KVR: Beat-Sliced Guitars - WackAss by The Sound Department - Austin - Beat-Sliced Guitar for Windows

KVR: Beat-Sliced Guitars - WackAss by The Sound Department - Austin - Beat-Sliced Guitar for Windows and Mac OS X   Login / Register   My KVR 0Updates       0 items | $0.00 New @ What is KVR? Submit News Advertise  Search            News  Plugins   Your Personal Plugin, App & Soundware Universe Buy Now: KVR Marketplace What's New? Search Plugins & More Search Developers (Brand) Latest Reviews Product Rankings Product Ratings Groups: Whats's in?   Patches & Presets Downloads & Uploads All Plug-ins, Hosts, Apps & Soundware in the KVR Product Database on One Page  Forum   Latest Posts    Marketplace   Videos   Music by KVR Members  More    Chris Halaby's Industry Focus Interviews Blog Deals Reviews Giveaways Polls Newsletter RSS Feeds KVR Developer Challenge KVR Readers' Choice Awards 2013 KVR Celebrates 10 Years (2010) Submit: News, Plug-ins & Hosts Apply To Manage A Developer Advertise About KVR / Contact Us Link to KVR! Privacy Statement Beat-Sliced Guitars - WackAss   by The Sound Department - Austin   Beat Sliced Guitars - CleanTele Beat-Sliced Guitar Beat-Sliced Guitars - WackAss Beat-Sliced Guitar             Beat-Sliced Guitars - WackAss by The Sound Department - Austin    Details  News 1  Videos 0  Reviews 0  Banks & Patches 0  Related 1  Soundware 1  Forum 0  Beat-Sliced Guitars - WackAss by The Sound Department - Austin is Soundware (e.g. samples or presets that load into other products) for Windows and Mac OS X. Product Beat-Sliced Guitars - WackAss Developer The Sound Department - Austin Price (MSRP) $18 Type / Tags Beat-Sliced Guitar Kontakt Instrument Plug-in, App & Soundware Format(s) Soundware For Kontakt Operating System Availability Operating System Latest Version Download Released  1.0  -  1.0  - Max. 6 items Latest Version Changes [ view all ] Windows Version 1.0   19 Apr 13 Mac Version 1.0   19 Apr 13 Product Added   18 Apr 13 What Is It? It's simple really – Beat-Sliced Guitars (BSG) are guitars played rhythmically in all the common note length variations and two playing styles (staccato and legato), sampled and sliced so that it stays solidly in time with your host. Add some Kontakt magic like effects and envelope loop patterns and voila – an incredibly expressive, inspirational and downright fun-to-play instrument! Kontakt multis extend the possibilities by adding another BSG type for layered sound textures or a second instance of the same type with a different keyswitch mapping so that interesting and complex rhythmic textures arise as different note lengths and patterns are played against each other. If you're looking for an instrument that will let your guitar-slinger solos sound as close to a "real" guitar as possible (or as close as MIDI will allow), look elsewhere. What these instruments will do is provide a fresh and organic rhythmic timbre that is at once unique and familiar. No matter what your style, these instruments will give your compositions a solid edge. Instrument Specs and Details This instrument is compatible with Kontakt 5.1 and later. You must have the full version of Kontakt. They do not work with Kontakt Player. There are 348 48kHz 24-bit sample loops per instrument (~180 MB uncompressed .wav files). 29 notes (C3 thru E5) and 6 common time values (whole, quarter, quarter triplet, eighth, eighth triplet and sixteenth) are included. Each note and length is performed, sampled and looped for a 4/4 measure or more. Each note also has two performance styles – staccato (or palm mute) and legato. Original loops are at 75 BPM but are sliced in Kontakt (ala REX files) so that they are useful over a wide range of tempos. There is also a ½ time switch that allows the instrument to work well with tempos exceeding 150 BPM. Velocity switches between staccato and legato. Softer, low-velocity notes yield staccato playing while harder, high-velocity notes play the legato loops. Keyswitches control the note length values. Each note value (except whole) has a straight-time version as well as two patterned versions that reside on a group of three keyswitches. The keyswitches are mapped from C#1 thru B2 with the straight-time version of each value falling on a black key and the patterned versions on the white keys to either side. Refer to the Appendix to view the keyswitch mappings. Performance View Let's hear it for sound designer art! It's a guitar so it deserves a good pedalboard, right? We didn't want to clutter things up with a bunch of tiny numbers. It's a stompbox… right-click on a switch or knob to assign your favorite controller and start tweaking. There's really nothing too complicated here – everything toggles on and off with a switch. The filter has the standard cut off frequency and resonance controls plus a pull down selector for the type – we've given you high pass, peak bandpass, lowpass and formant types. The phaser has controls for depth, speed and feedback amount as well as phase (0-90 degrees). The flanger adds a "colour" knob. The chorus has the standard depth and