Advanced Steel String Guitar

Advanced Steel String Guitar

  • Kontakt VST / AU / AAX
  • 9,600+ Samples / 4.08GB
  • 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)
  • Delivered by Download
  • Kontakt 5.8.1 Full Retail (or later) Required

Rich, Modern, & Bright

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.

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

The Advanced Guitar Series Steel String is incredibly flexible, intuitive, and easy-to-use. You can literally just sit down and play it. Whether you want to control the fret noises of fingers moving across strings, adjust the volume of fingers letting go of the strings, or add real-time strums to chords using our advanced strumming engine, it is all right there at your fingertips.

Advanced Steel String Guitar

Solo Engine

Advanced Steel String Guitar

The Steel String Solo Engine gives you a completely life-like instrument right at your fingertips.  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 control of the vibrato intensity.

Strum Engine

The Steel String Strum Engine gives you full control over all aspects of strumming. You have control over the chord, swing, speed, rate, and steps. The strum sequencer allows you to create virtually any rhythm with any chord in any time-signature. It also contains a strum pattern library and the ability to load/save specific patterns you’ve created.

Advanced Steel String Guitar



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 5.8.1 or later required
  • Not compatible with the Free Kontakt Player
  • Advanced Guitar Series Steel String Requires 3.8GB of hard drive space
  • 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