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Good Loops releases Guitar Kitchen Vol 1

Good Loops Guitar Kitchen Vol 1

Good Loops has released Guitar Kitchen, an acoustic guitar loops sample library consisting of 9 songs.

A collection of 9 acoustic guitar recordings designed to inspire for all your indie singer-songwriter needs.

Whether you’re producing music for films, advertisements, private videos or corporate videos, these high quality loops allow you to create an intimate atmosphere that captures the audience.

This library aims to create an authentic indie-pop feel while still being flexible enough to inspire your own music.

The sample library costs $39 USD. Requires Kontakt full retail version.

More information: Good Loops / Guitar Kitchen

Frontline Producer releases Studio Acoustics – Guitar Riffs N’ Rhythms

Frontline Producer Guitar Riffs N Rhythms

Frontline Producer has introduced Studio Acoustics – Guitar Riffs N’ Rhythms, a selection of acoustic guitar loops and patches.

This time we took a selection of beautifully crafted guitars from Patrick James Eggle and Gibson, combined them with some massively talented players and locked them in our sound proof bunker for 7 days and nights.

Courtesy of some great playing, fantastic kit and our usual attention to detail, the quality of these samples is second to none.

The detail in the mid is fantastic and if for some insane reason, you do want to EQ these beauties, as they’ve been recorded with ribbon mics, they’ll accept eq wonderfully.

What we ended with is an ear inspiring collection of song starters, riffs and rhythmic parts that you can build a tune around or just choose a line to slot into your production.

Guitar Riffs N’ Rhythms features

  • 566 MB content, 24 bit quality.
  • 76 80BPM Guitar Loops.
  • 56 100BPM Guitar Loops.
  • 76 120BPM Guitar Loops.
  • 67 130BPM Guitar Loops.
  • 2 Multis (25 Samples).
  • 2 Soft Sampler Patches for NNXT, Halion, EXS24, SFZ and Kontakt.
  • 277 Rex2 Loops.

The sample library costs £24.95 GBP.

More information: Frontline Producers / Guitar Riffs N’ Rhythms

Ueberschall releases Acoustic Guitar Elastik Soundbank

Ueberschall Acoustic Guitar

Ueberschall has launched Acoustic Guitar, a new Elastik Soundbank library featuring a loop collection for songwriters and music producers.

This Elastik sound bank is part of Ueberschalls Instrument Series and dedicated to the acoustic guitar. The library contains 464 painstakingly produced acoustic guitar loops.

Each phrase has been performed three times using different acoustic guitars with instruments made by Martin, Yamaha and Ibanez. Each of the 464 loops has been recorded carefully using selected, high quality equipment. To add flexibility, all loops are available in unaltered versions without equalization and compression.
For immediate use, the sound bank not only contains dry versions of any loop but also mastered versions. In this mixdown, guitar 1 has been panned left, guitar 2 fully to the right and guitar 3 to the middle. The individual loops were not repeated identically. Therefore, they can be used to complement each other rhythmically and dynamically, resulting in an extreme wide but 100% mono-compatible sound.

Each loop was produced, to be possibly integrated into different song structures. Thereby the loops mainly focus on unobtrusive and accompanying phrases as opposed to virtuous licks. The individual phrases can easily be matched to your productions using Elastik Player, regardless of working on music productions, web applications, video- or game sound.

The soundbank costs 49 EUR.

More information: Ueberschall / Acoustic Guitar

Loops Lab releases Urban Acoustic Guitar Vol.2

Loops Lab Urban Acoustic Guitar Vol 2

Loops Lab has introduced Urban Acoustic Guitar Vol.2, a sample library featuring guitar loops by Nikola Jimmie Petrovski.

Fresh from the Loops Lab audio suite played by Nikola Jimmie Petrovski, this guitar sample pack provides an amazing range of warm, structured tones ideal for mainstream pop to rock and urban Hip Hop productions.

This pack provides remarkable complex riffs, picking arrangements and arpeggios delivered in an incredible range across 3 different BPMs. This pack includes layered guitar patterns plus single loops, enabling you to use single parts or to reconstruct full arrangements with each loop.

“Urban Acoustic Guitar Vol.2″ assures a strong array of sound quality that will propel your mix that bit forward!

The sample library costs $21.99 USD.

More information: Loops Lab / Urban Acoustic Guitar Vol.2

Hello Samples releases Synth, Keys & Instruments and Acoustic & Analog Drum Kits

HelloSamples free packs

Hello Samples has launched two new compilations of previously released sample packs for Maschine and MPC, now ready for Ableton Live.

Synth, Keys & Instruments is a collection of hand-crafted samples chopped from different experimentations with synths, keyboards and FX. From sweet Rhodes chords, to multiple synth patching experimentations, glitched percussions or crazy ring modulations.

Acoustic & Analog DrumKits is a collection of kits recorded from different sources. Three different analog drum machine kits with a 808 flavour, acoustic stuff in a jazz mood and a digital 8 bit chiptune drum kit.

Both compilations are available as pay-per-share downloads.

More information: Hello Samples

Ample Sound updates Ample Guitar series (incl. AAX)

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Ample Sound has released updates to its Ample Guitar range of virtual electric and acoustic guitar instruments.

Ample Sound has released Ample Guitar AAX version. The update covers AGM, AGT, AGP, AGF, AGG.

Ample Sound AAX

Changes in AGM/AGT v1.1.1

  • AAX version.
  • New Installer on Mac and Win.
  • New save/load Strummer preset UI.
  • Fixed a bug where Hammer On & Pull Off notes can’t be aligned to bar.

