So what is Eclipse 2?
You may remember my review of Eclipse?
If not, Eclipse 2 is a collection of loops, riffs, kits, and fx dedicated to ambient guitar styles.
It is super heavy on the guitar side, but not just traditional riffs, there are pads, bass, drums, percussion, and fx….all made with source material from the instruments themselves.
No synths or keyboards. Speaking of which…the instruments used were guitar, bass, ukulele, and strumstick.
I’ll admit, I have NO CLUE what the heck a strum stick is, but it doesn’t matter…just gimme the sounds!
- content: 4.24GB, 886 patches
- format: Kontakt 5, REX, RMX, WAV, Acid, Apple Loops
- price: $129.95
- link: http://www.bigfishaudio.com/detail.html?1;24;1::::::::::::Eclipse%202:%20Ambient%20Guitars:529572
How does it sound?
I’m a fan of ambient, I’m a fan of guitar, the riffs played in this library cater to both of those areas.
There is a lot of content, but what surprised me the most is the diversity of the sounds and variety of the playing included.
You get the soft airy stuff mixed right in with the edgy and aggressive.
However, even the aggressive sounds still lean more towards the ambient side of music production, but it definitely gives you a bit more flexibility.
Oh…and having the fx right there in the KLI interface really lets you tweak the sounds as needed, all while everything remains locked to your host tempo.
The sounds are both well recorded and well played, with plenty of length in the loops for those that like to slice and dice.
So what’s the bottom line?
I’ve come to expect that Big Fish tends to deliver exactly what they say on the box.
If you’re looking for some of that thought-provoking, introspective guitar-based goodness, Eclipse 2 has it.
I give this library 4 out of 5 subs, it’s well recorded, well played, and full of variety.
I’d even say it has a cinematic feel too it, more of a movie scene/tv show vibe in certain parts…which is good in my book!
The sound spark a thought or emotion, and that’s always a good thing right?
Go on over a check it out: http://www.bigfishaudio.com/detail.html?1;24;1::::::::::::Eclipse%202:%20Ambient%20Guitars:529572
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