Baritone Guitar Washes - Riot Audio - Kontakt
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Baritone Guitar Washes

Version: Kontakt 5.8 / NCW / V1

Beautiful ambient swells, pads and pluck & stab sounds

£59.00

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Product Overview

Baritone Guitar Washes is a cinematic pad instrument for Kontakt. Its uniquely versatile WASHES sound design engine creates beautiful ambient swells, pads and pluck & stab sounds based on recordings with an aluminium neck baritone electric guitar custom-made for legendary Italian ambient composer Eraldo Bernocchi (Sigillum S, Obake, Simm, Harold Budd, Bill Laswell).

Please Note: The FULL version of Kontakt 5.8 or above is required. Please do not purchase this if you intend to use it with Kontakt Player

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EDGE - DIRT & PRESENCE

There are detailed FX controls as well as an “EDGE” control mapped to the mod wheel by default for some added saturation and spectral shaping to bring out extra dirt and presence.

The resulting palette of possible sounds is unique in its breadth, whilst still retaining the DNA of the original sound sources. Whether you’re looking for icy, thin trails, warm, sparkly harmony pads, or edgy, scratchy atonal textures, BARITONE GUITAR WASHES is guaranteed to have something for you.

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OVERVIEW

GEAR BREAKDOWN

  • Custom hand-made NUDE Baritone Electric 6-string guitar with aluminium neck
  • Kemper Profiler Amplifier
  • D’Addario strings gauges .13-.62
  • Cello Bow and Ebow
  • Universal Audio A/D converters
  • Blackstar Tube Amplifier for reamping stage

FEATURES AT A GLANCE

  • One compact Kontakt instrument
  • Three layers – Body, Grit and Air
  • 60 presets (snapshots) in total – 30 pads & 30 plucks
  • Lexicon Reverb Modelling
  • Based on Riot Audio’s proprietary WASHES engine
  • Uses Kontakt’s AET Filter technology to morph and blend disparate sound sources
  • Total size of sampled content: 0.2 GB
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MAIN PAGE

MASTER

Controls for Volume, Pan and Stereo Width, as well as an “Edge” control for added saturation and spectral shaping and a main level meter.

FX

Controls for Distortion (including Damping), Filters (LP, BP, HP), Delay (including up to 100% feedback time for endless textures) and Reverb (including length).

EQ

Low, Mid and High Frequency EQ with variable Q controls.

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LAYERS PAGE

BODY, GRIT and AIR

Controls for Layer Source Sample, Volume, Sample Start, Attack and Release as well as a layer-specific level meter for each of the three layers.

MORPHING

A number of controls are available for BARITONE GUITAR WASHES’ morphing capabilities. For each layer there is a selection menu for Target Sample and controls for Morphing Direction (base layertarget layer), Morphing Amount and Speed.

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ARTICULATIONS

BODY LAYER

  • Bridge Pickup
  • Mid Pickup

Neck Pickup

  • Harmonics Bridge
  • Harmonics Mid LP (Low Pass)
  • Harmonics Mid
  • Harmonics Neck
  • Harmonics Prewashed Bridge
  • Harmonics Prewashed Neck
  • Prewashed Bridge
  • Prewashed Neck
  • Ebow

GRIT LAYER

  • Bowed
  • Distorted Weirdness
  • Distorted tonal
  • Scraped

AIR LAYER

  • Hoover wide
  • Hoover mono
  • Blown 1
  • Blown 2

INTRODUCTION

BARITONE GUITAR WASHES is a versatile Kontakt instrument based on sampled recordings of a custom-made hand-built baritone electric guitar with an aluminium neck by NUDE Guitars (see pictures below). The deep resonance and incredible sustain of the instrument make it perfectly suited to designing long pads and other ambient sounds.

BARITONE GUITAR WASHES is based on our proprietary Kontakt engine (WASHES) that incorporates three layers of sound – Body, Grit and Air, each with a specific function and sound characteristics.

BODY LAYER

The Body layer contains the core guitar samples, in various pickup positions (Neck, Mid, Bridge) and playing styles (Harmonics, Straight, Ebow). These samples are looped/layered to create “swells” with close to infinite release times. It also includes several instances of “pre-washed” samples, swell sounds that were recorded using custom delay and reverb settings on a Kemper Profiling Amp. Sample start times, attack and release are highly customizable, allowing for anything from short, dry naturalistic pluck sounds as well as organ-like stab sounds (without the initial attack of the guitar pluck) via 10s risers that end abruptly to classic slow-attack and slow-release pad sounds.

GRIT LAYER

The Grit layer serves to add a distorted, dissonant, scratchy or bowed flavour. This can either be dialed in low in the mix for a sprinkling of darkness and texture, or dialed up to be a featured element.

AIR LAYER

The Air layer contains a few different instances of moving air (a household hoover, air blown across an Irish Low Flute) for some high-frequency/breath-like sizzle. This layer can be added to produce organ-type sounds (think Hammond or Wurlitzer) and hints of choir.

MORPHING

All three layers can be morphed by applying several target sounds (usually combinations of sounds from other layers). There are controls for direction, speed and strength of this morphing effect, allowing for maximum soundshaping capabilities.

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4 Stars (1)
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Grainy and lovely.

I really enjoy the organic nature of these sounds. The evolving 'noise' that builds within these instruments is lovely.
So good for glitchy, organic textures.

Chris Tobias

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