Steinberg has released the VST Sound Instrument Set, Granular Guitars. An exclusive expansion pack for the Padshop Pro and Padshop granular synthesizers, Granular Guitars is the second of its kind produced by composer, sound designer and multi-instrumentalist Simon Stockhausen.
Granular Guitars is an expansion pack that holds 260 presets new to Padshop Pro and Padshop based on nearly three gigabytes of samples covering various acoustic and electric guitars as well as the more exotic instruments such as psaltery, celtic harp and oud. The presets offer an array of cinematic soundscapes, distorted guitars, inspiring textures and much more.
Star sound designer Simon Stockhausen commented: "My love for guitars and other plucked or bowed string instruments is manifested in the sound library of Granular Guitars. During the several months that I worked on this set, I thoroughly investigated this family of musical instruments. Using known playing techniques but also coming up with completely new ones, I created samples and presets to provide the granular guitarist with a wide range of playable, expressive and fascinating sounds. I used to be a keyboardist and saxophonist who also wanted to play guitar, and with my work on Granular Guitars, this ambition has partially been fulfilled."
Product marketing manager Matthias Quellmann said: "The wealth of textures that Granular Guitars provides is mind-blowing. It's amazing how Simon creates a totally new perspective on guitar instruments with Padshop."
Features at a glance
• 260 new presets with outstanding sounds designed by sound designer, composer and multi-instrumentalist Simon Stockhausen
• Approximately 3 GB of exclusively recorded samples including guitars and experimental content
• Available as download only
Pricing and Availability:
Granular Guitars for Padshop and Padshop Pro is exclusively available as download through the Steinberg Online Shop for 39.99 euros, including German VAT.