Orange Tree Samples has announced Evolution Hollowbody Blues, Kontakt Player instrument library that offers a faithful reproduction of a classic semi-hollow electric guitar.
If you’re familiar with blues legends like B. B. King, Freddie King, John Lee Hooker, Chuck Berry, and Eric Clapton, you’ll instantly recognize this timeless guitar tone. All the nuances of this classic guitar have been painstakingly captured, recorded directly with separate bridge and neck pickup signals for maximum tonal flexibility. Evolution Hollowbody Blues includes multiple round-robin in both pick directions and three dynamic layers for a wide range of expression. These specifications cover articulations such as sustains, palm mutes, squeals, natural harmonics, and more. The library also includes extended performance techniques such as legato articulations and effects like string slaps, string scrapes, divebombs, and fret noises. The realism and authenticity of this instrument are sure to transport you to the heart of the blues sound.
In developing Evolution Hollowbody Blues, we’ve teamed up with Rosewood Recording Company, one of Utah’s most venerable recording studios. Guy Randle, the owner and recording engineer at Rosewood Recording Company, incorporates analog audio equipment to skillfully sculpt and emphasize the rich tonal qualities of the guitar. For the sampling session, Guy Randle worked with Rich Dixon, an award-winning session guitarist, international performer, and jazz theory/improvisation educator.
Evolution Hollowbody Blues is outfitted with our Evolution guitar engine which provides you with a wealth of appointments: an innovative strumming pattern editor, automatic chord detection, and a robust effects engine. The library includes many factory presets for ready-to-use classic and modern blues guitar tones that fit right into the mix.
Evolution Hollowbody Blues features
- Built-in effects engine for instantly-usable blues guitar tones.
- Adjustable pick position using our proprietary physical modeling technology.
- Powerful mapping system that lets you set how you want to trigger articulations, using conditions such as velocity ranges, MIDI CCs, latching and non-latching keyswitches, and more.
- Multitracking up to quadruple tracking.
- 13.4 GB (compressed to 4.51 GB using the lossless NCW audio format) of 24-bit samples.
- Articulations such as sustains, palm mutes, mutes, natural harmonics, plus special effects like string slaps, divebombs, and more.
- MIDI articulations for instant octaves, grace notes, buzz trills, whole-step slides, whole-step hammer-ons, and slides (velocity-based and tempo-synced).
- Legato samples for slides, hammer-ons, and pull-offs.
- The articulations have 3 dynamics, 2 pick directions (when applicable), and 2x round-robin.
Evolution Hollowbody Blues for Kontakt & Kontakt Player (NKS-ready) is available for the introductory price of $139 USD until June 6th, 2017 (regular $179 USD).