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Guitar Series Vol. 4

Version: Kontakt 5.8 / NCW / V1

Direlectro 56, Jazz L4 Special and Surfer Jaguar



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Product Overview

Guitar Series Vol. 4 contains 3 guitar libraries:

Direlectro 56, Jazz L4 Special and Surfer Jaguar

Please note: The FULL version of Kontakt 5.5 or above is required. Not for Kontakt Player.

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DirELECTRO 56 is our recreation of a single cutaway electric guitar with three silver appearance pickups. This model includes three lipstick pickups controlled by a selector switch provides seven pickup combinations. A “blow” switch lets you “override” any pickup selection to wire all three pickups in series. Our Virtual Instrument provides 5 pickup positions. Volume and Tone controls for all the pickup positions. These pickups produce a bright sound frequently described as “jangly”. They have been used in many genres, including Surf, rockabilly, rock, blues, rhythm and blues.



Jazz L4 is our recreation of a hollow body guitar with solid carved spruce top and a carved mahogany back and gold hardware. This model includes two ’57 humbucking 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. Humbucker pickups produce a higher output signal, and also give the tone a mellow quality with less treble frequencies. This guitar is specially suitable for jazz music.



Surfer JAGUAR is our recreation of a well known guitar, which features an offset-waist body, and a medium-scale 24″ neck. This model includes two single-coil pickups with side plates that improved RF shielding. A slide switch selects between two different pickup circuits, Lead and Rhythm. The lead circuit consists of three switches and two pots. The first two switches were for the neck and bridge pickups, respectively, while the third switch engaged a high-pass filter. Our Virtual Instrument focuses on the Lead circuit and provides all 3 pickup positions. High-pass filter switch, Volume and Tone controls for all the pickup positions. Popular among the surf music scene in the 60s 70s. Later on, vintage Jaguars became popular among punk rock players, and during the alternative rock and indie rock movements of the 1980s and 90s.  Its sound is suitable for many genres, including rock, pop, soul, rhythm and blues, blues, and jazz.


  • 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
  • X-Mutes
  • Slide up
  • Slide down
  • Slap
  • Harmonics
  • Pinch harmonics
  • Tapping
  • 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
  • Feedback
  • Pick noises
  • Harmonics Morph FX
  • Feedback Morph FX


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.

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