FreeVee Friday Keolab [Spicy Guitar]
What’s good “FreeVee Friday Crew“? It’s ya boy Tru McDuck back with an armful of firewood for that heat I know you’ve been making. This week I’m going to be introducing you loyal scouts to a Vsti I consider “Too Gee To Be Free“, a “hot” little number that goes by the name Spicy Guitar. Spicy Guitar is a free physically modeled acoustic guitar synthesizer brought to us by Keolab which was founded by Pierre-André and Benoî. These guys are some talented software designers that put a lot of time and effort into making this amazingly easy to use, great sounding “FreeVee”.
Spicy Guitar is one of my favorite “FreeVees” and it sees quite a bit of action in my production. It is “chock full” of authentic sounding, physically based guitars. There are 9 different guitars available: 4 folk, 2 classical, 1 flamenco, 1 jumbo, 1 gypsy with 2 string types (nylon and steel). It also features an uber-easy strumming engine for added expression. There are also several playing techniques at your disposal such as palm muting, harmonics or legato to name a few. It’s an extremely powerful “FreeVee” that weighs in at a mere 10mb.
Most producers I know don’t have access to a session guitarist, and if your reading this blog (you probably can’t afford one) but with Spicy Guitar you can still realize your acoustic dreams. Each of the sounds have a lot of character thanks to Spicy Guitar’s dynamic re-plucking and transitions between notes. This means there is no repetition as strings have history. The results are “natural sounding” and highly expressive. Need proof? Take a listen here
For any producer on a budget that is in need of a really great sounding guitar “FreeVee” Spicy Guitar is for you. The GUI is refreshing and easy to understand and it is extremely stable. I’ve never had any problems using it in any DAW and it’s available for Mac (Au) or PC (Vst). I highly recommend it to everyone with an inner guitarist. Wanna try it out? Click Here
Till Next Week