Changes in AGG/AGF/AGP v1.2.5

  • AAX version.
  • New Installer on Mac and Win.
  • New save/load Strummer preset UI.

The update is free for existing customers.

More information: Ample Sound

Pettinhouse releases AcousticGuitar 2.0 for Kontakt

Pettinhouse AcousticGuitar

Pettinhouse has announced the release of AcousticGuitar 2.0, an innovative guitar sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

5Gb of samples at 24bit 96Khz, full sustain, natural decay, Alternate picking and articulations.

3 patches: Fingered, Picked and the new Automatic strum patterns with 1.6Gb of new samples with lots of articulations, 12 Strings and more.

Changes in AcousticGuitar v2.0

  • Graphic user interface (GUI).
  • Equalizator with BASS, MID, HIGH and DRY button.
  • Effects: Delay, Reverb, Phaser.
  • 12 Strings Guitar.
  • New Strum patch with automatic strummer without chord recognition.
  • Stereo button simulates the double track guitar effect.
  • Speed knob to change the speed of the articulations.
  • Noises: knocks, several hits on the body of the guitar, Strum noises.
  • Improved intonation volumes, layers and mapping.
  • Guide on board with the map of the key switches, Tips&Tricks, Basic Guitar chords.

AcousticGuitar 2.0 is available to purchase for $99 USD. The upgrade for AcousticGuitar 1.0 owners is $49 USD.

More information: Pettinhouse / AcousticGuitar

Review: Ample Guitar M by Ample Sound

Only about a year after Ample Sound first launched, it has already managed to produce no less than 5 virtual guitar instrument libraries. After doing a set of three electric guitars (Fender Strat, Gibson Les Paul & PRS Artist) they have recently released Martin and Taylor acoustic guitar libraries.

The audio demos of these acoustic demos impressed me so much, that I had to check one of these virtual guitars.

Ample Sound AGM

My favorite Ample Sound library is the Ample Guitar M, which brings the sound of the Martin D-41 dreadnought to your computer. This one sounds a lot like the Takamine I use myself, so I was drawn to it immediately.

The instrument is built on a total of 3,842 dry samples in finger and strum playing styles. The Ample Sound engine comes with tons of features that allow you to make it sound like you are playing/recording a real guitar. There are various playing styles, fret noise, resonance control, comprehensive chords and strumming, various stereo & mono modes and doubling, and lots more.

So what does it sound like?

Now I don’t know about you, but this gets me all excited about using the AGM instrument in my projects. But there’s a catch… A fantastic demonstration like the one above typically leaves you scratching your head once you load the virtual instrument in your DAW, wondering how the heck they did that. I call this the Jeremy Ellis syndrome.

The AGM can sound incredibly realistic, but it also takes a fair amount of time and effort to learn how to play it. Much like a real guitar I guess. The MIDI programming options are comprehensive, and you will need get familiar with all the settings and controls. You really need to sit down and read the online manual – maybe a few times, since the instrument engine has so much to offer, including small detail type things that will really improve the performance of your guitar tracks.

Ample Sound recognizes that you will likely need some more hands-on training, so they have included MIDI and project files of the demos for some of the major DAWs, so you can see how the tracks were programmed.

If you know how to play guitar you can obviously do some things quite a bit faster on a real guitar (depending on your skills of course), but once you get the hang of the Ample Sound guitar engine, it becomes a great alternative to recording your own parts or session guitarists.

One of the things that took me a while to grasp is the strummer, which includes no less than 28 modes and 14 strum notes, and a library of 15 chord types and a total of 180 preset chords in 3 positions.

Ample Sound AGM Stummer

In “Select” mode, you can set up 12 chords in the plugin GUI, and use the sequencer to program strumming techniques, and just program single MIDI notes to trigger it all. It is also possible to let the engine “Detect” chords, including inversions for different guitar positions, by using a range of notes.

Typically, realistic guitar strumming is quite hard to do with a virtual instrument, and AMG certainly is not perfect. It can sound a bit lifeless, but again, you have lots of parameters to control detail of the sound (strum time, legato, humanization, etc) and with proper care in your programming you will be able to create authentic results for most strumming modes. Note that all controls of AMG can be automated by MIDI through the CPS (Customized Parameters Setting) system.

It’s worth mentioning the instrument also includes 8 effect unit to further shape the sound; reverb, stereo delay, chorus, phaser, compression, equalizer, overdrive, and wah-wah.

Here’s another demo clip from Ample Sound.

So what do I think?

Product: AMG by Ample Sound
Format: VST/AU/RTAS/AAX plug-in
Price: $169 USD
Like: Stunning sound, comprehensive, realistic engine
Don’t like: Strummer could be more intuitive
Verdict: 9/10

This virtual guitar is simply amazing. The samples sound crisp to my ears and it has some kind of intimate vibe to it, which I love. I am well impressed with the overall sound and set of features of this instrument.

Ample Sounds’ instrument engine is really powerful. Considering the plethora of keyswitches, playing styles, chords & strumming modes, and whatnot, it does have a bit of a learning curve but it is actually not as hard to get to grips with as you might think. If you take the time to read the manual and check the demo projects, you should be able to create your own guitar tracks soon enough.

In short, Ample Guitar M is an excellent alternative to recording your own guitar parts or using session musicians, and I think it is raising the bar when it comes to realistic virtual acoustic guitar instruments.

Ample Sound has a free Ample Guitar M Lite edition available to download. It has limited features but it is well worth checking out if you want to get a taste of the AGM.

More information: Ample Sound / Ample Guitar M