Soniccouture Releases eBow Guitar Sample Collection

Soniccouture has released a 1.2 GB eBow Guitar sound collection. The eBow (Energy Bow) is a small, hand-held device that bows the strings of a guitar using an electromagnetic field, producing a unique guitar sound, with a very slow attack and infinite sustain.

To play the ebow, the guitarist holds it over the string, near the pickup or hole, so that the string sits in a small notch on the underside of the eBow. The eBow’s magnets then cause the string to vibrate until it feeds back on itself at its own resonant frequency. This feedback loop is very similar to the well-known amplifier feedback, but a much more controllable version. The player can vary the loudness of the sound by moving closer or further away from the string, as with amplifier feedback. The ebow is switchable from low power mode to high power mode, which gives a strong, harmonically rich sound.

To create the library, Soniccouture sampled two guitars, an acoustic and an electric. Both were sampled with the high and low power ebow setting, with vibrato and without vibrato. Several note off samples were recorded for every note, to make the instrument’s response as detailed and lifelike as possible. The level of the note-off sounds can be mixed to taste by the user. The acoustic was recorded in full stereo to give a natural, spacious image.

• 1.2 GB Library
• Acoustic and Electric Guitars
• 950 24 bit 44.1 Samples (Acoustic – Stereo, Electric – Mono)
• 3 Note-off Samples per note
• Low Power, High Power, Vibrato and Non-Vibrato samples
• Formats : Kontakt2 & EXS24

Soniccouture’s eBow Guitar Sample Collection costs £45 and is available now. More information on the Soniccouture eBow Guitar Sample Collection.

Author: FutureMusic

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