Warm acoustic guitar for Kontakt

Evolution Steel Strings

Full version of Kontakt Required

$ 179 USD

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...[A]n incredible product. Not only does it have almost every feature imaginable, the sound is absolutely gorgeous...[Y]ou'll be hard pressed to find a better sampled acoustic guitar. The articulations and level of control are outstanding. The interface is easy to use and easy on the eyes. Most importantly, the sound is incredibly realistic.
Wusik Sound Magazine
It's the first thing I go to when I need an acoustic guitar. It's such an incredibly playable and expressive instrument! Yes, I'm calling it an instrument and not just a sample library. It's become an integral part of my palette and I recommend it highly! Orange Tree Samples has certainly set a standard for guitar libraries!
Pieter Schlosser
Additional music for Gears of War 2, Gears of War 3, The Sims 3, Friday the 13th, Desperate Housewives
Orange Tree Samples are essential in my post-production toolkit. On a recent remix, I needed to change an electric guitar to an acoustic one; there was no time to track anything. Melodyne polyphonic and Orange Tree Samples were a perfect solution.
Bill Evans
Executive producer/engineer, Flying Colors: Steve Morse, Dave LaRue, Mike Portnoy, Casey McPherson

Product Details

Until now, if you wanted a realistic acoustic guitar in your productions, the only serious option was to use a real guitarist. Numerous sample libraries and virtual instruments have come and gone that proclaimed realism, but fell far short of delivering on that promise. At best, they could be used to fill in a guitar part in pre-production mock ups that would later need to be replaced by a real guitar performance. All were better buried in the mix rather than exposed.

Announcing Evolution Steel Strings, the acoustic guitar sample library that will change your perception of what is possible for MIDI-based guitar simulation.

Evolution Steel Strings presents a breakthrough in sampled acoustic guitar. No other acoustic guitar sample library or virtual instrument has achieved the same level of realism. From single notes to chord strums, Evolution Steel Strings uses a combination of sampling, scripting, and physical modeling-based principles to bring you an astonishingly easy to play KONTAKT 4 sample library with results so realistic they can be used in final productions with confidence.

Listen to the demos for yourself. Let your ears be the judge.

Key Features:

Evolution Steel Strings features an iconic, Martin D16R steel string acoustic guitar recorded in stereo with top-notch mics and preamps in 24-bit, 48 khz for the best tone and fidelity possible. While most acoustic guitar sample libraries are sampled using only one mic, we used stereo micing, for a more natural tone, and also adjustable stereo width. The superior construction of the guitar used resulted in minimal buzzing on even the hardest hit notes. (Buzzing is an often cited problem with some of the popular acoustic guitar libraries for KONTAKT on the market.)

Features include:

- Both fingered and picked articulations totaling 6.5 GB of uncompressed samples.

- Extensive scripting from the Evolution guitar engine, makes for an intuitive, instant playable library from either or a MIDI keyboard or when sequencing.

- Individually sampled strings, powered by a performance modeled string/fret selection engine.

- A proprietary resonance engine for unparalleled organic realism from a sample library.

- 4x alternating samples to avoid the machine gun effect when repeating notes.

- A unique monophonic/polyphonic hybrid. Play legato lead lines or chordal parts in a single patch.

- Alternate tunings that not only change the range of the instrument, but also realistically alter the tone of individual strings.

- Legato articulations, including slides.

Product Requirements

Available Disk Space

This product requires a total of 7 GB of free disk space in order to download and install the sample library. The total size of the download is 3.4 GB, and after installed the library occupies 3.6 GB.

Native Instruments Kontakt Software

The sample library requires the full retail version of Native Instruments Kontakt 4.2 or greater, and it is not compatible with the free Kontakt Player.

Supported Interfaces

Stand-alone, VST, Audio Units, ASIO, Core Audio, WASAPI, AAX Native (Pro Tools 10 or higher)

Minimum System Requirements

Mac OS X 10.6.8, Intel Core 2 Duo, 2 GB RAM

Windows 7 or Windows 8 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit), Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD AthlonTM 64 X2, 2 GB RAM

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Released: September 23, 2012 - Latest Update: September 7, 2015
Interested in more products like Evolution Steel Strings? Check out these product categories:  Guitars, Acoustic Guitars, Evolution Series

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