Impact Soundworks Plectra Series 1-8 string Acoustic Bouzouki v1.1 KONTAKT

Impact Soundworks Plectra Series 1-8 string Acoustic Bouzouki v1.1 KONTAKT
The first entry in our Plectra Series of picked, plucked and strummed stringed instruments! This exquisite instrument for KONTAKT 4 is a joy to play right out of the box. Featuring all important articulations, intelligent string switching, true legato playing, multiple mics and advanced scripting, this is the most deeply-sampled bouzouki library yet. A perfect tool for film, TV and game composers, as well as rock and pop producers looking to add a new unique tone to their tracks.

Designed, recorded and produced by Dimitris Plagiannis, our first entry into the Plectra Series of virtual instruments is a classic instrument of Greek music. Reminiscent of the European mandolin but with a deeper, richer tone, the bouzouki has its roots as one of the oldest musical instruments. No sample libraries existed that truly captured this beautiful instrument in great depth and detail, until now!
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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 sample library with results so realistic they can be used in final productions with confidence.

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.)
Impact Soundworks Django Gypsy Jazz Guitar KONTAKT Impact Soundworks Django Gypsy Jazz Guitar KONTAKT
A stunning collection of three virtual instruments tailor-made for gypsy jazz and swing music! DJANGO includes two lead guitars (acoustic & electric DI) plus an acoustic rhythm guitar, all with incredible realism and superb playability. The heart of Django Reinhardt’s signature style, available in your DAW at last.

Impact Soundworks Django Gypsy Jazz Guitar KONTAKT

This library is a tribute to the legendary musical style of its namesake, Django Reinhardt, innovator of gypsy jazz (also known as gypsy swing, hot club jazz, or jazz manouche). We recorded three instruments - acoustic lead, electric lead, and acoustic rhythm - designed to deliver solo and accompanying parts in the characteristic expression and speed of this wonderful style. With over 20,000+ samples total, we can confidently say we achieved our goal!

Impact Soundworks Django Gypsy Jazz Guitar KONTAKT

But the degree of sampling depth and authenticity included in DJANGO makes the instrument suitable for other contexts as well: modern jazz, swing, blues, or even pop, and can provide an alternative sound for lead steel or nylon acoustic guitar parts played with a pick. The rhythm instrument is ideal for the well-known upbeat swing rhythm, best known as "la pompe", in any key and with a wide range of chords.

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Impact Soundworks Plectra Series 2 Highland Harps KONTAKT Impact Soundworks Plectra Series 2 Highland Harps KONTAKT

Continuing our Plectra Series of plucked, picked and strummed string instruments from around the world comes this collection of traditional folk harps! Featuring the lyre, lap harp, and celtic harp, this KONTAKT 4 sample library evokes images of the Irish countryside, Appalachian splendor, tall tales and a heart mug of mead beside a crackling fire. The intimate, close-miced sound is ideal for traditional, folk, medieval and Renaissance music as well as modern scores in any number of styles.

Highland Harps is the second entry into the Plectra Series of virtual stringed instruments from around the world. With this library, we wanted to capture the warm and rustic tones of the celtic harp, lap harp, and lyre, each of which has a rich tradition extending back hundreds to thousands of years. While the Western concert harp has been sampled in depth, these smaller instruments have previously been overlooked by the sampling world.

Our approach was to record using close mics and a minimum of room ambiance, leaving just the perfect amount of 'air' for each note to ring out and breathe. We made sure to extensively record dynamics and round robins, up to 7 layers for some articulations, so the entire range of each instrument could be accurately represented. Playing styles include plucked, harmonics, hammered, bowed, ebowed, percussive slaps and glissandos.

