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Acoustic Legends HD

A premium collection of 24-bit 96KHz sampled acoustic guitars

Presenting $40,000 of the finest acoustic guitars in the world, sampled in glorious high definition 24-bit 96kHz stereo, now available in this premium three-DVD, 19 gigabyte collection. This broad collection of acoustic guitars is sampled in the finest detail in a variety of playing styles, including picked notes, finger picked notes, natural and artificial harmonics, harmonic chords, mutes, chords, release layers, and even fret noise sampled for each guitar.

"Bottom line, I've yet to hear of another guitar library that touches Acoustic Legends HD. It deserves to become a legend." - Virtual Instruments Magazine

"The Acoustic Legend HD collection is worth its price for the chordal banks alone, but when you include the single string and Xtra instrument banks, it is an exceptional bargain." Recording Magazine

"The samples are all top shelf, and several presets include "reality enhancers" like adding fret noise and slides." - EQ Magazine

"There will definitely be times when I'll reach for Acoustic Legends... Very well-recorded samples." - Keyboard Magazine



  • Overview
  • Features
  • Instruments
  • Screenshots
  • Compatibility

Acoustic Legends HD CoverIncluded in Acoustic Legends HD are several different steel string guitars, nylon strings, twelve strings, acoustic bass, as well as a bonus folder featuring mandolin, ukulele, and banjo. Acoustic Legends HD features the world's best guitars from McPherson, Taylor, Gibson, Martin, and other manufacturers.

Acoustic Legends HD ScreenshotAlso featured are numerous bonus patches of special effects, doubled guitars, and more. Acoustic Legends HD also features chord banks containing twelve different chord types in varying positions, with multiple velocity layers and multiple takes per layer, and with both up-strokes and down-strokes, making it simple to create fully authentic rhythm guitar parts. Experience legendary acoustic guitars, sampled in gorgeous detail and now available in one exquisite virtual instrument.

  • 19 gigabytes of acoustic guitar samples
  • 24-bit, 96kHz samples, utilizing the finest in high-end microphones and preamps, sampled in thorough detail including release layers, fret noise, finger noise, and more
  • Numerous articulations and styles of playing, including finger picked, plastic picked, harmonics, harmonic chords, mutes, single notes, and chord banks
  • Massive chord instruments, both 6-string and 12-string guitars, featuring 12 different chord types, optional capo control, down- and up-strokes, mute strums, and body knocks, making it possible to create authentic rhythm guitar strumming patterns
  • Multiple and contrasting guitars sampled within each folder, including 2 different nylon-stringed guitars, 7 different steel-stringed guitars, 2 different twelve-stringed guitars, etc.
  • Variation patches for each guitar, including delays, phasers, choruses, flangers, compressors, and unusual effects
  • Bonus content including acoustic bass, banjo, mandolin (single notes, chords, and tremolo), ukulele (single notes and chords), and guitar effects (body knocks, fret noise)
  • Bonus special effects content featuring dozens of unusual sound design patches, based upon the sample sets of the acoustic guitars but warped in unique and musically distinct ways
  • Optimized onscreen EQ controls
  • Easy-to-use built-in reverb module and stereo width control
  • Remote control of various sonic parameters available via MIDI CC
  • Multitimbral operation, supporting up to 64 simultaneous instruments (subject to RAM availability), receiving up to 64 MIDI channels (16 in plug-in mode)
  • Kontakt Player engine, supporting standalone operation as well as plug-in operation in all major hosts that support AudioUnits, VST, or RTAS plug-ins
  • Special upgrade pricing to the full version of Kontakt, which allows for fuller editing of the instruments

The following guitars were sampled in Acoustic Legends HD:

  • Gibson J200
  • Gibson J45 Rosewood
  • Gibson L130
  • Hofner Nylon
  • Langejan Nylon
  • Lowden 025 Cedar Top
  • Mandolin
  • Martin D35
  • Martin DC1E
  • McPherson MG 4.5
  • Ode Style C Banjo
  • Taylor 914
  • Taylor 955 12-string
  • Taylor AB-3 Acoustic Bass
  • Ukulele
  • Vantage 12-string

A full patch list of all instruments and multis included in the Acoustic Legends HD library follows:

