8DIO The New Ambient Guitar KONTAKT
Size – 1.8 GB
The New Ambient Guitar VST library is a massive collection of carefully crafted sounds all derived from a number of different guitars. All source material is comprised of live guitar with various effects applied real-time and minimal post-production processing.
Contrary to most guitar libraries the focus of The New Ambient Guitar VST is the unrecognizable, ambient side of the stringed instrument. Beyond the strums, palm-mutes, plucks, picks, squeals, pinch-harmonics and lightning fast, finger-bleeding leads typically played on guitars, there lies a dreamy, synthy, rarely heard realm of droning beauty in the guitar. Of course there is still room for plenty of range within this realm. You’ll find sounds from awe-inspiring beauty to fist-clenching rage, from the eerie unknown to somber loneliness, from pulse-pounding horror to gentle, soothing harmony. Taking a small step back from the realm of pure ambience is a select group of bonus post-apocalyptic-inspired, minimalist phrases. These phrases are all still very ambient in nature and are meant to work perfectly on top of the purely ambient patches.
But what’s that you say? You want to be able to play your own melodies? Hey, this is an ambient library! But then again, we couldn’t help ourselves and decided to multisample the bass and guitar, giving you a massive range of standard plucked notes to play any melody you wish. Divided into five major emotional categories (Awe, Horror, Mystery, Rage, Sadness) and with the phrases and multi-samples, this library is unlike any guitar library you’ve heard before.
New Front-Faced FX and Chaos 3.4 FX
The Ambient Guitar contains two parallel FX systems. The first one is our new Front-Faced FX, which allows you to control the most fundamental effects from the front panel (ex. Dynamics, Filters, Pitch, Delay, Crusher and our new Textural Delay). You can also go deeper with our new Chaos 3.4 FX system, which includes Step-Based Filter, EQ, Bit-Crusher, Distortion, Dual Stereo-Delay and an additional convolution system on top of our custom Textural Convolution Delays.
Textural Convolution Delay
Textural Convolution Delay is a new way of using convolution to create textural delays. The idea is to use non-conventional convolution impulses to augment the existing sound. So when the instrument delays – you will not just get a normal delay of the instrument, but also get the delay and texture of the convolution. This concept is called Textural Convolutions and we hand-crafted over 130 new impulses for The New Ambient Guitar. The Textural Convolutions can also be randomized.
The New Ambient Guitar comes with a built-in browser environment, so no more loading files for everything you want to try. You have everything right at your finger tips and the ability to select any of our 5 instruments with a single click. The browser consists of our main instrument groups (ex. snares) and then a sub-group which contains all the individual instruments.
Ambiences, phrases and multi-samples made with guitars and amps
Ambiences in core emotional categories for easy scoring:
Ambient plucked guitar
Ambient plucked bass
Custom convolution reverb
FX controls (verb, filters, lo-fi etc)
2.6 GB installed
1.5 GB (compressed) Link / 2.6 GB (uncompressed) installed
Sample resolution: 44.1Khz / 24Bit stereo .wav format
- Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.5+ required
- Kontakt 5 is 32 and 64-bit compatible on both PC and MAC platforms
- Ambient Guitar requires 2.6 GB of hard drive space
- Runs as a stand-alone application, VST® or Audio Units plug-in, AAX® under Pro Tools
- Minimum: Mac OS X® 10.4 / 10.5, G5 1.8 GHz or Intel Core Duo 1.66 GHz, 1 GB RAM or Windows® XP (32 Bit) or Windows Vista® (32/64 Bit), Pentium® or Athlon XP 1.4 GHz, 1 GB RAM. 2 GB of RAM or more is highly recommended