I've tried a bunch over the years, from Steinberg's stuff to AAS stuff. I've come across two products that seemed to be better than the rest: Pettinhouse.com has good, easy to use sample-based libraries for acoustic (with strumming samples) and direct electric. These are easy to use, but not too flexible. I use them when I need something to sound rather raw. Both are cheap. MusicLabs Real Guitar and RealStrat are very good. Very flexible, but a bit of a learning curve if you want to be thorough.
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Paired with a good amp modeling software you've got gold I'd say. More expensive I believe. Hope this helps. Regular Posts: 210 Joined: Thu Mar 02, 2006 12:00 am Location: LA. I think there are a good few vsti sample based ones about but i had the same problem with what one to choose.a few years back I opted to start using a fender acoustic that i got from a friend for a reasonable price and a squier strat and got a few chord chart books.and recorded the guitars.more realistic i think.and more satisfying. And do a search for free amp simulators there are some very good ones about. If i had to buy one it would be the RealStrat a friend of mine has this and its good.
Regular Posts: 133 Joined: Wed Feb 28, 2007 12:00 am. I've tried lots of them.and musiclab's real range is the best way forward.
The sample include up and down strokes for realistic sounding rhythm and also many different samples of the same string/fret for a more authentic sound. The range supports muting, palm muting power chords, drop tuning, hammering.everything! I have the whole range.real guitar, strat and les paul. I'd say the les paul would be best because you can get a more varying sound.clean through to rock/metal.the strat is good but not as flexible.
Ram it through guitar rig and you're laughing! Regular Posts: 58 Joined: Mon Jul 15, 2002 11:00 pm. I recently purchased one of the Kontakt libraries that has been mentioned here. I am a keyboard player looking for acoustic guitar elements in my pop/rock/indie music style. I have to say that the sonics are incredible.
However, I have tried really hard to understand and 'play' the instrument but I just can't seem to nail a sense of performance realism/control/feel that I'm happy with. I've decided to basically patiently learn to play a bit of guitar and have some fun recording and learning.
Just my perspective and I'm sure others have a different opinion/experience. Regular Posts: 126 Joined: Wed May 14, 2003 11:00 pm Location: Midlands UK. Peter Fernandes wrote:I'm very surprised no one mentioned!
It is _very_ tweakable, but because of that it tends to take some time to really get to sound great. There are six electric guitars including Strat, Telecaster, and a couple Les Pauls. All the guitars in this track are from Electri6ity: Personally I'd love to get Acoustic Legends HD from the same company but it's also a bit pricey like Electri6ity. Peter But the Acoustic Legends HD do not support chord-detection so dissapointed Regular Posts: 273 Joined: Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:00 am Location: Hong Kong •. All contents copyright © SOS Publications Group and/or its licensors, 1985-2017. All rights reserved.
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The sound of this library is rich and sensual, transparent and incredibly expressive. We have made fantastic realism by using 14 dynamic colors for each note. You can use all frets for each string. The select of the strings and positions can be both automatic and manual.
The control over any parameter is available though Graphic User Interface and your sequencer. You can easily use any of 14 articulations, selecting a particular articulation that you need. Legato and glissando are implemented in the library.
Using those features you can reach a higher level of realism. The library contains a great number of FXs, such as side noises that will appear during the time one plays the guitar up to percussion effects.