In addition to the big ZIP button above, this library can be downloaded from Audiobombs, which seems to be faster from most locations. Bigcat Instruments has also made a Kontakt 5 version of one of the mappings.
After a few bass libraries, we've gone for a guitar. There are a lot of guitar samples out there intended for lots of styles of music guitarists like, from Latin jazz to metalcore, but this library is for music guitarists really hate, from hip-hop to EDM. It's designed to be easy to use for producers who don't necessarily know a lot about guitars and don't need a whole lot of different articulations, control over left-hand position, note off groups etc. Instead of all that you get a fat, percussive sound that's great for crisp rhythms.
The guitar sampled is an Epiphone Emily the Strange model strung with thick flatwound strings. It's basically an inexpensive SG, but a really cute one. Sure, cute looks might not matter all that much when it comes to samples, but being shallow is fun. The notes are sampled every minor third with four velocity layers and three random round robins. There are also release samples (every minor third with four round robins) and various noises (with five round robins). All together that makes 323 24-bit 44.1 kHz wav samples and a 98 MB download.
SFZ mappings are included. They should work with most SFZ-compatible samplers, but we've tested them with Plogue Sforzando so we recommend using that. Although we tried to keep things simple and convenient, you will have to decide which of the six mappings you want to choose from.
The recordings are direct with both pickups on and all knobs on 10, and not processed with anything except for noise reduction. So, the samples should probably be run through an amp simulator or some other effects most of the time. This demo uses the basic mapping and both tracks are run through simple free amp sims and a free reverb.
The below track uses Emilyguitar through the Ace amp sim as the main guitar part, plus Shinyguitar as extra guitar layers, several String Cyborgs, Weresax in sxnth mode, Cowsynth, and several one-shot samples from Spaceship Kitchen.
The below track uses Emilyguitar with an autowah effect, and also uses our Swagbass and Cowsynth libraries.
This library is a free download and royalty-free for all commercial and non-commercial use with no restrictions, including redistribution of samples in other forms. In other words, you can even make a Kontakt or VSTi version if you want. But if you do, please keep the GUI cute.