Achromic is a guitar library focussed on aggressive rhythm guitars for metal or hardcore productions.
It specifically targets key issues often found in guitar libraries such as weak pick-attack and overly-complicated playing engines.
Achromic is the answer for when you just need rhythm guitars fast and sounding great.Available as a standalone library for the NEAT Player, or as a Kontakt Library.
PLEASE NOTE: Achromic outputs a DI signal. You will need a guitar amp plugin (or use Kontakt's in-built one).
Non-Repeating Round Robin:
The playback engine uses a non-repeating algorithm to split 2 samples either side in a round-robin fashion. This results in a realistic sound and removes the "machine-gun" effect.
No Weak Picking:
In addition to regular sampling, I went in and recorded individual atonal pick attacks to layer on top of the original notes. No more weak picking!
No keyswitches. Use low-velocity for palm mutes and high velocity for sustains. Additional articulations are mapped to the coloured FX keys (like Pick Scrapes or Dead Notes).
Fret Noise and Release Samples:
Additional noise samples were individually recorded and have a random chance to trigger on release.
For riffs that need to slam extra hard, the Force Downpick switch mutes the up-stroke articulations. This can be automated using any DAW's inbuilt automation.
Direct Signal Only:
Achromic outputs a raw signal (DI), you'll need to provide your own sweet-sounding amps or simulations to really make the sound your own.
Latest Version: 1.0