May the funk be with you!!
Today checking out the brand new funk guitar library from NI and Scarbee
It’s called Scarbee Funk Guitarist…enough with the intro, let’s check it out!
So what is Scarbee Funk Guitarist?
It’s like they stuffed a session funk guitar player into 8gb of compressed audio goodness!
It’s not a multi sampled guitar library that represents a funk guitar but leaves you do induce the funkiness.
this comes with it’s own case of certified, funkdafied guitar grooves and chords.
Yeah, so it’s focused on funk guitar chords matched with popular funk guitar rhythms. All customizable and playable in real time.
- content: 14 gb (8gb compressed)
- format: kontakt 4 and kontakt 4 player
- price: $119
How does it sound?
It sounds really good, has a great funk guitar sound that’s ready to go!
Most guitar libraries are made for rock or acoustic, but nothing really dedicated to funk in my opinion. And funk lends itself well to all types of music from electronic to hip hop to rnb and pop.
The guitar itself has a really good tone to it, and the built in fx are actually usable so you can tweak you sound quick easily.
But where the real sound and feel comes in, is with the grooves, there are tons of grooves, chords, fills, breaks, and all sorts of other riffs and playing styles within each preset. Everything from smooth chords to lively upbeat riffs and hooks.
Plus the fact that you can change the grooves with the groove editor to make them your own is really cool.
What’s the bottom line?
This is a fun instrument, the interface is DOPE and you know I love a good kontakt interface. I like the fact that there is built in preset browsing, you can even save your own user presets right in the instrument interface.
I also like that you can load the whole library so you don’t have to reload on each preset, you can just move through them quickly.
The fx inside are very usable as well.
I give this library 4 out of 5 subs, really fun, sounds good, and the interface is great.
The one thing that I feel would put this over the top, is if they included a playable multisample of the actual funk guitar that is featured in the library.
So we could mix the riffs and grooves with our own playing. Sometimes you just need a really good sounding funk guitar but not so much the riffs.
But this is something that can easily be added in an update I would think. If not, something to remember for next time.
Even still, this is a dope library, it’s fun to play and gives you some realistic results.
Go on over to NI and checkout their demos: Scarbee Funk Guitarist