Nylon Ballad Solo Guitar

  • 25 semi-tones sampled
  • 7 random round-robins per sampled note
  • Sustain length ranges from 2 to 7 seconds
  • 16 bit, 44.1 khz mono WAV format
  • Only one velocity layer but velocity of played note affects volume

This is a generic acoustic nylon-string guitar that has been performed and sampled as a solo instrument. Many notes feature light vibrato to give a melodic and realistic quality. Not all the notes of this guitar have been sampled – just the top three strings, and just far up enough the highest string to give you good range to play with. Each sampled note has seven (yes 7) random round-robins so that you get some variation when you play the same note a couple of times in a row, as you might hear in a melody. Please listen to the demo and see if this instrument belongs in one of your compositions.

The instrument is suitable for a range of musical styles including pop, country, rock, hip hop, slow/medium ballads and more.


Note: 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.

Kontakt and SFZ samples

Kontakt and SFZ samples