Hakkebrett is a Nordic folklore folk sample- library that shines at the top, in addition to having a punchy sounding lower- register. It’s ideal for wizardry film music, traditional and ethnic music genres.
Hakkebrett, our zither sample library, consists of two table-top zithers sampled for Kontakt. We hammered the strings with small sticks in 5 dynamics layers X 3 round robins.
demo made with the initial v1.0 release
We discovered that when struck with thin mallets, the strings produces a clearer resonance. Each note rings out with a cleaner mesmerizing quality, creating a soothing and enchanting sound. Mics were placed super-close to the instruments, as we focused in in piano / pianissimo layers.
The musician focused on hitting the strings with a really light and quick touch. Many of mics that were later mixed down to stereo tracks, as multiple mic positions didn’t make sense in this library.
Step into the shoes of the Norwegian storytellers, the wandering bards, and the soulful minstrels. The Folklore Zither Sample Library by Wrongtools invites you to weave your own sonic tales.
Hakkebrett is characterised by its rich timbre that can pretty much cut through any arrangement. We also made some textural sound-design patches for the library.
The interface is programmed to be 2 size scalable.
Behind every control and in the settings view, you’ll find advanced settings. The velocity curve option will help you adjust the instrument to your playing style.
By combining two different table-top zithers, and tuning them differently, we got a wide keyrange range. Two different sounds that you may play up against each other, or use in unison.
1.46 GB of free space
Two Table-Top Zithers sampled for the world of folk and ethnic music as well as film- and game music.
Deep samples zither recorded with the finest equipment and mics. Captured with an extra focus on the high end spectrum. And softer hammering.
1039 ncw samples
Up to 5 velocity layers x 3rr
Update v2.2 changelog
Update v2.1 changelog
(build 0.185 / Sculpt 0006) :
release-samples volume bug fix
fixed so that sample start adjustments not affecting releasesamples
larger button canvas makes buttons easier to click
Update 2.0 changelog
(build 0.184 / Sculpt 0006) :
improved general performance
improved visuals and fonts
new settings options
Signal purging for saving RAM,
+many minor improvements
v1.0 initial release
*) picture for illustration purposes