Chord Banks

  • Six Str Chords KSW
  • Six Str Chords KSW QL
  • Six Str Chords KSW VL
  • Six Str Diatonics
    • Six Str Diatonic A#
    • Six Str Diatonic A
    • Six Str Diatonic B
    • Six Str Diatonic C#
    • Six Str Diatonic C
    • Six Str Diatonic D#
    • Six Str Diatonic D
    • Six Str Diatonic E
    • Six Str Diatonic F#
    • Six Str Diatonic F
    • Six Str Diatonic G#
    • Six Str Diatonic G
  • Twelve Str Chords KSW
  • Twelve Str Chords KSW QL
  • Twelve Str Chords KSW VL
  • Twelve Str Diatonics
    • Twelve Str Diatonic A#
    • Twelve Str Diatonic A
    • Twelve Str Diatonic B
    • Twelve Str Diatonic C#
    • Twelve Str Diatonic C
    • Twelve Str Diatonic D#
    • Twelve Str Diatonic D
    • Twelve Str Diatonic E
    • Twelve Str Diatonic F#
    • Twelve Str Diatonic F
    • Twelve Str Diatonic G#
    • Twelve Str Diatonic G

Harmonics

  • Gibson J200 Hrm Chords
  • Gibson J200 Hrm Chords Dly
  • Gibson J200 Hrm Chords Flg
  • Gibson J45RW Art Hrm
  • Gibson J45RW Art Hrm Delay
  • Gibson J45RW Art Hrm DTune
  • Gibson J45RW Art Hrm Flange
  • Gibson J45RW Art Hrm Phaser
  • Gibson L130 Harmonics
  • Gibson L130 Harmonics Chrs
  • Gibson L130 Harmonics DTune
  • Hofner Nylon Harmonics
  • Hofner Nylon Harmonics Flg
  • Hofner Nylon Harmonics Trem

Muted

  • Gibson J45RW Muted
  • Gibson J45RW Muted Blunt
  • Gibson J45RW Muted Hvy Dly
  • Gibson J45RW Muted Short
  • Taylor 914 Muted
  • Taylor 914 Muted Distort
  • Taylor 914 Muted Double
  • Taylor 914 Muted Dulled
  • Taylor 955 12Str Muted
  • Taylor 955 12Str Muted ChoFlg
  • Taylor 955 12Str Muted Phsr
  • Vantage 12Str Muted
  • Vantage 12Str Muted Filt
  • Vantage 12Str Muted Radio
  • Vantage 12Str Muted Trem

Nylon String

  • Hofner Nylon
  • Hofner Nylon Chopped
  • Hofner Nylon Finger
  • Hofner Nylon Finger NR
  • Hofner Nylon Gentle
  • Hofner Nylon KSW
  • Hofner Nylon Nail
  • Hofner Nylon Nail NR
  • Hofner Nylon NR
  • Hofner Nylon QL
  • Hofner Nylon Thumb
  • Hofner Nylon Thumb NR
  • Langejan Nylon
  • Langejan Nylon Compress
  • Langejan Nylon Finger
  • Langejan Nylon Finger NR
  • Langejan Nylon Gentle
  • Langejan Nylon Nail
  • Langejan Nylon Nail NR
  • Langejan Nylon NR
  • Langejan Nylon QL
  • Langejan Nylon Thumb
  • Langejan Nylon Thumb NR
  • Langejan Nylon Tremolo

Steel String Finger Picked

  • Lowden 025 Finger
  • Lowden 025 Finger Chorus
  • Lowden 025 Finger Flanger
  • Lowden 025 Finger NR
  • Lowden 025 Finger QL
  • Martin D35 Finger
  • Martin D35 Finger Chorus
  • Martin D35 Finger Compr
  • Martin D35 Finger Delay
  • Martin D35 Finger Fuzz
  • Martin D35 Finger NR
  • Martin D35 Finger QL
  • Martin D35 Finger Radio

Steel String Picked

  • Gibson J200 Picked
  • Gibson J200 Picked Delay
  • Gibson J200 Picked Gentle
  • Gibson J200 Picked NR
  • Gibson J200 Picked QL
  • Gibson J45RW Picked
  • Gibson J45RW Picked Gentle
  • Gibson J45RW Picked NR
  • Gibson J45RW Picked Phaser
  • Gibson J45RW Picked QL
  • Gibson J45RW Picked Radio
  • Martin DC1E Picked
  • Martin DC1E Picked Compr
  • Martin DC1E Picked Gentle
  • Martin DC1E Picked NR
  • Martin DC1E Picked QL
  • McPherson MG45 Picked
  • McPherson MG45 Picked Gentle
  • McPherson MG45 Picked NR
  • McPherson MG45 Picked QL
  • Taylor 914 Picked
  • Taylor 914 Picked Flanger
  • Taylor 914 Picked Gentle
  • Taylor 914 Picked NR
  • Taylor 914 Picked QL
  • Taylor 914 Picked Short

Twelve String Picked

  • Taylor 955 12Str
  • Taylor 955 12Str Chorus
  • Taylor 955 12Str Gentle
  • Taylor 955 12Str NR
  • Taylor 955 12Str QL
  • Vantage 12Str
  • Vantage 12Str Delay
  • Vantage 12Str DTune
  • Vantage 12Str Gentle
  • Vantage 12Str NR
  • Vantage 12Str QL

