Bras 24-Stringed Zither

Bras 24-Stringed Zither

24 Strings of Versatility.

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.


Bras 24-Stringed Zither

24 String Zither in Action

Bras 24-Stringed Zither
Bras 24-Stringed Zither
Bras 24-Stringed Zither
Bras 24-Stringed Zither


Bras 24-Stringed Zither

  • Zither
  • Zither Harmonics
  • Zither Muted
  • Zither Tremelo


  • Programs: 13 (W/ 6 Additional Hidden Gems)
  • P(arts): 4
  • Size: 2.38 GB
  • 727 Real-Time Samples™
  • Sample Resolution: 48 Khz / 24 Bit Stereo, .RTS (Real Time Sample) format


  • Compatible with Windows (Version 10 and above) and Mac (OS X 10.14 and above) on both Intel and Apple ARM (M Chip) architectures. Supported plug-in formats include Stand-alone, VST, VST3, AU, and AAX. Soundpaint engine is optimized for high-efficiency performance across all major Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) and hyper optimized for SSD.
  • Minimum System Requirements: Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU, 16 GB of RAM or more recommended. SSD recommended.

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

—Troels Folmann
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