- 31 semi-tones sampled
- 4 random round-robins per sampled note
- Sustain length ranges from 2 to 14 seconds
- 16 bit, 44.1 khz WAV samples
- 124 samples total
This is a generic acoustic guitar with nylon strings. It has a bright sound that cuts through the mix in the upper register but also has some good tones in the mid and lower end making it very useful for latin and other music. It’s a useful guitar to layer more texture, rhythm and harmony into the background of your tracks.
Try generating MIDI guitar strumming with “Key Chords” (not associated with SampleSoundBank.com)
The strings are struck in a way that emulates how the string is struck when the guitar is strummed. You can create upstroke and downstroke patterns in your midi track by staggering the notes through time. For example, the downstroke plays the lowest notes first, while the upstroke plays the notes in the chord from the highest to the lowest.
This sampled instrument is only composed of single note samples: no strummed chords were recorded but the effect of chord playing is simulated by playing more than one note together as in strumming patterns. (in the audio demo(s) you may notice a “string rub” sound but this is from the bass instrument of a 3rd-party instrument – that sound does not come from this instrument. Listen to a “Dry” demo if unsure.).
This instrument is an “SFZ instrument” which is a free, cross-platform sampler format for virtual instruments (musical instruments played by computer software). The instrument is composed of a .SFZ file which points to a collection of audio samples. The SFZ file tells the sampler how to perform the notes when they are triggered by MIDI in a digital audio workstation; in other words, when you play a note, the SFZ file tells the sampler which audio files to play. Cakewalk has a free SFZ player but the one SampleSoundBank prefers is Plogue’s Sforzando.
This instrument is also available in Kontakt format. It will work in Kontakt full version 5.1 and later. It is NOT recommended or suitable for Kontakt Player. If you do not have full Kontakt Player version 5.1 or later then you should purchase the SFZ format and load the instrument using Plogue’s Sforzando.