Dark and mellow, good for jazz. . Kontakt Player can be made very compact, if required, with the large arrow buttons centre top providing a way of scrolling through the loaded Instruments. Adjustable pick noise, fret noise, and finger releases the sound of the finger lifting off the string at the end of each note played help recreate the basses completely authentically. Either way, definitely checkout the demos and listen to what can be done with this library:.
The two Synths categories both have an abundance of instruments. Use Electri6ity's built-in multieffects phaser, flanger, chorus, reverb, and delay , Screamer module, and amp simulation British, Classic, Clean, Jazz, Metal, Modern, and Rock to make the sound come alive, or use your own guitar amps or simulators to multiply the possibilities. Electri6ity offers highly detailed recreations of not just one, but eight classic electric guitars, a summary of which can be found in the 'About The Guitars' box. One upright bass and three slap basses are also included. Randomized pick noises, release samples, and fret noises add to the realism of each instrument.
These instruments cover a broad musical palette and the library is intended very much as a 'one stop sample shop' for the computer-based musician. Performance features include an innovative legato tool designed for true finger-smooth playing, and a customizable vibrato engine with control over vibrato types, speeds, and depths. In contrast, the electric bass patches have a good complement of features for expressive performances, and they include sound-shaping tools appropriate to bass instruments. Within a particular bank, other keyswitch zones provide access to performance options so, for example, G0 provides a normal sustained note while A 0 can provide a slide into a note. Acou6tics features an advanced chord-detection algorithm and, when multiple notes are received simultaneously and you can configure the time frame for this , they are automatically played as a single strum. Electri6ity contains eight of the most famous and distinguished guitar tones from the history of the instrument. The keyswitch a whole step below returns the patch to polyphonic performance.
Switching between these different banks is done via keyswitches laid out on notes C0 to F0. By John Walden Having done electric guitars, Vir2 turn their attention to acoustics, but the inexplicable '6' remains intact. The Outputs button provides some considerable extra creative possibilities: not only does it allow the output channels to be specified, it also provides access to both Insert and Send-Return effects. The slam versions have a bigger, more aggressive sound that is perfect for your next trailer or action cue. How much of the subtler details are actually going to be noticeable depends to some extent on how the guitars are used — some amp settings and processes bring them to the fore, others less so. Again, all these elements can be dialled in or out to taste. From the Settings tab, 13 parameter categories are available for finely tweaking every aspect of the guitar simulation.
I appreciate some of the rhythm-oriented, tempo-sync patches, but many of the other patches strike me as filler. Macca's Hoffner delivered an authentic Beatles-era bass sound, especially with the Amp controls set way up. Tens of thousands of samples are involved, covering many articulations and playing techniques. Acou6tics includes flexible microphone and effects options to tailor the sound of each instrument. Other knobs set Pitch Bend range, adjust pick and fret noise, and control the release-samples level. Legato playing is relatively straightforward and the only real challenge here is finding your way around the various performance articulations so you can add the appropriate slides, mutes and vibrato to create something believable.
This is performed very transparently via the pitch wheel, and is activated automatically whenever Electri6ity detects two simultaneous notes a major or minor second apart. This is where the Settings tab comes into play. They all sound great but, because the performance options are generally very consistent between the instruments, once I'd got to grips with picking or strumming on the steel- and nylon-strung guitars, I could bring those same techniques to the mandolin and mkulele. Want an Eddie Van Halen style hammer on or a deftly plucked muted note? This means there is much more to include and think about when putting together a realistic programmed guitar performance. Randomized pick noises, release samples, and fret noises add to the realism of each instrument. In all these patches, the mod wheel switches the Leslie speaker effect from slow to fast.
Both traditional keyswitching and forced keyswitching hold down the keyswitch trigger to affect the note s currently being played but return to the previous mode as soon as the keyswitch trigger is released have been designed for maximum ease of use, and all are displayed on the onscreen display in real-time. The sampled instruments are organised into 19 categories — various basses, drums including some loops , guitars, pianos, keyboards, orchestral and synth categories are all present and correct. One typical guitar articulation not covered by keyswitches is unison bend. Basis delivers a solid collection of electric bass sounds in an expressive, ready-to-play package. Vir2 are part of the plot and having targeted the electric guitar player with Electri6ity back in 2010, they now have acoustic guitar players in their sights. On the left is a Browser window, where Instruments or Multis groups of instruments can be selected.
A breakthrough intelligent legato mode allows for real finger legato playing, and the engine automatically responds to the playing style to interpret a realistic legato. One upright bass and three slap basses are also included. The user can also toggle to a small display footprint via a button at the top right of the window. You can download the Kontakt Player via will take you to Native Instruments website Instruments made for Kontakt Player will also run in the full paid for version of Kontakt. Keyswitches let you access different chord inversions and a relatively generous set of chord qualities, such as major, minor, major seventh, and half-diminished.