Hand-made Steel Strum guitar

  • blues-guitar30 semi-tones sampled
  • 4 random round-robins per sampled note
  • Sustain length ranges from 3 to 13 seconds
  • 32 bit, 44.1 khz WAV format
  • Only one velocity layer (0-128) but velocity of played note affects volume

This is a hand-made steel string guitar that may be suitable for blues, folk or other gritty music. You see, this guitar was so poorly constructed that the note just don’t stay on pitch! Of course, this might just be the sound you need. The guitar is sampled as if it was strummed. There is only one velocity layer (though velocity controls output volume). It has 4 random round-robins per semi-tone which is all you need as each sample is unique. If you don’t like the sound of this guitar up front, you might try using it as a second strumming guitar in the background of your track (perhaps panned to the other side) just to give that extra texture/depth.

Try generating MIDI guitar strumming with “Key Chords” (not associated with SampleSoundBank.com)

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.


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.

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