This instrument was made by sampling the 12th fret harmonics of a 1966 Gibson J-45.
This guitar belongs to a family member who kindly offered it to me for sampling. I simply couldn’t pass up on the opportunity of capturing this antique guitars’ beautiful qualities and immortalising it in a digital format that will last forever.
A cool backstory I found out about the instrument was that it once belonged to the rock band The Levellers before it was purchased in Soho, London by its current owner.
Prior to sampling this instrument, I had no experience with any vintage Gibsons so having the opportunity to play and record this for the day was a very special for me. The guitars tone is so balanced and perfectly resonant. It really made me understand why these are so desirable today. It was quite hard for me to process how good it sounded when bearing in mind that’s its almost 55 years old.
This Kontakt version beautifully captures all of the wonderful characteristics of this guitar. It also has reverb and delay send controls which really take this instrument to the next level. A perfect adition to your next composition. Please take a listen to the demo tracks below.
I sampled it using a stereo matched pair of Rode M5 condenser mics that ran into the Xenyx pre-amps of my Behringer 1002B mixer. All samples were noised reduced using RX7 Advanced. I recorded 3 velocity layers and 3 Round Robins of each note for a total of 54 samples (see exact size below). All samples were recorded at 48kHz 24bit.
Gibson Guitar Harmonics (NI Kontakt 6.2.0)
This instrument contains 12th fret harmonics samples of a 1966 Gibson J-45, available in both EXS and NI Kontakt formats.
• Compatible with the full version of NI Kontakt 6.2.0 or later
• Scripted Kontakt GUI
• 3 Velocity Layers
• 3 Round Robins
• Reverb Send Control
• Instrument Size: 135.4MB
• Stereo 48kHz 24bit Recordings
Returns and Refund Policy
Unfortunately due to the digital nature of these products there is no option to return or refund your purchase. Please be informed on all product information and be sure to watch and listen to all product media before purchasing to ensure complete satisfaction. Key information includes that if you are looking to purchase these samples to re-purpose them in your preferred sampling software you will need to choose the EXS version of the library as the Kontakt samples are converted to .NCW files. For those purchasing the Kontakt versions please be aware that all libraries are only compatible with the full version of NI Kontakt Version 6.2.0 or later. Disclaimer: if you are deciding between versions, please be aware that all Kontakt instruments come with a beautifully designed GUI and often more functions housed within this.