Modwheel has announced the release of Biscuit Tin Guitar, a 4-string fretless guitar instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

The instrument that MODWHEEL has sampled for their Biscuit Tin Guitar library is a one off, hand crafted by Steve Roche. Steve has been making tin guitars and other odd instruments for many years for use in his soundtrack work with Plan 9 and live with the bands he performs with.

This particular instrument is a 4 string fretless with open G Banjo tuning (D G B D). For sampling purposes the range of the instrument has been extended down to the E below the D of its natural range.

The instrument is fitted with a pickup and was recorded both acoustically as well as through a vintage Fender Twin Reverb amp.

Biscuit Tin Guitar features

  • 35 Kontakt patches both acoustic and electric, with finger and plectrum Performance.
  • Keyswitches operate the different note options i.e. Long, Short, Mute, Semitone Slide Up and Hammer Off.
  • Dynamic keyswitching to aid performance with several velocity layers and at least 3 round robins.
  • FX panel on each patch gives the ability to adjust the sound to further suit your requirements.
  • The instrument has also been used for its percussive possibilities and there are several percussion kits and BPM’d rhythm patches.
  • In addition there are a number of patches that play arpeggios and song patterns from a single key.
  • 24-Bit 96kHz Multisamples (2873 samples), 1.4 GB Core Library (657 MB via lossless compression).

The library is available for purchase for the introductory price of $29 USD (regular $49 USD).

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