Advanced Guitar Series: Steel String

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by brent barone (06/04/2018)
Again, I want to praise 8Dio. They have done an amazing job! I forgot to say in my first review I di...


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

  • Price: $148
  • Kontakt VST / AU / AAX
  • 9.600+ Samples. 3.8GB (compressed from 11.4GB)
  • Deep-Sampled Martin D28 Steel String Guitar
  • Parallel Solo & Strummer Engine
  • Advanced Interval Sampled Hammer-On Legatos
  • Advanced Fret Artifact Controls
  • Release and Vibrato Controls
  • Intuitive 3D-Rendered User Interface
  • Dual FX-System (Pedal FX and Chaos FX)
  • Product only available as Direct Download
  • Full Retail Version of Kontakt 5.5 (or later) Required

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Advanced Guitar Series: Steel String overview

8Dio Advanced Guitar Series: “Steel String” is the next evolution in Guitar Sampling. Featuring a vintage Martin D28 Steel-String Guitar. This is the true sound of a flat top guitar. Rich, modern and bright.

At the heart of this extraordinary library is two parallel sample engines. One engine designed for Solo Guitar and a second engine designed for StrumGuitar. The idea is to let the engines do the work, while you do the driving. The Solo Engine is based around a variety of new recording techniques, including Hammer-On Legato techniques, X-Noises, Release Controls etc. The combination of techniques offers you the opportunity to play fast and acrobatic solos without compromising the sound.

The Strum Engine is also using a variety of new sampling techniques. Including recording both up and down strokes for each string of the guitar, muted notes, treble and bass strums etc.
You can literally create any rhythm and any chord you want. The Strum Engine is designed as a step-based sequencer and is incredibly easy and intuitive to use.

8Dio Advanced Guitar Series: “Steel String” 3D-based user-interface gives you instant control to everything from Solo Engine to Strum Engine, from new Pedal-FX to our Chaos FX system, from Controls over Fret Noises, Release Triggers, Vibrato to total control over all the parts of the Strum Engine.

The end-result is the ultimate sample design for 100% authentically sounding guitars. Whether you want to play a fast acrobatic solo or create an advanced strum pattern – you can do it all.

Intuitive and Advanced

Advanced Guitar Series Steel String is incredibly flexible, intuitive and easy-to-use. You can literally just sit down and play it. All the main controls are available on the front of the interface. So whether you want to control the fret noises of fingers moving across strings, adjust the volume of fingers letting go of the strings, adding real-time strums to chords using our advanced strumming engine. It is all right there at your fingertips. We included all common articulations, including non-vibrato sustains, vibrato sustains, muted shorts, harmonics and our advanced, yet easy-to-use strum engine.

Solo Engine

The Steel String Solo Engine gives you a completely life-like instrument right at your finger tips. The idea is to let the engine do the work, while you do the driving. It simply just works and produces a completely realistic result right off the keys. You can choose between non-vibrato sustains, vibrato sustains, muted and harmonic articulations. The engine also gives you control over elements such as release trigger tails, x-noise fret artifacts and additional ability to control the vibrato intensity. We also added purge functions for those who want to save memory in the patch and ability to assign keyswitches.

Strum Engine

The Steel String Strum Engine gives you full control over all aspects of strumming. We essentially created a whole new system for deep-sampling strumming and the end-result is the most flexible and realistic strumming technology in existence. You have virtually any chord you can think of. Control over strumming swing, speed, rate and steps. In addition to a easy-to-use strum based sequencer – allowing you to create virtually any rhythm, any chord and any time-signature desired. The Strum Engine also contains a strum pattern library and the ability to load/save specific patterns you’ve created.

Pedal Effects

The Steel String also contains a large section of pedal effects relevant to the instrument. We’ve included Compressor, Three-Band EQ, Chorus, Rotator and Phaser. The idea is to give you access to effects in the same sense a guitar player would have in reality. Everything is chained and lined up beautifully – giving you the opportunity to shape the sound exactly how you want it. If this isn’t enough … we’ve also included the latest iteration of our Chaos Effects, which gives you a wealth of options, including effects randomization of over 1500 parameters.

Chaos Effects

The Steel String includes both pedal-based effects and our deep Chaos Effects. The Chaos Effects offers you additional control and access to FX. We’ve included our Chaos Filters, which also includes step-based filter sequencing. EQ, Degrader with Bit-Crusher and Distortion. Stereo-Delay made from two Parallel Delays and two types of convolution reverb. Including our alternative Transform convolutions and classic Reverb, which contains a large catalogue of custom room impulses. The Chaos Effects also contains built-in randomizers – letting fate rolls its dice on the instrument.

  • Solo Engine
    • Sustain Natural
    • Sustain Vibrato
    • Muted
    • Harmonics
  • Strumming Engine
    • Independent String (1st)
    • Independent String (2nd)
    • Independent String (3rd)
    • Independent String (4th)
    • Independent String (5th)
    • Independent String (6th)
    • Muted Strum (All)
    • Muted Strum (Bass)
    • Muted Strum (Treble)
    • Muted Strum (Up)
    • Open Strums (All)
    • Open Strums (Bass)
    • Open Strums (Treble)
    • Open Strums (Up)
    • Non Tonal I
    • Non Tonal II
    • String Release
    • String Dampen
  • Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.5.1 or later required
  • Advanced Guitar Series Steel String Requires 3.8GB of hard drive space
  • Runs as a stand-alone application, VST® or Audio Units plug-in, AAX® under Pro Tools
  • Minimum: Mac OS X® 10.4 / 10.5, G5 2.0 GHz or Intel Core Duo 2.00 GHz, 4 GB RAM or Windows® XP (32 Bit) or Windows Vista® (32/64 Bit), Pentium® or Athlon XP 2.0 GHz, 4 GB RAM. 4 GB of RAM or more is highly recommended