Voice Memo Guitar is a steel string and nylon string guitar library for Kontakt recorded entirely with a smartphone.
Smartphone mics are tiny electret omni condensers that make what I think are some really interesting recordings. In my productions, I find that I'm often sampling sounds from the original voice memo work tapes because they have such a cool character; roomy, lo fi, eq'd and compressed weird, etc. It was inspired by the sounds of the mellotron, lofi and ambient music and ‘found sound’ style recordings. They're a great jumping off point for sound design.
How it works:
There are four articulations for each of the two guitars which can be keyswitched between or selected on screen. Sustain, Palm Mute, Tremolo, and Scoop. The interface has controls for ADSR, filter, width, tremolo (time synced), lofi, delay and reverb. Lots of possibilities here.
Voice Memo Guitar Steel, Voice Memo Guitar Nylon
What you need:
- A full version of Kontakt 6 and up (not Kontakt Player)
- 1.12 of space on your computer or hard drive.