Paul Vo has launched a Kickstarter project for the Vo-96 Acoustic Synthesizer, a new product that is allows dazzling new sounds on the acoustic guitar through precise harmonic control of string vibration.
The Vo-96 Acoustic Synthesizer is based on a key invention that enables accurate control of acoustic vibrations. I’m the inventor. My technology was behind the well-known Moog Guitar and the Moog lap steel — instruments based on the same key principle. Since then I’ve been advancing this invention towards its full potential. Now I’m going ahead with the Vo-96 Acoustic Synthesizer. It’s my full ‘inventor’s version’ product and will be produced by my design company Vo Inventions LLC.
The Vo-96 was never intended to be a retail type of product. It is a concept product that takes the technology to the max and demonstrates what’s really possible with acoustic synthesis. It’s the “inventor’s cut” and it leaves nothing out — which makes it impractical to sell through the standard retail channels with their customary price mark-ups. Making the Vo-96 available through Kickstarter allows us to maximize the value to you and provide the most powerful product for the price; and there is simply nothing else available at any price that does what the Vo-96 does.
Our goal is to launch Acoustic Synthesis technology with a bang. We want to put the most powerful instrument possible into the hands of as many forward-thinking guitarists as possible and listen to the new music you all create. This is where Kickstarter really shines! I’m thrilled to have found a way to offer the Vo-96 directly to you at the fairest price possible – about half what it would cost as a retail product!
The project is looking for $50,000 to be pledged by Sunday May 12, 11:59pm EDT. Various pledge rewards are offered, including signed Vo-96 Acoustic Synthesizers, numbered and signed by Paul Vo.
The Loop Loft has announced the release of The Bunker Sessions Vol 2, a new sample library by Charlie Hunter and Eric Harland.
The Bunker Sessions Vol 2 focuses on grooves and feels including funk, latin, hip hop and wide open rock, featuring world-class performances by Charlie Hunter and Eric Harland.
Recorded at the world-class Bunker Studios in NYC, seven-string guitarist Charlie Hunter and jazz drum master Eric Harland bring the inimitable soul and feel of live musicians, playing together at the top of their game, to anyone’s tracks.
The sample pack is available to purchase starting at $49 USD.
Sample Magic has introduced its new SM Studio series of sample libraries.
SM Studio is the latest concept from Sample Magic; a new label which puts stunning live instrument recordings at your fingertips. With a keen focus on beautifully tracked samples served with subtle, high-end processing, SM Studio appeals to the discerning producer who seeks exquisite recordings made using the best musicians and the finest outboard.
New SM Studio packs
Disco & Funk Guitars — Inspired by guitar legends such as Nile Rodgers, George Benson and Curtis Mayfield, Disco & Funk Guitars oozes authenticity. Recorded with eight classic guitars – including a Fender Texas Special ‘Fat’ Strat, a Fender Thin-Line Telecaster and a single-coil Fender Strat – delivers 100+ riffs and licks for disco, funk, soul, nu-disco, house and beyond.
Tribal Percussion — 300+ hyper-detailed Afro and Latin inspired tribal percussion loops optimised for use across the electronic music spectrum; from house to chillout, disco to world, it’s a treasure trove of beat bounty, served at 100, 120 and 126bpm, for producers wanting to add an organic, human feel to their beats.
The SM Studio packs are available to purchase for £14.90 GBP each.