There are times when you need the crisp attack of a steel string acoustic guitar, but the distinctive sound of nylon strings is often the perfect choice for a mellower acoustic guitar tone. Evolution Modern Nylon’s rich, full tone excels at classical guitar as well as pop/rock guitar tracks. By moving the pick position closer to the bridge and employing the guitar body percussion hits included, you can also achieve convincing flamenco guitar parts, too.
We developed this library in collaboration with Rosewood Recording Company, one of Utah’s most venerable recording studios. Guy Randle, the owner and recording engineer at Rosewood Recording Company, incorporates analog audio equipment to skillfully sculpt and emphasize the rich tonal qualities of the nylon guitar.
For the sampling session, Guy Randle brought in the versatile and accomplished guitarist Michael Dowdle. Michael Dowdle has an impressive musical history. His session guitar work includes recording for artists such as Marie Osmond, The Osmond Brothers, John Schneider, David Archuleta, and The Jets as well performing on numerous movie and TV scores. He has also played on stage with artists like Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys, The Coasters, Sam Cardon, and countless others. Michael’s extensive and diverse work has earned him the reputation of being able to play a wide variety of styles with complete authenticity, from elegant classical guitar work to gritty blues riffs. This versatility was invaluable, resulting in guitar samples that suit many styles of nylon guitar playing.
– Over 5 GB of samples (compressed to 2.1 GB using the lossless NCW audio format).
– Articulations such as sustains, palm mutes, harmonics, plus special effects such as body hits, string slaps, and others.
– Legato samples for slides, hammer-ons, and pull-offs.
– Built-in strum pattern editor for authentic guitar strumming.
– Adjustable pick position using our proprietary physical modeling technology.
– Multitracking up to quadruple tracking.
Evolution Modern Nylon licenses Native Instruments’ Kontakt Player sampler software. Consequently, owning the full version of Kontakt is not necessary, and Evolution Modern Nylon operates without limitations within the free Kontakt Player application/plugin. This also allows the sample library to be listed in the libraries tab in Kontakt for convenient access.
Evolution Modern Nylon is NKS-ready. The integration with the Native Kontrol Standard presents many benefits, both when using the library in the Komplete Kontrol software as well as in conjunction with Komplete Kontrol hardware, such as the Komplete Kontrol S-Series keyboards and Maschine.
In addition to Evolution Modern Nylon being displayed in the Native Browser among your other Komplete Kontrol instruments, there are a variety of other benefits. For example, thanks to Native Instruments’ Native Map® technology, you can control the library’s various parameters directly through connected hardware right out of the box. Furthermore, the keyswitches and key ranges are shown using Light Guide, an innovative technology that displays the key colors directly on your Komplete Kontrol S-Series keyboard.
We recommend using Evolution Modern Nylon with a Komplete Kontrol S-Series keyboard for the full experience. While not a requirement, you will be able to take advantage of the Native Kontrol Standard for an intuitive connection between software instruments and hardware.