Nine Volt Audio are offering a unique sampled instrument for free.
The Guitaret is held like a guitar, with the player holding the “neck” or handle to engage the sustain/dampening mechanism. The other hand is used to pluck the 36 metal keys, which barely protrude out of the instrument’s body. The vibration of the plucked keys is then captured by a series of internal pick-ups.
In recent years, the Guitaret has been used on a number of new recordings, perhaps most notably on the soundtrack for The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis.
For Solo Guitaret, we have sampled the instrument at five different velocity layers, with three groups of round robin. A custom interface allows for control over a variety of sound sculpting tools, as well as access to load and save custom presets within a single patch.
Take the opportunity to add this rare and unusual instrument to your sample collection today!