Sample developer Impact Soundworks released today Archtop: Hollowbody Electric Guitar, their latest virtual instrument for the Native Instruments Kontakt platform. Archtop features an exhaustively sampled Jim Hall model archtop guitar by Sadowsky, outfitted with custom electronics and performed by Josh Workman. The library is compatible with the free Kontakt 5 Player, and is available for special introductory pricing through January 15, 2014.
?Archtop is designed to suit a wide variety of musical genres, from jazz, blues, and funk, to R&B, pop, and rock; as it was recorded completely clean with two blendable pickups, the instrument can be used in virtually any context. A range of vital articulations are included, such as thumbed octaves, picked sustains, hammer-on and pull-off legato, portamento (glissando), tremolo, harmonics, and more.
Impact Soundworks was founded in 2007 by composers Andrew Aversa and Will Roget, II with the goal of creating innovative, affordable and unique sample libraries