Imagine this: You’re in the movie theater, the lights dim and the screen is dark. An acoustic guitar begins playing a melody as the first scene begins. Moving with richness and simplicity, the guitar sets a tone that is carried through to the film’s end. A soundtrack tells as much about the movie as the dialogue, set or costumes. It sets the stage for what you will feel.
Soundtrack Acoustic Guitar presents a sensitive finger-tip touch to an array of emotive chords, progressions and single line melodies. Performed and recorded with sophistication and depth, this loop library can set a foundation or top off an existing idea for anyone producing delicate and expressive music.
“We wanted to give the composer options. So we came up with a layout that offers lots of parts for each suite and has the ability to seamlessly combine melodic lines with chordal passages for a “two player” sound.
After a few parts were written for each suite, we would identify the overall feel: bittersweet, contentment, expectant, mournful, etc., going so far as discussing the type of scene or visual the music could accompany.
To achieve a broader range of tones and feel, nearly every suite had its chordal passages recorded with a capo placed at a different fret of the guitar’s neck. The entire range of the neck was used for the melody lines.
The guitar used on this project was a Lowden O25C. All chordal passages were recorded in stereo using a Neumann KM184 cardioid condenser microphone paired with a Studio Projects T3 vacuum tube microphone. All melody lines were recorded in stereo using a pair of KM184s. Everything was recorded through a Benchmark PRE420 preamp.”
Specifications: PDF Manual
Size: Approximately 1 GB for each format when uncompressed; inclusive of the Bonus Set
Parts: 384; inclusive of the Bonus Set
Sound: Dry. 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
Available Formats: Kontakt, Apple Loops, Acid Wav, REX, Stylus RMX, Wav. 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.