Electric Guitar Virtual Instrument for Kontakt Player
Ultra Real-sounding / Dark-Powered Virtual Electric Guitar - The true METAL sound of ESP Alexi Blacky with EMG humbucker pickups.
Includes over 19GB, approx. 26,000 samples
Incredible real-time playability - V-Metal SPM (Super Performance Multi)
V-METAL SPM enables you to access various playing techniques instantly without stopping your performance and create convincing guitar tracks very easily and quickly.
Single note, Sampled real 2-strings chords (minor 3rd, major 3rd, 4th, flat 5th, 5th, #5th, 6th, octave) Sampled real chords (add9, sus4, power chord), Other special sampled chords (‘Rush chords’) Unison bend, Double bend, Realtime Hammer-on & Pull-off, Realtime Legato Slide, Vibrato, Trill, Picking Tremolo, Mute & picking noise, Cricket, Gliss down, Pinch Harmonics, Natural Harmonics, Fret noise, Pick stop noise, Bridge mute noise, Finger Release noise, Position change noise, Whammy bar, Special FX, noises, Feedback, etc.
You can play ultra realistic electric guitar performance in real-time!
SPM automatically selects a proper string/fret position depending on the situation. You can also change the string manually by key switches. The Fretboard Monitor visualizes the current fret position/playing technique you are playing.
'Cricket' is a guitar playing technique that Metal / Rock guitarists frequently use on solos. By hitting the whammy bar, the tremolo unit vibrates very fast and it produces a very cool ‘crying’ sound like a cricket (insect).
In actual guitar performance, you get feedback sound when a heavily distorted tone is played in front of (or a certain position from) the amplifier. V-METAL reproduces the feedback sound. The pitch and fade time of feedback can be changed.
The extensive number of the ‘real’ chord samples makes your guitar tracks very convincing. minor 3rd, major 3rd, 4th, flat 5th, 5th, #5th, 6th, octave add9, sus4, major 3rd vibrato with/without pinch harmonics, power chords (besides 5th-dyad chord), other special chords (= so-called ‘Rush chords’), etc. Guitar chord sound that is emulated using single note samples does not sound real. V-METAL includes the huge number of ‘real’ recorded (in other words, ‘pre-recorded’ or ‘pre-played’) chord samples. Each chord instrument can be used as an SPM instrument and you can instantly access the various types of guitar chords. Prominy’s guitar libraries are the only ones that include such a huge number of the ‘real’ chord samples.
'Double-Tracking' is a technique that is frequently used in recording guitar tracks. It gives the guitar track a nice, wide-spread stereo image and thickness. With V-METAL, you can reproduce it very easily just by loading the double-tracking instruments. No identical samples are played simultaneously on both channels. You don't need a stereo delay or tweaking your midi data to emulate the double-tracking.
Auto Stroke Detection
With SPM's Auto Stroke Detection feature, SPM automatically detects the current beat position and identify proper stroke direction (down or up). There are several stroke detection modes and you can also control stroke direction manually.
Assignable Key Switch
All the SPM instruments have Assignable Key Switch feature which enables you to assign any key switches to each SPM instrument. You can combine any SPM instruments to SPM multi as needed and assign key switches, and create your own SPM setting.
Low-note samples included
The guitar is tuned to 'drop C', that is the most popular tuning among Metal / Rock guitarists. V-METAL covers the lower notes (low C – low D#) and is suitable for a wide range of musical genres; Modern Metal, Death Metal, Nu Metal, Metalcore, Rock, Pop, and so on.
Realtime Legato Slide
With V-METAL’s Realtime Legato Slide feature using ‘real’ legato samples, you are able to get perfectly real expressions of the human finger’s legato slide that cannot be reproduced with a slide emulation by changing pitch. Realtime Legato Slide is available with the instruments; single note, minor 3rd, major 3rd, 4th, flat 5th, 5th, #5th, 6th, octave, add9, sus4, power chord.
Direct signal from the guitar
The samples were recorded directly from the guitar and completely dry. You can make your own guitar sound so it suits the music genre you're working with by adding your favorite amp simulator. (Amp simulator is not included in the product.)
Picking and various noises
Picking noises and various noises (fret noise, pick stop noise, bridge mute noise, finger release noise, position change noise, etc.) made while playing the guitar are very important characteristics that identify a live guitar recording. That is why we took great care in capturing many variations of noises. Adding these noises will make your guitar tracks sound natural.
NKS (Native Kontrol Standard) ready
Hummingbird officially supports NKS (Native Kontrol Standard) that allows for intuitive and seamless interaction between Hummingbird and KOMPLETE KONTROL and MASCHINE hardware. You can control major parameters via KOMPLETE KONTROL S series keyboard / Maschine hardware and software. KOMPLETE KONTROL S series keyboard’s Light Guide shows available key switches, playable key ranges of each articulation.
- Expansive number of playing techniques, extreme power of expression that no other acoustic guitar library has captured before
- Kontakt Player included - no sampler required!