Wavelore Instruments has announced the release of its Pedal Steel Guitar virtual instrument sample library for Native Instruments' Kontakt software sampler.
The new version of this library uses advanced KSP (Kontakt Script Processor) programming to allow independent bending of discrete pitches on a single MIDI channel, allowing users to craft their own original pedal steel guitar licks intuitively and in real-time. Users are afforded the opportunity to set up their own controllers for various expressive factors like the volume pedal, vibrato speed/depth, release sample control, and neck position selector.
"It's very gratifying to have produced a version of this library for Kontakt", says president and chief instrument designer Mark Belbin. "Now even more people, including Mac users, can enjoy a virtual pedal steel that can produce a practically unlimited variety of licks. Another benefit to having the Wavelore Pedal Steel Guitar available for Kontakt is that we can continue to enhance and expand the product's capabilities, thanks to the flexibility of Kontakt's script processing."
The instrument uses eight-way round-robin samples per note for natural sounding repetitions, convolution-based amp modeling for flexible tone, and in depth programming for complete control over playing style. A full-color 22 page PDF user's guide illustrates and explains everything from loading and playing the instrument to advanced editing.
Pricing & Availability
Pedal Steel Guitar is available now as a download from www.wavelore.com. MSRP is $299 and a free cross-grade is available on request for those who purchased the original release for Tascam's GVI sampler.