Sample Diggers has released Guitar Synth Scapes, a sample pack that pushes the limits of what a guitar can do.
Think Brian Eno, Adrian Belew and Robert Fripp meeting Aphex Twin on a dark night! Everything on this pack is created by playing guitar. Most of what you hear in this pack is the result of re-modelling the sounds of the guitar strings. This results in highly unique sounds including strings, drums, oscillator synths, bass synths and pads. Most of this has been achieved by using Roland’s V guitar system (including the vintage VG8 and the more modern VG99). The styles in the pack range from thematic and spacey ambience to funk rock bass, drums and World Music. Some bespoke samples specifically designed and created to be triggered by the guitar have been made for this pack. These include a Panart Hang Drum and a Hammered Dulcimer. The Roland GR1 which is the very first sampled synth is also used.
The Music – This pack is Harmonically and Rhythmically rich and has a variety keys and tonal centres. The vast majority of the loops are in common time but there is enough polyrhythmic content to use in other time signatures. There is also an added bonus of free time one shot samples, ranging from the sublime to the bizarre!
The sample pack costs £34.95 GBP.