Bowed Cumbus

  • Free sampler instrument for Halion, EXS24, MachFive, Reason NNXT, SFZ and Ableton Sampler
  • Royalty free download

Beautiful Harmonics


The Cümbüş Saz is a Turkish stringed instrument with a metal resonator and skin soundboard much like a banjo. This folk instrument is traditionally plucked, but after spending some time in the studio recording world music aficionado Dominik Johnson messing around with one, we discovered that when it is bowed it creates beautiful warm harmonics and thick pad like sounds.

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Totally Unique


So what better an idea than to multi-sample Dom making these intriguing sounds and put together a free sampler instrument for you to use in your productions?! Add some reverb to these rasping sustained notes to create unique cinematic soundscapes and interesting organic sounds.

Sampler Patches


This Cümbüş virtual instrument features a range of articulations, round robins and velocities and the free samples are ready formatted and loaded into sampler instruments for Halion, EXS24, MachFive, Reason NNXT, SFZ and Ableton Sampler.

Let's Recap

  • Free bowed Cümbüş Saz virtual instrument
  • Beautifully recorded and multisampled
  • Create haunting pad sounds and soundscapes
  • Multiple articulations and round robins
  • Patches for a range of sampler instruments