First Look: Evolution Boutique Acoustic by Orange Tree Samples

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Orange Tree Samples captures the crisp and resonate timbres of a custom built acoustic focusing solely on finger picking articulations. Housed in the powerful Evolution Engine this guitars will be suitable for a vast array of genres thanks it’s crystal clear sample set, effects rack and strum engine.

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First Look: Evolution Boutique Acoustic by Orange Tree Samples

 

Orange Tree Samples captures the crisp and resonate timbres of a custom built acoustic focusing solely on finger picking articulations. Housed in the powerful Evolution Engine this guitars will be suitable for a vast array of genres thanks it’s crystal clear sample set, effects rack and strum engine.

Evolution Boutique Acoustic normally sells for $179 from Orange Tree Samples

Thoughts

The Evolution Boutique Acoustic by Orange Tree Samples makes a striking first impression with its beautiful, crisp resonance that captures the essence of acoustic guitar sound. It strikes a perfect balance between traditional and modern tones, making it an exceptional choice for musicians looking to expand their sonic palette. The expanded range, enriched with harmonic presence, is particularly noticeable with the Fae Folk preset, showcasing the instrument’s versatility.

The inclusion of an effects rack further enhances this versatility, enabling a diverse range of playback options that can easily navigate through genres such as country, blues, pop, modern indie, and more. This adaptability makes it possibly my second favorite among the acoustic guitars in the Evolution engine.

One of the standout features is the instrument’s MIDI capabilities, which, when loaded, demonstrate what skilled programming can achieve. The engine’s auto chord recognition, coupled with the strum engine, is among my favorite features, simplifying composition and adding a layer of realism that is hard to match. Flipping through presets, the instrument’s strengths and weaknesses become apparent, offering a comprehensive overview of its capabilities.

As a guitarist myself, I have a strong preference for composing with acoustic instruments, primarily due to the ease of editing, and managing time and tempo changes. For this reason, Orange Tree Samples‘ Evolution engine guitars are always on my list of go-to instruments. The moments when this instrument truly shines are illuminated by the second MIDI provided by the developer, showcasing how the right programming can deliver a realistic guitar output, especially when performed with a MIDI guitar. This level of detail and realism solidifies the Evolution Boutique Acoustic’s place as a top contender for composers seeking authentic acoustic guitar sounds in their scores.

Facts

Downloads as 4.98 GB (11.3 GB lossless NCW audio format)

Articulations: sustains, palm mutes, fully muted notes, natural harmonics, plus special effects like string slaps, muted strums, body hits, and more.

Legato samples for slides, hammer-ons, and pull-offs.

3 dynamics Layers & up to 4x round-robins

Built-in effects, Pattern editor & chord voicing system

Adjustable pick position using physical modeling
Powerful mapping via velocity ranges, MIDI CCs, and keyswitches

Runs in the FREE Kontakt player
NKS Compatible

Evolution Boutique Acoustic normally sells for $179 from Orange Tree Samples

 

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Contributor Don Bodin reviews Evolution Boutique Acoustic by Orange Tree Samples
Orange Tree Samples captures the crisp and resonate timbres of a custom built acoustic focusing solely on finger picking articulations. Housed in the powerful Evolution Engine this guitars will be suitable for a vast array of genres thanks it’s crystal clear sample set, effects rack and strum engine.”