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#528766 - 03/14/19 03:39 PM [PowerTracks Pro Audio] Ukulele
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Looking for suggestions here. I am working on a song that has ukulele, and I have that instrument on my synth. However, I cant play the chord strumming as fast as is needed for the song, since the synth is a keyboard. Any suggestions?
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#528767 - 03/14/19 03:49 PM [PowerTracks Pro Audio] Re: Ukulele [Re: Bernier]
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is there a midi strummed guitar anywhere? putting it up an octave and changing the patch might do it

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#528787 - 03/14/19 05:41 PM [PowerTracks Pro Audio] Re: Ukulele [Re: Bernier]
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+++ Spicey Guitar +++

Spicy Guitar is a free physically modeled acoustic guitar synthesizer. It has a built in strum engine and automatic chord detection. The application is available for both Windows and Mac. There are 32 and 64 bit Windows versions and the 32 bit version is available in both standalone and VST applications.

+++ Video +++
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#528796 - 03/14/19 06:31 PM [PowerTracks Pro Audio] Re: Ukulele [Re: Bernier]
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I suggest a ukulele. I bought my wife one and found it was pretty easy to learn at least for me. they are not silly expensive and have rather simple chording.
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#528840 - 03/15/19 09:39 AM [PowerTracks Pro Audio] Re: Ukulele [Re: Bernier]
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Indiginus just released a Ukulele Kontakt instrument (it may even still be on sale, but not sure). But you need Kontakt to run it. It has built in chordal strumming features, as well as single note playing (and multiple articulations based on velocity. If interested, you can check it out at indiginus.com.
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#528904 - 03/15/19 06:41 PM [PowerTracks Pro Audio] Re: Ukulele [Re: Bernier]
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Acoustic Samples offers a (paid) virtual ukulele instrument, +++ UKU +++ . Its runs on a free sound creation platform called +++ UVI Worstation +++ .
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#529048 - 03/17/19 05:42 AM [PowerTracks Pro Audio] Re: Ukulele [Re: jford]
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Hi - thanks for the tip!
I've got Kontakt Session Horns and Session Horns Pro, but I "think" I only have Komplete player. In order to use this ukulele I need the Komplete software, but that is $600! Am I correct in all these assumptions?
Thanks - Bernie

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#529049 - 03/17/19 05:46 AM [PowerTracks Pro Audio] Re: Ukulele [Re: Bernier]
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I found a ukulele plug in at vst4free - do you think that will work?
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Bernie

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#529066 - 03/17/19 10:32 AM [PowerTracks Pro Audio] Re: Ukulele [Re: Bernier]
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Originally Posted By: Bernier
Hi - thanks for the tip!
I've got Kontakt Session Horns and Session Horns Pro, but I "think" I only have Komplete player. In order to use this ukulele I need the Komplete software, but that is $600! Am I correct in all these assumptions?
Thanks - Bernie


According to +++ THIS +++ page Native Instrument's suggested, retail price (srp) is $399 US for Kontakt 6. Kontakt 6 includes a 44 GB instrument library.

I believe the $599 US price is for Kontak 12. Kontakt 12 includes a 220 GB library.

I see sales throughout the year where the srp is discounted as deep as 50%. Of course the sales normally occur while I'm broke. cry

Like you, I have the free Kontakt Player but do not have Kontakt 6 or Kontakt 12.
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#529141 - 03/17/19 07:40 PM [PowerTracks Pro Audio] Re: Ukulele [Re: Bernier]
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Bernier - Yes, you would need the full Kontakt player. I remembered you had Session Horns from when we corresponded before (which is why I suggested the Indiginus Ukulele); however, I didn't recall that you only had the free Kontakt player.
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#529158 - 03/18/19 04:39 AM [PowerTracks Pro Audio] Re: Ukulele [Re: Bernier]
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I actually found a free VST that works pretty well. The only issue I'm having is that mine has too much piano sound in it. I watched the video on this VST and it sounded just like a ukulele. I made sure I had my settings the same as in the video, but still sounds too much like a piano.
Any suggestions?
Thanks!

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#529171 - 03/18/19 06:23 AM [PowerTracks Pro Audio] Re: Ukulele [Re: Bernier]
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Was this the one you got?

I can definitely hear in the demo how it could sound like a piano.
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#529190 - 03/18/19 09:00 AM [PowerTracks Pro Audio] Re: Ukulele [Re: jford]
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Yes, but that sample sounds way more like a ukulele than what comes out of my daw...

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