Sold a christmas track today. Funny somehow .
I like toontracks percussion extension for EZDrummer. It is more neutral. The Samba percussions from wavesfactory are great too. I have a Song in my portfolio that includes them as the only instrument. But, its sound is more in the direction of brazil Street percussion style. Dont know how to explain it better. The EZX Percussion is more versatile.
The only reason I can see getting a guitar vst or library is if you are not a guitar virtuoso and want certain articulations, or if you want a particular guitar brand’s sound, and you can’t afford to get every real guitar out there. Otherwise, no reason to get anything like this. Just plug in and play
I totally agree that a real recorded guitar is better in any case. But to achieve a good recording, there are many factors influencing. You need a good room, a good instrument, sufficient skill, good gear like microphone, audio interface, time for the perfect recording and setup of your gear and very important, new and properly tuned strings.
I can cover a couple of things, but there are top blocker. The room and a good microphone since this it is expensive.
Considering all these hurdles, using a guitar VST is a very suitable and comfortable solution. The only thing that I am afraid of is: since the new NI Strumme Acoustic sounds so great, a lot of people will use it. That means a lot of upcoming acoustic songs, also here on audiojungle, will have the same character regarding the guitar sound and feel.
It sounds a little bit strange I know, but the pro guitarist, that recorded the NI Strummed Acoustic can be very proud. Because he or she will influence a lot of upcoming motivational folk acoustic songs with it’s style and way of playing since the VST has recorded phrases instead of single strums combined to unique phrases.
Love some of the thoughts on this. Like you guys, I saw this and was immediately interested.
I have similar reservations though.
As an owner of Funk Guitarist, I think it’s a wonderful, flexible VST… but hardly very user friendly.
I consider myself a power user, and it’s still annoying at best to accurately program it. That, and the many sync issues when dealing with host latency/buffer is not fun.
But it sounds excellent.
I’m assuming that this new VST will operate in much the same way… but even with the limitations, I’m excited for it.
I feel like we’re finally on the cusp of the era of extremely realistic real world VST instruments.By the way, does anyone happen to know if this has the ability to do single line as well, or only chord strums?
They’ve named the library “Strummed Acoustic”, so I suppose it is only strumming. A good approach, cause “Picked Acoustic” could be a logical successor.
4 days for my latest item.
argh! Did not see this coming and if it’s 5 and a half days my latest submission will be released and approved tomorrow night. Just before the weekend yay! Delete and re-submit or take the chance?
Yeah mine too. I wouldn’t delete and resubmit. Thats kind of unfair for the people reviewing. Sometimes we win and sometimes we loose. Thats the game.
Oh yes. I can remember my first sale here. That was a great feeling. And believe me… it is quite addictive
Mhmm… sounds interesting, and as far as I can see it is the same concept like 8dios Steel String Strummer isn’t it?
I hope not! Steel String Strummer sucks big time. I own it and it’s incredibly limited and inflexible. It also doesn’t work very well in terms of sync. I contacted their support, which sent me back a demo of a sequence to try, although I had been using it properly as described. I put their demo in Cubase, changed the tempo from their suggested tempo and everything went completely out of whack. I sent them back a recording of that result and asked them to try changing the speed more than a five BPM. They did, apologized and sent me a free version of another product they sell, which also sucked.
I believe this works like their Funk Guitarist VSTi, which is very good and very flexible. I’ve used it. The demos on this acoustic version show the flexibility, but I suggest downloading the manual from the NI site and reading through it to see if you agree.I play guitar, but don’t own an acoustic, nor do I have a good recording environment for acoustic instruments. If you practice SOME of these VSTi’s, such as Ample Sound’s guitar VSTi’s, you can make them quite believable. If this is like Funk Guitarist, it’s very easy to use with excellent results. And as with all emulation VSTi’s, the important thing is learn the articulations, take care in your production, and do a good job of placing it in the overall mix.
Very interesting point. I haven’t used it intensively yet, but funky guitar by NI is really a great piece of VST. The out of synch topic of 8dios Steel String VST is interesting too. I thought about buying it. But the main thing that I didn’t like in the demos of 8dio (what is also valid for the Ukulele and Mandoline VST by them), is the very specific 8dio sound that is audible. If the VST has also synch issues, then it is a no go.
I own Ample Guitar and also Sunbird by AcousticSamples. Both are great when you want to strum something (even better for picking patterns), but it is just not like a real guitar player (it lacks of dynamic, feel and much much more). If you use it in the background of a mix, it’s fine, sit well in the mix and sound great. But for solo strumming, there is room for improvement.
Therefore, I hope that NIs new Session Guitarist does the job better. I’ll wait until some tests of normal users are out there. I never believe in company product demos.