Lap steel guitars are very flexible and versatile instruments, and make a great addition to a variety of musical styles. As well as easily fitting in folk, country, and pop productions, they also sound great with distortion for rock and blues tunes. SLIDE Lap Steel sample library features around 1 GB of high quality samples, with three dynamics and four round-robin samples for each chromatically-sampled string–giving you a total of over 2,000 samples, powered by an extensive script. Being that slides are such an integral part of the SLIDE Lap Steel, we implemented several technologies to improve the playability and realism of the slides. First of all, all the slides use timbre-corrected bending, as opposed to conventional methods of pitch bending. These slides will also realistically re-excite the strings, lengthening the sustain. SLIDE Lap Steel not only gives you the ability to bend strings separately, but also allows you to set the bend range to conform to a specific key/scale.
SLIDE Lap Steel includes five stereo cabinet impulses as well as spring reverb, tremolo, chorus, and much more. All the effects and performance settings can be stored in external preset files. That means that you don’t have to reload the entire library to audition different presets, and makes it easy to share presets with other Lap Steel Guitar users.
Due to the extensive scripting, this sample library is available in KONTAKT 4 / 5 format only. The sample library requires the full retail version of KONTAKT 4 / 5, so it is not compatible with the free KONTAKT Player.
The update is free for users of the first Lap Steel version and adds a new preset system with the ability to listen to presets from within the sound library. Pitch Bend controls have also been revamped with the ability to include or exclude the first, last, highest or lowest note. Last, Orangetree Samples improved the vibrato/bend string feedback and included a Room Tone control if you want to add room to the amped sound. Last, note that Lap Steel has joined Slide Acoustic in the new Slide Series that will be completed in the future with new Slide instrument libraries.