We are Prominy, new developer of sound libraries.
Recently we released a sound library of YAMAHA ELECTRIC GRAND CP-80.
The name of the product is "PCP-80".
PCP-80 is formatted for HALion, GigaStudio, Kontakt, and EXS24.
The samples are recorded at 24bit, 96kHz sampling rate
Total size of the library is approximately 15GB.
And our next product, "LPC", huge sound library of Les Paul Custom will be available in November.
Total size of the library will be approximately 70GB!
Are these samples at 96 kHz or have they been sample-rate-converted to 48 or 44.1? I am curious as to how much they take over a computer. I didn't see any minimum requirements listed at your website. I would think that someone with an old P3 or a lower-end P4 would have a tough time playing this instrument.
I am afraid to say that we did not record straight from the jack.
As you said, the sound of straight from the guitar's jack has great flexibility and it is very useful.
But I tested our clean sound with Amplitube, Pod, and v-amp, I think that the result is good.
Though the LPC's clean sound is already amped sound,
I will do my best to create nice demo music so that you like the sound.
>Are these samples at 96 kHz or have they been sample-rate-converted to 48 or 44.1?
Yes, the samples have been converted to 44kHz.
(original samples are at 96kHz/24bit.)
As LPC is huge library, it is better to use powerful cpu, large memory, or faster hard drive.
However optimized instruments is going to be included in the product.
I'm really interested in the Les Paul library, and it looks ambitious. I must say, though, that I'm disappointed that you decided to capture the clean sound from an amp rather than straight from the guitar's jack. With all the excellent guitar amp/cabinet/mic/efx modeling units and plug-ins on the market, I think a straight-from-the-jack sample library is what people are screaming for. True, you can always add more processing on top of an already amped sound, but it would be nice to get the signal as cleanly and as purely as possible direct from the source (using only a high quality pre-amp to get the level up for recording).
Did you record samples straight from the jack? If so, maybe it's not too late for you to release your library this way.
Sooner or later, someone is going to do an electric guitar library in this manner, and I predict it will be very successful.
I totally disagree. The amp lends a nice warm character to the sound that plugins, to date, cannot recreate. I think it's better to start with a warm, slightly colored sound and then add plugins.