I always found Fender guitars and VOX amps to be the perfect match. I recently happened to acquire both and I thought what a perfect opportunity to sample these two beauties.
I order to sustain the notes for a longer period of time, I gently vibrated each of them using the whammy bar. The end result is a quite interesting vibraphone like instrument with pitch fluctuation rather than volume.
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My first pianobook guitar love, and a sleeper
This was the first time I'd ever encountered a sampler guitar that I really enjoyed playing. It made me realize you're not supposed to treat it like playing a guitar on the keys - it has its own perspective on a prevailing positive trait of "the sound of electric guitar". Download this asap, then drench it in verb, delay, and compression. This thing is killer at that nuked chimey wet sound, and the vibrato is really sweet.
A bit torn on this
On one hand, as a guitarist i find this pretty unrealistic and keyboard like, as i do with most guitar libraries. On another hand theres something really youthful and fun about this instrument. I think it would sound really good with indie lines. It kinda has a pitchy tape sound that i think is really nice and characterful. Its just kind of the unrealistic sudden piano like articulation that always gets me with these libraries. Also slides are so important to guitar playing it just sounds a bit robotic playing lead lines without them. So while as a guitarist i wouldn't use this i definitely think its one of the better guitar libraries ive heard on here and definitely has a unique youthful character
This guitar brings back memories of the Hans Zimmer Guitars libraries available in the early 90's from Ilio. It's fun to play, responsive, and well recorded. I just wish there was an option to control the vibrato. It would be more useful if I could use the Mod Wheel to control it so it set in a bit later. Overall, a fun, useful, and playable library!
Nice vibes, but could be more than that!
Sampling a guitar sounds like a hella lot of work! This is lovely though, you can vibe very well on it. My main issue is that you have no control over the release sample length, because right now favours a more "open string" play. The higher velocities sound great and speak for themselves! I'd love to have more control in general but it's good enough as it is