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Evolution® Stratosphere

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$ 179 USD

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What a BADASS instrument! It sounds terrific. The GUI is intuitive and everything is really clear.
Pieter Schlosser
Additional music for Gears of War 2, Gears of War 3, The Sims 3, Friday the 13th, Desperate Housewives
Robert Williams
My friends all think I'm joking when I tell them the guitar on my songs were played by me on a keyboard. The new Orange Tree Samples Evolution Stratosphere is simply amazing. Pitch bends, vibrato, and strumming are a breeze.
Robert Williams
Drummer: Captain Beefheart, Hugh Cornwell
Scott Yahney
Best strat sample library bar none!!!!
Scott Yahney
Producer, Composer, Keyboardist
Evolution Stratosphere is the best guitar library I’ve ever used for leads. The interface is intuitive and quick—customization is a breeze. Superb.
Bill Evans
Executive producer/engineer, Flying Colors: Steve Morse, Dave LaRue, Mike Portnoy, Casey McPherson

Product Details

When we introduced our line of guitar sample libraries in 2008, it represented a stunning leap forward in sampled guitar realism. Today, you'll find the Evolution line of guitars and basses in final productions of numerous movie and television scores, trailers, games, even pop hits. Evolution Stratosphere represents the fifth generation of the Evolution guitar engine and incorporates refinements that provide unparalleled realism and more intuitive play.

For example, Evolution Stratosphere has an intuitive, powerful strumming pattern editor. We felt it was important to make something that represents strumming better than the traditionally-used step sequencer approach, so we came up with a more powerful system that's fast and easy to use. It gives you control over which strings get strummed, the direction of the strum, and the speed of the strum. Plus, you can use many articulations within a single strum pattern, and even incorporate special effects like string slaps as part of the pattern.

Evolution Stratosphere comes with a robust guitar effects engine, including a vast collection of modeled guitar pedals. Additionally, you have selectable guitar cab sizes with several options for microphones and mic placement. All together, you have a comprehensive guitar effects suite at your fingertips without external guitar effect processors necessary to get amazing-sounding tones.

But don't just take our word for it, let your ears decide.

Key Features:

- Multitracking up to quadruple tracking.

- Adjustable pick position using our proprietary physical modeling technology.

- Various vibrato styles, from classic vibrato to rock and metal vibrato with adjustable depth/speed. Vibrato can be assigned to MIDI CCs or aftertouch.

- Powerful mapping system that lets you set how you want to trigger articulations, using conditions such as velocity ranges, MIDI CCs, latching and non-latching keyswitches, and more.

- Built-in strum pattern editor for authentic guitar strumming.

Sampling specifications:

- Over 10,000 samples, recorded in 24-bit, 48khz.

- Articulations such as sustains, half palm mutes, full palm mutes, mutes, squeals, tapping, natural harmonics, plus special effects such as chugs, scratches, string slaps, and much more. The articulations amount to 144 unique samples per note, although because each string was sampled individually, in certain cases there are many more based on your ability to play the same note on different strings.

- MIDI articulations for instant upward/downward grace notes, buzz trills, whole-step slides, whole-step hammer-ons, slides (velocity-based and tempo-synced), octaves, and powerchords.

- Legato samples for slides, hammer-ons, and pull-offs.

- The articulations have 3 dynamics, 2 pick directions (when applicable), and 2x round-robin.

- Modeled pickup selection for bridge, bridge + middle, middle, middle + neck, and neck pickups.

Evolution Stratosphere is NKS-ready. The integration with the Native Kontrol Standard presents many benefits, both when using the library in the Komplete Kontrol software as well as in conjunction with Komplete Kontrol hardware, such as the Komplete Kontrol S-Series keyboards and Maschine.

In addition to Evolution Stratosphere being displayed in the Native Browser among your other Komplete Kontrol instruments, there are a variety of other benefits. For example, thanks to Native Instruments’ Native Map® technology, you can control the library’s various parameters directly through connected hardware right out of the box. Furthermore, the keyswitches and key ranges are shown using Light Guide, an innovative technology that displays the key colors directly on your Komplete Kontrol S-Series keyboard.

We highly recommend using Evolution Stratosphere with a Komplete Kontrol S-Series keyboard for the full experience. While not a requirement, you will be able to take advantage of the Native Kontrol Standard for an intuitive connection between software instruments and hardware.

Product Requirements

Available Disk Space

This product requires a total of 4.2 GB of free disk space in order to download and install the sample library. The total size of the download is 1.9 GB, and after installed the library occupies 2.3 GB.

Supported Interfaces

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

Minimum System Requirements

Mac OS 10.9, 10.10 or 10.11.1 (latest update), Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB RAM

Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit), Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD AthlonTM 64 X2, 4 GB RAM

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Released: December 18, 2014 - Latest Update: December 13, 2016
Interested in more products like Evolution Stratosphere? Check out these product categories:  Guitars, Electric Guitars, Evolution Series

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