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The Secrets of Ilya Efimov Acoustic Guitar KONTAKT [Complete]: Tips and Tricks for Realistic and Expressive Guitar Parts



Ilya Efimov Acoustic Guitar KONTAKT [Complete]: A Review




If you are looking for a realistic and versatile acoustic guitar library for your music production, you might want to check out Ilya Efimov Acoustic Guitar KONTAKT [Complete]. This is a comprehensive collection of samples, articulations, and features that will allow you to create authentic and expressive guitar parts in any genre. In this article, we will review this library and show you how to use it effectively in your projects.




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What is Ilya Efimov Acoustic Guitar KONTAKT [Complete]?




Ilya Efimov Acoustic Guitar KONTAKT [Complete] is a sample library for KONTAKT, a powerful sampler and software instrument from Native Instruments. It contains over 3,400 samples of a steel-string acoustic guitar, recorded with multiple microphones and dynamic layers. The library covers a wide range of articulations and techniques, such as sustain, hammer-on, pull-off, slide, harmonics, mute, tremolo, strumming, and more. You can also use various effects and settings to shape the sound to your liking.


The library consists of two parts: Acoustic Guitar and Acoustic Strum. The Acoustic Guitar part lets you play individual notes and chords with different articulations. The Acoustic Strum part lets you play rhythmic patterns with automatic or manual strumming. You can also combine both parts to create complex guitar arrangements.


This library is ideal for anyone who wants to add realistic acoustic guitar sounds to their music, whether it is pop, rock, folk, country, or any other genre. You can use it as a solo instrument or as a part of a larger ensemble. You can also use it as a creative tool to explore new ideas and possibilities.


How to install and load the library in KONTAKT




To use this library, you need to have KONTAKT or KONTAKT Player installed on your computer. You can download KONTAKT Player for free from Native Instruments' website. You also need to have enough disk space to store the library files, which are about 2.1 GB in size.


After you purchase the library from Ilya Efimov's website, you will receive a download link and a serial number. You need to download the library files and unzip them to a folder on your hard drive. Then, you need to register the library with Native Instruments using the serial number. You can do this by opening Native Access, a software manager that comes with KONTAKT Player. You need to log in with your Native Instruments account and click on Add a serial in the top left corner. Then, enter your serial number and click on Add serial. The library will be added to your account and you can install it from Native Access.


Once you have installed the library, you can load it in KONTAKT or KONTAKT Player. You can do this by opening KONTAKT or KONTAKT Player and clicking on the Libraries tab on the left side of the window. You will see Ilya Efimov Acoustic Guitar listed among your libraries. Click on it and you will see two instruments: Acoustic Guitar.nki and Acoustic Strum.nki. Double-click on either one to load it into KONTAKT.


How to select and play different articulations and techniques




One of the main features of this library is the ability to play different articulations and techniques with the acoustic guitar. You can choose from various options, such as sustain, hammer-on, pull-off, slide, harmonics, mute, tremolo, and more. You can also switch between them easily using key switches or MIDI controllers.


To select an articulation or technique, you need to use the key switches on the lower part of the keyboard. The key switches are color-coded and labeled on the graphic user interface (GUI) of the instrument. For example, if you want to play sustain notes, you need to press C0 on your keyboard. If you want to play hammer-on notes, you need to press D0. You can see the current articulation or technique displayed on the GUI as well.


To play an articulation or technique, you need to use the main part of the keyboard, from C1 to B5. The velocity and pitch of the notes will affect the sound and expression of the guitar. For example, if you play a note with a high velocity, it will sound louder and brighter. If you play a note with a low velocity, it will sound softer and darker. You can also use pitch bend and modulation wheels to add vibrato and bend effects.


Some articulations and techniques have additional options or parameters that you can adjust using MIDI controllers or the GUI. For example, if you want to play slide notes, you can use CC11 (expression) to control the speed of the slide. If you want to play tremolo notes, you can use CC1 (modulation) to control the intensity of the tremolo. You can also use CC64 (sustain pedal) to sustain notes or chords.


