AfroDJMac has released Guitar Harmonics Synth, the 20th download in a series of free Ableton Live Racks.


This weeks rack was created by sampling the harmonics produced by each string at the 5th, 7th, and 12th fret. The instrument comes set up with a macro knob that allows you to switch between the different samples, each of which has its own unique character. This allows for some cool effects, such as holding the sustain pedal and changing the sample while you play, which creates an interesting morphing timbre.

There’s a macro knob that reverses the samples, creating a swelling, somewhat glitchy sound, not unlike those from some of my favorite psychedelic Beatles tracks (or my 3rd Ableton Live Rack: Reversed Piano”). I’ve also been experimenting with the Grain Delay plug-in more and more these days, and there are some macro knobs to control that effect.

Check it out and have fun! PS. If you are not a Live user, you can still use the samples included in the download.

Guitar Harmonics Synth is available as a free download from AfroDJMac (valid email address required).

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