Samplephonics has released Jazz Guitar Sessions, a sample library featuring a collection of guitar loops by Andy Baker.
For his first sample pack he has cooked up a truly delicious collection Jazz guitar loops, garnished with a sprinkling of Soul, Funk and Blues to wet the appetite. Played on a Gibson 335, Gibson Les Paul and a Fender Stratocaster, the loops have been designed to compliment one another so they can be mixed and matched if desired.
The sample library contains 254 beautifully played royalty free guitar loops that span a wide range of tempos, and can be used in many styles of music, from hip hop and house to jazz, funk, soul, rnb and cinematic compositions. All sounds are available to download in either 24 Bit Wav, Acidized Wav, Apple Loops or Rex2 Loops, and are of course 100% royalty free.
The sample library is available to purchase for £34.70 GBP.
Prime Loops has released Studio Guitars, a 689 MB collection of ballad hooks, steady riffs and upbeat jams.
The guitar is an instrument capable of truly heavenly tones but capturing this sound in a recording is never as straight-forward as you’d think. Here at Prime Loops we’ve been changing strings, tweaking amps and adjusting mics to deliver only the finest tone imaginable to your DAW! We used a 1985 Gibson Les Paul electric and a Martin DC-16RGTE acoustic with Fishman, Marshall and Orange amps, recorded through an AKG C214 microphone, so STUDIO GUITARS guarantees to make the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end!
Open the case and you will find over 689MB of rich guitar tones ranging from 70 to 130BPM. These sensational loops are neatly arranged into 3 categories comprising of 50+ Ballad Hooks, 50+ Steady Riffs and 50+ Upbeat Jams, all applicable to a vast range of genres! From the clean, delay-drenched chime of Ballad Hook ‘Serene’ to the upbeat overdrive of Steady Riff ‘Perpetual’ and the crunchy swagger of Upbeat Jam ‘Loose’, STUDIO GUITARS redefines quality guitar samples and delivers them in stunning 24-bit high definition.
Ample Sound has released the Ample Guitar Series, a collection of three guitar sound libraries.
Ample Guitar is a sample-based virtual instrument with high quality samples and intelligent technology. In order to get high quality and no FX processing dry samples, Ample Sound chose the traditional and classic way to record the instrument.
Ample Guitar is automated and intelligent. All the things like instrument playing rules, making MIDI humanized, etc., are achieved by software.
Ilya Efimov Sound Production has released LP Electric Guitar, a detailed emulation of the legendary Les Paul guitar, for Kontakt.
Ilya Efimov invested much effort into re-creating the nuances of this guitar to make it sound as real as possible. Due to a great number of velocity layers you will be able to achieve a wide dynamic range and an extensive palette of guitar colors.
The sound of each pickup was recorded separately, so you are able to control the direct signal from the pickups independently. This allows complete sculpting of the sound to your taste. Put the library through dedicated amp modeling software to really hear it come alive.
LP Electric Guitar features
4.07 GB / 3969 samples / 44.1KHz / 24-bit.
Volume control and tone control for each of pickups.
12 velocity layers for each note.
23 frets on the each string with a round-robin algorithm.
Automatic and Manual String Selection.
Automatic and manual Left Hand Playing Position Selection.
3 modes for automatic search of chord position.
14 different articulations.
Realistic and LFO vibrato.
Repetition strum keys.
MIDI Guitar Mode.
The LP Electric Guitar for Kontakt 4.2.4 or later (full retail version required) is available to purchase for 99 EUR.
Splurgo Audio has announced two new hard rock guitar loops sample packs.
Splurgo Audio announces the release of two new sample packs in odd timings: Hard Rock Ballad Guitars (6/8) and Progressive Rock Guitar Loops (5/4 and 7/4). All loops were recorded with a Gibson Les Paul and have been dubbed to create a fat stereo sound.
Splurgo Hard Rock guitar sample packs
Hard Rock Ballad Guitars – Get ready for some heavier riffs and chord patterns in 6/8 timing. This pack contains 64 guitar loops recorded at 100 bpm (6/8). All files are available in Acid Pro Wav and Apple Garageband AIFF.
Progressive Rock Guitar Loops – Unlike most pop and rock music, progressive rock doesn’t have typical verse-chorus structures or 4/4 timing. This sample pack has 65 modern progressive rock guitar riffs and chord progressions recorded at 100 bpm and will show you that there’s more to explore in 5/4 and 7/4. All files are available in Acid Pro Wav and Apple Garageband AIFF.
Both sample packs are available to purchase for $8.95 USD each.
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Muze is an Arduino instrumentalist who creates melodies that evolve over time.
Muze has a palette of notes that it can in-turn interpret and compose into various rhythms and phrases that are strung together to form something musical. The user can then influence these strings of notes and rhythms to create entirely new compositions. Much like you would a tune a radio to get a new song, Muze can be tuned to provide new and different melodies.
In the interest of keeping Muze from becoming another knob laden techno-fest of an instrument, interaction has been limited to just one input.
On Rainlith, the primitive naturally granular sound of a big rainstick gets explored in real-time by cyber-age sound manipulation tools.
It's an interactive piece in witch the movement of the audience's body activates an electric motor, making a reflex movement on the structure that embraces the instrument. The sound of the rainstick is captured and processed in realtime, and sent 24 meters above, filling the empty space of a old industrial cereal container. The reverberated acoustic mix is then received back by the audience in the spot right below the opening of the container.
NeuronDrum is a sample based rhythm composer by Poul Vestergaard.
It has 512 audio samples 32MB. Most of the sounds are made for electronica music. All rhythms is made of a neuron based approach with 8 neurons.
The first neuron works as a kind off metronome. All neuron can send impulses to each other. Every neuron has a threshold value. If the threshold is 3 then it will need 4 impuses to fire the sample, and send impulses to other neurons.
Electronic musician, vocalist, and inventor Tim Exile is back; while the Google Doodle today of an interactive Les Paul inspired lots of people to invest some time fiddling and hacking, in Tim’s case, it inspired a whole song. And, to my knowledge, it’s the first time the homepage of Google got its own ode.
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