Orange Tree Samples Updates Evolution Engine Update

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On Friday, developer Orange Tree Samples announced new updates to their Evolution guitar libraries (and Evolution Mandolin). The new update contains a new feature (Polybend), 15 new reverbs added to the effects rack and a fix for an issue some users had with Strum pattern synchronization.

If you are an existing Evolution Guitar library owner, head over to the downloads section of your account here. You will need to re-download the engine files for each Evolution guitar library and overwrite your existing engine files with these new ones. (You won’t need to re-download the samples, because those are the same as before.)

I have pasted the contents of the official email (and how to update video below)

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1. Polybend.

We’re rolling out a new feature we’re calling “Polybend”, which adds the capability for polyphonic pitch bends within a single instance of a library. This addition should be particularly useful for MIDI guitar users or people using MIDI controllers such as TouchKeys, LinnStrument, or the ROLI Seaboard. Here’s a video overview of this feature and how to use it.

2. Fifteen new reverb pedals.

We’ve added fifteen additional reverb pedal options, totaling 68 new impulses.

3. Fixed strumming pattern sync.

As you might have experienced, there were sync issues when playing strumming patterns while changing the BPM of the song. Over the course of a few measures, the pattern would gradually go out of sync. We’ve fixed this issue, and the strumming patterns should now stay in sync, despite subtle or extreme BPM changes.

How to update your libraries:

To update your Evolution libraries, head over to the downloads section of your account here. You will need to re-download the engine files for each Evolution guitar library and overwrite your existing engine files with these new ones. You don’t need to re-download the samples, because those are the same as before.

Here’s a video tutorial showing how to update your engine files.

Should you wish to manually overwrite the files, only the “.NKR” file in the library’s root directory, and the “.NKI” in the “Instruments” subfolder need to be replaced with the updated versions.

To verify that the update has been correctly installed, look for the version number “1.1.65” in Kontakt‘s status bar after loading the instrument. Alternatively, you can check that the additional reverb pedal options are there–the very last option on the dropdown menu should be “Pverb 5”.

If the library doesn’t seem to be updating, even after restarting Kontakt, be sure to review the tutorial video above to make sure you’re applying the update correctly. If you still can’t get it working, you can contact our support here.

Hope you enjoy the update!