in to taste.

    Note: NI Battery 4 is required to use the kit – not included. You don't need any version of Battery to use the audio files as a standalone sample library.

    These recordings are excellent for adding character and complexity to your next mechanical element design.

  • Materials & Texture Cloth Play Track 340+ sounds included From: $45

    The Cloth sound effects library is dedicated to cloth and textile movement sound effects.

    It features a wide range of different materials being handled, such as backpacks, pillows, sheets, leather belts and jackets, table cloths, shirts, canvases, gloves, rain jackets, chinos, jeans, pullovers and much more.

    The Cloth SFX library was recorded using a highly sensitive Sennheiser MKH8040 microphone and a Sounddevices 702t recorder with ultra low noise preamps, to capture the sometimes subtle nuances these materials produce.

  • Metal Cylindrical Gong Play Track 27 sounds included $17

    Cylindrical Gong is a collection of high quality, 24bit/96kHz stereo recordings from a strange, cylindrical, gong-like sheet metal object I came across once. I use the word gong, but there is none of the cymbal-like sheen in this object. Instead, you get more of a ring-modulated, atonal texture – perhaps more like a broken bell. Definitely not your typical gong sound effect.

    The 27 different gong sound recordings included provide loads of nuance of sound from this object – I used mallets, knuckles and fingernails to play it! Load them into different velocity ranges on your favorite sampler, pitch them up and down, add effects, etc.
    Use them for musical effects, for layering with other sounds, or perhaps mangle them beyond recognition.

  • Ice Designed Ice Play Track 70+ sounds included $15

    Creatively processed field recordings to create both exciting ice breaks/shatters and evolving textures that combine the natural sounds of ice with otherworldly and experimental digital post-processing.

    Designed Ice highlights:

    70 24bit 48kHz WAV files / Meta-tagged
    30 Elements
    30 Evolutions
    10 Bonus Raw Source WAV Files

  • Materials & Texture Designed Plastic Play Track 110 sounds included, 13 mins total $15

    This time it’s about the sounds that everyday plastic items can make, when magnified and experimented with through layering, morphing and spectral shifting.

    Recorded with a Sennheiser MKH416 through Studio Projects VTB1 tube preamp.

    Designed Plastic highlights:

     
    • 110 files in 24bit 96kHz WAV / Meta-tagged
    • 100 Elements
    • 10 Evolutions

  • Drones & Moods Designed Rocks Play Track 70 sounds included, 12 mins total $15

    The next installment of the Designed series features crumbling and cracking rocks, shattering glitches, evolving textures, and everything in between.

    Designed Rocks includes:

    • 70 24bit 48kHz WAV files / Meta-tagged (inc PDF/XLS)
    • 30 Evolutions
    • 30 Elements
    • 10 Bonus Raw Source WAV Files

  • The Soundcatcher is proud to announce a new sound design library called “Desolated Strings & Wood“. The found Markneunkirchen Zither from Wernitzgruen was in a very poor condition. I collected it and wrecked it like there was no tomorrow.

    You´ll get 272 stereo files (1.48GB total), tagged for trouble-free use in your favorite database program and carefully mastered in 24Bit/96kHz.

  • Need the sound of objects being pushed, pulled, dragged, moved – or perhaps sliding and scraping over different surfaces? The Drag & Slide SFX library gets you exactly that: More than 500 dragging and sliding sounds that are ready to be used as they are – or for intense sound design.

    Drag & Slide features recordings from sources such as:

    Bags, Barrels, Blades, Bottles, Cabinets, Chairs, Coat-hangers, Crates, Dining Tables, Fridges, Frying Pans, Iron Boxes, Iron Tables, Metal Cans, Metal Chairs, Nightstands, Pallets, Paper bags, Plates, Racks, Rakes, Shoes, Shovels, Sledgehammers, Spray cans, Stones/rocks, Toolboxes, Vacuum Cleaners, Various heavy objects, Wooden Boards – and more!

