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LABS: Monochord

A free virtual instrument featuring a microtonal monochord from Spitfire Audio.

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17 November 2023

Producing inspiring sounds for composers, LABS plugins are created with sonic pioneers such as Hans Zimmer, and the world’s finest musicians and studios. LABS is a series of free software instruments that are presented by Spitfire Audio, and available in an easy-to-use, dedicated plug-in. The user interface is clutter-free and focused, and features simplified controls, sliders for expression and dynamics, and a knob that can be easily customised to the user’s personal workflow.

In the second collaboration between LABS and the National Theatre, it worked with Oscar-winning composer Stephen Warbeck to capture this unique microtonal instrument which formed the backbone to his score for the hit 2019 production, Translations. It features various playing styles and effects, including plucks, swipes, sustained paddling strums and warped presets, creating distinctively visceral textures.

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