I am considering the possibility of producing a large collection of high quality sampled electric and acoustic guitars, electric basses, banjos, and mandolin, and I would like to know how interested everyone would be in such a collection of quality sampled instruments.
As always with Bardstown Audio, the highest quality professional recording equipment and techniques would be used in the sample recording processes of these instruments. All instruments would be chromatically sampled recorded with multiple velocity layers and release note off samples, which capture the sound of the finger coming off of the finger board, which provides a great deal of character and realism.
Rather than packaging all of these instruments into one large and expensive package, I would sell each of these instruments individually and provide graduating discounts for each additional instrument that is purchased at the same time or perhaps within 30 days of the initial purchase.
These instruments would be too large to have as downloadable instruments. Each individual instrument would be sold on individual CD's at a very reasonable price and would contain all of the sampler formats of that instrument, including Giga 3, HALion, Kontakt/Kompakt, and EXS24.
Here is the complete list of instruments that I am considering producing...
Gibson B.B. King "Lucille"
Gibson Les Paul Standard with single coil P90 pickups
Gibson L5 acoustic archtop jazz guitar
Gibson L5 electric archtop jazz guitar with a floating Armstrong Humbucker
D'Jango Reinhardt Gypsy Jazz Guitar
Hofner Classical Guitar, which is a top of the line professional model
Gibson Advanced Jumbo acoustic flat top guitar
Gretsch 6120 equipped with TV Jones pickups, Brian Setzer/Chet Atkins guitar
57 Fender Stratocaster Reissue
52 Fender Telecaster Reissue
Fender Precession Bass
Fender Jazz Bass
Gibson Mastertone Five String Bluegrass Banjo
Modified Gibson Mastertone Four String Plectrum Banjo
I also have a Fender 65 Twin Custom 15 and a Fender 59 Bassman LTD Reissue that I would use to sample record the electric guitars with clean settings. There are many quality amp simulator plugins available in order to produce over-driven sounds from clean sounding sampled guitars, such as the ones mentioned above.
Once I have completed four or five of these instruments, I would have those available for sale and add new instruments every week or so as I complete them.
Before I make the decision to undertake a large and time consuming project such as this, I need to know how interested everyone would be in having high quality sampled instruments such as these.
I appreciate any and all comments regarding interest in these sampled instruments.