Orange Tree Samples has announced the release of a new virtual instrument that recreates the unique sounds of the Chapman Stick guitar.

Evolution 10 String Stick was developed in collaboration with Guy Randle of Rosewood Recording Company in Utah.

We sampled each of the instrument’s ten strings individually, all the way up the instrument’s fretboard for a total playing range of over five octaves. Evolution 10 String Stick automatically determines which strings and frets to use based on adjustable positions for both hands. You can also select where the split point is between the treble and bass ranges.

Evolution 10 String Stick features

  • Built-in effects collection for production-ready Chapman Stick tones.
  • Powerful mapping system that lets you set how you want to trigger articulations, using conditions such as velocity ranges, MIDI CCs, latching and non-latching keyswitches, and more.
  • 14.5 GB (compressed to 5.7 GB using the lossless NCW audio format) of 24-bit samples.
  • The articulations have 2 dynamics and 4x round-robin.
  • Articulations such as sustains, muted notes, natural harmonics, plus special effects like string slaps and divebombs.
  • Legato samples for slides, hammer-ons, and pull-offs.

The Kontakt Player-powered library is available to purchase for the intro price of $139 USD until May 26th, 2023 (regular $179 USD).

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