Here is a table that summarizes the available articulations and techniques and their key switches, options, and parameters:


Articulation/Technique Key Switch Option/Parameter Description --- --- --- --- Sustain C0 CC64 (sustain pedal) Play normal notes or chords with natural decay Hammer-on D0 None Play legato notes with a hammer-on technique Pull-off E0 None Play legato notes with a pull-off technique Slide F0 CC11 (expression) Play legato notes with a slide technique Harmonics G0 None Play natural harmonics on the 12th fret Mute A0 None Play muted notes or chords Tremolo B0 CC1 (modulation) Play fast repeated notes with a tremolo technique Strumming Up/Down C1/D1 None Play strumming patterns with up or down strokes Strumming Chord Change Up/Down E1/F1 None Play strumming patterns with chord changes and up or down strokes Strumming Mute Up/Down G1/A1 None Play strumming patterns with muted strings and up or down strokes Strumming FX Up/Down B1/C2 None Play strumming patterns with special effects and up or down strokes How to use the graphic user interface and the controls




The graphic user interface (GUI) of this library is designed to be simple and intuitive. It shows you the main information and controls that you need to play and customize the acoustic guitar sound. You can access different pages of the GUI by clicking on the tabs at the top of the window.


The main page of the GUI shows you the following elements:


- The name and logo of the library - The current articulation or technique - The key switches for selecting different articulations or techniques - The main keyboard for playing notes - The volume knob for adjusting the overall volume - The pan knob for adjusting the stereo position - The tune knob for adjusting the tuning - The reverb knob for adjusting the amount of reverb - The delay knob for adjusting the amount of delay - The chorus knob for adjusting the amount of chorus - The EQ button for accessing the equalizer page - The Settings button for accessing the settings page The equalizer page of the GUI shows you a graphic equalizer that lets you adjust the frequency spectrum of the sound. You can use 10 bands of EQ to boost or cut specific frequencies. You can also use presets to quickly apply different EQ settings.


The settings page of the GUI shows you various options and parameters that let you fine-tune the sound and performance of the library. You can adjust things like:


- The velocity curve - The release noise - The fret noise - The pick noise - The string noise - The stereo width - The mic position - The velocity range - The pitch bend range - The MIDI CC assignments You can also save and load your own settings using the buttons at the bottom of the page.


How to customize the sound with effects and settings




Another feature of this library is the ability to customize the sound with various effects and settings. You can use the knobs on the main page of the GUI to add reverb, delay, and chorus effects to the sound. You can also use the equalizer page to adjust the frequency spectrum of the sound. You can also use the settings page to fine-tune the sound and performance of the library.


The reverb knob lets you add a natural or artificial reverberation to the sound. You can choose from different types of reverb, such as hall, room, plate, spring, and convolution. You can also adjust the size, decay, damping, and level of the reverb.


The delay knob lets you add a rhythmic or ambient echo to the sound. You can choose from different types of delay, such as mono, stereo, ping pong, tape, and reverse. You can also adjust the time, feedback, filter, and level of the delay.


The chorus knob lets you add a modulation or detuning effect to the sound. You can choose from different types of chorus, such as classic, ensemble, flanger, and phaser. You can also adjust the rate, depth, feedback, and level of the chorus.


The equalizer lets you adjust the frequency spectrum of the sound. You can use 10 bands of EQ to boost or cut specific frequencies. You can also use presets to quickly apply different EQ settings.


The settings let you fine-tune the sound and performance of the library. You can adjust things like:


- The velocity curve: This lets you change how the velocity of your keyboard affects the volume and expression of the sound. - The round robin: This lets you change how many samples are used for each note to avoid repetition and add realism. - The release noise: This lets you change how much noise is added when you release a note or chord. - The fret noise: This lets you change how much noise is added when you move your fingers on the fretboard. - The pick noise: This lets you change how much noise is added when you pluck a string with a pick. - The string noise: This lets you change how much noise is added when you slide your fingers on a string. - The stereo width: This lets you change how wide or narrow the stereo image of the sound is. - The mic position: This lets you change how close or far the microphone is from the guitar. - The velocity range: This lets you change how loud or soft the minimum and maximum velocities are. - The pitch bend range: This lets you change how much pitch bend is applied when you use the pitch bend wheel. - The MIDI CC assignments: This lets you change which MIDI controllers are used to control various parameters of the sound. How to create realistic and expressive guitar parts with this library




