A good chord strum library


#1

Hello, as the vast majority of you composer have already noticed, it’s a pain in the arse to find a good sounding guitar, ukulele, banjo library with good and realistic strum sound.

I already have library that offer good single notes and arepgios playing, but when it comes to strum it sounds poor and get very long to make it sound right.

Do you know a library where someone recorded full strum bar in every way with every chord and position that you can pit together to create a song?

Thanks !


#2

Hi:

Try Evolution Electric Guitar - Strawberry by OrangeTree Samples

It´s pretty nice, check the video…but you need kontakt to run the library

http://www.orangetreesamples.com/evolution-electric-guitar-strawberry

Hope it helps


#3

+1 Evolution Electric Guitar- I bought it from Christmas sale :slight_smile: Works great with the Guitar Rig Pro 5

check out also the Pettinhouse products http://www.pettinhouse.com/

I bought the ukulele from the summer sale and those other instruments sounds good too though we record real acoustic and electric guitars whenever it is possible but mostly Audiojungle stuff gets VSTs since there is no point spending studio time to tracks that will earn 0$ - 100$.

8Dio has great Songwriting Guitar which works well with songs in Em / G. You can shift little bit tune in Kontakt and especially since its loop based it works better in Kontakt 5 than 4 since 5 has überawesome timemachine pro which handles tempo changes quite well. I grabbed it with introduction price but the regular price isnt bad either, 69$

For acoustic guitar check out Ilya Efimov’s stuff - http://www.ilyaefimov.com/
I have the Acoustic guitar complete and it comes with Strum engine which is quite easy and intuitive to use.

Nobrainer cost effective solution would be http://www.indiginus.com/
Torch is electric guitar for 50$ and there is also Acoustic Guitar Collection 40$.
I have the acoustic guitar collection and it works well in background. Have used it in few tracks here I think :smiley:

Everything described here is for full Kontakt sampler.

  • check out Monday Meeting and Shining Ukulele from Scoringaudiogeeks portfolio - it has Pettinhouse ukulele as a main instrument :smiley: and Monday Meeting has also Efimov’s acoustic guitar strumming :smiley:

EDIT. Omg I just realised mediamuse is former audiofool. why did u change your username if I may ask?.


#4

Hey, thanks for the infos. Pettinhouse one might a bit expensive but sounds good. It also read that its hard to get strum sound right ith this library.

Ill check all the stuff you mentioned.

-I changed my username cause i found mediamuse more mainstream. audiofool was a username i subscribed with on the go. Also i have a lot of corporate stuff coming up, its a part of my “marketing” plan.

:wink:


#5

Call me old fashioned, or maybe because Im a guitar player, but that just seems like an instrument that should be played not looped. Its funny when i hear a song on audiojungle then i hear the guitar riff in another song somewhere else. You wont hear that with one of my songs. Just my two cents.


#6

As a guitar player first and keyboardist by necessity only, I tend to agree with solarsound :slight_smile: It would be difficult to get a non-prefabbed sound out of a guitar library (although I’ve been fooled before). Also I like to be able to choose my own mics, pres, and well, that’s what happens when you become a snob… I’m sure that, for instance, a trumpet player would have the same sentiment about a brass library, no matter how good it was.

That said, I have been putting together some attempts at more corporate/motivational pieces for a change of pace from my usual fingerpicking stuff, and although I’m doing all the acoustic strumming myself I felt myself wondering if a prefabbed sound might be preferable in some cases. Recording a guitar is a tricky and sometimes time consuming business to get right, and if you’re going for a slick and polished feel that’s mostly keyboard driven but with a little acoustic flavor I can understand why you’d use a library.

I probably won’t make the leap, though - I just like playing stringed instruments too much :slight_smile:


#7

Good post and some great replies. Scoringaudiogeeks i’m suprised you ain’t got that community badge yet ?

Like yourselves i always use the real thing but i did get the 8Dio songwriting guitar to sketch out stuff on my laptop but i didn’t like it, i thought it sounded so unatural, i think that’s the thing with the acoustic stuff… if it’s not right it’s easy to pick up on the fact that it isn’t real.

Mediamuse(i’ve also just noticed that you were formally known as Audiofool) as a suggestion do you know anyone that can come and do some sessions for you, if you was to sketch some stuff out with the plug ins you have, you could get someone to come in to your studio and play it for you? I hope you find what you are looking for and it’s nice to see you back :slight_smile:

I do like the strawberry thing though that’s cool :slight_smile:


#8

@jhunger If it’s the last thing You do you must keep those fingers a pick’n :slight_smile:


#9
solarsound said

Call me old fashioned, or maybe because Im a guitar player, but that just seems like an instrument that should be played not looped. Its funny when i hear a song on audiojungle then i hear the guitar riff in another song somewhere else. You wont hear that with one of my songs. Just my two cents.

EDIT:

Clearly, im looking for this kind of library to drop in arrangement that does not focus on guitar.
Because its faster and (want it to be) painless. Also when im on the road with my laptop.

I was afraid that people does not get that im not looking for “guitar loops” but a “guitar strum instrument” , more clearly a full bar of a chord strummed in every way you can.

-C-C-IxII

“A C chord in C position strummed on first third and fourth beat with ghost chord on second.”

that you put with

-Am-C-xxII

"A Am chord in C position with ghost chord on first and second beat and strum on third and forth.

To create your arrangement.

Get it?

Im not looking for a riff, just basic strum loops arranged by chords to drop in full arrangement. There is a big difference.

When i want a riff… i record it :wink:

Well, just to say that you didnt get the point :slight_smile:


#10

Media muse. Sorry if i sounded misunderstanding. Im not trying to knock anyone’s work. Most of us use sample libraries. Especially cinematic because you just can’t play all those instruments. And the writing in and of itself shows artistic. Im just saying if you make a corporate type track. At least one of the instruments should be naturally played to give it that personal feel. Thats what i meant. Hope I didnt step on any toes.


#11
solarsound said

Media muse. Sorry if i sounded misunderstanding. Im not trying to knock anyone’s work. Most of us use sample libraries. Especially cinematic because you just can’t play all those instruments. And the writing in and of itself shows artistic. Im just saying if you make a corporate type track. At least one of the instruments should be naturally played to give it that personal feel. Thats what i meant. Hope I didnt step on any toes.

no, no worries, see i edited my response to your post to be clearer. :slight_smile:


#12

Not sure about ukuleles and banjos but for acoustic this works pretty well:

http://www.musiclab.com/products/realgtr_info.htm

check the demo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOd4AQ0P4Kw


#13

I agree you can’t duplicate a real guitar but that guy does a pretty phenomenal job in that youtube video making it sound real!!


#14
simaudio said

@jhunger If it’s the last thing You do you must keep those fingers a pick’n :slight_smile:

Hee hee - thanks, simaudio! Don’t worry - I’ll be picking along as long as I’m alive :slight_smile:


#15

By the way does anybody know a kazoo library?


#16

Soundiron! :slight_smile:

I don’t have this but it’s only price of regular license of 2 min song without prepaid credits ( 9$ ) :smiley:


#17
scoringaudiogeeks said

Soundiron! :slight_smile:

I don’t have this but it’s only price of regular license of 2 min song without prepaid credits ( 9$ ) :smiley:

Oh i wasnt thinking clearly anyways it’s supercheap :smiley:


#18

thansk a lot, thats one is a no brainer !