    Technical details:

    All sounds were cleaned, edited and filled with BWF-Metadata for instant use in your projects – and many of the files in the pack contain more than one sound. Recorded with Sound Devices 744T, 788T, Sennheiser MKH8050, Ambient ATE208, Sony PCM-D100

  • Materials & Texture Dressing Foley Play Track 111+ sounds included, 130 mins total $25

    Get the movement noise and handling sounds of a wide range of dresses and clothes, bags, necklaces, hats and footwear. Most items include photos too, to make the items easier to identify.

    Dresses & clothing include:
    Velvet jacket • canvas jacket • canvas coat • extra long mens coat • fur coat • horsehide leather lacket • extra long horsehide leather coat • plastic raincoat • denim jacket • military army jacket • silk nightgown • silk shirt • mens bathrobe • jeans • linen skirt • black jeans • linen pants • military pants • finish boots braces

    Footwear includes:
    Japanese clogs • training shoes • mens' and womens' sandals • leather and canvas • turkish slippers • riding boots • military boots • canvas sneakers

    Necklaces include:
    Bijou Wooden copper balls • wood cubes • bijou plastic pearl • classified links • metal death head • fiber micro pearl • big plastic pearl and more

    Bags include:
    Small women's handbag • Grandmother handbag • Mini handbag • Cane handbag • Cane shoulder bag • Braided handbag • Indian shoulder bag • Military canvas bag

    Hats:
    Woolen hat • summer straw panama hat • basketball cap

    Belts & more:
    Canvas belt • plastic belt • leather belt • classic leather belt • ties • silk sheets • leather holster


    The L/R stereo channels have been split into 2 mono channels: Left: Sennheiser MKH 416 shotgun microphone, Right: Audio Technica AT899 Subminiature Microphone
  • Welcome to a huge resource of movement Foley sounds: From crunchy leather, crisp gun movement, trendy purses, big chains, smooth clothes, to great-sounding bags and coats, this instrument has it all! This is possibly the most extensive cloth and prop instrument out there!

    Recorded by Foley Recordist Josh Reinhardt, and performed by Foley Artist Lara Dale.
    Perfectly synced to Edward ULTIMATE but also suitable to all other Edward instruments!

    Props used
    Rifle • Hand Gun • Army Gear • Backpack School • Backpack Leather • Heavy Chains • Dog tags • Duffle Bag • Paper Bags • Plastic Bags • Keys • Purse • Purse Cloth

    Clothes Used
    Heavy Coat • Coat Wool • Denim • Heavy Denim • Fringe Suade • Fringe • Leather Heavy • Leather Crunch • Leather Biker • Sequin • Shirt • Shirt Light • Shirt Heavy • Silk • Tutu • Wind Breaker

    Performances
    Extremely Slow Walk • Medium Slow Walk • Walk • Jog • Run • Stairs Slow • Stairs Fast • Stomp • Land • Scuff • Scrape 1 • Scrape 2 • Scrape 3

    Key Features:
    • 23.700 real Foley sounds in high quality @ 24Bit, 48 kHZ
    • 30 setups of clothes and props
    • One-Window Mixing (Use the Mod Wheel to mix/add or switch any two patches)
    • Pitch Wheel Performance (Use the Pitch Wheel to change key commands on the fly)
    • KONTROL S-SERIES support
    • Different speeds and behaviors
    • EdV3rb IRs inside the instrument
    • Adjust Delay
    • Lock-Mode (Select and lock the type of randomization)
    • Recording Equipment: Sennheiser MKH 416, Neumann KMR 81i
    • Requires NI Kontakt Version 5.4.1 or higher (not included)
  • Electricity Electrical Hum Play Track 25 sounds included, 39 mins total $19

    Get the hums of a big electric station, a small buzz of an electrical substation’s transformer and also synthesized sounds. All synthesized sounds were re-recorded with the “Worldizing” technique initially conceived by legendary sound designer Walter Murch.

