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    Chris Hein Guitars "Feature-Tour" Part I - IV

    As the count-down to the release of Chris Hein - Guitars and the special pre-release offer reach the end,
    I'd like to give you a feature-tour with some details of the instruments:

    No.01: "Center & Bridge Playing" "Up & Downstroke"

    One of the biggest problems in sampling are the repetitions.
    CHG uses a lot of different techniques to avoid the machine-gun effect and give more liveness to the sound.
    Some of these techniques are:
    - up to 13 velocities
    - center & bridge playing
    - up & down strokes
    - alternative samples via expression

    "Center & Bridge Playing"
    Most of the tones in CHG are sampled twice: Once close to the bridge and once in the center.
    Due to the perfect cut and tuning, it is possible to seemlessly blend between both playing techniques.
    This feature simulates the position of a guitarists right hand.

    Here is a little sound-example:

    "Up & Downstroke"
    All plectrum guitars are recorded with individual up- and downstroke samples.
    There are different modes to control the up- and downstrokes:

    Strict: Alternates the stroke direction each note you play.
    Automatic: Alternates the strokes in a certain time range.
    Alternation Time: Lets you adjust a time range in milliseconds.
    Notes being played in this time range alter the stroke direction.
    After that time, stroke direction begins with downstroke again.
    Downstroke: Only downstroke samples
    Upstroke: Only upstroke samples
    Via CC65: Lets you select the strokes manualy with CC65

    More infos | Order Now!

    ... to be continued.
    Any questions and comments welcome.
    Last edited by Chris Hein; 11-06-2006 at 05:30 PM. Reason: New feature added
    Chris Hein - Horns / Chris Hein - Guitars / Chris Hein - Bass

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    Re: Chris Hein Guitars "Feature-Tour"


    I've already ordered mine, and anxiously look forward to using it!

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    Re: Chris Hein Guitars "Feature-Tour"

    Looks just awesome. I'm saving my dough.

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    Re: Chris Hein Guitars "Feature-Tour"

    Seems that in a few days,
    many of us will stick to their keyboard and computer, in order to start discovering the gems that your lib will reveal....
    Few sample libraries can try and come close to the real 6-string-thing, but CHG is surely among them !
    I for one am expecting my copy with much anxiety.
    Wishing you a big success with this....

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    Re: Chris Hein Guitars "Feature-Tour"

    Thanks for your kind words. Here is more:

    No.02: "Expression"

    I've used the expression-slider (CC11) not for volume or synthetic effects,
    but to provide different alternative keyboard-layouts within one articulation.
    Most sustain, short, pick-up, hammer-on and pull-off articulations have 2-4 expressions with up to 8 velocities.
    On E-guitar you'll find 5 expr. on sustain and 7 expr. on pickings.

    The expression samples are different playing-techniques of the corresponding articulation.
    They have a harder attack, feedback sounds and effects.

    Some of the articulations switch and some blend between expressions.
    You can use the slider in the GUI or an external midi-controller to switch between expressions.
    The best way to control expression is a foot-pedal.

    Expression used on sustain articulations:
    Hammer-on and pull-off provide a nice feedback sound on trills

    Expression used on picking articulations:
    E-Guitar Mutes provide expressions from mute to open and some special strumming sounds.

    Expression used in a solo:
    A BB-King style solo played with "E-Guitar Blues" without any external effects.
    You could play the same with "E-guitar clean" and und use an amp-simulation.
    The feedback expressions react in the same way.

    More infos | Order Now!

    ... to be continued.
    Hope you like it.
    Chris Hein - Horns / Chris Hein - Guitars / Chris Hein - Bass

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    Re: Chris Hein Guitars "Feature-Tour"

    Hey Chris....this library is starting to interest me (although it's more money than I could justify on a solo instrument) having watched the, above, video demos. Very useful and impressive demos....especially the last one. There is such sound variety with, seemingly, easy and accessible control.

    Looking good!


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    Re: Chris Hein Guitars "Feature-Tour"

    Wow, Chris those new movies are amazing :
    yes, indeed, those cats are lovely, they seem to have a lot of fun, and they know how to behave in front of a camcorder !
    Hollywood will want them for sure !
    Too bad that we have to see this Kontakt screen and hear those guitar sounds a couple of minutes before the appearance of the real heroes.....
    Joke put aside,
    I'm more and more looking forward to getting your library : what can be done with so many variations at hand seems endless, and, at the same time, playabillity and logical approach seem to be preserved.
    I dare to say that, looking at the demos and listening to the sound, at times I forgot that it was sampled guitar (I get ready to be called with many funny names, just for having said that, but....)
    I just can add that, playing guitar very badly, I'll probably be able to get better results with your lib and my keyboard than with my clumsy fingers on a fretboard !

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    Re: Chris Hein Guitars "Feature-Tour"

    Does CHG require osx 10.4 or will it run on 10.3.9?


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    Re: Chris Hein Guitars "Feature-Tour"

    Quote Originally Posted by scf3
    Does CHG require osx 10.4 or will it run on 10.3.9?
    CHG and the included kontakt player2 run on osx 10.3.x

    The upcoming versions of Kontakt2.2.x and Kontakt-Player2.1 require 10.4. but they also run on intel macs.

    CHG is based on Kontakt 2.1.1.
    When I discovered that my betaversion of the new K2.2 requires 10.4
    I re-saved all the 240 instrument variations in K2.1 to keep it compatibly to 10.3.

    So, you have all choices: OSX10.3.9 - 10.4 - 10.4 Intel.

    Chris Hein
    Chris Hein - Horns / Chris Hein - Guitars / Chris Hein - Bass

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    Great presentation...almost as good as your guitars.

    But my favorite part is the kitties. I'm a cat lover too...

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