Freaky Loops has released Ultimate Guitars Vol 2, a new collection of guitar melodies that will inspire tons of ideas that you can incorporate into your music production.
“Ultimate Guitars Vol 2″ features electric guitar licks, chord progressions and riffs that are suitable for a wide variety of modern music styles like soul, funk, disco, house, french style electro-house and pop, these guitar loops add a real live funked up vibe to any music production.
This great collection contains 170 rich guitar loops at 120 / 125 BPM and 50 fantastic guitar licks. All loops were performed in several different keys, providing you with a fresh diversity of guitar sounds & tones that will adapt perfectly to your productions. From wah wah loops to funky rhythms lines, chopping chords to dramatic arpeggios…. This pack has everything you need to bring that funky sound to your music. You can create truly inspiring guitar-based instrumentals in minutes.
In detail expect to find 408 MB of 24Bit quality loops & samples including, 150 Guitar Loops, 50 Guitar Licks and 20 Fx Processed Guitar Loops. All loops are key and tempo labeled also divided into two folder as 120 BPM and 125 BPM – making it easy to find the right tempo for your arrangement.
The sample pack costs £19.95 GBP.
More information: Freaky Loops / Ultimate Guitars Vol 2
Audio Assault has announced a 64-bit version of the GrindMachine guitar amp effect plug-in for Windows and Mac, featuring 10 realistic high gain amps and 20 dynamically modeled cabs.
So I have finished porting my plugin to 64x and Improved the 32bit version as well (AU version coming real soon!)
Changes in GrindMachine
- Improved Modelling Algorithms.
- Lower CPU Usage (700%).
- New Interface.
The plug-in is available to purchase for Windows and Mac (VST), priced at $29.99 USD. A free version with 1 German amp and 3 cabinets can be downloaded from the product page.
More information: Audio Assault
Vir2 Instruments has launched Acou6tics, a Kontakt powered virtual acoustic guitar instrument.
Following in the footsteps of Vir2 Instruments’ award-winning Electri6ity electric guitar virtual instrument, Acou6tics applies the same advanced technologies to re-imagine the virtual acoustic guitar.
Vir2 has meticulously recorded six different acoustic instruments: a steel-string guitar, twelve-string, nylon string, ukulele, mandolin, and guitalele, and presents them in astonishing detail. It features both plectrum and finger picking, and Blumlein stereo recordings alongside the piezo pickup perspective.
Thousands of samples across more than a dozen articulations were recorded for each instrument, including sustains, mutes, releases, legatos, hammer-ons and pull-offs, slides, harmonics, and effects. Acou6tics also features virtual room control with adjustable mic distance and sympathetic resonance.
Acou6tics for Kontakt and Kontakt Player costs $399.95 USD.
More information: Vir2 Instruments / Acou6tics
123Creative has announced the release of Kashmir Sitar, a guitar to sitar effect plug-in developed in cooperation with G-Sonique engineers.
Have you ever dreamed about real sitar? Mythical oriental instruments, quite expensive and difficult to play. If you are guitar player, you can easy convert your guitar to realistic sounding Sitar, real time!
G-Sonique Kashmir Sitar is virtual guitar to sitar VST plugin / stompbox developed to convert your guitar into sitar, it include complex algorithms (like sympathetic resonances simulation) to emulate realistic sound of Sitar.
Of course you can use Kasmir Sitar with almost any instrument to create oriental atmosphere of your tracks, not only guitar.
Kashmir Sitar features
- Accent knob – add more intensive sound of sitar strings.
- Resonance knob – add sympathetic resonance.
- Spirit knob – from flat sound of sitar to wide and spiritual sound of sitar known from oriental stories.
- Echo knob – Type of echo from short to long echo / Reverb to add mystical atmosphere.
- Echo mix – amount of echo effect.
- Dry/Wet – Overall amount of Sitar effect.
The VST plug-in for Windows is available to purchase for the introductory price of 15.92 EUR (regular 19.90 EUR).
More information: 123Creative / Kashmir Sitar
Iridium Iris Software has released version 1.1.0 of its Lethality virtual guitar instrument for Windows.
Added to this new version is a new section with riff patterns where the user can choose from a list of pre-made factory patterns which can be dragged and dropped into a track. This makes it easy to quickly build up a song. These factory made patterns can be edited to fit the users taste and creations.
It will be possible to add more pre-made riffs to the pattern section provided through downloads at Iridium Iris’s website.
Changes in Lethality v1.1.0
- Riff pattern section with search filter on genres.
- More efficient algorithms, lowering the CPU use.
- GUI is partly redesigned.
- Key switches has been rearranged.
The plug-in is available to purchase for $33 USD (Windows VST).
More information: Iridium Iris Software
Sample Magic has announced Deep House & Nu Disco and Latin Fusion Guitars, two new sample libraries.
Deep House & Nu Disco
From sleek and deep to freaky and funky: 400MB of tools for the new wave of deep house and nu-disco.
A heady fusion of neo-funk house and shimmering synth-disco, packed with pumping beats, glossy synths, immaculate music loops, bouncy basslines, electrofied FX and more.
Latin Fusion Guitars
Packed with fiery riffs and passionate progressions, Latin Fusion Guitars delivers a range of exquisitely recorded electric and acoustic guitars that will instantly add the unique warmth and charter of two classic guitars to your electronic music.
Fusing elements of bossa nova, samba, mambo and more, Latin Fusion Guitars has been recored using the Maton EBG 808 Acoustic and Fender Thin-Line Telecaster to capture the essence of South American soul and Latin flair.
Deep House & Nu Disco is available to purchase for £16.90 GBP; Latin Fusion Guitars is £14.90 GBP.
More information: Sample Magic
Yuvi Gerstein has announced Space Guitars Vol.1, a free sample pack featuring guitar samples.
Space Guitars is a new sample pack written recorded and mixed by music producer Yuvi Gerstein at the slick studio.
The pack contains original samples recorded using a classic vintage Roland space echo RE-150 and some really good guitars and mics.
The sample pack (88.2Khz/24bit .Wav) is a free download.
More information: Yuvi Gerstein / Space Guitars Vol.1
Samplephonics has launched Psychedelic Guitars, a new sample library featuring guitar loops by Andy Baker.
Expect to find menacing 7 string bass loops and accompaniments, perfect for dark film scores and epic trailer music, as well as chunky indie distorted rhythm guitars, chilled out plucked melodies, straight up funk jams and epic solos.
The sounds cover such a wide range it is impossible to pinpoint any genre, yet they all somehow retain a slightly edgy, psychedelic vibe.
Played by our very own supremely talented session musician Andy Baker, influences range from Smashing Pumpkins to Pink Floyd to Nirvana to Red Hot Chilli Peppers to Hendrix – and everything in between!
Psychedelic Guitars features
- 484 4-16 Bar guitar loops.
- 24 Bit Wav, Acidized Wav, Apple Loops and Rex2 Loops.
- 20 full construction kits and corresponding parts.
The sample library is available to purchase for £34.70 GBP.
More information: Samplephonics