Real vs. Sampled – Can you tell the difference?!
This library is a tribute to the legendary musical style of its namesake, Django Reinhardt, innovator of gypsy jazz (also known as gypsy swing, hot club jazz, or jazz manouche). We recorded three instruments – acoustic lead, electric lead, and acoustic rhythm – designed to deliver solo and accompanying parts in the characteristic expression and speed of this wonderful style. With over 20,000+ samples total, we can confidently say we achieved our goal!
But the degree of sampling depth and authenticity included in DJANGO makes the instrument suitable for other contexts as well: modern jazz, swing, blues, or even pop, and can provide an alternative sound for lead steel or nylon acoustic guitar parts played with a pick. The rhythm instrument is ideal for the well-known upbeat swing rhythm, best known as “la pompe”, in any key and with a wide range of chords.
The designer of DJANGO, Dimitris Plagiannis, also produced our popular bouzouki and oud sample libraries, and approached this with the same sampling philosophy: meticulous recording, editing, and scripting techniques to make the instruments sound absolutely real. Not just through intelligent note playback (smart virtual fret selection, bends, slides, release noises), but also by including playing inconsistencies that provide the dynamics, flow, and expressiveness of real acoustic performances. It’s these subtle (and controllabe) imperfections that give sampled and sequenced performances true life and depth.
We hope you’ll enjoy the result!
- Over 20,000 beautiful samples
- Two lead guitars – acoustic & DI electric
- Acoustic rhythm guitar
- Meticulously recorded finger, fret + string noise
- Sustain, hammer/pull, gliss, harmonics + octaves
- Release sounds, up/down slides and dirty notes
- Rhythm: chords in all 12 keys
- Rhythm: 12 chord types and 7 strum types
- Demo MIDI files included!
- Elegant, colorful & straightforward interface
- Automatically triggers realistic noises
- Fine-tune noises and playback settings
- Control fret and pick behavior
- Rhythm patch: pattern builder & playback
- Virtual analog effects rack for easy tweaks
- MIDI learn any knob
- FULL VERSION (not player) of Kontakt version 5.5.1 or higher
- 5GB disk space
- 2GB RAM (4GB recommended)
- 2008 or later processor. Your system must also meet the requirements for version 5.5.1 of Kontakt. If you cannot run that version, you will not be able to load this library.