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Wavelore Instruments releases Pedal Steel Guitar
Wavelore Instruments has released Pedal Steel Guitar, a pedal steel library which is fully playable in realtime.
Instead of relying on pre-recorded licks and loops, the Wavelore Pedal Steel Guitar uses single-note samples fused with GVI’s powerful filters and modelling tools to put all ten bendable strings of E9th tuning right under your fingers!
Pedal Steel Guitar features
- 10 strings of E9th tuned Pedal Steel Guitar.
- 1.3 GB of samples, based on over 4 GB of source material.
- Runs on Windows XP as VSTi plugin or Standalone mode using your ASIO drivers
- Includes 8-way round-robin samples per note; no false sounding repetions of notes or phrases.
- No loops; Samples decay fully and naturally. No truncation or extraneous noise.
- 2 types of optional release samples.
- Natural Harmonics at the 12th, 7th, and 5th frets, using 4-way round-robin.
- DEF and PRF filters offer expressive realtime dynamics and polyphonic string bends/slides on a single MIDI channel.
- Full control over neck position/chord voicing.
- Gigapulse amp modelling; flexible amp/mic and room simulation for a wide range of tonal colors.
- Samples recorded direct. Use the included Gigapulse amp models or your favorite amp-sim plugins.
The Wavelore Pedal Steel Guitar is available in two versions:
- Full Edition – comes with 8-way round-robin samples for every note recorded, including the same number for each of the two included release sample variations (that’s 24 samples per note), as well as 18 amp simulation presets, created from three different amplifiers, and open (natural) harmonics at the 5th, 7th, and 12th frets above every string in 4-way round-robin. Its total size on disk is 2.7 Gigabytes.
- Lite Edition – includes 2-way round-robin, 6 amp sim presets, and no harmonics. Its total size is about 700 Megabytes. Both instruments are highly playable, containing the same innovative programming techniques to allow full realtime control over expressive factors like dynamics, neck position, chord voicing, bend direction/speed, bend type, and vibrato.
Pedal Steel Guitar is available for $269.99 USD, while the Lite version costs $179.99 USD.
Visit Wavelore Instruments for more information and audio demos.