BolderSounds Bluegrass Banjo v3 Kontakt Library

BolderSounds Bluegrass Banjo v3

BolderSounds Bluegrass Banjo v3
Size 1.6 Gb

In this library you will find a 5 string banjo which has the classic warm tone associated with pre-war banjos as well as an instrument with plenty of punch to cut through a mix. Even though this library is called a Bluegrass sample library, you will find it to be quite flexible across many different musical genres.

This library is extremely popular among Bolder Sounds users. We felt by adding new sampled articulations we could make it an even more effective library.

The new samples include 4 new pluck positions along the string length of the banjo as well as Scruggs-Keith tuner mechanism samples. A complete list of new features in version 3 is outlined below in this manual.

Features of the Bluegrass Banjo V3 Sample Library

•Up to 5 x independent round-robin per key, for each of the 5 strings of the banjo. Each string was sampled chromatically up to the 17th fret. The first string was sampled beyond the 17th fret.
•All the strings are sampled on 5 different pluck positions of the banjo.
•The Pluck Positions can either be selected via Key Switches or via a very advanced Pluck Position velocity selection system. You can freely adjust at what velocity level the different positions will be selected and make any kind of position combinations. All the settings can be saved as Presets.
•The Bluegrass Banjo V3 also includes 379 Midi files to help you build realistic banjo arpeggios and chords.
•Banjo resonance via an Impulse Response made from the banjo head.
•Various articulations: Hammer-On and Pull-Off, Half step and Whole step Slide, Harmonic and Scruggs D-Tuner bends. All with 2 x independent round-robin per key.
•A very advanced and intelligent scripted Pitch Bend and Vibrato control.
•Detailed KSP scripted control of Fretting Position on the neck of the banjo, including an Auto Fret Selection feature.
•A Key Switch Page where you can freely assign which key will trigger the various Key Switches and save the settings as Presets.
•8 different effects – each with its own Preset menus, so you can save and recall all the various parameters.

The full uncompressed size of this library is 3.15 GB. It has been Kontakt compressed (.ncw) down to 1.52 GB for convenience of downloading and rapid loading into Kontakt.

What’s new in Bluegrass Banjo V3

•1. New samples recorded for five different pluck positions along the string
length of the banjo as well as Scruggs-Keith tuner mechanism samples.
The size of the new recorded samples are approximately 1.65 GB, so the
total size of the library is now 3.15 GB (1.52 GB Kontakt ncw File).
•2. The new Scruggs articulations can toggle between eight different bends
and you can adjust the speed.
•3. The new Pluck Positions can either be selected via Key Switches or via a
very advanced Pluck Position velocity selection system. You can freely
adjust at what velocity level the different positions will be selected and
make any kind of position combinations. All the settings can be saved as
Presets.
•4. The scripted Auto Fret Selection can now be turned On/Off.
•5. A new intelligent Pitch Bend control is added to the already advanced
Pitch Bend system.
•6. A new improved P.B. Vibrato and Vibrato system, where you among other
can select between 7 different scripted waveforms.
•7. You can freely adjust how velocity controls the volume and the filter
cutoff.
•8. Resonance can be added to the banjo via an Impuls Response made from
the banjo.
•9. The Attack and Sample Start of the “Hammer On” and “Pull Off”
articulations, can now be adjusted and saved as Presets.
•10. All the various Key Switches can now be freely assigned and saved as
Presets.
•11. The Bluegrass Banjo V3 also includes 379 Midi files to help you build
realistic banjo arpeggios and chords.

Links

Part 1   Part 2   Part 3

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