Acoustic Legends HD

August 2, 2006

In my first commercial foray into the world of virtual instruments, I’ve just finished producing Vir2 Instruments’ Acoustic Legends HD sample library. This product is a collection of meticulously sampled acoustic guitars, recorded at 24-bit 96KHz, and played by Los Angeles guitarist Michael Elsner. We recorded a large collection of guitars: Martins, Taylors, Gibsons, 6-strings, 12-strings, single notes, chords, various articulations, and so on. In total, 19GB of sample content made it into the library, and it’s bundled with the Native Instruments Kontakt Player. I’ve personally ended up using Acoustic Legends HD a great deal in my own music, especially when the production calls for finger-picking, which it’s able to pull off extremely well.

Have a listen to a demo here:

Here’s what Vir2 has to say about it:

Presenting $40,000 of the finest acoustic guitars in the world, sampled in glorious high definition 24-bit 96kHz stereo, now available in this premium three-DVD, 19 gigabyte collection. This broad collection of acoustic guitars is sampled in the finest detail in a variety of playing styles, including picked notes, finger picked notes, natural and artificial harmonics, harmonic chords, mutes, chords, release layers, and even fret noise sampled for each guitar.

Included in the library are several different steel string guitars, nylon strings, twelve strings, acoustic bass, as well as a bonus folder featuring mandolin, ukulele, and banjo. Acoustic Legends HD features the world’s best guitars from McPherson, Taylor, Gibson, Martin, and other manufacturers.

Also featured are numerous bonus patches of special effects, doubled guitars, and more. Acoustic Legends HD also features chord banks containing twelve different chord types in varying positions, with multiple velocity layers and multiple takes per layer, and with both up-strokes and down-strokes, making it simple to create fully authentic rhythm guitar parts. Experience legendary acoustic guitars, sampled in gorgeous detail and now available in one exquisite virtual instrument.