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Native Instruments releases ELECTRIC SUNBURST - a playable electric guitar
Old 23rd February 2018
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Native Instruments releases ELECTRIC SUNBURST - a playable electric guitar

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Native Instruments releases ELECTRIC SUNBURST - a playable electric guitar

ELECTRIC SUNBURST precisely captures a timeless, playable electric guitar, ideal for modern productions. It combines a comprehensive library of strumming patterns, picked arpeggios, and genuine riffs with real-time performance controls. The innovative playback engine allows for a virtually endless number of chord variations, and creates convincing, musical results from effortless input.

TAKE YOUR PICK
ELECTRIC SUNBURST offers the same realistic strumming engine found in STRUMMED ACOUSTIC 1 and 2 – ideal for chord accompaniments. It also introduces riffs and a new picking mode: Simply play a chord for highly convincing picked patterns. Playing these new pattern types should feel totally familiar to STRUMMED ACOUSTIC users.

RELEASE-READY SOUND
ELECTRIC SUNBURST features a high-quality suite of effects, amps, and cabinet emulations. Three distortion and four modulation effects provide the sound of classic pedals, while five amplifier models and a choice of ten cabinets offer an authentic end-to-end guitar sound. Finally, high-quality console EQ, two compressors, tape emulation, reverb, delay, and tape delay allow for a complete, release-ready guitar sound entirely within the instrument.

THE GUITAR
ELECTRIC SUNBURST captures the sound of a classic guitar chosen for its rich, warm, and versatile sound. A pristine signal path was kept throughout, including high-end cables, vintage tube preamps, and high-resolution converters, to ensure that every nuance of this legendary instrument was accurately captured. As the bridge and neck pickup signals were recorded separately, you can take full control of the mix balance. What’s more, a condenser microphone was mounted above the strings to capture fine sonic details and add punch and realism to the performance.

CONTENT LIBRARY
Choose from 154 patterns, covering a wide range of realistic riffs, arpeggios, strummed intervals, and chords. The patterns are conveniently grouped into 31 well-coordinated song presets suitable for everything from contemporary pop to electro. The autochord mode and convenient voicing presets allow anybody to perform or program convincing electric guitar parts, no matter their musical background.

The library provides individual signals of the bridge and neck pickup, plus a microphone. Thousands of loops, single notes, and noises were sampled over a wide range of fret positions, and played both with plectrum and fingers in open, muted, and flageolet articulations. This provides unprecedented flexibility, realism, and tonal variety. Tuning, timing, and humanization settings make for genuine live-sounding performances over many musical styles.

KOMPLETE KONTROL INTEGRATION
ELECTRIC SUNBURST takes full advantage of KOMPLETE KONTROL hardware and the NKS standard, offering advantages such as hardware browsing and audio previews, light guide display of keyranges and articulations, and more.

For more information visit: Komplete : Guitar : Session Guitarist – Electric Sunburst | Products
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Old 24th February 2018
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I purchased this, based on the walkthrough video. The audio demos don't
show off the VI, they are all too "busy" and the guitar is buried among the piled up
beats, loops, pads, synths, and what-not. If you want to actually hear the guitar
itself, and not some urban beat/dreamscape mashup, check out the
walkthrough video.

Nice product, and price is reasonable. Very handy for songwriting.
Old 24th February 2018
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It reamps really well, too

This and their two strummed acoustic libraries are straight up magical
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Can you make your own patterns (or play the notes you want), or are you locked to the pre made patterns?
Old 26th February 2018
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Can you make your own patterns (or play the notes you want), or are you locked to the pre made patterns?
You can't make your own patterns per se. But, you can edit existing patterns, shortening or lengthening them, muting some hits in a pattern, changing the playback to 1/2 of the tempo or twice the tempo, adjust the swing, and use the "stop" play" note to stop the pattern from finishing its playback cycle (so you can mute it whenever you want, and create new rhythms that way).

It's not a truly playable guitar in the sense that Amplesound, Pettinhouse, Orange tree, or UVI guitars are playable from the keyboard. But, IMO it is very useful as a songwriting tool and I can even see reasons to use it to replace a poorly played guitar track. The tone is excellent, and the effects sound good, are versatile, and you can place them in any order you like.

I already used it today to create a ZZ top "La Grange" boogie riff for a song I am wriiting.
Old 26th February 2018
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Top notch... At it's core this is a loop playback engine with a crazy amount of captured performances.. So, you can tweak it to get what you need.
Old 26th February 2018
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Thanks for the info, guys. It seems very cool. Especially if you start with it from the beginning. In this case I’m thinking of replacing an existing gtr part, which might be a bit more tricky. But I’ll try it and see.
Old 26th February 2018
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Seems like a great product for what it does but I'm really looking forward to the day we have this kind of sound quality in a guitar plugin where you can actually create your own riffs and patterns. A pattern browser is just too limited for my taste. One day...
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Seems like a great product for what it does but I'm really looking forward to the day we have this kind of sound quality in a guitar plugin where you can actually create your own riffs and patterns. A pattern browser is just too limited for my taste. One day...
If you want flexible electric guitars, check out the shreddage line by impact soundworks
Old 27th February 2018
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The thing about NIs pattern based instruments is that if you only look at the "songs" and the patterns within each song you're not gonna get much out of this... If you put in a little time and learn how to extrude what you need from stringing together bits from the various loops, there's very little you can't accomplish... It's a very content shallow feature in this particular instrument, but, this is the first in the NI series to include a few riffs.
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