Uproar - 8-Stringed Tumultuous Guitar Phrases for Kontakt

 

The music in this video was crafted using Uproar. As customary for our demos, we don't process the output from our own instruments, other than the eventual necessary eq and compression on the master bus

 

Audio Demos

These audio demos were produced using Collection #5.

 
 

A glorious ESP 8 String baritone guitar

The first release in The Choco•Matic Series features the sound of a one-of-a-kind wonder: a custom shop ESP 8-string baritone guitar made for Gianluca Ferro, the featured player on this release. Two of the most powerful and balanced active EMG pickups were paired with boutique amps, effects and custom re-amping to achieve a thunderous guitar tone, tailored to cut its way through busy mixes in any genre: cinematic, orchestral and modern rock music in particular.

 
 

Playfulness

Gianluca Ferro is an accomplished guitar player and an ESP endorser. Having played in numerous international metal acts, knows quite a bit about the tone and attitude required to achieve perfectly tight and soulful tracks.

Stats

Uprorar features:

  • 6 Collections ranging 60 to 157 BPM
  • 4 Parts for each Collection
  • each Part features up to 5 Tonal Centers
  • each Tonal Center features up to 11 Variations
  • a total of 1306 Phrases
  • 1.65 GB uncompressed content (985 MB compressed)
  • amp and DI version (so you can reamp or process it with your favorite plugins)
  • each Part can be routed to a separate output from Kontakt to your DAW
  • version 1 of our custom innovative Choco•Matic phrasing engine for Kontakt 5.5.2 and up (Full Version)
  • recorded at 88.2 KHz/24 bit, released at 44.1 KHz/24 bit

The Collections

#1 - Tension

  • 104 bpm
  • 4/4
  • Tonal Centers: E minor, C, D , A

#2 - Middle Eastern Chutzpa

  • 157 bpm
  • 4/4
  • Tonal Centers: E7, F, G#dim, Amin, B7

#3 - The Sniper’s Drama

  • 060 bpm
  • 4/4
  • Tonal Centers: Emin, C#dim/E, C/E, F#/E, A/E
The layout on the keyboard of the harmonic contexts of one of the songs

#4 - Retaliation

  • 099 bpm
  • 4/4
  • Tonal Centers: Bmin, D, A, E, G

#5 - Chasing

  • 140 bpm
  • 4/4
  • Tonal Centers: C#min, Emin, Gmin, A#min

#6 - Bumpy Road

  • 120 bpm
  • 4/4 (shuffle)
  • Tonal Centers: F#7, A7, B7, C#7, D7 (can work both maj and min = mixolydian and dorian modes)

The Choco•Matic Engine

This is not your common "play a phrase at a time" engine

We built this engine making use of our expertise as sample library producers since 2003 and our needs as users of such phrase-based instruments.

Triggering and arranging up to 4 parts at a time

how triggering works

how triggering works

The scheme above exemplifies our system for triggering.

Triggering can happen either in Temp or Latch modes.

Playback Timing sets the moment when changes are actually triggered ("immediately" up to "next Bar").

Sync/Legato tells the engine the way you want to concatenate the different Phrases (see below for details).

Sync/Legato - a unique feature

We have always wondered why triggering a phrase and then another cannot simply make the first phrase flow effortlessly into the second one, rather than re-triggering the whole thing from the start in a rather un-musical way and vastly limiting the expressive possibilities offered by such phrases.

So, we took care of it.

Not only, this same logic applies also to the switching of Tonal Centers (harmonic contexts), allowing you to create custom harmonic progressions and/or riffs starting from the same Phrases, thus achieving almost endless creative possibilities for each release in The Choco•Matic Series.

Pricing

The list price for Uproar is $ 79.00.

On limited offer for USD 59.00 - 25% OFF.

DISCLAIMERS:
- this Instrument requires the FULL RETAIL VERSION OF KONTAKT 5.5.2 or higher, the free Kontakt Player will run this Instrument in demo mode ONLY for a few minutes.
- this Instrument may be acquired only in downloadable format, download size is about 1 Gigabyte, so expect longer download times on slower connections

 

59.00 USD
(25% off list)

(regular 79.00 USD)

Features

  • 6 Collections ranging 60 to 157 BPM
  • 4 Parts for each Collection
  • each Part features up to 5 Tonal Centers
  • a total of 1306 Phrases
  • 1.65 GB uncompressed content (985 MB compressed)
  • amp and DI version (so you can reamp or process it with your favorite plugins)
  • each Part can be routed to a separate output from Kontakt to your DAW
  • a set of custom Impulse Responses made on purpose for this release
  • vers. 1.0 of our custom innovative Choco•Matic phrasing engine for Kontakt 5.5.2 and up (Full Version)
  • recorded at 88.2 KHz/24 bit, released at 44.1 KHz/24 bit
  • requires Kontakt 5.5.2 Full Version or better
  • requires 2 GB of RAM and 1 GB of disk space  (the more the better)

Manual

Check out The Choco•Matic Series Manual here