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Ever tried harnessing the harmonics of an electric guitar to create a plucked percussive instrument that’s as unpredictable as it is inspiring?
Well… I did just that.

I took the harmonics of an electric guitar, tossed them into a sonic blender, and out came this unique instrument that evolves with every note repetition.

No more monotonous patterns; this sample pack is like a box of sonic chocolates – you never know what you’re gonna get! The mod wheel adds even more sonic chaos, letting you control the Pro53 Low Pass Filter for some tonal adventures.

While it might not be the most polished instrument in your arsenal, it’s a creative spark plug, a tool to shake things up and add a dash of unexpected flavor to your music. So, if you’re ready to embrace the unpredictable and add a touch of sonic surprise to your tracks, grab this sample pack and let the sonic experiments begin!

Reviews for Unpredictable Harmonics

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  • GUI

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  • Inspiring randomness!

    I am such a sucker for randomness in such instruments, and this one that can totally get you going! It's about clean e-guitar harmonics, with the catch being that each key will randomly trigger a harmonic of the same note you are pressing, but from a random octave and round robin. The interesting part is that some round robins are different in volume and paning, so they create an even more unpredictable result.

    The GUI offers no options but you might easily miss that the Modwheel is bound to a low pass filter, which is always useful.

    You might get an initial error for missing files, but all you need to do is to select the main folder and check the three boxes on the left.

    Alex Raptakis21 March 2022
  • Random Harmonics

    This is a cool and highly inspiring library. The random octave and panning makes the instrument interesting, and the harmonics are well played. There's some noise in the samples, which is par for the course when sampling guitar, but when used in a mix, the noise is not particularly noticeable. The samples all seem to have been recorded at a pretty low volume, so that may have contributed to the noise. The samples weren't trimmed particularly tightly in the wave editor of Kontakt, so there is a little bit of timing variance as you play the instrument. Depending on your taste, this might add a desired element of human error to your sound, or it might be an annoyance.

    It's worth noting that this instrument is not velocity sensitive. The harmonics play at only one volume regardless of how hard you hit the keys. This feels like a little bit of a missed opportunity.

    Even with these minor complaints, this is still a highly inspiring library and worth checking out!

    Sam EcoffSamplist 03 May 2022
  • A very simplistic tool for electric harmonics

    I think this one sounds really nice. It is a very simple 1-patch wonder with not too much under the hood, but the idea is interesting. It is a nice contrast to all the acoustic-harmonic instruments out there.
    I think some of the samples could use a bit more eq-treatment, or the instrument could have some knobs to control it, if you want to improve it.