Sonic Zest has announced the release of String Theory Reloaded, an update to the palm-muted guitar instrument library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

String Theory Reloaded comes with some brand new patches and an additional manipulated noise library.

Sonic Zest String Theory

We took great sounding guitars, such as the Telecaster, and captured the delicate sound of it being played while palm-muted. Presented here are two clean recordings of Muted Telecasters and Muted Basses.

We then played around with the sounds to create a couple of different patches to help you when composing. The first sound design patch is the Tele Pad. This is a very breathy pad that sounds nothing like a guitar, but perfect for when composing. The final patch, the Bass Arp. We took the original source material from our muted bass guitar, and distorted it, EQ’d it, filtered it and then ran it through an arpeggiator. What you’re left with is a very synth, rhythmic, 80’s Miami sound, which words perfectly well with the rest of the patches on offer here.

String Theory Reloaded features

  • Kontakt instrument sampling a muted Telecaster and a muted bass guitar.
  • Contains multiple sound design patches.
  • Includes guitar noise FX.
  • Over 600 MB of samples (185 MB download).

String Theory Reloaded for Kontakt 5 or higher (full version) costs $16 USD. Owners of the original library can upgrade for free.

More information: Sonic Zest / String Theory Reloaded