Orange Tree Samples releases Evolution Electric Guitar – Stratosphere for Kontakt

Evolution Electric Guitar - Stratosphere

Orange Tree Samples has announced the release of Evolution Electric Guitar – Stratosphere, a new electric guitar sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Evolution Electric Guitar – Stratosphere features the fifth generation of the Evolution guitar engine, a completely rewritten engine with many improvements and additions over the previous Evolution guitar engine.

For example, Stratosphere has a new built-in strumming pattern editor. Rather than using the traditional step sequencer approach, the editor lets you create strumming patterns in a more powerful and flexible way, while still being fast and easy to use. The editor gives you control over which strings get strummed, the direction of the strum, and the speed of the strum. Plus, you can use many articulations within a single strum pattern, even incorporating special effects like string slaps as part of the pattern.

Evolution Electric Guitar – Stratosphere comes with a guitar effects engine, including a wide assortment of modeled guitar pedals, rack effects, and guitar amps/cabs. All together, it provides you with a comprehensive guitar effects suite at your fingertips without external guitar effect plugins necessary to get production-ready tones.

Finally, all the factory presets are available directly inside Stratosphere’s interface, meaning that you can see the preset name at all times as well as use convenient arrow buttons to scroll through the included collection of factory guitar tones and strumming patterns.

Evolution Electric Guitar – Stratosphere features

  • Over 10,000 samples, recorded in 24-bit, 48khz.
  • Articulations such as sustains, half palm mutes, full palm mutes, mutes, squeals, tapping, natural harmonics, plus special effects such as chugs, scratches, string slaps, and others.
  • Legato samples for slides, hammer-ons, and pull-offs.
  • Built-in strum pattern editor for authentic guitar strumming.
  • Adjustable pick position using our proprietary physical modeling technology.
  • Multitracking up to quadruple tracking.

Evolution Electric Guitar – Stratosphere is available for purchase for the introductory price of $139 USD until January 31st, 2014 (regular $179 USD). Requires the full retail version of Native Instruments Kontakt 4/5.

More information: Orange Tree Samples / Evolution – Stratosphere


Thaloops releases Electric Guitar for Kontakt

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ThaLoops has announced the release of Electric Guitar, a multi-sample instrument for Native Instruments Kontakt.

ThaLoops Electric Guitar

ThaLoops team have sampled a legendary Gibson ES-335 guitar by chaining it right through the Marshall JVM 410H Valve AMP and Marshall 1960A 4×12 Guitar Cabinet.

Five velocity layers per note for the clean pick sound preset, three velocity layers per note for a solo drive preset, clean chug sound and amplified drive power chords are included in the sound-set. “Solo switch” button is available to play in polyphonic or solo monophonic mode.

The instrument library is available for purchase for $14.99 USD.

More information: ThaLoops / Electric Guitar


Soundiron releases Brad Hoyt’s Harp Guitar for Kontakt

Soundiron has launched Brad Hoyt’s Harp Guitar, a 30-string acoustic harp guitar multisample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Brad Hoyt's Harp Guitar

It offers total playability, with independent string control for lead picking, dynamic strumming and chord triggering, rhythm sequencing, gliss and strum performance, arpegiation and multi-mode legato.

We sampled this custom-designed harp guitar commissioned by classical guitarist Brad Hoyt. This unique instrument, dubbed “Arpa Viola Caipira”, is the result of a four year design and construction process with master luthier Stephen Sedgwick in the U.K. With a massive and lush tone, wide key range, rich bass and pristine highs, it takes the entire concept of an acoustic guitar to new frontiers.

We deeply sampled each string, with plucks, palm mutes, chokes, legato slides, glisses, scrapes, guitar body percussion and tons of other effects. Our goal was to fully capture every nuance of this exquisite instrument, with up to 12X round-robin and responsive velocity layering. The instrument was recorded dry in our studio, in wide stereo for maximum tone, fidelity, body and clarity.

The library is available for purchase for the introductory price of $99 USD until December 31st, 2014 (regular $129 USD). Requires full retail version of Kontakt 5.3.1 or later.

More information: Soundiron / Brad Hoyt’s Harp Guitar


Voxengo updates Boogex free guitar amp & cabinet plugin to v2.0

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Voxengo Boogex

Voxengo has announced the release of version 2.0 of Boogex, a free guitar amplifier and cabinet simulation effect plug-in for Windows and Mac.

Boogex is a guitar amplifier plug-in with a variety of sound shaping features for professional music production applications. With Boogex it is possible to get a heavy distorted sound as well as slight “jazzy” saturation sound. Boogex is also able to apply any speaker cabinet impulse response (selection of built-in impulses is available).

The processing latency is close to zero making it possible to use Boogex for real-time guitar processing. Boogex also includes reverberation module derived from Voxengo OldSkoolVerb reverb.

Boogex now supports most user interface features latest Voxengo plugins offer, including undo/redo history, preset manager, user interface coloration and others. Most importantly, this updated version 2.0 features an improved guitar amplification algorithm which provides a set of processing modes.

The plug-in is available to download for Windows and Mac (VST/AU).

More information: Voxengo / Boogex


Loopbased releases Wah Wah Guitars Vol 1 sample pack

Loopbased has launched Wah Wah Guitars Volume 1, a new sample pack by Vanilla Groove Studios.

Vanilla Groove Studios Wah Wah Guitars Vol 1

Wah Wah Guitars Vol 1 is here to add a little funktastic magic to your tracks, including 71 riffs, rhythms and melodies arranged into six loop sets ranging from 60-128 BPM and composed in the style of the most influential funk musicians.

You’ll find clean and overdriven riffs, encompassing a range of styles and feels along with a healthy dose of Hendrix and a little Jamiroquai on the side.

The pack is available from Loopbased for 19 EUR.

Loopbased has also released 6 other packs from its partner labels.

New packs at Loopbased

New packs at Loopbased

  • Animal Instinct from Kryptic contains three Hip Hop Construction Kits that include WAV, MIDI and stand alone Reason 5.0 files to make your production process even easier.
  • Hypnotic Chill brings you 430 MB of hypnotic Chillstep Samples, including mesmerising synth pads, percussive marimbas, airy rhodes and warm sub basses, complimented by super tight drums & more.
  • I Am R&B 2 – A collection of great sounding, radio ready R&B construction kits. Sounds that you may know from your favorite R&B stars like Jhene Aiko, Tinashe, Johnny Rain and others! Now you can sound even better!
  • Trance Around The World – HighLife Samples has returned with another top notch pack. “Trance Around The World” is an amazing pack of 10 essential Construction kits, featuring 5 kits of 138bpm Uplifting Trance and 5 Progressive Trance kits.
  • Planet X is a new cutting-edge product from Pulsed Records, that features ridiculously unique sounds and cleverly layered multi-tracks. Developed with the aim to help producers to set themselves apart with a unique sound design.
  • Oracular from Kryptic contains five Trap Construction Kits that include WAV, MIDI and stand alone Reason 5.0 files with piano and synth melodies accompanied by choral loops, keyboards, strings, horns and many other sounds and instruments.

The packs are now available for purchase as a download.

More information: Loopbased


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