Cinematique Instruments has released Guitar Harmonics, a sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
On string instruments, one can cause a string to vibrate only in sections by touching it lightly at the appropriate point. This produces a pure and clear note of a cool quality. It is called ‘flageolet notes’ or ‘harmonics’.
‘Guitar Harmonics’ consists of an assortment of electric and acoustic guitars and basses. We spent a lot of time finding the perfect setup to achieve a warm and realsitic sound. In the end we decided to record the guitars tuned in open E with 3 Round Robin variation and particulary several velocity layers – sufficient for our purposes. Besides, each instrument provides a lot of useful scripting tools such as note length control (release and attack), EQ switch, amp simulation, distortion and reverb amount. Summing up these tools enable each instrument to produce a wide spread of sounds such as organic reverse guitars, fragile string notes or warm e-piano tones
Guitar Harmonics for Kontakt (Kontakt 3 or higher full version required) is available to purchase for 22 EUR excl. VAT.