  • Need electric sounds such as sparks, current flows and electric arcs? Electronic Drain is a collection of electric and electronic sources specifically designed for movies, audio logos and trailers. The library includes new and experimental sound material generated using the most cutting-edge digital signal processing techniques.

    Providing digital, organic, raw and designed sounds Electronic Drain delivers a rich sonic complexity and a wide range of possible variations. Sounds have been further processed and looped in Kontakt to offer a larger number of possible combinations.

    Electronic Drain comes with 1.1 GB and 300 .Wav files + 11 Kontakt instruments. The Kontakt instruments require the full Kontakt 5 or higher – the .wav files can be used without Kontakt.

    Features sounds such as:
    Bleeps • Current Flow • Electric Arc • Glitch • Interface Design • Electricity • Magnetic Field • Sparks – designed • Sparks – long • Sparks – mid – short • Static • Voltage Stutter

     

  • The Elements: Glass sound library features a broad selection glass shattering, falling, bursting, and crashing. It includes glass debris, crushing shards, and trickling fragments.

    The takes are captured with a variety of perspectives. Most takes include close (mono), medium distant (stereo), and distant (stereo).

  • Ice Elements: Ice Play Track 1500 sounds included, 86 mins total $49

    Elements: Ice is a collection of ice sounds recorded and edited over the 2015/2016 winter by George Vlad. The library is made up of more than 1500 individual ice sounds including cracks, creaks, hits, impacts, smashes, drags, stomps, splashes and water under ice ambience. The sounds have been recorded over more than 4 months in Romania and Scotland at temperatures ranging between -25C/-13F and 5C/41F.

    The library's most obvious use is as Foley elements since it covers a wide variety of ice thicknesses and performances. As is the case with other libraries in the Elements series, these sounds can also be used for other purposes such as gore sweeteners, glass or wood cracks, bone breaks etc. Additionally, all files are recorded and mastered at 24/96 quality which makes them excellent sound design elements ripe for serious processing.

    Ice: Elements at a glance:

    • 89 .wav files ranging from 3 seconds to 8 minutes long; more than 1500 sounds in total
    • recorded and presented as 24 bit/96 kHz mono files
    • 1 hour and 26 minutes total length
    • 1.59 GB uncompressed size – 1.09 GB zip archive
    • recorded on Sound Devices 633 with Sennheiser MKH-8040 microphones and Sony PCM D100 with on-board mics and JrF hydrophones
    • comprehensive metadata compatible with Basehead and Soundminer

  • Metal Elements: Metal Play Track 1755+ sounds included $39

    A massive collection of metal hits, drops, crashes, drags, and scrapes. It includes iron, steel, and metal. There is a mix of massive impacts and falls, as well as subtle debris moves and drags.

    The takes are captured with a variety of perspectives. Most takes include close (mono), medium distant (stereo), and distant (stereo).

  • Foley Elements: Zippers Play Track 1000+ sounds included, 72 mins total $39

    Get more than a thousand zipper sounds in Elements: Zippers – recorded and edited by George Vlad.

    The first in the Elements series, the library covers the 3 main types of zippers: coil, plastic and metal. 22 different zippers on 19 objects (backpacks, coats, jeans, toiletry bags, wallets etc.) have been recorded, edited and carefully tagged with metadata. Most of the zippers feature 4 types of performance: slow zips, normal speed zips, fast zips and short fast zips.

    The library's most obvious use is as Foley elements since it covers a wide variety of zipper types and performances. However, some the recordings sound quite unlike actual zippers and more like creatures, gears or even farts! Additionally, all files are recorded and mastered at 24/96 quality which makes them excellent sound design elements ripe for serious processing.

  • Electricity Energy Play Track 370 sounds included $20

    Energy is an entirely synthesized library, inspired by classic sound effects heard in a wide variety of action and adventure TV shows. Synthesized source material to create energy beams, lasers, blasts, whooshes, explosions, magical effects and more is bundled in this library and ready to be layered and processed. Energy contains 74 audio files with 5 variations of each sound effect per audio file, totalling 370 sounds.

