Joshua’s Martin

Joshua’s Martin


Of all my instruments, this one I am probably most attached to. They only made 250 of these Martins. After playing about 20 models I heard this one, and grabbed it! It has a warm rich tone, so I thought I’d try and sample it. I recorded it through an Avalon 737 Pre , using an AKG 414 . I compressed a little with a Universal Audio 1176. I also included a version that doubles each string (not octaves). It has a little bit of a Bouzouki vibe which I thought was kind of cool. And last I made a pad from the guitar using some reverses and the new FREE Vahalla SuperMassive Reverb/Delay. A special shout out to Dave Hilowitz for sharing his “Random No Repeat” Kontakt script on his awesome Youtube channel!


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5.0 rating
April 25, 2021

This is an A+. Endless uses.


Beautifully sampled

5.0 rating
September 12, 2020

In recent months I’ve tried a few VST acoustic guitars and this is by far the best of them – more character, more realism and more capable of cutting through other instruments in the mix. I found the sounds so inspiring I came up with a basic chord progression in a couple of minutes and just had to get it down before I forgot it. I can’t afford a real acoustic, let alone a limited-edition Martin, so I can see myself coming back to this one over and over again.

Chris Bell (wordsSHIFTminds)

Possibly the best pad in piano book-town

3.0 rating
June 20, 2020

Absolutely lovely guitar samples, great for demoing up ideas to be replaced by a real live player. I would always prefer much much quieter levels than this (where the magic happens) but this is a great instrument if you really want it to cut into your foreground.
HOWEVER… and its a big however, the pad patch Joshua has made is sublime, one of the best on the site and one I’m gonna be using on lots of projects! THANK YOU JOSHUA!!!

Christian Henson


A limited edition Martin recorded through an Avalon 737 Pre, using an AKG 414.

4.3 rating
4.3 out of 5 stars (based on 3 reviews)
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