With a multitude of sample libraries, playable virtual instruments and guitar effects on the market today, whether you’re a guitarist or not, there really is something to help you get the right sound for your music, whether you already have a project in mind or are just looking to get the creative juices flowing.
From ground shaking metal to Mediterranean passion and flare, cinematic to R&B, so many genres and styles embrace the influence of a guitar.
To save you ‘fretting’ amongst the barrage of choice, we’ve ‘picked’ out our choice of Guitar samples, plugins and effects covering an extensive range of styles and formats and all designed to ‘slide’ smoothly into your own style of music…
Organic Loops – Spanish Guitar
A fresh and exciting collection of 150 beautifully recorded acoustic Spanish guitar loops.
Designed to be the perfect companion for any songwriter or producer wanting to add something extra special to their tracks, whether it be a downtempo groove, afro Latin house track, or a film score masterpiece or something more traditional.
Supplied in Acid WAV & REX2 formats.
£19.95/€22.95 – Hear it here
Big Fish Audio – Illusion
A massive 12.8 GB collection of cinematic guitar styles, which include guitar soundscapes, ambiences, sound design, textures and sound effects, which are the perfect choice for film and TV sound design, video games, film trailers, commercials and more.
Illusion contains rhythmic and pulse guitars, delayed guitars, chilling slide, bowed, guitar harmonics and many more.
Supplied in Apple Loops, Acid WAV, REX & RMX formats. Also available in Kontakt format.
£84.95/€98.95 – Hear it here
Frontline Producer – Chord Collection
A pro producer’s tool kit of every chord you’ll ever need.
Containing vintage keys, ultimate bass, acoustic and electric guitars, each packed in with every combination of MIDI that you could imagine.
Build your own progressions or simply choose your own sound with the MIDI and import directly to your host.
Supplied in WAV, MIDI, EXS24, HaLion, Kontakt & SFZ formats.
£23.95/€27.95 – Hear it here
Big Fish Audio – Pop n’ Soul Guitars
Exhaustive collection of R&B, Soul and Pop guitar loops.
This massive 8 GB collection is a tribute to the raw emotion that fuels the creative forces of artists like Usher, Rihanna, Ne-Yo, Justin Timberlake, The Black Eyed Peas, Alicia Keys, Pink and Beyonce.
Containing 25 kits jammed full of the hottest electric, acoustic and nylon guitar loops available.
Supplied in Apple Loops, REX, Acid WAV & RMX formats.
£64.95/€74.95 – Hear it here
Zero-G – The London Sessions
Consisting of 16 unique songs covering a wide variety of styles from cool retro & soul a la Mark Ronson to lounge, rock and funk.
Each full length song is stripped to each individual track and then cut into manageable parts, which can be used as the user sees fit. Covering from drums, bass, electric and acoustic guitars, piano, organ and synth, plus brass, woodwind, harp and many more.
Supplied in Apple Loops, Acid WAV, EXS24, Kontakt, HaLion & Reason NNXT formats.
£60.95/€74.95 – Hear it here
Impact Soundworks – Shreddage 2
Designed as the absolute electric guitar, this complete instrument excels at rock & metal playing (both lead and rhythm alike), as well as suited to other genres by enabling a smoother, clean tone.
Featuring drop G tuning, multiple pickup mode selection, built-in signal chain FX as well as all frets on all strings being sampled for bringing full control and reality to your samples.
Native-Instruments Kontakt 5 required.
£99.00/€115.00 – Hear it here
Acoustic Samples – GD-6 Acoustic Guitar
Based on the Guild D-40 custom edition electro-acoustic guitar, the GD-6 features a powerful legato engine that will automatically trigger legato, hammer ons/pull offs or slides.
So much control, you can even adjust the accent, strum speed and even the positioning of the strumming hand via the strum center. Then use the included song builder module to compose songs extremely quickly.
Runs in the free UVI Workstation.
iLok required. MIDI guitar compatible.
£123.00/€143.00 – Hear it here
Vir2 Instruments Electri6ity
From over 3 years of development and more than 24,000 24-bit samples for EACH guitar, Electri6ity contains the most advanced, details and versatile collection of electric guitars.
Containing eight of the most famous and distinguished guitar tones, from Strat, Tele, P90, Les Paul and more. Each guitar has been recorded in clean and effected via Electri6ity’s built-in multieffects to bring the sounds alive.
Native-Instruments free Kontakt Player 4 or higher required.
£249.00/€305.00 – Hear it here
Rob Papen – Rhythm Guitar Synth
Create classic rhythm guitar grooves via the RG sequencer. Go beyond by using the synthesiser features and effects to make fresh edgy guitar grooves.
The sound set is built up from cleanly sampled fender strat and steel string acoustic guitars, giving you great flexibility when effecting or manipulating via the synthisised features of RG.
RG includes over 1,100 presets, to help get you started.
Available as a plug-in in all major host formats on Mac & PC. Also available in standalone with use of RP Dock.
£78.95/€99.00 – Free demo here
Sample logic – Cinematic Guitars
A collection of over 1,000 instruments and multis, geared for film, TV, game and electronic composers. Covering across the bizarre, dark, euphoric, spiritual and beyond.
Derived entirely from electric and acoustic guitar recordings, containing atmospheres, instrumentals, and percussives all contained within construction kits and tempo-synched loops.
Native-Instruments free Kontakt Player 4 or higher required.
£299.00/€339.00 – Hear it here
Toontrack – EZmix 2 Mastering II Preset Pack
Mastering your guitar mixes is EZ with thanks to EZmix 2’s Mastering II Preset Pack.
Containing 50 custom-made presets, designed to be one-click signal chains, designed to tackle new obstacles to overcome mastering in multiple genres, styles, instruments and general mastering needs.
Designed by mastering engineer Mats “Limpan” Lindfors, Mastering II continues where EZmix 2 Mastering (I) Pack left off.
iZotope – RX 3
RX 3 can be used for more than audio restoration, with it’s intelligent modules, why not use the extensive features to manipulate your guitar samples and bring out all sorts of new fresh sounding tonal elements in your guitar tracks.
From cleaning up an acoustic guitar recording to deconstructing an electric guitar sample to reveal some hidden gems!
Available as a plug-in in all major host formats & standalone on Mac & PC.
£219.00/€262.97 – Free demo here