Big Fish Audio Eclipse Ambient Guitars

Submitted by on Sep 21, 2012

Hey what’s good fam, it’s Friday, time for some Big Fish

Today I’m taking a look at an ambient guitar library called “Eclipse”

Let’s check it out

So what is Eclipse?

It’s a collection of ambient/cinematic guitar loops and riffs in the Kontakt KLI format

The sounds are definitely geared towards the cinematic and chillout style of music

There are no drums, no bass, no keys, just 31 kits of guitar loops, guitar pads, guitar fx, and other guitar noises

You can either play the kits all together or open up the sliced loop kits to reconstruct each individual sound from the slices into your own loops and melodies.

Having it in the KLI interface really allows quick experimentation which I definitely like

Quick Specs

  • content: 8GB (3.44gb wav)
  • format: wav, apple, rex, kontakt
  • price: $129.95

How does it sound?

Well it’s no secret I’m a fan of ambient and  cinematic sounds, I just love the texture and tone of these guitars all the way through.

I love how they were recorded and how they were manipulated or effected.  Huge delay, reverb, echo, filter, wah, whatever…it all has a very airy feel about it.

The content is diverse but yet it still sticks to the main theme of the library allowing you to really dig deep, mix and match, and come up with new ideas quickly.

Having them there in the Kontakt interface ready to play the slices lets you experiment quickly while having the raw wav samples still allows you to do in and edit or manipulate exactly how you wish.

I had fun just playing the different loops together, they really fit well and have enough variety within each kit to give proper contrast to each other

So what’s the bottom line?

I like it, I like these types of sounds and anyone that’s into chillout, ambient, cinematic style guitars and samples will definitely enjoy this

I give Eclipse 4.5 out of 5 subs, it’s a really well recorded library that has tons of content to spark your creativity

You may think the samples would have entirely too much fx on them but that’s certainly not the case here. The fx were used properly to give the exact sound the library was going for.

However when using the KLI interface you can quickly dial in any of the many programmed fx right from the custom interface

If you like the smooth chilled out styles of guitar a loops, don’t pass up checking out the demo of this library:

leave a comment below, let me know what you think

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3 years 10 days ago

Hi joe, these sound awesome, do they justify the cost? Really want these but will be a few months saving, love cinematic sounds and guitars. Thanks again for great review, are there other cinematic guitars packs you can recommend?

3 years 10 days ago

really depends on you and what you’re looking to invest in. They sound awesome, for some people this could be exactly what the need, especially those working in media/film, a quick infusion of some nice ambient guitars. So if it’s something you’d use a lot could be worth it, if not, really depends on your budget. Pretty much like anything you have to decide if it’s for you or not. Platinumloops has a cinematic guitars that’s nice, I reviewed that one too

3 years 10 days ago

Great Library here. This is one I like to add. Always looking for guitar sounds i can just go right into. I absolutely love the KLI series. Like you said it would be awesome to move the chops but i’ll take it like it is any day. Awesome review as always.

3 years 10 days ago

Yeah man, I love these type of sounds too, thanks for the comment. And yes, movable slices would be super nice!

3 years 8 days ago

SJ: The sounds in this kit appear clear & plentiful. From your video review,this is an easy kit to work with. Thanks for the “peep” into this one.

3 years 8 days ago

Cool man, thanks for checking it out as always!

2 years 11 months ago

Hey Joe, thanks for the review! Just wondering if it’s possible to actually remove the effects using the KLI interface or if the guitars have been recorded with effects? thanks!

2 years 11 months ago

If they actually have fx in the samples then no, they are printed into the samples themselves

2 years 10 months ago

I bought this and Titan based on your review. Keep up the good work St. Joe. I find your reviews invaluable.

btw- Guitar Center and Big Fish Audio are running a promotion where if you buy a title at GC(download only) you get another title of equal or less value for free! from Big Fish. As far as I know all titles apply. I bought the KLI versions of both these products for only $84.76! Promotion runs through Dec. 31st.

2 years 10 months ago

Cool man, really glad you like what I do. And man that’s a nice deal!