Songwriter’s Strum guitar

  • 34 semi-tones sampled
  • 6 random round-robins per note
  • Sustain length ranges from 2 to 12 seconds
  • 16 bit 44khz WAV file samples (204 samples total)
  • recorded mono but stereo off deck

This is an acoustic dreadnought guitar with steel strings. This one has been played by hand (without a pick) and is designed to provide a reliable strummed guitar for your musical productions. There are 6 random round-robins of every sampled semi-tone which gives your virtual strummed guitar some authenticity. This guitar may work nicely at the front of your mix with a vocal, otherwise you can always put it further back in your mix with a bit of reverb and this guitar will credit you.

Try generating MIDI guitar strumming with “Key Chords” (not associated with

The strings are struck in a way that emulates how the string is struck when the guitar is strummed with a finger/nail. 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.


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