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Bowed Fences
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UnEarthed Sampling


Bowed Fences

Version: Kontakt 4.2.4 / WAV / V1

Horror SciFi Effects



Download Method: Kontakt Hub

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Product Overview

Inspired by the tonal work of artist Jon Rose, we went out into the middle of nowhere in south Texas and took a cello bow to a handful of old barbed wire fences.

The end results are delightfully spooky and perfect fodder for your next sci fi or horror score!

These recordings are so hardcore, that our cello bow is now completely ripped to shreds.

Please Note: The full version of Kontakt 4.2.4 or above is required. Not for Kontakt Player.

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As a bonus, we processed the heck out of these recordings by mangling their speed, EQ, and timbre to create a series of 14 processed PAD patches which would accomodate making creepout / tension beds.  

These all loop with a low pass filter mapped directly to the mod wheel, the timbre of these can totally change at the flick of a finger.  

In addition to the processed PADlike material, we also included a series of 5 percussive / impact patches which are well suited for accent or trailer hits.


The 3 main patches consist of unique one shot recordings all of which vary in length and timbre.  

The DRONES PATCH contains grisly low end material, the WHINES PATCH contains higher pitched scream like material, and the HITS PATCH contains various metal fence poles and wire which we hit with the bow while recording.  

The HITS PATCH has 6 unique hits all with 4 x RR!


The GUI is highly tweak-able as you have direct access to the Lo, Mid, and Hi EQ, Pitch, Reverb (with 13 original IRs), and a GRIT knob for distortion.



4.5 Stars (12)
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Verified Review

Sting Section? Perhaps. Amazing Section? Absolutely

Perhaps it is just me, but have you ever wondered what your symphony of choice would sound like if it took the revolutionary step of adding a barbed wire fence player to its string section. OK, maybe it is only me who would wonder such a thing, but after having a go around with this lovely library, I am convinced it would propel said symphony into a whole new realm. The energetic rendition of Flight of the Bumblebee could very well take on a whole new sense of 'sting' with the addition of this instrument. And that is what happened when I incorporated UnEarthed Sampling's Bowed Fences into some pieces that I am currently working on; they developed a sting quality that added the dimension I was looking to create. Depending on where I placed the sound in the mix, the sting could evolve into a bite. I created a subgroup in the DAW's mixer, routed sounds from this library and my drum tracks such that it simulated a simple layering technique, and achieved some wicked, nasty beats. Using various routing techniques opened up a sonic palette that I am still exploring and having the time of my life.

The library is well-designed, well-packaged, and well worth the asking price. I can recommend this to anyone dabbling in the harsh electronic or dark metal genres without hesitation. I do not do soundtrack work, but I could see this lending itself nicely to certain types of film production.

Now, the next piece of fun will be watching someone try to wrangle a fence into the orchestra pit. I'm sure there will be a dilemma when deciding whether to place it next to the Cellos or the Violas.

Richard Kinney

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Uniquely beautiful

This is like no other instrument I've seen. Very usable

Barry Johnson

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This one is (also) great - worth the money!

This one is (also) great - worth the money!

Mio Michael Cramer

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Horror soundscape MUST!

If you are in need of some scary ass sounds for a horror soundtrack, score, or just some creepy atmospheres this is a great collection to add to your library. It's a pretty straight forward library and is perfect for adding accent pieces to your project. For the price you really can't beat it.

Mitchel Jones

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an really ambience feeling

Bowed fences for an ambience feeling. Your fantasy will grow up.

Norbert Schläbitz

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Very useable sample library!

Bowed Fences is a no brainer for cinematics/horror, but it's also quite good for drones and sound design in general, particularly once you start time stretching and adding custom reverbs, etc. For the price, this is pretty much a "must buy". My only (very minor) complaint is that the library is only 16-bit and not 24-bit (I haven't seen a 16-bit library in years). This is negligible and and most human ears won't hear the difference. Would love to hear this library resampled at 24/96.

Jay Swartzfeger

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This plug in provides great versatility in sound from a simple fence bow

Cate Cahill

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Great, spooky

Great for horror scores

Aidan Finnegan

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Very Experimental but also very interesting

Now this is a ver experimental but interesting Kontakt library. Good to add some creepy fences to your next horror music production. Only high quality sounds in hear!

Michael Wiedmer

★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ Verified Review


I sometimes wonder how many folks really do scores for horror-flicks, as tools like that allow marketing into this direction. And often instruments like this are marketed for this purpose. But even if you don't do horror movie-scoring this is a well made little sample library for harsh sound fx in your music. You get 3 main patches with drones, hits and whines (so the titles go) plus some more pad sounddesigned patches and you can discover some ugly sounds. So if you don't have eg. some of the Sick-Librareis by Soundiron or some waterphone instrument, just grab this.

Sarah Fenstermacher

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absolute crazy shit! I love it!

Very good samples! :D

Jeremy Bartholdi

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Great sounds!

I really enjoy this library from unEarthed. The percussive sounds and the tonal sounds are fantastically recorded. I like that it isn’t simply just a bunch of field recordings of someone playing around with a fence, but rather a true instrument.

I’ve been using some of the percussive sounds to make even more playable instruments.

This is a great library. I just wish it got an update to the interface and such.

Nicholas Johnson

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