Samplephonics has launched Electro Funk Guitars, a new collection of guitar loops by Andy Baker.
Electro Funk Guitars is a massive collection of processed funk infused guitar loops and samples! Using wah wah, auto filters, vocoders, phasers and various other pedals and effects, our main session guitarist Andy Baker has created a totally unique library of sounds and samples ready to inject into your music.
The sample pack is divided up into different collections of 10-20 loops that are designed to work together as layers and song parts for total flexibility. Tempos range from 100-130BPM and styles range from reflective, leftfield and melodic to chunky, funky and downright dirty!
The sample pack is available to download for £34.70 GBP.
More information: Samplephonics
IK Multimedia has announced the release of AmpliTube Orange for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.
Officially licensed and developed in close partnership with Orange Amplification, the new AmpliTube Orange for iPad and for iPhone/iPhone Touch is a real time mobile Orange Amplifier and effects studio featuring digital models of 5 classic and modern Orange guitar amplifiers and one Orange bass amplifier.
Each amp and cab model has been meticulously recreated in both looks and sound to deliver spot-on Orange tone any time, everywhere.
AmpliTube Orange for iOS features
- Real-time Orange amp and effects guitar/bass suite.
- 5 Classic and modern officially certified Orange guitar amps: OR50, Rockerverb 50, Thunderverb 200, Tiny Terror, AD 30, AD 200 MK 3 Bass Amp.
- Matching speaker cabinet models can be mixed & matched.
- Selectable speaker mic choices: passive & condenser.
- 4 Stomps: Echo Trip delay, Highway Drive overdrive, Shaker tremolo, Noise filter.
- Built-in tuner, metronome.
- 4 (iPad)/3 (iPhone) slots for daisy chained stompbox effects.
- Single track recorder included (expandable to 8 (iPad)/4 (iPhone) tracks with bounce feature, master effects via in-app purchase).
- Song section for importing device library music and play-along.
- MIDI controllable via iRig PRO or iRig MIDI.
- Create and save presets.
- Works with all IK Multimedia mobile interfaces like iRig PRO, iRig HD or iRig Stomp.
- Standalone app or available as in-app bundle in AmpliTube for iPad/iPhone.
- Full production music suite for your iPad.
- Designed and engineered in Italy.
AmpliTube Orange for iPad and iPhone/iPod touch is available for purchase for $14.99 USD/13.99 EUR each. The 4–Track recorder and 8-Track recorder with master effects section are an in-app purchase for $9.99 USD/8.99 EUR and $14.99 USD/13.99 EUR respectively.
More information: IK Multimedia / AmpliTube Orange for iPad
ThaLoops has announced the release of TLi Acoustic Guitar, a virtual instrument and one-shot samples collection made specifically for modern urban music productions.
The sound-set includes pick sound and finger sound instrument presets and 244 one-shot acoustic guitar chord samples. Each note for the instrument presets was recorded at 5 velocity ranges (p, mp, mf, f, ff) making it total of 452 wav samples.
Additionally sound-set is packed with 244 one-shot chord variations covering all 12 keys of an octave played by a professional guitarist. Both simple and extended chords (e.g A#dim7, D#m6, Esus4) provides user with a material to build acoustic guitar chord progressions.
Virtual instrument presets are provided in VST WIN/MAC, Audio Units, Kontakt and Soundfont formats. One-shot chord samples are programmed into Kontakt, Battery, Reason NN-XT, Halion and Soundfont presets.
Tli Acoustic Guitar is available for purchase for $32.95 USD.
More information: ThaLoops / TLi Acoustic Guitar
Samplerbanks has launched Pro Acoustic Guitar – Volume 1, a collection of over 6,500 precision-cut, chord-based acoustic guitar loops recorded exclusively by one of Europe’s leading session guitarists.
Every loop is chord-based and has been individually recorded, so for songwriters and producers, this copyright-free collection of acoustic guitar strumming and picking loops is an absolute must. All 19 styles contain the same combination of 2-bar, 1-beat and sustained 1-bar end-chord loops. Comprehensive look-up table included for easy key/chord/tempo/style identification of loops.
