Arctic Guitar

An Ibanez electric guitar sampled with three velocity layers in the heart of a frozen, Finnish winter....

The story

Recorded in the freezing cold winter of Finland (under a cozy blanket with a cup of hot chocolate) This guitar is an acoustically sampled electric Ibanez guitar.
The guitar itself has a wooden cover and has been a personal friend for many years in my productions in the cold winters. It has survived both winters and summers flawlessly.

The library features plucked acoustically recorded electric guitar with close mic, room mic and an ambient pad from the guitar. Close and room mics both include 3 velocity layers.


Leave a review to let others know what you thought of the instrument!

  • Electric guitar with some issues

    This is a good first attempt at sampling, but it has some issues. Most obviously, one of the sample zones has the incorrect root key assigned, so notes play a step lower in that zone at the highest velocity. The lowest of the three velocity ranges spans from 1-41, and I find it exceedingly difficult to consistently get those samples to trigger. It would have been much better if the lowest range spanned something like 1-79. I'm not a fan of the actual guitar sound. It sounds rather like a banjo in some ranges, and severe buzzing in the lowest range makes it sound like a sitar. To my ear, at least, it sounds like there were some issues with the way the instrument was played during the sampling process. There are also inconsistent gaps in the editing of the beginnings of the samples, so lines played with this instrument will not play back in time, regardless of how strictly you quantize them. Like any new endeavor, I'm sure the samplist who created this library learned many new things in the process, and it's great that we all have the PB community to support us in our sampling journeys.

    Sam Ecoff21 October 2021
  • Lovely but could be much better!

    This is a nice little guitar instrument that can work really well in some cases, but unfortunately it comes with some sampling and programming problems. First, the is some slight noise in the samples, but that's not the worst part, because in some cases, the sample pitch changes depending on the velocity, or is just plain out of tune, which renders it unplayable in my opinion. The overall sound is good though. It reminds me of old and kind of cheap home keyboards for children, which is not necessarily a bad thing. In addition, it took me a while to realise there is a Reverb setting in the middle of the UI, because it blends too much with the background. I would also love to see the different mics on the UI instead of having to load different patches.

    Alex Raptakis15 October 2021