Acousticsamples has released GD-6, an acoustic guitar sample library for the UVI Workstation, based on the Guild D-40 custom edition electro-acoustic guitar.
We recorded it with a pair of microphones and using the build in pickup. We sampled it very deeply, all frets of all strings with upstrokes, downstrokes, round robins, releases, staccatos, mutes, palm mutes, hand blocks, slides, hammer ons, pull offs, retriggers, fretnoises, percussions other articulations. All of these details allow us to reproduce the real playing of a guitar player, and easily.
There are basically 4 modes, the solo mode that allows to play melodies, the chord mode that helps playing strums or picking very easily, the patterns mode that does all of the strumming or picking for you and the MIDI mode that allows you to use your preferred midi guitar controller.
GD-6 Acoustic Guitar features
4.43Gb, 7000 samples.
Strumming engine (features chord recognition and a smart strumming technique to produce guitar-like chords) and complete control of all its parameters.
62 realistic patterns for easy strumming, picking and advanced playing styles.
Integrated song builder to create songs within minutes and very easily
Legato script to play natural hammer ons, pull offs and slides.
Natural hand placement simulation.
39 different samples per fret and all 21 fret sampled for each string.
Multi velocity Hammer on, pull off, slides up, slides down, mutes, ghost notes, pre notes.
P5Audio has announced the release of Big Country Rock, a collection of guitar and bass loops.
Need to infuse some authentic country guitar playing into your production? Or maybe you’re looking for ideas to inspire your next country hit? Well this is your product!
Featuring 269 live guitar and bass loops, we have arranged these into 18 song set ideas, each with featuring multiple guitar parts, and include big choruses, intimate verses and powerful bridges.
Inspired by chart topping country artists, this set features electric, distortion, twang, slide, delay, tremolo, acoustic and bass parts, all performed and recorded by legendary LA session and touring guitarist Aaron Mclain.
Big Country Rock features
216 individual guitar loops and 53 individual bass loops.
Loops are grouped into loop set ideas, each including multiple guitar parts and bass lines.
Includes acoustic guitars, electric guitars and electric bass.
53 grouped loop ideas total including 18 big hook chorus ideas, 15 bridge and 20 intimate verse ideas.
Stereo audition loops are provided for all 53 loop set ideas.
All loops are separated for mixing and matching freedom.
Guitar sounds include acoustic strum, acoustic picked, distortion rock, slide, tremolo, delay, chorus, lead and more.
Light compression and EQ has been added, but not over processed leaving you freedom to apply your own processing.
All tempo and key signatures are provided.
Recorded and processed through class A Neve and Avalon preamps, and Apogee converters.
Inspired by mega country artists such as Kip Moore, Gary Allen, The Band Perry, Taylor Swift, Zac Brown Band, Randy Houser, Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley and many more!
All loops are provided in 24 bit 44.1 kHz Acid WAV, Apple Loop and REX2 formats.
Ample Sound has announced the release of Ample Guitar T, a virtual guitar instrument for Windows and Mac.
Ample Sound offers a virtual Taylor 714 guitar with Ample Guitar T.
AGT is recorded on the Taylor 714 acoustic guitar, with 3892 dry samples and a total size of 5.00GB. Original samples have been recorded as 24-bit 44.1kHz stereo. Natural sustain and resonating sounds of the guitar are unadulterated. No looping samples. The samples are categorized in two banks: Strum and Pick (AGM has Strum and Finger).
As with other Ample Guitar instruments, AGT features the following functionalities and techniques: Hammer On & Pull Off, Legato Slide up & down, Slide in Below & Slide out Downwards, Palm Mute, Natural Harmonic, Popping 9 guitar techniques, Legato at random length, pitch & poly. All techniques can be played in Legato mode, even when strumming.
By using real strumming samples with customized chord, rhythm and tempo, AGT Strummer combines the advantages of both sample-based and simulation strumming techniques.
Ample Guitar T features
3892 Dry Samples 5GB Strum & Pick 2 playing style.
Any chords & any rhythms with real Strumming Samples.
Rich Fingering Noise – more vivid and realistic.
Controllable real Resonance.
Multiple Stereo and Mono Modes.
Chord inversions to Positions.
Velocity layer adjustment.
Includes all of Electric Guitar Series features.
The Ample Guitar T for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available to purchase for $169 USD. It is also included in the bundle of all Ample Guitars for $499 USD. A bundle containing Ample Guitar T with one of the electric Ample Guitars (AGF, AGG, AGP) is available for the introductory price of $219 USD and with Ample Guitar M at $229 USD, until May 15th, 2013.
The Loop Loft has announced the release of three new Maschine Kits, containing hand-selected samples from its most popular collections.
New Maschine Kits
Blues Drums Vol 1 – From the depths of the Mississippi Delta, to the shuffles of Texas, the Blues Drums Maschine kit is the most authentic set of samples for producing “real” blues drum grooves.
Doug Wamble Slide Guitar Collection – The Slide Guitar Maschine Kit features acclaimed guitarist, Doug Wamble (Wynton Marsalis, Norah Jones, Branford Marsalis) performing a vaste range of traditional, soulful slide guitar playing, configured specifically for Maschine.
Celso Alberti Brazilian Drums & Percussion – The Brazilian Percussion Maschine Kit features samples from drummer Celso Alberti (Steve Winwood, Airto, Flora Purim, Herbie Mann). These authentic percussion samples are perfect for layering grooves in a wide variety of genres.
The Maschine Kits are available to purchase for $9 USD each.
Tronical has announced the highly acclaimed Tronical Tuning Technology to be available for all customers, brands and makes of guitars.
With Tronical Tune everyone has access to this amazing self-tuning system as a retro fit kit for his own instrument. Based on the new Min-E-Tune system known from the latest Gibson models Tronical presents Tronical Tune as a retro fit kit to bring perfect tuning to potentially all guitar players – finally.
Installed within ten minutes and with minimum effort Tronical Tune basically works straight out of the box. No drilling required. The push of one single button gets the guitar in perfect tune within seconds. Additionally the player has immediate access to 12 different alternate tunings plus 6 custom tunings – this opens an infinite array of new creative possibilities.
Tronical Tune features
Multi-string & single-string tuning.
Custom tuning, reference tuning.
12 factory presets & 6 user presets.
String Up and Down, Calibration, and Accurarcy modes.
Interference and battery levels.
The Tronical Tune retro-fit-kit is available at the Tronical-Components online store and at dealers worldwide for 299 EUR/USD.