Now that you know how to use this library, you might be wondering how to create realistic and expressive guitar parts with it. Here are some tips and tricks that will help you achieve that:


- Use different articulations and techniques to add variety and nuance to your playing. For example, you can use hammer-on, pull-off, slide, harmonics, mute, tremolo, and strumming to create different sounds and effects. - Use key switches or MIDI controllers to switch between different articulations and techniques quickly and smoothly. For example, you can use C0 to play sustain notes, D0 to play hammer-on notes, E0 to play pull-off notes, and F0 to play slide notes in succession. - Use velocity and pitch bend to control the volume and expression of your playing. For example, you can use high velocity to play loud and bright notes, low velocity to play soft and dark notes, pitch bend up to bend notes up in pitch, and pitch bend down to bend notes down in pitch. - Use effects and settings to customize the sound to your liking. For example, you can use reverb, delay, and chorus to add ambience and depth to the sound, equalizer to adjust the frequency spectrum of the sound, and settings to fine-tune the sound and performance of the library. - Use the Acoustic Strum part to play rhythmic patterns with automatic or manual strumming. For example, you can use the auto strumming feature to play predefined patterns with different styles and tempos, or you can use the manual strumming feature to play your own patterns with key switches or MIDI controllers. - Use both the Acoustic Guitar and the Acoustic Strum parts to create complex guitar arrangements. For example, you can use the Acoustic Guitar part to play melodies, solos, or arpeggios, and use the Acoustic Strum part to play chords, rhythms, or accompaniments. - Use multiple instances of the library to create layers or harmonies. For example, you can use two instances of the library to play two different guitars with different articulations, techniques, effects, and settings, and pan them left and right to create a stereo image. - Use your creativity and imagination to explore new ideas and possibilities. For example, you can use this library to create guitar parts for genres that are not typically associated with acoustic guitar, such as electronic, ambient, or cinematic music. Conclusion




Ilya Efimov Acoustic Guitar KONTAKT [Complete] is a realistic and versatile acoustic guitar library for KONTAKT that will allow you to create authentic and expressive guitar parts in any genre. It contains over 3,400 samples of a steel-string acoustic guitar, recorded with multiple microphones and dynamic layers. It covers a wide range of articulations and techniques, such as sustain, hammer-on, pull-off, slide, harmonics, mute, tremolo, strumming, and more. You can also use various effects and settings to shape the sound to your liking.


This library is ideal for anyone who wants to add realistic acoustic guitar sounds to their music, whether it is pop, rock, folk, country, or any other genre. You can use it as a solo instrument or as a part of a larger ensemble. You can also use it as a creative tool to explore new ideas and possibilities.


If you are interested in this library, you can visit Ilya Efimov's website and purchase it for $99. You will receive a download link and a serial number that you can use to install and register the library with Native Instruments. You will also receive updates and support from the developer.


We hope this article has given you a comprehensive overview of this library and how to use it effectively in your projects. If you have any questions or feedback, feel free to contact us or leave a comment below. Happy music making!


FAQs




Here are some frequently asked questions about this library:


What are the system requirements for this library?




To use this library, you need to have KONTAKT or KONTAKT Player version 5.6 or higher installed on your computer. You also need to have at least 4 GB of RAM and 2.1 GB of free disk space. The library works on both Windows and Mac operating systems.


How much disk space does this library take?




This library takes about 2.1 GB of disk space after installation. However, you can reduce the disk space by deleting some files that are not needed for your system. For example, if you are using a Mac computer, you can delete the .dll files that are for Windows users.


What are the differences between the Acoustic Guitar and the Acoustic Strum libraries?




The Acoustic Guitar library lets you play individual notes and chords with different articulations and techniques. The Acoustic Strum library lets you play rhythmic patterns with automatic or manual strumming. Both libraries are included in the Ilya Efimov Acoustic Guitar KONTAKT [Complete] package.


How can I get more patterns for the auto strumming feature?




The auto strumming feature comes with 32 predefined patterns that cover different styles and tempos. You can also create your own patterns using the pattern editor on the GUI of the instrument. You can save and load your own patterns using the buttons at the bottom of the pattern editor.


How can I contact the developer for support or feedback?




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