Solo Ballad Electric guitar

  • 26 semi-tones sampled
  • 8 random round-robins per sampled note
  • Sustain length ranges from 3 to 14 seconds
  • 32 bit, 44.1 khz WAV format
  • Only one velocity layer but velocity of played note affects volume
  • Make sure you listen to the second-half of the audio demo: this is what you could do with your own 3rd-party plug-ins and FX when you load this instrument in your DAW

This sample library represents the direct (dry) output of an electric guitar played as the solo lead of a ballad/medium groove. Many of the notes feature some light vibrato. Only the top three strings of the guitar are sampled. The samples are recorded dry which means you can put the audio output of the played samples through your own virtual FX chain. You could use a combination of FX like EQ, cabinet/mic models, virtual guitar pedals (like overdrive), reverb and others to get the sound you want. You could also use the pitch bend and mod wheel while playing to get dynamic effects.


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