Thrumming Textures: Electric Guitar

Textures created on a Dean electric guitar recorded directly into a Focusrite Saffire Pro 40....

The story

This is the second in a series of new submissions called Thrumming Textures. I present my Dean electric guitar. I have had this instrument for about 4 years and regularly record it for soundscapes and textures. I find it works really well under arrangements and has a warm low-end.

This library is a diatonically sampled, single-dynamic-layer instrument, recorded clean and direct into my Focusrite Saffire Pro 40. I sampled each note twice to add stereo width; using my finger on one side and plectrum on the other. Using delay, reverb and compression, the resultant library works best as a soft pad.

A special thanks to Matt Mahan for creating a Kontakt version!


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

  • Beautiful and inspiring!

    This sample pack from Dan is beautiful and inspiring. It gives you a seemly ever evolving, gentle, and wondrous guitar texture which is musically flexible. If you let the samples play to the end, there is a rather abrupt release and some clicking as though maybe something was missed in the editing process. However, the samples are long enough that you'll rarely encounter this problem. Overall, this is a lovely, inspiring library which brings a moving, evolving texture to any score you use it in.

    Sam Ecoff21 October 2021
  • Pristine Glimmers!

    If you are familiar with the Thrumming series, then this is one of the best versions of it, featuring the clean sound of an electric guitar. If you are not familiar, these are instruments that produce wonderful semi-random notes that I like to call "glimmers". This one is excellent because it really has perfect sampling quality with absolutely no noise, and the sound itself is very soft across the keyboard. The range is nice as well, same as the acoustic version, but still we get to have no dynamics at all, which is not a problem in this case. Sadly there is a lack of GUI so you are not able to customize the sound any further than the default.

    Alex Raptakis20 October 2021
  • Thrumming brilliant

    The Thrumming guitars is a great way to add a soft bubbling texture to your music. Though perhaps a little less versatile than other sounds in this range, it does however sound fantastic!

    R.Treves18 October 2021
  • Bouncy drippy guitar

    I love to use this sound with some Soundtoys Crystallizer and Filterfreak and a long reverb to make an ambient pad that still moves and pulses in a bit of an unpredictable way. It makes for a lovely soundbed.

    Just Bob16 October 2021
  • Bright and soft sound of guitar, excellent!

    Softly repeating guitar sound. Similar to the A Guitar which he captured, but I think E GTR has more brighter sound. I like both - E GTR made me think of rain drops.

    Asuka Amane16 October 2021
  • Beautiful ambient bed.

    In a similar way that composers like to have a real string player playing lead melodic lines and then use samples to fill out the background textures. I find that these ambient guitar patches work great to support guitar recordings. The thrumming idea is awesome with unpredictable rhythmic pulses. Dan is probably my favorite samplist and a large part of me getting so into orchestral music

    septemberwalk14 October 2021
  • Gives me the thrums.

    For some reason the database can't find Dan when you search for him, best way is to "thrumming" into the search field as he's the only samplist to use this term. Thrumming refers to sporadicly played notes that create a murmuration of sound. If you love your samples to be unpredictable so they inform your compositions whilst still definitely playing your music then Thrumming Textures part of a series is for you. Beautifully played, recorded and executed an inspiration.

    Christian Henson12 October 2021