Brazilian cavaquinho recorded on a vocal isolation booth. I used finger and fingernails to play the instrument.
Recorded with a Neumann TLM 102 and UAD Apollo.
Recorded on november 6th 2019.
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Cool acoustic Textures
I think this library is pretty useful. As i guitar player i love these kind of guitar effects libraries that i can use to add interest to guitar compositions. The lower notes here will definitely be of more use to me than the high ones. Because of the way the samples are stretched the low notes have a slow motion feel that sounds really cool to be. You hear the metallic slightly warm scrape sound from the finger picking the strings which i really like and i think is missing from alot of acoustic guitar libraries. this sounds really cool down low. Espicially with delay. The higher notes i think will be less useful to me because they speed up alot so they happen pretty fast and are also kind of harsh and maybe compressed. I like this instrument as it is but it could definitely be improved with deeper sampling
A swarming acoustic with a few tweaks needed
This is a well recorded Cavaquinho. There are a couple of small issues. The beginnings of the samples aren't edited very tightly, so there's a sort of random amount of time between when you play the note and the onset of the sound. It also sounds really highly compressed to me, which gives what might have otherwise been a beautiful open sound an almost aggressive quality. This library is beautiful to play, though, so these are all minor details.
A very limited swarm guitar
While this sample is recorded well, it just sounds like one sample being spread across the entire register. This results in the highs becoming fast and trill-sounding, and the lows becoming very stretched and slow. On top of that, there are no options provided in the GUI, so I'm afraid that, with just some minor exceptions, this instrument is overly limited.