HG Sounds release the HG Electric Sitar based on a multisampled Jerry Jones Electric Sitar 04/12/09
HG Electric Sitar is based on a multisampled Jerry Jones Electric Sitar, a modern repro of the 60's Coral Electric Sitar, heard on many tracks from the late sixties and early seventies and featured heavily on Steely Dan's 'Do It Again'. Here's all the details from HG Sounds...
There are 7 different sample sets, each containing at least 4 octaves of samples, one for each note. Any two sample sets can be used simultaneously to give plenty of flexibility for creating interesting Sitar based sounds and atmospheres.
The plugin is based on the HG Piano, and so also includes soundscaper, an effect capable of combs, delays and reverbs which is very good for producing experimental atmospheres. As well as SoundScaper there is also a Flanger swappable for a filter, and a delay. The effects can be routed in 3 different ways, SoundScaper->Flanger->Delay, Flanger->SoundScaper->Delay or in parallel.
As with other Homegrown Synths, Sitar features a versatile Scala based Microtuner and comes with a standard selection of 300 patches. There are over 3,500 patches freely available from the Scala website which can also be used. Finally there is also a fully featured Arpeggiator and an inbuilt Recorder capable of recording WAVs directly to disk at up to 32-bit.
As an added bonus there are also 500 24-bit Electric Sitar Loops with RX2 equivalents.
There is a demo version available which has just a single lofi sample set and no Microtuner. Full Feature List:
Dual Sitar Layers - There are 7 different sample sets, each has a unique sample per note
Filter - Cascadable up to 8 times and includes Low Passes, Hi Passes, Band Passes, Comb, Low Shelf, Hi Shelf and Peak.
2 ADSR Envelopes - Simple Envelopes. Envelope 2 can either be used to control Sitar 2 volume or used to shape the Filter Cutoff Frequency.
Drive - Auto Volume Distortion
Arpeggiator - With many modes include classic Arp modes.
Microtuner - Microtuner uses most standard Scala files of any size for custom tunings