Soniccouture has announced the release of Xbow Guitars, a Kontakt Player library featuring a unique, organic collection of virtual instruments.
With Xbow Guitars, Soniccouture continues to experiment with unconventional ways of generating sound from guitars, using an Ebow, a horse hair cello bow, the Gizmotron mechanical bowing device by Godley & Creme, and a vibrator.
Over the last few years, experiments with bowing techniques have resulted in a huge range of new timbres and textures from guitars.
So we’ve taken the original ebow recordings and built a completely new set of instruments around them, adding over 12GB of new samples in the process: Cello bows, vibrators & Gizmotron all feature in the set of four new instruments for Kontakt Player & NKS Kontrol.
Xbow Guitars features
- 24bit 48khz stereo & mono sampling, 8,600 samples.
- 9GB Download (16 GB instrument before Compression).
- 130 Preset snapshots.
- Acoustic & electric guitars.
- Multiple fret positions, dynamic crossfade layers, round robins.
- Microphone & Pickup channels.
- Cello Bow Articulations: Arco, Spiccato, Legno, Marcato.
- Soniccouture Jammer 2, generative arpeggiator.
- Soniccouture Modular FX Insert system.
- Kontakt Player + NKS Compatible (Kontakt 5.5.1 required).
Xbow Guitars is available for purchase for 149 EUR. Until October 14th, 2016, you can get 25% off by using coupon code AXKKSPOW at checkout.