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Orange Tree Samples Evolution Songwriter KONTAKT screenshot
FANTASTiC | Dec 03 2017 | 5.33 GB
We are pleased to present Evolution Songwriter, a faithful reproduction of the legendary Gibson J-45, a steel string acoustic guitar that can be heard on countless singer-songwriter albums over the past decades.

This instrument was inspired by a wide range of artists, including The Beatles, Joni Mitchell, and the more modern acoustic sounds of Iron & Wine and The Dirty Projectors.

In producing this guitar, we endeavored to create an instrument with a diverse tonal palette, from iconic sounds of the '60s and '70s onward, providing a panoply of great, ready-to-use preset sound settings for songwriters and producers.

The library was developed in collaboration with William Derganc, who not only sampled the acoustic guitar, but was also closely involved with the development process, contributing factory presets, strumming patterns, and custom chord options for the library.

The sample set has also been run through a popular type of multi-track cassette tape recorder as an additional signal. The tape signal adds saturation to the sound of the guitar, and we opted to leave the pitch fluctuations and other artifacts that give the tape extra character. With the tape signal selected, you'll notice a constant noise floor playing in the background--the volume of this is adjustable, and can always be disabled completely.



Key Features:

- Built-in effects engine for instantly-usable acoustic guitar tones.

- Adjustable pick position using our proprietary physical modeling technology.

- Powerful mapping system that lets you set how you want to trigger articulations, using conditions such as velocity ranges, MIDI CCs, latching and non-latching keyswitches, and more.

- Multitracking up to quadruple tracking.

Sampling specifications:

- 11.2 GB (compressed to 5.2 GB using the lossless NCW audio format) of 24-bit samples.

- Articulations such as sustains, palm mutes, mutes, natural harmonics, plus special effects like string slaps, guitar body hits, and more.

- MIDI articulations for instant octaves, grace notes, buzz trills, whole-step slides, whole-step hammer-ons, and slides (velocity-based and tempo-synced).

- Legato samples for slides, hammer-ons, and pull-offs.

- The articulations have 3 dynamics, 2 pick directions (when applicable), and 2x round-robin.







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comments

  Resident 16.02.2012 209
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I don't check much stuff out here anymore, but was actually looking to see what this would sound like up close and personal.

Thanks!
  Member 1.07.2015 271
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Thx a lot, FANTASTiC appreciate it!

Sounds pretty nice from teh demo, steel isn't rly my fave but will be cool to get a hands-on. I sometimes hate the OTS obsession w/ keyswitches, tho. Guess I've been spoiled by amplesounds. Rly (still) <3 their e-guits, tho, so who knows...
Thx to anybody posting Spitfire / OTB libs!
  Resident 7.02.2012 165
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with my kontakt 5.6.5 crashes
  Resident 25.01.2016 16 637
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  Member 1.03.2013 64
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  Resident 25.01.2016 16 637
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I'll use this along with MIDI guitar 1 on my E-guitar until I have enough money to buy an acoustic
  Member 29.01.2017 9 129
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I own 14 guitars.. American Fenders, Gibsons, PRS, Ibanez, Yamaha, Cort. Few acoustics Cort and Yamaha, even a Martin . I use this library same way you do trough MIDI guitar. The thing is.. this guitar is very rare and will cost you a leg.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail..
  Resident 7.02.2012 165
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strange but true after trying to load on kontakt 5.6.5 Evolution Songwriter and voice of gaia all never failed crash continue to my surprise I found them perfectly working on kontakt 5.6.8
  Resident 25.01.2012 1927
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Oh good. I was afraid it would;d not work if under 5.7.
  Member 3.11.2016 2 57
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It crashes for me with 5.6.6 (R16) :( Time to upgrade. Thank you for the share!!
  Resident 30.01.2014 7 967
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Uploaded links are "up", but I can't find them in jdownloader anywhere.

I might have a wrong setting in the program, but all other UL links are showing.

