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Stringache Horror Sound Library
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• 570+ Royalty-Free sounds • 24 bit, 96 kHz, .wav

• 14 Kontakt Instruments (Full v 5.8.1 or later required)


Stringache is a modern horror library of mangled string noises. We’ve used close microphone techniques to record a huge deal of violin stabs and screeches, pizzicatos, cello staccatos, double bass jetè, crescendos, strident string gestures, bowed noises: all of them have been heavily processed and transformed in unsettling, hair-raising cinematic horror effects.

Stringache is for the contemporary composer of horror cinematic music: whenever you need a subtle violin effect to create tension, a rising cluster effect to grab the audience’s attention or a screaming, ear piercing string screech stab, Stringache will be your weapon.

This library also comes with a large set of original recordings of double bass, cello, viola and violin (270+ 96 kHz, 24 bit, .wav). These sounds have been treated with a very transparent process of EQ and de-noising and you can use them as construction elements to create your own sound effects.

14 Kontakt Instruments with a custom UI are included in the sound library. For more details scroll down to the Kontakt Instruments section.


  • 6 folders of high resolution and Royalty-Free sounds
  • A total of 570+ sounds (96 kHz, 24 bit .wav)
  • Crescendos and mangled rising clusters (cello, viola, violin)
  • Piercing high note screeches and jump scares
  • Dark cellos and double bass jetè
  • Twisted string gestures
  • Rhythms and clocks synched to DAW
  • Adjustable sample offset for each individual sample
  • Construction kit of 270+ source recordings (double bass, cello, viola and violin)
  • 14 Kontakt Instruments (Full version 5.8.1 or later required) with a custom UI to further manipulate the sounds


You don’t necessarily need Kontakt to use the sounds. You can import every sounds in your DAW, in your favourite audio sampler, video editing software or in any software able to handle .wav files.

However, if you want to use our Kontakt Instruments, at least a FULL version of Kontakt 5.8.1 is required (Kontakt Player not supported).

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A Necessary Tool for that Delivers!

5.0 rating
February 6, 2020

I own many Horror themed Kontakt libraries with Horror String SFX . However, they are not as complete and powerful as Stringache. This is an amazing Kontakt library that will surely deliver those jumps, scares, and tension to your audience. Anyone needing to compose for horror, suspense, drama, crime, or film trailers will find Stringache a necessary tool in their composer’s toolbox that delivers. Highest Recommendation!

Steve Montgomery


5.0 rating
January 7, 2020

I used some of Stringache on a recent project I did on big project I was doing. I was very easy to find what I wanted. Very meticulously organized and found some real gems for this project I just finished. I will be a huge help in the future. All of the sounds are very well recorded! I was able to add some things to them easily to make them very useful in my recent score and sound design work! I am lucky to have stumbled across this library along with others here! Thanks to Giuseppe owner of Silence and Other Sounds for all of his help also!

Gregory Ives


Stringache Twisted String Gestures Horror library Artwork by Franz Russo

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300 sounds – .WAV 96 kHz, 24 bit

270+ sounds – .WAV 96 kHz, 24 bit

1.8 GB

Single-user License, Royalty-Free

14 Instruments (Player NOT supported)


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