Cinematic Guitars Organic Atmospheres by Sample Logic Review
Cinematic Guitars Organic Atmospheres (Affiliate Link) by Sample Logic is based on plucked string instruments (guitars) from around the world. Cinematic Guitars Organic Atmospheres (Affiliate Link) is a separate library to Cinematic Guitars Infinity (an extensive collection of 4 sample libraries in 1: CG1, CG2, CG3, & INFINITY) (Affiliate Link) however it does have the same UI so if you do have cinematic Guitars Infinity you get additional content. Owners of Cinematic Guitars Infinity can also get a substantial discount on the list price. Sample Logic granted a review copy with no strings attached.
After purchase Sample Logic will send you a code that you can use to download the library in the Continuata Connect tool. When downloaded move the library to your standard Kontakt library location and do a batch re-save in Kontakt to assure faster load times.
This Guitar-based library includes 300 sounds overall 5GB content with more than 850 presets. All those instruments have been recorded by Steve Ouimette using string instruments (4-string Cigar Box guitar, Baritone guitars, bowed and traditional Ukuleles, Puerto Rican Cuatro, Marx-O-Chime, Dobro, Purgatory Hill Harp, Silvertone Archtop, and much more) from different countries. This virtual instrument library focused on moving cinematic ambiances. Of of the main features of Sample Logic approach to this library is that you can morph quickly between the different selected instruments (also called cores) that you load upfront. The instruments or so-called centers are chosen from an extensive list of available sounds and instruments. Additional effects per core allow you to change the Instrument further.
The presets are sorted by bizarre, dark, electronic, emotions, stingers and world presets. Many of the presets are best played as single-note ambiances, and drones. The included presets of the library comprises a comprehensive assortment of feelings and includes bowed, plucked, and strummed styles. Overall you get atmospheres and textures that fit very well in many mixes and scores.
Sample Logic did also include steps sequencer which can be used to build magnetic flows. There are also presets added to allow you to get started immediately and examine specific movements. This step sequencer has some very productive sequencing options.
In the step sequencer, you also find the possibility to use the sequence in your DAW; you can drag the midi into your DAW and use it as the midi information there. The step sequencer is harvested from Sample Logic’s Arpology.
User interface & Usability
Using this interface is straightforward. If you own any other libraries, you should be applied to the look and feel and how to use the instrument fast. The pad in the middle which blends the different instruments and sounds loaded can be automated.
You can record your movement and play it back or use any of the included presets
There is also a randomization feature include, to use it you have to select the small R assigned to different parts of the library. Only chosen parameters and instruments slots will be randomized when you press the top right RANDOM button. The randomization of more than 12 parameter and instruments creates unique new instruments or when you restrict the changes to effects, or just a few setting allows you to discover new fascinating and novel adaptations of presets or your own created sounds.
I can only highly recommend using some of the sounds in third-party external plugins that further mangle the sounds or can add pulsing motions.
Unique is the included Stingers part of this library. The stingers are more sustain and melodic which differ nicely from many other available stingers in other libraries.
Rating: Five out of five stars
Cinematic Guitars Organic Atmospheres (Affiliate Link) allows you to produce dramatic cinematic ambiances and underscore quickly. You can play ambiances, pads, and rhythmic elements that rest well in your score or can be a rather significant component of your underscoring and sound design. With this and other libraries from Sample Logic, you can create cinematic cues quickly or use the included Atmospheres and Pads as part of your composition. Sample Logic has a great line up of libraries and Cinematic Guitars Organic Atmospheres (Affiliate Link) one is no exception from the high quality and value you get from a Sample Logic library. The amount of unique atmospheres you can create is mind-blowing. The included preset sound ridiculous good and can be used right away.
I bought this library in Oct 2016, and it is now on sale for a limited time (Affiliate Link) for just USD 99.99 when you use the code 66off (sale ended in a few days on January, 2nd 2018).