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2018/10/11 18:35:39 (permalink)

8Dio Apocalyptic Guitar

Post-Apocalyptic Guitar VST is a sample library dedicated to the rhythmic timbre and textures of post-rock bands like Mogwai, Sigur Ros, Explosions in the Sky, Cul De Sac and others. The library contains two core type of phrase-based patches divided into a Yin and Yang category. The Yin category is softer, lighter, more airy and heavenly – whereas the Yang category is harder, darker, more distorted and punchy. All the patches are tempo-synced and can be blended in an infinite amount of ways.
  • Flash Price: $28 (goes $128 on 13th October)
  • Emotional Post-Rock Guitar
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  • Yin (Soft Phrases)
  • Yang (Hard Phrases)
  • 4-5 Layered Phrases
  • Live Phrase and Pitch Control+12 real-time triggered FX
  • Bonus: Flageoletts and layered Powerchord Articulations
  • Full Retail version of Kontakt 5.5 or later required
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Re: 8Dio Apocolyptic Guitar 2018/10/11 18:52:57 (permalink)
I picked up their Steel Guitar in a sale recently and used it in a project this week. 
It sounded great and very easy to use so I am tempted by this one also.
 
Will have a look at the YouTube videos first.
Anyone own this already?

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Re: 8Dio Apocolyptic Guitar 2018/10/11 21:49:07 (permalink)
I bought it a long long time ago. It sounds very good, but I have not used in in anger. This is more to do with me and the way I work rather than the product.

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Re: 8Dio Apocolyptic Guitar 2018/10/11 22:08:50 (permalink)
Thanks Glyn. I have listened to the YouTube video and it seems OK (also considering it's age). They seem to focus on ease of use and getting good results quickly. I do wonder how often I would use it though.

TBH I would probably find more uses for the Electric Guitar Solo and Strummer Kontakt libraries which have YouTube videos on the same page. Maybe I'll wait for one of those to come up in a $28 sale.
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Re: 8Dio Apocolyptic Guitar 2018/10/12 12:58:06 (permalink)
I listened to the demos and thought they were very similar - there wasn't much variety of sounds. Not sure if the product is actually like that, but I think I will pass on this one.
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Re: 8Dio Apocolyptic Guitar 2018/10/12 13:25:13 (permalink)
The video demo is s**t!
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Re: 8Dio Apocolyptic Guitar 2018/10/12 13:44:55 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby ZincTrumpet 2018/10/12 15:37:42
It appears to just be phrases, so that makes it much less flexible.  
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Re: 8Dio Apocolyptic Guitar 2018/10/12 14:46:25 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby ZincTrumpet 2018/10/12 15:37:39
It's just loops.  I bought it a long time ago.  It's not good or bad (though the interface is kind of wonky) but guitar loops like these can be kind of difficult to bend to your will.  If I didn't already own it and I knew what I know now, I would pass on this sale (unless I was kind of bored/moody).  Your unlikely to get much out of it unless you happen to want exactly what is the videos/demos.  Spend/save the money and get a full sampled guitar from Indiginus/Orange Tree/Acoustic Samples/etc.

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Re: 8Dio Apocolyptic Guitar 2018/10/12 15:41:43 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby ZincTrumpet 2018/10/12 15:52:38
Michael A.D.
I listened to the demos and thought they were very similar - there wasn't much variety of sounds. Not sure if the product is actually like that, but I think I will pass on this one.


Exactly. If you want to "create" music that sounds exactly like those demos, then this is the product for you. 
 
For some reason, loop libraries remain a thing. Granted, some instruments lend themselves to canned loops (e.g. shakers, tambourines, congas) but why anybody wastes their time on guitar/keyboard/string/vocal phrases is a mystery to me.
 
Even if you can't play a musical instrument, that doesn't necessarily mean you can't still be creative. There are sequencers, strum engines, the Matrix View and the PRV that let you cheat while still making it your own.


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