8Dio Productions has launched The New Ambient Guitar, a Kontakt instrument featuring a massive collection of carefully crafted sounds all derived from a number of different guitars.

All source material is comprised of live guitar with various effects applied real-time and minimal post-production processing.

Contrary to most guitar libraries the focus of The New Ambient Guitar VST is the unrecognizable, ambient side of the stringed instrument. Beyond the strums, palm-mutes, plucks, picks, squeals, pinch-harmonics and lightning fast, finger-bleeding leads typically played on guitars, there lies a dreamy, synthy, rarely heard realm of droning beauty in the guitar. Of course there is still room for plenty of range within this realm. You’ll find sounds from awe-inspiring beauty to fist-clenching rage, from the eerie unknown to somber loneliness, from pulse-pounding horror to gentle, soothing harmony. Taking a small step back from the realm of pure ambience is a select group of bonus post-apocalyptic-inspired, minimalist phrases. These phrases are all still very ambient in nature and are meant to work perfectly on top of the purely ambient patches.

But what’s that you say? You want to be able to play your own melodies? Hey, this is an ambient library! But then again, we couldn’t help ourselves and decided to multisample the bass and guitar, giving you a massive range of standard plucked notes to play any melody you wish. Divided into five major emotional categories (Awe, Horror, Mystery, Rage, Sadness) and with the phrases and multi-samples, this library is unlike any guitar library you’ve heard before.

The New Ambient Guitar features

  • Ambiences, phrases and multi-samples made with guitars and amps.
  • Ambiences in core emotional categories for easy scoring: Awe ambiences, Sadness ambiences, Mystery ambiences, Horror ambiences, Rage ambiences.
  • Ambient plucked guitar & bass.
  • Custom convolution reverb.
  • FX controls (verb, filters, lo-fi etc).
  • 335 samples, 44.1Khz / 24Bit stereo .wav format.
  • 1.5 GB (compressed) download / 2.6 GB (uncompressed) installed.

The New Ambient Guitar for Kontakt 5.5 or higher (full version) is available for the introductory price of $79 USD until November 7th, 2016 (regular $99 USD).

8Dio is also offering a free copy of its Alien Drum library with any purchase of $99 USD or more through Halloween ($79 USD value).

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The New Alien Drum is deep-sampled Hand pan, with several playing styles and more than 4300+ samples. The instrument has a soft, sorrowful, melancholic tone to it and is a perfect companion for emotional or ambient type of scores.

The 8Dio Alien Drum is unique in the sense it was recorded at an average of 15 velocity layers and with 10 round-robin repetitions pr. layer/note, so you will never experience any repetition in the articulation.

The offer is valid until November 1st, 2016.

More information: 8Dio Productions