Does anyone have any clue?
  Member 3.11.2016 2 57
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If they are not showing up in Jdownloader, try to add them manually from the menu "Analyze text with links"
  Resident 30.01.2014 7 967
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doesn't work either. same effect, can't find them.

already sorted them by date, then by size, hoster etc.

don't know why i can't find them.

i am sure they are already there / loaded, when i copy the links,
jdwonloader "adds" them but the number he recognizes is ZERO (links).

thats always the case, when they are already loaded in the program.
he doesn't / can't add them a second time, as long as they are still existent
in the program.

so i can't "redo" the loading process, because they are there and i just can't
find them.

i always found the links eventually with other libraries / files. they just had other
names, where included with other libraries (not sure why).

i also did a search for "evolution" in "packets name", "file name" because that's
what they are named, when i load them in the browser with the uploaded site.

no such thing found. neither in the folder name nor in the file name.

i am sure i will find it out eventually and think how stupid i was not to find them. :D :D
  Member 3.11.2016 2 57
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Have you made sure the Filename searchbox at the bottom of Jdownloader is clear? if you have any search entries in there, that could cause the issue you are seeing
  Member 24.10.2016 95
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  Member 11.04.2016 9 96
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  Moderator 21.01.2012 904 8120
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jkst. No personal offenses please
  Member 11.04.2016 9 96
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  Moderator 21.01.2012 904 8120
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You used inappropriate language in violation our rules, so it's been cleared.

Be aware that we don't tolerate this here.
  Moderator 21.01.2012 904 8120
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Foomanchoo Please , comment the content of the post, stay in topic.
  Resident 7.02.2009 1 229
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Many thanks!

For Kontakt Libs tweakers like me:
Half the library is the same samples passed through an "analog tape recorder".
So you can easily slim down this one.

Yeah, I also remembered certain AS thread ))
[2009] Sorry for my English. I'm working on it
[2017] I'm beginning to improve. Hell yeah, I'm a fast learner :D
[2018] Damn, I lost my touch :_(
  Resident 21.06.2013 525
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I don't understand. Are you saying that the analog tape recorder sound is irrelevant itself or that you can achieve the same result through another fx?
  Resident 7.02.2009 1 229
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It's not irrelevant if you want it.
If you don't want it or, like you say, you'd rather use a tape emulation plugin you can slim down the library size to the half.
[2009] Sorry for my English. I'm working on it
[2017] I'm beginning to improve. Hell yeah, I'm a fast learner :D
[2018] Damn, I lost my touch :_(
  Member 22.10.2016 50
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Thanks a lot for this - sounds great.

Very heavy on RAM (much more than other Evolution guitar libraries) and was crashing my Kontakt 5.7.1. Went into Setup and enabled 'Dynamic Memory' which brought the usage down nicely - no more crashes on my 4GB ram PC.
  Resident 22.01.2014 46 1394
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Does not load in Kontakt 5.6.8 Mac. Even with the so called "work around" provided for loading 5.6.8 or newer.

Oh well. Guess I'll stick with the real thing.
¯\_(ツ)_/¯
"Approach life with the same level of confidence as people who make requests for Nexus2 Expansions."
  Member 13.06.2014 223
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Not loading on 5.7.1 although all my other libraries load fine.
  Member 3.06.2016 154
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Maybe Xupito could share his slim down version. I can´t make it load in Kontakt version 5.6.5 nor 5.7.1. Just add library and nothing happens.
  Resident 3.11.2011 630
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Don't want to show up in KontaKt 5.6.5 neither 5.6.8 of course same with Voices of Gaia...
It seems that this is the end8
  Resident 22.01.2014 46 1394
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I thought it was just me... and I'm on a mac.
It doesn't show up in Kontakt 5.6.8. All other libraries show up fine. This one does not. So perhaps this is an issue with the library itself.
"Approach life with the same level of confidence as people who make requests for Nexus2 Expansions."
  Member 22.10.2016 50
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I add the library using standalone 5.6.6 Kontakt 64 bit. It does come up with an error and crashes and appears as though it did not add the library but when I open Kontakt 5.7.1 in Ableton it is there and works. I use Windows so not sure about Mac. This same process has happened and worked for my last few new libraries. So I don't think it is the end, just have to have the right setup which I think I must have fluked.

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