Bras 24-Stringed Zither

  • Custom. Expressive. Warm Zither.
  • 13 Programs / 4 Parts
  • 727 Real-Time Samples™ / 2.38GB 
  • Soundpaint™ Engine (Free)
  • VST, AU and Standalone
  • Delivered by Download

The 24-Stringed Zither is a one-of-a-kind, expressive, custom instrument. Designed, built and deep-sampled by Nicolas Bras in his instrument workshop in Paris, France.

The 24-String Zither was made from a carefully crafted wooden box with a uniquely sized resonance chamber. The strings used were hand-selected high-end steel Guitar strings, which offered a warmer sound and better bass notes compared to traditional, thinner-sounding Zithers. Nicolas Bras deep-sampled four different playing styles: Open Strings, Muted Strings, Harmonics, and Tremolo. 

The 24-String Zither sounds, feels and plays like a large upright steel guitar - if such a thing existed.  The original 24-Stringed Zither is diatonic, but the Soundpaint engine offers you full chromatic instrument that spans the entire range of your keyboard.

Play it like a bass.
Play it as a harpsichord.
Play it as a new virtuoso solo instrument nobody has ever heard before.
And Play it in Soundpaint with 127 fluid dynamics.

Explore limitless possibilities with this custom instrument. Want this Zither to sound more like Piano? Morph it with our Free 1928 Steinway Piano. Want to add some prepared piano effects? Add a Part or two from our 1990 Modern Grand C7 Prepared Piano. Love Bras custom instruments? Explore our ever growing Nicolas Bras Instrument Collection.



24 String Zither in Action

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" ... A Modern. Warm and Expressive. Harpsichord ..."

—Troels Folmann

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