  • This SFX library is a complete collection of everything ENERGY, covering Electricity, Power Ups, Shockwaves, Sparks, Force Fields, Zaps, Loops, and plenty more.

    ENERGY is created in collaboration with talented French sound design duo Frederic Devanlay and Cedric Denooz, and features more than 625+ sounds and 6.4GB of 24bit/96khz .WAV files, all meticulously embedded with Soundminer & Basehead metadata.

    Sounds include:

    • Energy Loops (start, loop, end)
    • Neutrons and Particles
    • Electricity sparks, zaps, impacts
    • Energy Weapons / Special Powers
    • Whoosh and Passbys
    • Energy Foley
    • Ambiences
    • Hums and Buzzes
    • Lightning Elements
    • Power Ups and Power Downs
    • Source Tool Box – Create your own sounds from scratch!

  • Materials & Texture Fabric Play Track 9000+ sounds included $200

    This collection gets you more than 9000 fabric sounds recorded in isolation – for when you just don't have access to a quiet enough space to record subtle foley movements.

    Designed with the idea that they can be combined in infinite ways to cover any movement you may need, it was recorded with a variety of microphones to provide multiple perspectives and cut down on time spent matching into the mix.

    It contains a wealth of fabric types, movements, rubs, rustles, tears and rips, and even a few zippers/buttons/velcro strips to give you the coverage you need.

  • Did you drop something? Turns out recordist Mikkel Nielsen from SonicSalute dropped a LOT of objects for you, so you don't have to! The drop sound effects are divided into 4 different recording categories: Closeup interior recordings, off-screen impacts and crashes in large halls, grainy debris in large halls, and “Next Door” room recordings. The Falling Objects library comes with 89 tracks with 1000+ falling object sounds in total.

    Closeup interior recordings (studio recordings):

    Books and Magazines • Cables • Cameras • Cardboard Boxes • Clothes • Coins • Computer Keyboard • Cutlery • DVD Cases • Handbags • Leather Cases • Pens and Pencils • Plastic Cups • Suitcases • Tin Cans • Toys

    Large Halls Impacts / Crashes / Dragging / Moving / Scraping/ Off-Screen recordings:

    Metal Bars and rails • Glass • Glass Shards debris • Porcelain • Plastic • Sand debris • A bench :D

    Next Door Room sound recordings
    – objects being dropped:

    Books • Cutlery • Plastic Toys • Empty Plastic Bottles • Pencils/Pens/Keys/Plastic

  • Fire Fire Burning Stove Play Track 21 sounds included, 30 mins total $15

    Fire Burning Stove is a 30-minute collection of fire ambiences. With 21 files to choose from, the library was recorded throughout the life cycle of a fire. Featuring multiple variations, examples include the initial start up, full intensity and even down to the last dying embers.

    Using both closed and open door perspectives, typical fire traits such as whining, crackling and popping can be heard throughout. A number of recordings also include the metal of the stove expanding/contracting due to to the heat.

    Short of incinerating the recording gear, the library was recorded using a close mic'd perspective. With a minimum of 1 minute recorded per file, Fire Burning Stove was also entirely produced with looping in mind.

  • Need the sound of burning fire, flames, fizzles, ignites, melting, crackling, rumbling, fire popping, or flame hissing?

    This library is hot stuff in every sense of the word, delivering a range of burning sounds from a wide range of sources, including branches, black powder, burning bags, butane torches, celluloid, deep-frying batter, flares, gas stoves, frying pans, matches, sparkling candles, boiling water, huge torches and much more.

  • Fire Fireballs Play Track 179+ sounds included, 26+ mins total $70

    Fireballs is a powerful high-definition collection of whooshing, roaring, bursting, sparking, whipping, zipping, sizzling and crackling fireballs, fire sound effects and infernos – created in collaboration with flame effects expert Cary Sparx.

    Aside from the flaming staves, rope darts, fire swords, meteors and flamethrowers that you’d hope for, you’ll also get some additional, unusual, tonal flame effects.

