Unfortunately I have a life long medical condition, haemophilia, which causes problems with joints. Everyone is different, but for me it impacts my elbows. As a result playing guitar can be very difficult, or even impossible at times. Recently I found myself unable to play but in need of some ambient guitar parts. I decided to record some 12th fret artificial harmonics as you can play them 1 handed.
I still don’t have the part I originally wanted to record, but I do have a new instrument, so can’t complain. The following day I repeated the process with my most recent musical purchase, a Yamaha guitalele. Which has a different tone as it is tuned higher, and has nylon guitar strings. To finish everything off I cut a lot of high end from the samples to remove a horrible hiss, and added some reverb (maybe too much..).
I would recommend tweaking the modulation controls (decay, sustain, release, etc.) within Kontakt to get a sound that works for you.
Reviews for Acoustic Harmonics
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Great layering tool
As i guitarist i love layering these guitar fx samples with real guitar recordings, i think if you completely make up a track of guitar samples it sounds fake but sounds awesome mixed in with real guitar. Theres nice dynamic range and the harmonics themselves sound really good but i agree with what people above me said that they wish they had the ability to control the amount of reverb. Still i think im going to use this soon along side real guitar.
Two lovely harmonics based sounds
This sample pack presents two lovely sounds based on harmonics. They are very fun to play and very inspirational, but also drenched in a lot of reverb which cannot be removed because it is in the samples. It would have been nice to have a dry version too for times one wants to have reverb but not quite so much. Even so, these are well-recorded, and the instruments are well programmed.
Two very wet harmonic patches
In this little package you will find two pluck-like instruments that sound great from the get-go.
While they are just a little dynamic, they suffer from 3 major problems:
1)They are not configurable at all, which means you are stuck with their very wet character.
2) The samples contain a little white noise, but in a deep mixing session it won't be easily audible.
3) All the samples are panned mostly to the left. I found that readjusting the insturment panning at around 25R makes it much better.
It's something worth checking out nonetheless!