I'm sure you've all been wondering "Where's MODWHEEL, what have they been up to lately, they've been very quiet?" Well we've been heads down, with the most wondrous metallic tones ringing in our ears...and it's time to spread that wondrous ringing far and wide. Today we are launching the A PSALTERED ZITHER. It's a virtual instrument sample library of zithers, psaltery and un-fretted folk instruments from the far corners of the earth. There are six instruments that make up the library. Zither (Handcrafted here in New Zealand) Psaltery (German folk instrument) Zithereens ( A more dulcimer like zither) African Lute ( A six stringed instrument with a metal sound board) Kachapi (A 2 string Sumatran guitar) Can Bau ( MODWHEEL's take on a vietnamese Dan Bau) Plus percussive patches created from each instrument. All the instruments have been plucked, bowed, struck, caressed and distressed to give the widest possible sonic possibilities. They were also retuned to give the widest possible amount of sampled notes. The lowest and highest notes have also been extended to give all the instruments a 5 octave range. Each instrument has up to six articulations. Each articulation has their own pan, envelope and transpose (+/- one octave) control. The articulations are available via faders so the sounds can be mixed and matched giving huge sonic possibilities. A Psaltered Zither also features MODWHEEL's newest development "Scatter Box" Scatter Box is made up of four folders of handcrafted, sync'd, non sync'd. reversed and atmospheric IRs. The sync'd IRs will sync to the users DAW. A Psaltered Zither is now available at the intro price of US$65 (reg US$89) until the end of March.......But wait....there's more. It also comes with MODWHEEL's Kalimba while the intro deal is in place. For more info, purchase and download go to www.modwheel.co.nz Where you can hear demos for the A Psaltered Zither as well as the Kalimba. Here is a promo vid to give you a taste of the sound and where it was created.