Pettinhouse tells us that DirectGuitar 3.0. is a 10GB Stratocaster guitar for Kontakt 3,4 and 5 direct recorded for amp simulators. They say that all the pickup position of a Fender Stratocaster were sampled and it consists of 10 patches: Bridge, Mid-Bridge, Mid, Mid-Neck, Neck, Jazz, Strum, Funky, Legato, Powerchords.
Pettinhouse say that each selection is 1.2 Gb and features about 750 samples at 24bit 96Khz, full sustain, natural decay, 3 velocity layers, round robin, and alternate picking. They tell us that key switches include slides, palm mute, pinch harmonics, tapping, trills, octave chords, unison bends, harmonics, release notes, fret noises, hand noises, pick noises and strum noises.
New features in 3.0
- Graphic user interface (GUI)
- Amp simulator with DRIVE, BASS, MID, HIGH plus GAINER and DRY button
- Effects: Delay, Reverb, Phaser, Wah Wah controllable via Mod Wheel
- 4 new patches: FunkyStrum, Powerchords, Staccato finger and pop-rock Strum
- Speed knob to change the speed of the articulations
- Improved layers and mapping. Improved intonation. Guide on board with the map of the key switches.
Pricing and Availability:
Available for download.
$99 introductory price (regular price $129)