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    Guitar libraries both rock and acoustic

    My setup has been mostly orchestral, but a project I'm working on is calling for some guitar work, so I'm looking to add onto it with some good rock guitars and maybe some good acoustic ones as well. Do people have suggestions?

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    Re: Guitar libraries both rock and acoustic

    There are plenty of choices.

    Chris Hein Guitars
    http://www.chrishein.net/guitar/chg_productsite.htm

    Pettinhouse (electric only)
    http://www.pettinhouse.com/index.html

    Prominy just released a second electric guitar lib
    http://www.prominy.com/

    to name a few...

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    Re: Guitar libraries both rock and acoustic

    Musiclab's RealGuitar and RealStrat.

    www.musiclab.com

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    Re: Guitar libraries both rock and acoustic

    Hmmm the Heim demos sound great, but they mention that they are running them through Guitar Rig. I don't know if I need that much stuff for guitar. I'd probably prefer some samples I could just drop into GigaStudio with the rest of my stuff.

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    Re: Guitar libraries both rock and acoustic

    Realsamples appear to have some guitars:

    http://www.sampling-cds.com/
    Anders Dahnielson

    Ardour2, Qtractor, LinuxSampler, M-AUDIO Delta 1010, AKAI S2000, E-MU Proteus 2k, Roland JX-10, 4GB RAM Intel Pentium Dual CPU E2160 @ 1.80GHz Gentoo Linux 64 bit

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    Re: Guitar libraries both rock and acoustic

    If you specifically prefer to work with Gigs (Gigasampler files), then you might fare well with either of the HANS ZIMMER Guitar Libraries (Vols. 1 and/or 2):
    http://www.ilio.com/spectrasonics/ha...ol1/index.html
    http://www.spectrasonics.net/libraries/hzguitar2.php

    I have the AKAI version which you simply convert within Gigastudio, and either of those libraries work well for ambience/small solo patchwork.

    As other contributors have also noted, the Chris Hein Guitars library is most comprehensive and offers a variety of guitars, articulations etc. -- and Native Instruments' Guitar Rig 3 would be a wise choice to use for guitar enhancement, depending on your needs, regardless of which library you use.



    Quote Originally Posted by Jamie_H View Post
    Hmmm the Heim demos sound great, but they mention that they are running them through Guitar Rig. I don't know if I need that much stuff for guitar. I'd probably prefer some samples I could just drop into GigaStudio with the rest of my stuff.

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    Re: Guitar libraries both rock and acoustic

    Thanks for the info guys.

    The Zimmer libraries are pretty old now right? How have they held up? Do people feel that the Heim stuff is significantly better? I have listened to demos, but it's always better to get the opinions of people who have used them directly.

    Right now I run mostly in Gigastudio (actually Sonar + GVI on my best machine), but I'm certainly not completely against using a Kontact player. How much memory does the Heim player take up? Could I run it along with Sonar 7 + some virtual instruments (on a 4GB machine) or is that unrealistic.

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    Re: Guitar libraries both rock and acoustic

    For acoustic guitars consider Vir2's Acoustic Legends. I don't own it, but the demos sound great.

    For an electric guitar, Prominy's SC or LPC clean coupled with NI's Guitar Rig 3 sounds like an optimal solution.

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    Re: Guitar libraries both rock and acoustic

    Not to dissuade you from looking at Guitar Rig 3, but do keep in mind that it is not the undisputed software for the purpose. Many people have said they prefer the tone of Amplitube 2; Waves makes a GTR product as well, and Line 6 has their own offering. In addition, there are several freeware options worth trying first (Guitar Suite being one of the ones I enjoy myself) and most of the products mentioned above have downloadable demos.

    Now my personal preference among the different pay products is largely irrelevant because it is such a matter of personal taste. But I would recommend that you look at the competitors mentioned above and at least listen to some demos before deciding on one of them.

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    Re: Guitar libraries both rock and acoustic

    I use Musiclab's Real Guitar and Real Start with Amplitube 2 and love it. Very easy to use. Now, if you are looking for a screaming distortion guitar solo sound, then Prominy LPC might be better for you, but for strumming and picking and general 'production' guitar parts, the Musiclab products are beautiful.

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