Orange Tree Samples has announced a new addition to the Evolution series of virtual guitar instruments.

Powered by the free Kontakt Player by Native Instruments, Django Jazz was recorded using a recreation of Django Reinhardt’s own Selmer 503 acoustic guitar. The replica includes details such as the zero fret, omitted bottom brace, and other intricacies of Django’s original guitar that contribute to his unique tone.

We developed the library in collaboration with Rosewood Recording Company, one of Utah’s most venerable recording studios. Guy Randle, the owner and recording engineer at Rosewood Recording Company, incorporated analog audio equipment to skillfully sculpt and emphasize the rich tonal qualities of the guitar. Evolution Django Jazz includes both the as-recorded signal as well as an enhanced signal.

Evolution Django Jazz is based on our Evolution engine, which provides you with a wealth of appointments: an innovative strumming pattern editor, automatic chord detection, and a comprehensive collection of built-in effects for adding the final polish to the guitar tone. If you’ve used any of our guitar or bass libraries that use the Evolution engine, its interface and workflow will be very familiar to you.

Evolution Django Jazz features

  • Over 14,000 samples totaling 12.3 GB of uncompressed samples.
  • Articulations such as sustains, palm mutes, mutes, natural harmonics, plus special effects like string slaps, muted strums, and others.
  • Legato samples for slides, hammer-ons, and pull-offs.
  • Built-in pattern editor for strumming and picking.
  • Adjustable pick position using our proprietary physical modeling technology.

The library is available for an introductory price of $139 USD until February 15th, 2022 (regular $179 USD).

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