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By Brian Reith

On a whim, spurred by a YouTube binge, Jon Meyer decided to transform a parlor acoustic guitar. He replaced the bridge with rubber, strung it with flat wound strings, and added the cheapest electronics from Amazon. And as if the guitar wasn’t dead enough, he wedged an eraser under the strings, further dampening its already muted tones. The outcome? A plucky yet lifeless (in the best possible way) sound, more akin to a bass than a vibrant acoustic. Drawing from the signal of the inexpensive pickup, Jon ran it through a pedal for a saturation and doubling effect. Inside the plugin, tweaking the low pass filter and drive can render it cozy and warm, but push it to the extreme, and it’ll surely rattle the walls and wake the neighbors.


MAC OSX 11+. Intel and Apple Silicon supported. i5 or better CPU. Minimum 8gb RAM. 64 bit.

WINDOWS 7+. 8gb RAM. 64 bit. 


Tested with Cubase, Ableton Live, Logic, Reaper, ProTools, Reason 10, FL Studio, Presonus Studio One


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On Mac…

AAX: ~/Library/Application Support/Avid/Audio/Plug-Ins

AU: ~/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/Components

VST3: ~/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/VST3

Samples: /Users/username/Library/Application Support/Somerville Sounds/Prototype Rubber Bridge/Samples (This one requires that you reveal hidden folders)



AAX: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Avid\Audio\Plug-Ins\

VST3: C:\Program Files\Common Files\VST3\

Samples (Default): C:\Program Files\Common Files\VST3\Prototype Rubber Bridge\Samples

Additional Content: C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Roaming\Somerville Sounds\Prototype Rubber Bridge


No! While our beefier commercial libraries work in the free Kontakt Player, the Prototypes are plug-ins that work on MAC and PC in all major DAWS. 

Our plan is to release both new sounds and revisit many of the old classics. Let us know which of the old sounds need a makeover!

Soft Drums and PostFelt will soon migrate over to Somerville Sounds. In the meantime, they are still available at

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