Sub51 has announced the release of Beyond Guitar.
Here's what they say:
With versions available either for NIʼs Kontakt or Logic Xʼs Sampler, Beyond Guitar offers a range of hauntingly beautiful pads, inspirational loops and a wealth of one-shot samples, all sounding far-removed from their six-string origins.
Various proprietary sound design techniques were used to transform the raw sounds from various guitars into something completely new and un-guitar-like, blending the characteristics of synthesis with the organic texture of real instruments. The large library of loops provide rhythmic backdrops and melodic sequences that would fit into a number of modern musical genres from ambient to hip hop.
Beyond Guitar's selection of one-shot samples cover a lot of tonal ground and can be used to create custom rhythm loops or 'ear-candy' punctuations. In total there are 33 Tempo syncʼd loops, 76 one-shot Click, Scrapes and Pops, 56 one-shot Effects, 33 Loop Slices, 20 editable Pads and 33 unearthly ambient Spaced one-shots. Further additions include the loops supplied in Apple Loops format and MIDI files for the loop sliced instruments.
The Kontakt version, which also includes snapshots supporting Komplete Kontrol, requires the full version of Kontakt v6.5.3 or later. Sounds can be further modified via the Kontakt instrument control pane, which provides straightforward control over Level, Pan, Tune, Attack, Release, Sample Start (not Pads), LPF, HPF, Reverb, Delay, Chorus and Rotate (Pads only). There are also controls for Room and Hall reverb, various Delay types and a tempo- sync'able Chorus and Delay.
The LPX Logic Sampler version provides exactly the same library of sounds
in .exs format where the filter, modulation and envelope controls may be used to further shape the sounds, which may then be saved as new Sampler presets.
Beyond Guitar has been structured so as to minimise demands on storage space and is available as a 957MB download from www.sub51.co.uk for £19.95 or £14.96 if purchased before June 2nd, 2021.