Orange Tree Samples has released its new Evolution engine-based virtual guitar instrument Evolution Rubber Bridge, an acoustic/electric rubber bridge guitar sample library powered by the free Kontakt Player from Native Instruments.

The instrument features 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.

Evolution Rubber Bridge was recorded using a nearly century-old parlor guitar, converted into a rubber bridge guitar and fitted with a classic Tokyo-style gold foil pickup. The pickup and stereo mic signals were recorded separately so that you can blend between the warm, punchy sound of the pickup and the crisp, pure mic signal. Evolution Rubber Bridge was recorded with the guitar tuned down a whole step from standard tuning, giving it a deeper tone and naturally lower playable range.

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 Rubber Bridge includes both the as-recorded signal as well as an enhanced signal.

Evolution Rubber Bridge features

  • Nearly 23,000 samples totaling 6.9 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 instrument library is on sale for the intro price of $139 USD until May 31st, 2022 (regular $179 USD).

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