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Exotic States


Version: Kontakt 5.5 / NCW / V1

One-of-a-kind Cigar Box Guitar



Download Method: Kontakt Hub

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Product Overview

Nailstrom is a one-of-a-kind cigar box guitar that we built and extensively sampled, capturing all of its strange quirks and nuances.

Nailstrom utilizes nails for frets, which makes for a very temperamental tone, ranging from clear plucked notes to harsh, gritty bowing.

Developed for Kontakt, this instrument is a unique addition to any composer/producer's toolkit.

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Nailstrom includes 4 main articulations: Plucked, Picked, Bowed, and Tremolo, as well as a set of 9 synth articulations created by processing and mangling the original recordings.

The custom interface allows you to dial in fret noise and resonance, and shape the instrument's tone.

The morph and ambience effects provide textural sound design, perfect for creating beautiful ambient sounds.

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  • 4 Main Articulations (Plucked, Picked, Bowed, Tremolo)
  • 10 Synth Articulations
  • Individual Patches for all Articulations
  • 12 Effects Patches
  • Nailstrom requires the full version of Kontakt 5.5+ It will not run in the free Kontakt Player


4.5 Stars (2)
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ Verified Review

Hear the plucked one sounds

I love these sounds, especially the plucked one.

Norbert Schläbitz

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Verified Review

Absolutely Amazing!

If you’ve heard of photosynthesis, then you already know the great impact Exotic States has had on the library community.

This guitar is exceptional. It is so unique and there is so much that can be done beyond guitar sounds. The use of round robins really makes the instrument sound alive.

I wish there would be an update for this with even more patches or another original instrument with a similar library approach.

Really great stuff here!

Nicholas Johnson

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