Acousticsamples has released Sunbird, a virtual instrument library based on a 1962 Gibson Humming acoustic guitar.
We recorded it with a pair of DPA microphones to get a detailed stereo perspective, with a U87 to capture the Bass and a precise mono perspective and using a contact pickup in case you want to put the library through an amp simulation plugin.
We sampled it very deeply, all frets of all strings with upstrokes, downstrokes, round robins, releases, staccatos, mutes, palm mutes, hand blocks, slides, hammer ons, pull offs, retriggers, fretnoises, percussions other articulations. All of these details allow us to reproduce the real playing of a guitar player, and easily.
There are basically 4 modes (that you can choose using keyswitches, G5 to C6), the solo mode that allows to play melodies, the chord mode that helps playing strums or picking very easily, the patterns mode that does all of the strumming or picking for you and the MIDI mode that allows you to use your preffered midi guitar controler.
- 8.16Gb uncompressed, 1.53Gb compressed in lossless flac format, around 13300 samples.
- Strumming engine (features chord recognition and a smart strumming technique to produce guitar-like chords) and complete control of all its parameters.
- 67 realistic patterns for easy strumming, picking and advanced playing styles.
- Integrated song builder to create songs within minutes and very easily
- Integrated pattern builder to automatically strum your chords
- Legato script to play natural hammer ons, pull offs and slides.
- Natural hand placement simulation.
- 39 different samples per fret and all 21 fret sampled for each string.
- Multi velocity Hammer on, pull off, slides up, slides down, mutes, ghost notes, pre notes.
- Included sparkVerb©.
- Control over the two microphones perspectives and pickup volumes.
- Advanced bend control.
- Advanced UVI scripting giving you access to a simple yet powerfull interface and advanced features.
- and more…
Sunbird for UVI Workstation 2 and MachFive 3 is available for purchase for 119 EUR.
More information: Acousticsamples / Sunbird
Modwheel has announced the release of The Lowdown, a Kontakt library featuring the sounds of a 100 year old double bass from David Donaldson.
The original concept for the LOWDOWN was to detune the Bass to a low G, 8 semitones lower than its normal low E and record over a minute of low drones on each note over a range of 3 octaves. We then recorded bowed harmonics playing the same notes that can be layered on using a keyboard mod wheel.
The result is a huge variety of rich organically moving drones and pads, that are all at least a minute long performance before looping, from very natural to very messed with.
After achieving this aural triumph, we decided to extend the library to include traditional pizzicato and arco articulations and some more experimental rhythms and impacts. The rhythms are all BPM’d and will play at whatever tempo your session is at.
The Lowdown features
- DOUBLE BASS Arco, Pizz, Ambiences, Pads, Impacts, Kits & Rhythms (BPM’d).
- Long Performance samples, 60 sec+.
- 24-Bit 48kHz Multisamples.
- 5.5 GB Core Library (2.6 GB via lossless compression.
- Note: Requires Kontakt 5.3.0 or higher.
The Lowdown is available for purchase for the introductory price of $49 USD (regular $79 USD).
More information: Modwheel / The Lowdown
Keolab has announced that its Spicy Guitar acoustic guitar synthesizer plug-in is now available for Mac OS X in 32/64-bits universal binary (VST/AU) and for Windows in 64-bits (VST).
Spicy Guitar is a physically modeled acoustic guitar synthesizer. It enables a user to create complex rhythms composition and advanced physical-based sound design.
Spicy Guitar features
- 9 guitars, 2 types of strings.
- Physical based sound design.
- Astonishing expressivity.
- Easy-to-use strumming engine.
- Many types of chords, 2 positions.
- 5 guitarist playing techniques.
- Only 10 MB.
Spicy Guitar is available to download at no charge.
More information: Spicy Guitar
Sample Magic has launched two new sound packs.
The Ableton Magic Racks: Creative FX pack features 5 powerful Ableton racks for complex FX processing and creation.
Take your FX creation and manipulation to the next level with the third instalment of our best-selling Ableton Magic Racks series.
Creative FX serves up five unique racks designed for intricate FX processing with the most intuitive of macro controls.
The Creative FX pack is available for purchase for £9.90 GBP.
Acoustic Drum Layers features a collection of live drum layers, grooves, textures, fills and more.
Drums sounding flat? Rhythms lacking groove? Acoustic Drum Layers is here to save the day with 175 superlative live drum layers, rhythms, textures and fills primed to inject a humanistic feel and acoustic timbres into the most tired of programmed beats.
The Acoustic Drum Layers sample pack costs £14.90 GBP.
More information: Sample Magic
In Session Audio has released two new guitar loop libraries.
Producer Pop Acoustic Guitar is a loop library of strummed progressions, picked patterns and toolbox performances styled around current production values.
With ballads, feel-good midtempo grooves and driving upbeat rhythms, Producer Pop Acoustic Guitar covers a range of styles, tempos and keys.
So whether a song needs a simple, natural strum to accompany a vocal, or the shimmer of double-tracked guitars, Producer Pop Acoustic Guitar helps songwriters and instrumentalists create music that belongs in the professional realm.
Soundtrack Acoustic Guitar Vol 2: Nylon String Edition is a loop library featuring an array of emotive chords, progressions and single line melodies, designed for those wanting to add expressive and delicately played acoustic guitar to their music.
Consisting of all new material performed on a nylon string guitar, the collection has a contemporary sound with influences from classical, Spanish, jazz and other musical genres.
With restrained yet evocative performances, Soundtrack Acoustic Guitar Vol 2 can help build the framework of a track or add the perfect flourish for a final mix.
The libraries are available in various formats at an introductory $40 USD discount, each priced at $69.99 USD for a single format and $79.99 USD for all formats.
More information: In Session Audio
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