Need Suggestions on a new Guitar Library
Okay boys and girls, after having my initial version of this sucker recorded and programmed, my brand spanking new hard drive crashed (and I am one of those morons that doesn’t backup their work) so tomorrow I am going to slap some new strings on my Strat and rerecord it, but what I need from you is what YOU want to be in it (as in articulations and effects).
As some might remember, I talked about releasing this thing when I first came here, and I have since gone through 4 different versions of it. The guitar will be HEAVILY distorted (on the distortion samples) and more suitable for heavy music, with all of the basic articulations (plucked, picked, power chords, palm muted, ect.) and whatever else I can think of plus whatever you guys suggest.
Most importantly, it will be free. If anyone wants to offer up some server space for it or anything else, that would be awesome because right now I have no clue how to get this sucker out to you guys, as it might end up being over 1GB. I might end up expanding on the sample pool later on as well, depending on how much free time I have.
With that said, I am not aiming to outdo any of the big guitar libs out right now, I am more focused on doing one that will have everything I need, and making a great sketch lib for those other composers who play guitar. Because of the distortion I will be using, certain articulations (like full chords and such) will not be in this because you can’t really hear them anyway. It will have 2 sample sets (for stereo), up/downpick (via round robin) and will use a combination of Mod Wheel and Key Switching to access the different samples on the fly, along with little scrapes and noises down below the guitar range for those who are using this as their final.
Some of the big questions I have are: Do you want the clean samples unprocessed so that you can add whatever effects you want, or should I toss on chorus or whatever? Also, I remember kidsurf saying that he wanted to see a patch that already had the 2 guitars (panned hard left and right) on one patch, however with instrument stacking and Kontakt’s channel assignment, I don’t think it is all that necessary anymore, but it is up to you guys.
As for format, I am probably going to send it out in Giga 2.5 because there is no cross fading so the transition shouldn’t be a problem to other formats.
Anyhow, any questions / suggestions / rants / ect. ?
James W.G. Smith
As a side note, I just want to thank all of the awesome devs on here for thier great work, your products have really opened alot of doors in my life, and I can never repay you enough. Many thanks to PMI, EWQL, Garritan, BelaD, G-Town, Project SAM, and all the rest of you guys. You RULE!!!