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Cinematic Guitars Organic Atmospheres by Sample Logic Review
Cinematic Guitars Organic Atmospheres by Sample Logic is based on plucked string instruments (guitars) from around the world. Cinematic Guitars Organic Atmospheres id a separate library to Cinematic Guitars Infinity (an extensive collection of 4 sample libraries in 1: CG1, CG2, CG3, & INFINITY) 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.
What is included in Cinematic Guitars Organic Atmospheres?
– 24bit 48kHz samples – 6 GB of content – 14 instruments/patches
The Cinematic Guitars Organic Atmospheres Library contains 14 instruments. The does not include the Kontakt 5 Player, it requires the full version of Kontakt.
Solos, Duets, Trios, Quartets and Ensembles are included in CINEMATIC GUITARS ORGANIC ATMOSPHERES. There are over 300 sound sources, 300 sound cores, 250 multi-core instruments, and a 5 GB compressed sample library utilizing Kontakt’s lossless sample storage compression format.
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.
Cinematic Guitars Organic Atmospheres Sound
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 ambiance.
Of of the main features of the 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.
Intuitive & Powerful Atmosphere Creation Engine
Over a dozen parameters within its unique user interface for randomization have been neatly equipped by Logic, allowing CINEMATIC GUITARS ORGANIC ATMOSPHERES users to access trillions of starting point combinations with creative effects in a matter of seconds. Simply give it a spin. You’ll have no trouble firing up your device to prepare for battle. The interface’s effective randomization technology will generate inspirational findings instantly, every time!
THE CINEMATIC GUITARS ORGANIC ATMOSPHERES makes it simple to dream up any type of dynamic, organic atmosphere. So, who and what are they indebted to for this success?
CINEMATIC GUITARS ORGANIC ATMOSPHERES may stack and shape up to eight distinct SOUNDSOURCES via four SOUNDCORES, allowing for the stacking and shaping of up to four simultaneous SOUNDSOURCES (with each SOUNDCORE capable of playing back two simultaneous sounds).
It’s also possible that a soundscape may be used to create new sounds from scratch: starting with the seed of a good soundscape and expanding outward with the intuitive interface might rapidly lead to massive noises!
The XY slider and 3D Mixer’s power and free-flowing creative combination make it possible for sounds to be infinitely developing, even if they are not static.
When the sounds are mixed in CINEMATIC GUITARS ORGANIC ATMOSPHERES, it provides a distinct KONTAKT user experience for sure.
The 3D Mixer is more than a balance tool with an axis that can be linked to effects parameters that may also be animated with Sample Logic’s proprietary STEP and MORPH ANIMATOR. Simply drag the crosspoint along the XY axis to blend between four SOUNDCORES simply, while the 3D Mixer is so much more than worthy addition to your Kontakt arsenal
A perfect companion for the studio and live production, CINEMATIC GUITARS ORGANIC ATMOSPHERES is easy and fun to use and the sound quality is top-notch.
The new CINEMATIC GUITARS ORGANIC ATMOSPHERES offers better control and faster browsing by working seamlessly with Native Instruments’ MASCHINE and KOMPLETE Kontrol software and hardware controllers.
With a number of customizable effects presets, plus hot-swappable SOUNDCORE and MASTER FX chain technology, CINEMATIC GUITARS ORGANIC ATMOSPHERES delivers.
Fortunately, chains don’t have to be permanent once again because they may be built and reordered in real time from a choice of over 20 studio-quality effects including Compressor, EQ, Saturator, Phaser, Delay, Reverb, and many more.
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 comprise a comprehensive assortment of feelings and include 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 a 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 included, 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 parameters 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 sustained and melodic which differs nicely from many other available stingers in other libraries.
The Cinematic Guitars Organic Atmospheres library is an excellent tool for creating immersive atmospheres and textures. The sounds are rich and organic, and the interface is easy to use.
The library includes a variety of presets that can be used to create a variety of atmospheres, from dark and eerie to light and airy. A step sequencer is a powerful tool for creating sequences of sounds, and the included effects preset add flexibility to the soundscape. Cinematic Guitars Organic Atmospheres is a highly interesting sound library for Kontakt with all kinds of prepared guitar sounds.
It’s more than just atmospheric, it’s organic! The acoustic textures are top-notch and the included step sequencer adds some new life to these sounds.
CINEMATIC GUITARS ORGANIC ATMOSPHERES is a Kontakt library with a wide scope of applications. It doesn’t only excel in atmospheric sounds, but in drones and strummed moods as well. The interface is simple to use and feels great.
Rating: Five out of five stars
Cinematic Guitars Organic Atmospheres 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 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 for just USD 99.99 when you use the code 66off (sale ended in a few days on January, 2nd 2018).