Xtra Bonus Content

  • Acoustic Bass
  • Acoustic Bass NR
  • Acoustic Bass QL
  • Banjo
  • Banjo Gentle
  • Banjo NR
  • Banjo QL
  • Banjo Tuned
  • Body Knocks 88
  • Fret Noise 88
  • Mandolin
  • Mandolin Chords
  • Mandolin Gentle
  • Mandolin NR
  • Mandolin QL
  • Mandolin Tremolo
  • Ukulele
  • Ukulele Chords
  • Ukulele Gentle
  • Ukulele NR
  • Ukulele QL
  • Ukulele Tuned

Xtra Special Effects

  • Badly Out
  • Bull in Metal Shop
  • Clavitar Arp
  • Crazy Ed
  • Day At the Races
  • Deep Sea Dive
  • Electrik Nylon
  • Empty Cathedral Pad
  • I in the Pie
  • If It Quacks Blip
  • K is Spacy
  • Lingua Aliena
  • Lost in Space
  • Lounge Swell
  • Magic Ambience
  • Metallic Impulse
  • Next Room Pad
  • Nothin But Pick
  • Nylon Waves
  • Octave Swim
  • Panned Stutter
  • Pick a Nylon Any Nylon
  • Pointed Quake
  • Primus Pithicus
  • Radio Friendly Trance
  • Random Pina
  • Shaker Sonority
  • Space Drift
  • Springboard
  • Sproing
  • Straight Lines to Nowhere
  • Stranglehold
  • Sweet Double Filter
  • Synthin Arps
  • Tom Guitar Tom
  • Twelve Pik
  • Video Game Static
  • Vinyl in Concrete
  • Warblearblearblearble
  • Wind Bucket
  • Wipetar
  • Wood Attack

Multis

  • Acoustic Bass Octaves
  • Double Wide Nylon
  • Fifths of 12 Nylon
  • Future Nylon
  • J45RW Evolves
  • Magic Harmonics
  • Mando-uku-jo
  • Mandolin and Harmonics
  • Midnight Duo
  • Muted Fingers
  • Nylon Mandolin
  • One Finger Two Guitars
  • Six String Octaves
  • Trancey Nylon Harmonics
  • Triple Harmonic Octaves
  • Triple Harmonics
  • Triple Pick
  • Twelve String Halo
  • Uku-mando Chords
  • Warmer Harmonics
 

The onscreen interface allows for control over some of the most important aspects of the guitars' sound:

Acoustic Legends HD Screenshot

The controls in the upper part of the interface offer access to audio outputs, MIDI channel input, polyphony, as well as standard solo, mute, tune, pan, and volume controls.

Below that is an interface specifically designed for and tailored to the Acoustic Legends HD library. The configuration of these knobs varies slightly from instrument to instrument. The top row offers an optimized EQ module allowing you to use a low and/or high shelf, as well as a mid control. A standard reverb module is also offered, with level and size controls to customize the sound, as is a stereo width knob.

Other knobs and displays vary by instrument. Instruments that utilize fret noise and release layers feature specific knobs, allowing you to control their levels or switch them off entirely. Chord banks offer a capo knob, giving you an instant virtual capo over your rhythm guitar playing. Chord banks that utilize keyswitching also feature an on-screen display (seen above) which show which chord layer is active at any given time.

Acoustic Legends HD may be used multitimbrally; multiple instruments can be loaded at once and sequenced either independently or simultaneously, depending on how the user sets up the MIDI channels.

Acoustic Legends HD Screenshot

Acoustic Legends HD is compatible with both Macintosh and Windows platforms and includes the standalone Kontakt Player application as well as AudioUnit, VST, and RTAS plug-ins. All of these versions ship in the same box.

Mac OS IconThe Macintosh version requires a G5 or faster, 1GB of RAM, a DVD drive, and OS 10.4.x or higher. For optimum performance, Vir2 Instruments recommends a 2.0GHz processor or faster, and 2GB or more of RAM. The library requires 21GB of free hard drive space.

Windows IconThe Windows version requires a processor speed of 1.4GHz or higher (Pentium or Athlon XP), 1GB of RAM, a DVD drive, and Windows XP SP2 (32-bit) or Windows Vista or Windows 7 (32- or 64-bit). For optimum performance, Vir2 Instruments recommends a 2.0GHz processor or faster, and 2GB or more of RAM. The library requires 21GB of free hard drive space.

Acoustic Legends HD will run in standalone mode and is also compatible with every major sequencing package in the world, including but not limited to: Apple Logic and GarageBand, MOTU Digital Performer, Digidesign Pro Tools 7 & 8 (TDM, LE, and M-Powered), Steinberg Cubase and Nuendo, Ableton Live, and more.