MG Steel String Harmonics
I bought this beautiful Cort acoustic guitar for my son’s birthday, after visiting London’s Denmark Street. This is a small body guitar with lots of character, and I particularly noticed the harmonics sounded very rich and full. So I sampled all the harmonics, and here it is as my first contribution to this amazing Pianobook community!
The MG Steel String Harmonics instrument is sampled with three round robins and three velocity layers, ensuring a very responsive, human feel. You can also adjust the attack time and hold notes to create a nice pad effect. I have also created a unique pan effect (when the Pan FX switch is activated) which changes the pan position of each note played by a random amount – to create an etherial effect, as heard in places in the demo track.
I hope you enjoy the instrument and find it useful.
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The beauty of the guitar's harmonics is not overwhelmed by percussive attack
The Spitfire Audio LABS Guitar Harmonics (usually only the plucked patch) are my usual go-to when I want that beautiful airy ring on one of my projects. One drawback of harmonics played on an acoustic guitar is that, even following careful equalisation, the harmonies are sometimes obscured by the percussive attack required to make the harmonics ring out cleanly. Not so in the case of Mike’s sampled Cort acoustic. That may partly be due to the guitar’s smaller body but more likely the meticulous sampling and the rich room reverb that’s an intrinsic quality of the sound. I loved using this and it brought out some unexpected qualities in my note choices that might otherwise have remained submerged in the mix. Thanks, Mike!