Guitar Series Vol. 2
Version: Kontakt 5.5 / NCW / V1
Direct Tele, Direct 335 and Direct P90
Download Method: Kontakt Hub
Guitar Series Vol. 1 contains 3 guitar libraries:
Direct Tele, Direct 335 and Direct P90
Please note: The FULL version of Kontakt 5.5 or above is required. Not for Kontakt Player.
Direct TELE is our recreation of the world’s first commercially successful solid body electric guitar and it was developed in California in 1950. This model includes two single coil pickups controlled by a 3-way selector switch, 1 volume and 1 tone controls. Our Virtual Instrument provides all 3 pickup positions. Volume and Tone controls for all the pickup positions. It can produce a bright, country twang tone when the bridge pickup is used, or a mellow, warm, bluesy jazz tone when the neck pickup is used. Its wide range of tonalities allows this guitar to be used for many styles of music including country, pop, rock, blues , funk and jazz.
Direct 335 is our recreation of a semi-hollow body guitar, with a solid maple center block for increased sustain, and arched laminated maple top, back, and sides for added warmth. This model includes two humbuckers controlled by a 3-way selector switch, 2 volume and 2 tone controls. Our Virtual Instrument provides all 3 pickup positions. Volume and Tone controls for all the pickup positions. Humbucker pickups produce a higher output signal, and also give the tone a mellow quality with less treble frequencies. They have been used in many genres, including rock, country, pop, soul, rhythm and blues, blues, jazz.
Direct P90 is our recreation of a solid mahogany body electric guitar that were produced from 1952 to 1956. This model includes two P90 pickups controlled by a 3-way selector switch, 2 volume and 2 tone controls. Our Virtual Instrument provides all 3 pickup positions. Volume and Tone controls for all the pickup positions.
P-90’s have some of the single coil twang, but having large amounts of mid-range tone, favorite of plenty of rock’n’roll, blues and garage rock players.
- Guitar Pickup selector switch
- Guitar Volume and Tone pots
- Articulation matrix fully customizable
- Keyswitches and momentary keyswitches
- Solo mode
- Power Chords mode
- Chord recognition mode
- Direct chords mode
- Actual guitar chords
- Chord variations
- Strumming and repetition keys
- Strum speed control
- Arpeggio keys
- Extended round robin system
- 12 string guitar emulation
- Volume control for articulations, FX, and noises
- Dynamics control
- Pith bend range controls
- Vibrato Control
- MIDI automatable controls
- +100 Presets (Snapshots) for Kontakt v6
- Sustained notes
- Legato transitions
- Palm mutes
- Slide up
- Slide down
- Pinch harmonics
- Bend Unison
- Sustained notes with a metal slider
- Slide up with a metal slider.Fast and slow
- Slide down with a metal slider
- Release noises
- Fret buzz
- Tremolo bar FX
- Pick noises
- Harmonics Morph FX
- Feedback Morph FX
THE HEART OF THE GUITAR LIBRARY
Because we wanted to capture most of the instrument’s authentic feel, we had to virtually sample all the techniques and articulations used by the guitar players. In addition, we also captured other elements such as fret buzzing, release notes, pick attacks, squeaks and some noises produced when an electric guitar is being played. Thanks to our detailed, and smart scripts, you’ll find all the available options arranged in a very intuitive, and elegant user interface. One of our innovative features is the FX-morph system, which combines the tones of regular articulations with harmonic sustained notes and feedback notes, specially recorded for this particular application.
This new level of expression, unseen in other virtual instruments of the kind, allows the player to virtually replicate the tone changes produced by the guitarists when they change the pick angle and position, or the feedback effects achieved when the player gets close to the amplifier. One of the features that most influences the tone of an electric guitar, is the type of pickups they have installed, and the layout of the electrical circuit attached to them. In the process of capturing the sounds produced by such a complex instrument as an electric guitar, one of our must desired features was the possibility of choosing any of the available pickup combinations each particular guitar offers. Wiring the pickups directly to a mixing console, does not produce the same sound as passing the signal through the entire electrical circuit. So, in order to capture the authentic sound of the pickups, we decided to relay on a combination of sampling, and modeling.
Analyzing the sonic characteristics of the different pickups and associated circuits, allowed us to obtain a spectrum snapshot of each pickup or pickup combination. By means of state of the art filtering methods, we can bring to you, all the tonal changes and possible pickup combinations. We even captured the guitar’s wood resonance, since we believe it also contributes to the authentic tone of the instrument. The development process and tweaking, required more than three years of hard work, and we believe that all our passion and attention to detail, resulted in a very expressive instrument, of great playability and realism.
View more videos and demos at Soundprops: https://soundprops.com/demos-2/