Resonator Guitar is a slide and fingerstyle loop library recorded with a brass-bodied resophonic acoustical guitar (sometimes referred to as a “Dobro®”).
With vocal-like slide playing and slick fretwork the library covers blues, swamp, ragtime, noir, and ballad styles of music.
Whether you’re creating “roots” style music for yourself or are creating soundtrack pieces to accompany scenes of hard times, drinking or card games, Resonator Guitar has what you need in spades.
We love the sound of the resonator guitar and knew we could fill a much-needed niche for composers and songwriters.
Because the resonator was born out of the 1920s, it is associated with some very specific sounds and styles of playing. This required the library to be recorded just right!
We used a very loud Regal Tricone model guitar in open and standard tunings with a brass slide for the slide tracks.
Recordings were made with a Neumann KM 184 microphone (for the details) and Royer R-122 ribbon microphone (to soften things a bit) into a Benchmark preamp.
The layout is easy to navigate: Guitar “a” plays the chord parts (generally fretted, but sometimes with a slide) while Guitar “b” plays slide and picked melodies and lines. There is ample opportunity to mix and match lines and chordal parts and to come up with your own arrangements.
We also recorded a 125+ part toolbox of commonly used slide “licks” in a variety of keys (G, C, D, E) and tempi (85, 105, 125, 145).
We are proud to offer this library to you and hope you enjoy making music with it!
Specifications: PDF Manual
Size: Approximately 1 GB for each format when uncompressed; inclusive of the Bonus Set
Parts: 423; inclusive of the Bonus Set
Sound: Dry (no reverb). Kontakt users have a menu of reverb types and other effects that can be applied and modified.
Copy Protected: Custom Watermarked
Quality: Stereo 24 bit 44.1kHz (amped)
Available Formats: Kontakt, Wav or Aiff. Additional format information is available here.
Requirements: The Kontakt format of the library requires the full-retail version of Native Instruments’ Kontakt 5.1 or higher.
The free Kontakt Player is not recommend as it only allows 15 minutes of use before timing out.
The installer requires an internet enabled computer and Windows XP or higher or Mac 10.5 or higher.