Review: Ilya Efimov Acoustic Guitar KONTAKT (Complete)
If you are looking for a realistic and expressive virtual acoustic guitar, you might want to check out the Ilya Efimov Acoustic Guitar KONTAKT (Complete) bundle. This bundle includes two products: the Acoustic Guitar and the Acoustic Strum. Both products are sample libraries for Kontakt, the popular sampler software from Native Instruments.
The Acoustic Guitar is a steel string guitar library that features 14 velocity layers for each note, 17 frets on each string with round-robin, automatic and manual string and position selection, 14 different articulations, realistic legato, natural and LFO vibrato, note-to-note glissando, repetition keys, many different FX and noises, IR reverb, delay, EQ, compressor, and more. The sound of this library is rich and sensual, transparent and incredibly expressive. You can use all frets for each string and control every parameter through the graphic user interface or your sequencer. You can also easily switch among articulations to create realistic guitar performances.
The Acoustic Strum is a powerful guitar accompaniment engine that allows you to create realistic strumming patterns with ease. You can choose from a large collection of chords and rhythms, or create your own custom ones. You can also adjust the strumming speed, direction, hand position, accentuation, and more. The Acoustic Strum also features a chord detection mode that automatically recognizes the chords you play on your keyboard and applies the appropriate strumming pattern. You can also use the keyswitches to change chords on the fly.
The Ilya Efimov Acoustic Guitar KONTAKT (Complete) bundle is a great solution for anyone who needs a high-quality acoustic guitar sound in their productions. The bundle offers a fantastic realism by using 14 dynamic colors for each note and a great number of FXs and noises. The bundle also provides a lot of flexibility and control over the sound and performance of the guitar. Whether you need a solo guitar or a guitar accompaniment, you can achieve it with this bundle.
The bundle requires the full retail version of Kontakt 4.2.4 or higher or Kontakt 5. It also requires 3 GB of free disk space. You can purchase the bundle for 149 euros from the Ilya Efimov website[^1^] [^2^].
One of the main features of the Ilya Efimov Acoustic Guitar KONTAKT (Complete) bundle is the realistic legato and glissando. The legato mode allows you to play smooth transitions between notes by using hammer-on and pull-off techniques. The glissando mode allows you to slide from one note to another with different intervals and tempos. Both modes are activated by overlapping notes and can add a lot of expression and realism to your guitar playing.
The bundle also includes a MIDI-guitar mode that enables you to use a MIDI guitar controller to play the library. This mode allows you to take advantage of the natural playing technique of a guitar and use all the articulations and effects available in the library. You can also use a MIDI keyboard or any other MIDI controller to play the library, as it has an easy keyboard mode that maps the notes and articulations to different keys.
The Ilya Efimov Acoustic Guitar KONTAKT (Complete) bundle is a comprehensive and versatile acoustic guitar library that can suit any genre and style of music. It offers a high level of realism and expression, as well as a lot of control and customization options. The bundle is compatible with both Windows and Mac OS X, and works with any DAW that supports Kontakt. If you are looking for a realistic and expressive virtual acoustic guitar, you might want to check out this bundle. e0e6b7cb5c