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Here's what people are saying about our instruments

On Timphonia

Checking Out: Timphonia by Modwheel by db at

"Modwheel does it again with Timphonia. The dazzling fidelity, deep sampling, and experimental Shaped Noise instruments deliver a Timpani library that could stand alone for an entire score or track."

Timphonia - - the 5 best kettle drum VSTs

"This plug-in requires Kontakt installed, but for people who want a great kettle drum sound at an affordable price, this is one of the best ones out there."

Read more from Gideon Waxman here

A Psaltered Zither - Sound on Sound - Rated 5/5 Stars

A Psaltered Zither - Sound on Sound - Rated 5/5 Stars

"For me this is Modwheel's most complete product so far. It continues the company's tradition of producing unusual instruments that are simple to use and affordable, but manages to be mature and extensive at the same time."

Read the full Sound On Sound Tom Flint review here.

Troels Folmann - CEO at 8dio

"I watched your new Banjo and absolutely loved what you are doing. Keep it Up!"

Junkie XL - producer and screen composer -Youtube Q&A January 2019

"Really original instruments....really original sounds. Very unique."

On Waveskimmer

"Waveskimmer manages the neat trick of being hugely impressive without being hugely priced."

Read the full Sound On Sound John Walden review here.

"This is NOT your grandmother’s percussion library. While this latest release for Kontakt from the team of David Donaldson and Steve Roche, aka Modwheel, looks, feels and plays with relative simplicity, there is a complex dynamic working under the engine which provides for a flexibility to be catered to many genres of music and styles, whether it be used as an underscore for ambient/electronic music, layered with other acoustic instrumentations in more complex orchestral scores, or whether used to add eccentricity to film or trailer compositions."

Raymond Ricker at Sample Library Review reviewed it here.


"LOVE! Clever, simple and super musical."

Jeff Rona - Film Composer, Recording Artist & Writer

"Your sample recordings are way above the norm and the libraries always have some brilliant twist. I am so appreciative of the inspiration your work provides, seriously!"

Christian Saulpaugh - NY

"If you're looking for great quality sounds in an easy to use and wonderfully creative and versatile Kontakt instrument at a very low price, Modwheel's The Lowdown is going to appeal!"

Matt Vanacoro at Ask Audio Magazine - Read the full review here.

".... a huge low end sound that is crystal clear and brings the bite that you want out of a double bass. This library has the versatility to be used in conjunction with a small string ensemble as well as in a big hybrid epic that in both cases, will bring the low end to life."

Chris Harris - Film and Game Composers      
Watch the full review here on YouTube.

Humdrum Review SLR


"The calfskin drums are unique. The samples have been recorded meticulously and playback is full of life and excitement. You can hear the tones of the wood body and the attack of the calf skin heads resonate through the drums and in the room. When playing back HUMDRUM it sounds like you right there in the studio standing next to the kit!"

Don Bodin - Sample Library Review

On The Biscuit Tin Guitar

"Staying true to the roots of Modwheel’s approach with The Lowdown, The Biscuit Tin Guitar isn’t short of pure creativity and inspiring sounds. They have perfectly captured the character of this one-of-a-kind instrument into a set of tools that are sure to jump start your creative process and help you achieve that unique sound you are looking for."

Chris Harris - Film and Game Composers

"Over the years I’ve encountered quite a few novelty Kontakt libraries, but despite its slightly comical name, Biscuit Tin Guitar is a seriously versatile instrument offering a range of sounds that goes far beyond what one would expect from something with such humble beginnings."

Tom Flint - Sound on Sound - Read the full review here.

Some other comments

Dan says: "Wow! I've played the double bass for 40 years and this instrument made me smile with every sound, I bought it immediately. I think you guys have done a fantastic job with every aspect, the sound of the recorded bass, programming of kontakt and creativity in patch choices. Excellent work!!!!!"
And from Felix: "...I just checked your "The Lowdown" Lib and wet my pants:) it sounds so fat, dirty and gritty, full of character!"

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