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Pettinhouse Powerchords

Posted: December 22, 2012 in Audio
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Pettinhouse presents Powerchords, a guitar powerchords samples library for Kontakt (full version required), available as download. It is based on a Stratocaster (dry however Amp sim, Wah, Distortion, EQ, Reverb, Delay and Phaser effects are provided) and it strums all played notes (no chords recognition) using editable strumming patterns (presets for Rock, Blues, Metal, Pop).

It is priced $69 and a demo version is available (66 MB), with these limitations :

In demo mode It has only 1 Pattern and you CANNOT edit them or create new ones but you CAN use all the knobs of the Strummer. EQ, FX ( Rev, DLY, Pha ) are in DEMO mode too, they are activated but you CANNOT adjust the knobs. Only 1 preset for the Amp Simulator but you CAN use the Wah FX just by pressing the button “Wah” and moving the Mod Wheel UP&DOWN.

Also “Dry” button works. activate it if you want to use Powerchords DEMO with an external amp simulator.

Also free versions of other Pettinhouse’s samples libraries (Direct Guitar, Direct Bass, etc.) are available here (the license however states you cannot use these for commercial music – you have then to buy the full versions).

Christmas bundle are provided, for example two libraries (free selection) at $119 (single products also are discounted – $99 for 10 GB’s Direct Guitar 3 instead $129).

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IK Multimedia provides SampleTank2L for 29.99$ / 24.99 euros until October, 30 (35% discount). It includes 349 samples based presets (2,11 GB).

Best Service provides 25% discount on these listed Guitar samples libraries. We can then get (among other) Ministry of Rock 2 for 285 euros, V-Metal for 186,75 euros, SR5 Rock Bass for 89,25 euros, and Electri6ity for 269,25 euros.

Following noise.io, or the more recent technoBox, we can discover Randgrid (6,99$), a new synthesizer for iPhone that brings a very powerfull sound (close to ImpOscar). It provides two virtual analog monophonic synths (substractive synthesis, with two oscillators per instrument) and 14 drum samples, effects (stereo delay, distorsion) and a step sequencer.

To complement it we can watch stunning videos of iShred (4,99$ for the full version, 0,99$ for the Lite version), whose sound somewhat seems better than pro guitar samples and effects applications priced one hundred times more, and whose usability seems great.