Uproar RAW - 8-String Baritone Guitar for Kontakt

Play baritone rhythm-guitar parts like never before

We teamed up again with the extremely talented Gianluca Ferro at his own Custom ESP 8-String Baritone Guitar to craft a large amount of samples dedicated to power rhythm guitar.

Two octaves ranging from F#1 to F#3 are filled with up to 6 Round Robins (with semi-intelligent down and up stroking) and 32 different articulations for you to choose from.

14709 samples, taking up after compression 3.85 GB of disk space are awaiting for your roaring tracks.

Videos - Walkthroughs, Articulations and Quick Tips

Featuring a few short videos showing off the sound, the interface and main functions and some tips/tricks to make the best out of Uproar RAW.

Please watch in HD, otherwise the sound quality will be deeply compromised

Audio Demos

These audio files are taken from some of the videos above and showcase our Uproar RAW 8-String Baritone Guitar in mid-tempo and a fast-paced scenarios. Both songs feature only Kontakt 5 and its default output and the only other effect applied is a FabFilter-L limiter on the master output.

Bi-Amp, Double-Track, Detune, Delay, Haas

This Baritone Guitar is sampled through two boutique guitar rigs in parallel (and with perfect phase relationship) + a separate clean D.I. signal for your own uses. So Bi-Amping with some additional juice if needed.

All channels can be mixed inside Kontakt or fed separately to your DAW for external mangling (just use on of the pre-made multis in a multi-output version of Kontakt).

Additionally, you can activate either of two independent parts to emulate Double-Tracking. To augment this effect you can delay in tens of milliseconds each single part separately (0.0 to 40.0 ms), detune (-10/+10 cents) or use the infamous Haas Effect very much used in some production styles.

The Haas Effect is obtained by hard panning a track to the left and copying it to the right, but delaying it usually within 10 to 40 milliseconds to obtain a wide sound from a single track.

On the Mixer page, once Haas is activated, you can also reverse the stereo image for one ore more channels at the same time.


Our Articulations management system allows to map up 20 articulations using permanent or temporary Key-Switches and velocity splitting.

You can set the controlling MIDI Key (default are white keys from C0 to E1), the Type of KS (Switch or Temp), the Velocity limit to eventually trigger a second Articulation, the Articulation Level and a Repeat function that retriggers notes on Note-Off to help you playing very fast riffs.

A summary of the 32 Articulations:

  • Sustain: single note sustaining sound

  • Sustain [POW]: power chord sustaining sound (root - 5th - octave)

  • Sustain [POW5th]: power chord sustaining sound (root - 4th - octave)

  • Sustain [POW4th]: power chord sustaining sound (4th below - root - 5th above)

  • Ghost (all versions): the sound produced when picking with the right hand “open” and the left hand laying lightly above a fret, thus producing an untuned sound

  • Legato and Slide: a single note intelligent Legato and Slide which will play a Legato (hammer-on or pull-off) or Slide (up or down-ward) effect when two notes are overlapping and a normal Sustain sample when not overlapping notes

  • Vibrato: a mild and wild version of deep rock vibrato

  • Harmonic Pinch: that tricky technique to trigger wild harmonics roughly mixed with the root note

  • Palm Mute Standard (P.M. Std - all versions): sound produced with the palm of the right hand lightly resting next to the bridge of the guitar

  • Palm Mute Dead (P.M. Dead - all versions): sound produced with the palm of the right hand rmly resting next to the bridge of the guitar

  • Slide Noises: sound produced when moving left hand ngers lightly resting on the strings and along the neck, thus producing an untuned sound

  • String Slides: sound produced when sliding the left hand rmly resting on the neck thus producing a tuned sound rapidly changing pitch or similar effects

  • X-Ghost: sound produced by strumming quickly on the top strings while they are muted with the fretting hand (Ghost) - this is useful in combination with single and power lines to achieve a more hectic rhythm feeling

Experience and Quality you can tell

We released our first sample library in 2003, with Scarbee.

We know sampling.

We know how to turn a recording session into a set of coherent, greatly playable sampled instruments. Not just a collection of sounds. This effort needs a lot of love for the instruments, preparation, setup, tuning, time, ear, knowledge, dedication and experience.

Our samples have been used on countless tracks in the last 13 years, counting on an ongoing success still sprawling from our first library, Imperial Drums, re-released in BFD format through FXpansion at the end of 2013, our ever-growing product line and the large large number of companies we worked with along the years: Native Instruments, Ableton, Steinberg, Arobas, Cakewalk and Presonus to name just a few.

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62.00 USD

(list price 89.00 USD)


135 USD

(Regular 247.00 USD)

- this Instrument requires the FULL RETAIL VERSION OF NI KONTAKT 5.5.2 or higher
- this Instrument DOES NOT WORK with the Free Kontakt Player
- this Instrument may be acquired only in downloadable format, download size is about 4 Gigabytes, so expect longer download times on slower connections!

if you already own 1 or 2 products from the Uproar line, please contact us through Support for a personalized quote to upgrade to the Uproar Bundle


  • played by Gianluca Ferro on a Custom ESP 8-String Baritone Guitar

  • about 3.85 GB (compressed) of samples

  • 14709 samples

  • 32 articulations

  • 2 full octaves of range (F#1-F#3), perfect for power rhythm parts

  • dedicated to creating raging and furious low-ended power rhythm guitar tracks

  • up to 6 round robins per articulation

  • 2 boutique high-gain amp recording paths

  • 1 direct-injection to the converters (D.I.) for personalized post processing

  • 2 bi-amped (+ DI) indipendent parts and Haas and detuning effects on each part for maximum flexibility in timbre and stereo witdth, from mono to expanded mind-boggling stereo

  • easy multi out assignment

  • freely assignable articulations

  • comes with 3 pre-made Kontakt multis

  • 30 instrument presets for sound and articulation combinations

  • digitally recorded at 24 bit / 88.2 KHz, released at 24 bit / 44.1 KHz

Engine Features

  • Read the dive-in manual for the Kontakt version here

  • build your own articulation map with up to 10 different articulations + release samples

  • trigger articulations via key-switches or temporary key-switching

  • automatic repeat on release function for faster riffs

  • very quick startup times

  • 2 parts, 2 amps + 1 DI and stereo management (panpot, Haas, micro delay and detuning)

  • pre-attack to save the vital pre-attack pick-noise where needed (required anticipating parts in your DAW)

  • repetition time to trigger automatically down-strokes only or alternate picking

  • assign single channels to separate outs