New App, Monolith, Turns Your Guitar Into A Moog Synthesizer

This is a preview of Sentient FX’s upcoming Monolith – an application that turns your guitar into a Moog synthesizer.

Here’s what they have to say about Monolith:

Our guitar synthesisers do not use MIDI to achieve their tones. We feel that the MIDI protocol is too crude to deliver the full range of guitar players’ nuances, rendering performances sterile and lacklustre. Pitch informaion is derived directly using “Literal Nuance Interpretation” which values “feel” above all else.

Somebody once said of conventional MIDI guitars, “it feels like the guitar is playing you, not you playing the guitar”. We aim to put you back in control..

You can use palm muting, harmonics, ebows, sustainiacs and whammy bars with this technology. You don’t have to close old doors to open new ones here.

Monolith is expected for release in Spring 2011.

via Sentient FX.

Rammfire Amp Emulation

Richard Z. Kruspe on the Rammfire amp emulation

via NativeInstruments:

Rammstein guitarist Richard Z. Kruspe about the story of his setup, and about his partnership with Native Instruments. Setting the stage for Rammfire to rock, he also talks about his quest for a unique guitar tone, and how it has been recreated in the Rammfire amp emulation software. More info at www.native-instruments.com

East West Quantum Leap Ministry of Rock Review

East West Quantum Leap Ministry of Rock Review

via floridamusiccompany:

floridamusicco.com East West Quantum Leap Ministry of Rock Quantum Leap Ministry of Rock is a HUGE collection of Rock Drums, Basses and Guitars recorded in the famous EASTWEST Studio 2. Quantum Leap Ministry of Rock is a modern day rock toolkit that covers a myriad of styles. Songwriters, film, TV and game composers as well as drummers and guitarists will love this library. Sound quality is superior to anything else available. Quantum Leap Ministry of Rock features sounds used in todays music and the entire library was created with one goal in mind: to create a virtual instrument capable of producing sounds that could actually produce a hit record or filmscore without any live drum, bass or guitar overdubs. Articulations and programming was all reverse engineered from actual performances. Features: -Produced by QUANTUM LEAP producer NICK PHOENIX -Approximately 18 gigabytes of rock drums, basses and guitars recorded in EASTWEST STUDIO 2 -Legato Bass and Guitar Samples -Legato and Staccato Repetitions -Truly playable rhythm guitars and leads, clean and distorted -Release samples -Guitars and basses recorded in dual amp configurations and software allows user to choose amp, or mix the sound from both amps, -Dynamic bass that can play everything from ballads to the most hardcore music imaginable -Round robin bass drums, snares, toms and hats. performance drum hits extracted from live playing -The world famous studio 2 rock drum sound featured on countless gold records