Every loops individually recorded by French session guitarist Christian Marsac (Terence Trent D’Arby, Spice Girls, Alison Moyet, Another Level, Diesel, Yazz, and more).
Pro Acoustic Guitar Vol. 1 features
- 19 Construction Kits.
- 6,840 WAV loops in total, 4.6 GB.
- 19 popular strumming and picking patterns.
- Tempos from 59 BPM to 166 BPM.
- 10 most popular chord variations for every root note in every style.
- 2,280 2-bar loops.
- 2,280 1-beat loops.
- 2,280 1-bar end loops.
- Every loop is chord-based.
- All sounds are 100% royalty-free for your production.
The sample pack is available for £29.99 GBP.
More information: Samplerbanks / Pro Acoustic Guitar Vol 1
Audio Assault has updated its GrindMachine effect plug-in for Windows and Mac to version 1.2, which includes the release of RTAS/AU/VST/VST3 versions for Mac OS X.
Grind Machine is the ultimate metal tone monster. No need to tweak, just plug Grind Machine into your track and enjoy instant mix ready tones that cut through your mix effortlessly.
Changes in GrindMachine v1.2
- GUI overhaul.
- Noise gate.
- DJENT pedal.
- 2 new amps.
- Multiplatform plugin formats.
The plug-in is available to purchase for $29.99 USD. A free version is also available.
More information: Audio Assault / GrindMachine
Audiotechracy has announced a collection of free guitar patches for Propellerhead Reason.
After the success of the ‘Rock and Metal Drums ReFill Vol.1′ that I released a while back I have decided to follow that up with a set of guitar patches for you all to try. Rather that releasing this in the form of a ReFill, this time the download is in the form of just a Reason file with the patches all lined up in it for you.
The reason for doing this is that some of the patches are wah devices and include the automation lanes for the wah effect within the file. Also, whilst all of the patches are based in a Reason audio track, some of them use audio tracks paired up with Propellerhead Combinator patches built on the Line6 guitar rig (I’ve used the ‘Thrash Metal Rig’ one, but toned it down a bit). I could have built all the effects into Combinator patches and then released that as just a single unit, but I wanted to make these patches as accessible as possible to everyone. So no loading up patches or connecting things up to different audio channels then having to automate the wah yourself.
With these patches you just plug your guitar in, select the patch you want and off you go. If you want to then use these in Reason projects rather than just for practicing with then you can copy and paste them over to your tracks in the usual way.
The patches are a free download at Audiotechracy.
More information: Audiotechracy / Guitar patches for Reason
Pettinhouse has announced FunkyGuitar 2.0, an innovative Stratocaster guitar sample library for Kontakt.
FunkyGuitar 2.0 was made for playing Funky Guitar Riffs.
1,15GB of library with automatic strummer with patterns and 15 Funky Guitar Chords, chord variations, Sliding chords, Strum noises, Free chords and Muted notes.
It has a built-in Amp simulator, Wah, Distortion, EQ, Reverb, Delay and Phaser.
You can also play it DRY with your favorite amp simulator.
The library is available for purchase for $99 USD. Requires Kontakt 3 or higher, full version (Kontakt Player not supported).
More information: Pettinhouse / FunkyGuitar 2.0
AXP has released SoftAmp FM25, a free virtual-analog model of the Fender Frontman 25R solid-state combo amp.
The Frontman is a versatile solid-state practice amplifier for electric guitar. It’s equipped with 10″ speaker, has 2 channels that share a 3-band equalizer, and a spring reverb. The current issue sports a classic “Blackface” look.
“Huh, a solid state Fender practice amp model. Now that is an interesting choice” – was the initial response from one of the beta testers. The reason for that choice is simple: Frontman 25R was the first guitar amp I’ve ever owned. To my best knowledge its digital model did not exist, so I decided to fill the gap. And after all, who needs yet another incarnation of say, JCM800? :)
This VST model is a tribute to the original design and faithfully models all its essential features. It is mainly intended for quick and simple recording of draft tracks as well as for some live jamming whenever you don’t feel like setting up a more sophisticated amp simulator.
The SoftAmp FM25 effect plug-in is available to download as a VST plug-in for 32- and 64-bit Windows.
More information: AXP / SoftAmp FM25