Plugin Boutique has launched a sale on selected acoustic guitar and bass sample packs by Organic Loops and Frontline Producer, offering 50% off for one week only. Acoustic Blues Guitar features a collection of loops and samples for producers looking for the sublime sound of acoustic guitar played by Sandy Buglass, a great player with […]
MOOER Audio has launched two new and compact additions to its product line-up for August: The CT01 Tuner and the Tone Capture Micro Pedal. The CT01 Tuner is MOOER’s first clip-on guitar and bass tuner and is the perfect companion to the pedalboard-essential Baby Tuner. A bright and colorful display, intuitive user interface, and a […]
Time+Space has announced the release of 5 brand new rig libraries for Overloud’s flagship TH-U Guitar Amp Simulator. TH-U Full Guitar Amp Simulator Overloud’s multi award winning flagship Guitar Amp Simulation software. With a massive 239 models, TH-U is the world’s largest collection in a single package featuring no less than 1000 presets covering all […]
Nouveau Baroque has announced its latest sample pack Acoustic Love, a sample pack featuring acoustic guitar melodies, chord strums and harmonies for your Hip-Hop, experimental, downtempo and pop music. The pack comprises 25 royalty-free and tempo-synced samples (Wav) with MIDI included. This pack captures the love of acoustic guitar sounds and warm melodies. We also […]
Plugin Alliance has announced availability of the Diezel Herbert plugin, an exacting emulation of the tube guitar amplifier that delivers everything from dynamic cleans, sharp crunch and ultra-tight distortion. As the sound of heavily down-tuned rock and metal exploded in the past two decades, a new need arose for guitarists who seek an amp that […]
The remote town of Narrandera, New South Wales has its hemisphere’s biggest guitar – like “the guitar that ate Australia” big. And it’s already inspired plenty of free music, plus a free sample library you can download for yourself.
Big is impressive. A giant guitar is a tourist attraction, that’s for sure. But big is also sonorous – this oversized instrument also has a unique timbre in the bass register, made possible because of its size.
So it’s well worth checking out this free library of sounds, all Creative Commons licensed – all they ask is some credit and tags in return. Friend of the site Bassling (Jason Richardson) did an ace, professional job of capturing the Narrandera guitar in all its splendor, alongside Tom ‘Wasabi’ Jones.
It’s available ready-to-use in Ableton Live and Native Instruments Kontakt formats, but you could easily adapt the sounds to any instrument you wish.
That unique sound has already caught the attention of composers, both locally in NSW and abroad through the power of the Internet (that’s you).
The wonderful experimental music site Disquiet has just completed one of its legendary Junto Project episodes with sounds from Narrandera, as part of an ongoing series of community-driven music challenges. It’s called “Acoustic Expanse,” even if I would have gone for “huge-a*** guitar,” but the results are great. Check it out:
Here’s Bassling’s own composition:
By the way, if you’re wondering why there are all these “in the Southern Hemisphere” disclaimers, that’s because evidently New Jersey outdid Australia in the freakishly big territory. (I couldn’t find another acoustic as big as the Narrandera instrument, though – maybe someone else knows more.)
Jersey City’s Liberty Science Center claimed that honor with this oversized electric v-neck, an exhibit for a show called “Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked The World.” Source: The Guardian
Somehow making a giant acoustic is more impressive to me, though, so let us know if you know of something equally enormous.
In the piano category, we already have an instrument here in Germany – and a sample library, to match, The Giant, aka the Klavins 370i.
Audio Plugin Deals has launched a two week sale on the Audiofier Riffendium Bundle, offering a 80% discount on the collection of three Kontakt instrument libraries. The instruments allow you to randomize loop slices to create totally different guitar performances and includes a convolver effect with taylor-made impulses that will enhance and/or mutate the sound […]
IK Multimedia has announced Summer Strummer App Sales, offering savings of up to 50% on AmpliTube for iOS apps and collections through August. This summer, it’s time to join the mobile music making revolution! Using AmpliTube, you have access to hundreds of pieces of high quality gear right from the palm of your hand. This […]
Impact Soundworks has announced the launch of its Summer Sale, offering discounts of up to 50% off on over 40 instruments for a limited time. Now through August 9th, save up to 50% on nearly every instrument, sample library, preset pack and plugin in our catalog during the annual Impact Soundworks Summer Sale! Remember: You […]
Yonac Software has announced the release of Roxsyn, a guitar synthesizer app for iOS that lets you turn your guitar or bass into a fully featured polyphonic synth. Roxsyn comes with over 500 presets covering many different synth sounds: arps, basses, leads, pads, and some weird stuff. Expressive, fast and responsive to every nuance, it […]