Sample Library Reviews’ Acoustic Guitars: The Short List
This is post is part of Sample Library Review Vi Guitar Week
If you’ve come from the main VI Guitar Week page you have seen some our Acoustic Top Picks & Guest Picks including:
Acoustic/Nylon Guitars by Ilya Efimov
The Resonator by Indigiuns
Guitarron by Bolder Sounds
But there was a short list of library and virtual instruments that we are very fond of that we couldn’t complete VI Guitar Week without mentioning these Acoustic Sample Libraries and Virtual Instruments.
Renaxxance by Indiginus
Renaxxance (pronounced Renaissance yep you’ve been saying wrong) is an expressive Nylon String Guitar for Kontakt 4 or higher. We love the Renaxxance because of it’s superb warm nylon sound. It is very easy to perform with this library and the big kicker here is that it is very affordable.
You can get Renaxxance for $45 from Indiginus
Hummingbird by Prominy
Now I haven’t played it myself but contributor Brian Brylow insisted we include this one. He tells me that Prominy’s Hummingbird is a superbly playable library. I’ll take his word for it as the demos sound great for this deeply sampled 1963 Gibson Hummingbird (acoustic guitar of choice for The Beatles). It has the “Classic and crystal clear sound with all the playability bells and whistles you could want!”
Hummingbird sells for $299 from Prominy
AcousticGuitar 2.0 by Pettinhouse
The demo video of the strum patches (below) are all we needed to hear to know this one would make the list. Pettinhouse has crafted an amazing sounding instrument with so many great ways to perform on a keyboard it would be a crime to leave it off the list.
AcousticGuitar 2.0 sells for $69 from Pettinhouse