A custom scripted interface is provided, allowing easy access to useful controls such as attack and decay, bass, brightness, transposition, octave plucking and humanization, added reverb and spatial width. These controls make it a breeze to customize a patch to your liking for any given project.
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Impact Soundworks Plectra Series 4 Turkish Oud KONTAKT Impact Soundworks Plectra Series 4 Turkish Oud KONTAKT
The most realistic and detailed virtual oud instrument ever released! Plectra Series 4 includes a custom-made, masterwork Turkish Oud performed by Stelios Varveris and produced by Dimitris Plagiannis. It features all crucial articulations, a gorgeous & inspiring UI, and a full microtuning engine for authentic playing.

Continuing our tradition of beautifully-sampled, stringed Plectra Series instruments comes the Turkish Oud. This Kontakt library, produced by Dimitris Plagiannis, sets a new standard for depth, playability, and realism in non-Western sampled instruments. We are delighted to present plectra Series 4 - the most realistic and playable virtual oud ever released.

The history of the oud extends back to antiquity, having been referenced in writings over 1,000 years old. It is a fretless, stringed instrument that has been used in both Middle Eastern and European music for many centuries, and is now played all over the world. The instrument we sampled is a custom-made, double soundboard Turkish oud by Faruk Trnz. The instrument was performed by Stelios Varveris and recorded with pristine Neumann & AKG mics through an SSL console in a treated studio room.

Our goal in creating this library was to produce an incredibly intuitive instrument that simply sounds great out of the box. The powerful script engine seamlessly voices notes and chords - no complex keyswitches required. Advanced users can delve into the gorgeous, inspiring user interface for custom mix controls like microphone blend, EQ, compression, and reverb, and microtuning presets can be used to achieve incredibly authentic performances.

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Impact Soundworks Shreddage Bass 2 KONTAKT DVDRDISCOVER Impact Soundworks Shreddage Bass 2 KONTAKT DVDRDISCOVER
Shreddage Bass 2 Our finest virtual bass: a badass six-string, custom-made Muckelroy recorded through a legendary vacuum tube preamp! The superb realism, depth, and stunning tone of Shreddage Bass 2 is perfect for rock, metal, fusion, pop and much more.

.....::::: Shreddage Bass 2 - Key Features :::::.....
• Custom-made 6-string electric bass
• 11,000+ samples recorded w/ true TUBE DI
• Four and a half octave range starting at low G
• Fingered playing style, up to 32x samples per note
• Sustain, staccato, hammer-on & pull-off
• Harmonics, portamento slides, FX
• Powerful performance engine w/ FX + tweaking
• Hundreds of finger noise + pop samples

.....::::: CONCEPT :::::.....
At the foundation of any killer track is a killer bass groove. A bass doesn’t just provide the meat and low-end of the track – it anchors and glues all other elements together, and even shine as a virtuosic solo instrument in the hands of an expert. Shreddage Bass 2 captures the full potential of the electric bass using a masterwork custom 6-string instrument recorded through legendary analog gear.

Unlike the original Shreddage Bass library, Shreddage Bass 2 uses a much more versatile fingered playing style performed by master bassist, composer, and session musician Tony Dickinson. Tony brought his massive experience and skill to recording the library from both the perspective of a performer and a producer; he also brought his custom-made, one-of-a-kind handmade Muckelroy bass!

Shreddage Bass 2 features over 11,000+ samples recorded through a Universal Audio Solo/610 analog tube preamp/DI box for maximum fatness, punch, and warmth. As with our virtual guitar instruments, each string was sampled in exhaustive detail across every fret, at multiple dynamics, and with up to 8x round robin variations per note. The instrument’s massive 4.5 octave range starts at a sub-destroying low G up to a high C#, allowing you to play or sequence any bass part you can think of.

Everything we’ve learned from the Shreddage 2 series has been applied to Shreddage Bass 2 – our most realistic performance engine, extensive tweaking options, beautiful legatos, and meticulous editing. This is not just a badass bass for rock & metal music, but the premier virtual electric bass for any musical style!

Users of our virtual guitars will be immediately familiar with the UI of Shreddage Bass 2. It allows for total customization of all articulations (mapping by velocity, keyswitch, or MIDI CC), adjustment of the live performance engine, under-the-hood engine variables, and a custom FX rack with presets built in.