Beat-Sliced Guitars – For Kontakt
What Is It?
It’s simple really – guitar played rhythmically in all the common note length variations and two playing styles, sampled and sliced so that it stays solidly in time with your host. Add some Kontakt magic like filters, delays and envelope loop patterns and voila – an incredibly expressive, inspirational and downright fun to play instrument! Multis extend the possibilities by adding a second or third instance with different keyswitch mappings so that more interesting
and complex rhythmic patterns arise as different keyswitched note values are played against each other.
If you’re looking for an instrument that will let your guitar-slinger solos sound as close to a “real” guitar as possible (or as close as midi will allow), look elsewhere. What these instruments will do is provide a fresh and organic rhythmic timbre that is at once unique and familiar. No matter what your style, these instruments will give your compositions a solid edge.
Please Note: You must have the full version of Kontakt 5.1 – will NOT work with Kontakt Player.
These instruments are useful for multiple genres including chill lounge, trance, triphop, complextro, ambient and cinematic. They work well with any rhythmic music and are really fun to play and inspirational. Everyone who has played them has a different take on how to use them.
Instrument Specs and Details
This instrument is compatible with Kontakt 5.1 and later. Does not work with Kontakt Player.
348 48kHz 24-bit sample loops per instrument (~180 MB uncompressed)
29 notes (C1 – E3) and 6 common time values (whole, quarter, quarter triplet, eighth, eighth triplet and sixteenth)
Each note value and note length performed, sampled and looped for a 4/4 measure or more with two performance styles – staccato (or palm mute) and legato. Original loops are at 75 BPM but are sliced (ala REX files) so that they are useful over a wide range of tempos. We have also included a ’1/2-Time’ switch for programmers who like to double their tempo for finer resolution.
Velocity switches between staccato and legato playing styles.
Keyswitches control the note length values.
Performance controls allow you to easily map parameters like filter cutoff and delay amount to your controller.
Instrument Sample Sets
Clean Tele is a Tom Anderson Hollow Classic T with Anderson pickups in a H-S-H configuration strung with D’Addario EXL115 strings. It was recorded using the 2nd pickup setting with the coils tapped as single through a 1967 Fender Champ and a Shure SM57 mic. For the notes below E1, a larger (.058) string was fitted for better tension/tone. This set is the proto-typical electric guitar sound – sharp, bell-like and twangy!
Wack Ass is a dual humbucker Brian Moore i13 strung with D’Addario EXL110 strings set to the neck position with the tone control rolled nearly off. It was recorded directly to the DAW through an effects chain which included an Electro Harmonix Ring Thing and a WMD Geiger Counter. This set is an octave-down monster of mangled guitar – a synth-like texture but with a plucked string driving it to produce a harmonically rich timbre with a wholly organic feel!
Normally $18, these instruments are being offered at an introductory price of just $12.