    The sounds are also great for more textured whooshes and swishes, or adding punch to impacts, or generally getting that extra bassy oomph out of your badass sound creations.

  • Whooshes Flourish Play Track 500 sounds included, 54 mins total $30

    This library was created to provide designers with drag and drop sounds for sweeps, fades, surges, swells, and other embellishments. Each of the sounds in this collection were designed to be used to heighten events, but they can be mashed, stacked, and chopped to create all sorts of eclectic designs. There are plays on musical concepts as well as thematic events, with each sound purposefully building up, culminating in a peak moment, and then dissipating in some way. They are organized into 100 families (designs) with 5 variations each, ranging wildly in topic, movement, duration, dynamics, attack, release, loudness, density, and speed. Some are natural and organic while others are completely rigid and synthetic (and some fall variably in between).

    If you need to festoon the heck out of a scene or event in your project…If you need some complex SFX designs craftily layered and ready-to-go…If you need a diverse set of easy-to-tweak, overflowing sonic enrichment, then look no further. You've found it.

  • Foley Foley Plus Play Track 1748 sounds included, 123 mins total $150

    Foley Plus is a massive collection of Foley-related sounds including new and unusual footsteps, clothing movement, household/kitchen/bathroom/office sounds, wood and metal creaks, squeaks, scrapes, and so much more you'll have to check out the track list!  Add a big PLUS to your FOLEY library!

  • Environments Footsteps Snow Play Track 45 sounds included, 25 mins total $54

    A footstep library built from long walks in cold and snowy conditions. Recorded in a remote, deserted Swedish forest, miles away from the nearest road.

    Different types of snow and boots were recorded as well as different paces:

    • Crusty
    • Thin/hard packed
    • Deep
    • Frozen stairs and porches
    • Stomps/scuffs
    • Sneakers
    • Leather boots
    • Kamiks

    Each track is easy to edit into multiple single footsteps for sweetening your tracks with real snow.

  • Drones & Moods Forgotten Zither Play Track 800+ sounds included From: $24

    800+ sounds from one of the most complex and varied sounding instruments that we’ve come across in our junk shop travels. Broken strings, creaky wood and a great resonant cavity gave us a massive collection of sounds ready to be bent and twisted.

    This is a fretless German harp zither, which differs in quality significantly from concert zithers, which have several strings with fretted necks beneath them. This version was manufactured by Friederich Menzenhauer, the father of the zither in the US. Zithers of this kind are notoriously difficult to identify because they contain no distinguishing marks on the bodies themselves, and the only branding is on the paper label deteriorating inside the soundhole.

    Our version had been worn beyond all repair through decades of age and neglect. Broken strings, creaky wood and a great resonant cavity gave us a massive collection of sounds ready to be bent and twisted.

    We did much more than just throw a couple of mics up and pluck – this instrument was recorded with a stethoscope mic, a lav inside the cavity, overhead xy, room mics, and more. We banged, scraped, bowed, ebowed, and thumped every last noise out of this one in three separate sessions. The end result was a collection of about 5 Gb of edited stereo 24 bit 96k sound.

    The Kontakt instruments are where the real magic happens with this instrument. There are presets for horror string hits, angelic and demonic pads, old creaks and more. The zither barely survived, but it gave us an array of sounds that are very different from what you’ll get from a properly tuned and maintained instrument. It is the uniqueness of the decay that gives our zither its character.

    Forgotten Zither is available in two versions

    Key features for the Forgotten Zither Limited Collection

    • 88 unique articulation groups
    • 10+ performances per articulation
    • photographs and video stills

     
    Key features for the Forgotten Zither Full Collection

    • 88 unique articulation groups
    • 10 + performances per articulation
    • 29 Kontakt unlocked .nki files
    • .nki files require full version of NI Kontakt 4 or higher
    • photographs and video stills

    Note: Can be used without Kontakt too!
    All Kontakt instrument libraries include fully unlocked and accessible metadata tagged .wav files. You don't need any version of Kontakt to use these files as a standalone sample library.

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