Sonic Zest has announced Percussive Guitar, a virtual instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.
The acoustic guitar is just as much a percussive instrument as it is a musical instrument. This acoustic guitar has had its body, neck and strings flicked, hit, thumped, stroked and slapped with the knuckles, fingers and the palms of the hand to produce a spectrum of different sounds and timbres.
Percussive Guitar makes use of 8 round robins per sound. This adds realism as each time you hit a note the sound played back will be different, allowing for sound truly realistic sound percussive rhythms to be produced.
- One of the most detailed samplings available of percussive acoustic guitar.
- 8x round robins for 28 different sounds (over 200 unique sounds).
- Instantly playable.
- Full Kontakt required.
The library is available to purchase for the introductory price of $16 USD.
More information: Sonic Zest / Percussive Guitar
Samplephonics has released Acoustic Soul Sessions, a collection of guitar loops.
Acoustic Soul Sessions contains a stunning collection of beautiful acoustic guitar loops, recorded through a vintage analogue chain and expertly played by session guitarist Chris Sharkey. This guy knows a thing or two about how to play the guitar!
The sample library pack contains over 250 loops and samples in 24 Bit wav, split over 5 tempos from 70bpm to 120bpm, in a variety of laid back styles, perfect for soulful rnb, singer songwriter, folk, chillout, hip hop and pop. Samples are grouped together so they can be easily layered, or used individually as required.
The sample library costs £34.70 GBP.
More information: Samplephonics / Acoustic Soul Sessions
Luxonix has launched Cajon free, a virtual cajon percussion instrument.
A cajon is box-shaped percussion instrument, played by slapping the front or rear faces with hands, fingers, or brushes. We sampled cajon for Kontakt library. Our product is not limited acoustic, can be widely used to your various music genre.
Cajon free is for Kontakt and SoundFont. Kontakt format is for Kontakt users. SoundFont format is for SoundFont players, EXS24, HALion, NN-XT, etc.
Cajon free features
- 4 Velocity Layered.
- 4 Round Robin.
- 1 .NKI Kontakt instrument presets for Kontakt 5.
- 72 samples.
- 24 bit / 44.1 kHz .NCW format samples (Lossless compression).
- About 5 MB installed.
- Not included Mixer UI.
- Not included cinematic presets.
Cajon free for Kontakt is available to download now, the full version will be available to purchase soon. The SoundFont version is a simplified version of the virtual instrument.
More information: Luxonix / Cajon free
FXpansion has announced BFD3, the third generation of its flagship software acoustic drum studio for Windows and Mac.
BFD3 includes new levels of realism and ground-breaking features in an intuitive redesigned engine.
With stunning new kits with mix-ready presets and modelling technology for tom resonance and cymbal swells, BFD3′s audio engine delivers uncompromising detail. The revamped interface has a new mixer and sound browser for the easiest BFD experience yet.
BFD3′s all-new library is recorded in two fantastic rooms by engineers including Andrew Scheps, Rail Jon Rogut and John Emrich, giving you a diverse palette of drum tones out of the box. The sounds include a brushed kit and processed drum presets for fast custom kit-building. BFD3 also contains a powerful built-in environment for pattern creation and editing, complete with a range of performances by legendary drummers for effortless production of drum tracks indistinguishable from the real thing.
- 7 new kits recorded in 2 world-class studios.
- Includes rock, metal, jazz and brush kits.
- Tom resonance and cymbal swell modelling.
- New effects and Groove construction tools.
- More efficient engine with streamlined workflow.
- VST 2.4, AU, RTAS, AAX64 and standalone application for Mac OSX 10.6.8 or later & Windows 7 or later.
BFD3 is available to purchase for $349 USD/269 EUR/£229 GBP.
Registered BFD2 owners can upgrade for $199 USD/155 EUR/£129 GBP on USB 2.0 flash installation media and $149 USD/115 EUR/£99 GBP as a digital download. All prices are inclusive of VAT where applicable.
More information: FXpansion / BFD3
Push Button Bang has launched House Acoustic Guitar, a collection of 400 guitar loops and samples.
With Avicci’s “Wake me up” proving that acoustic guitar can be a smash on the dance floor as well as the charts, Push button bang has put together a huge collection of acoustic melodies, rhythms and sounds to inspire the humanity in your house music!
Inside you will find a treasure chest of acoustic gold, with loops and samples ranging from emotional, euphoric melodics, high energy strum patterns, head nodding backing grooves to crisp, clean strums of all shapes and sizes, slaps, pops, ambient verbs, tails and experimental build fx.
Using a rare “George Lowden” acoustic with its own character sound, the sessions were recorded through dual AKG-451s, entering an Aurora Audio GTQC pre-amp/compressor, through Digidesign 192 converters to an SSL E series 4048.
The sample pack costs £19.95 GBP.
More information: Push Button Bang / House Acoustic Guitar