Soniccouture has announced the release of Xbow Guitars, a Kontakt Player library featuring a unique, organic collection of virtual instruments.

With Xbow Guitars, Soniccouture continues to experiment with unconventional ways of generating sound from guitars, using an Ebow, a horse hair cello bow, the Gizmotron mechanical bowing device by Godley & Creme, and a vibrator.

Soniccouture Xbow Guitars Bowed Guitar
Soniccouture Xbow Guitars Ebow Guitar

Soniccouture Xbow Guitars Effects

Soniccouture Xbow Guitars Gizmatron

Soniccouture Xbow Guitars Jammer

Soniccouture Xbow Guitars Vibrator Guitar

Over the last few years, experiments with bowing techniques have resulted in a huge range of new timbres and textures from guitars.

So we’ve taken the original ebow recordings and built a completely new set of instruments around them, adding over 12GB of new samples in the process: Cello bows, vibrators & Gizmotron all feature in the set of four new instruments for Kontakt Player & NKS Kontrol.

Xbow Guitars features

  • 24bit 48khz stereo & mono sampling, 8,600 samples.
  • 9GB Download (16 GB instrument before Compression).
  • 130 Preset snapshots.
  • Acoustic & electric guitars.
  • Multiple fret positions, dynamic crossfade layers, round robins.
  • Microphone & Pickup channels.
  • Cello Bow Articulations: Arco, Spiccato, Legno, Marcato.
  • Soniccouture Jammer 2, generative arpeggiator.
  • Soniccouture Modular FX Insert system.
  • Kontakt Player + NKS Compatible (Kontakt 5.5.1 required).

Xbow Guitars is available for purchase for 149 EUR. Until October 14th, 2016, you can get 25% off by using coupon code AXKKSPOW at checkout.

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