Using the Scarbee Funk Guitarist Kontakt Sample Library
This quick video tutorial shares how to program your own custom grooves in the Scarbee Funk Guitarist sample library for Kontakt!
Many of the recent Native Instruments sample library releases have been criticized for not allowing flexibility for the user to program unique and original chord, grooves, etc and that you are limited to the presets that they come with. The Scarbee Funk Guitarist sample library has been one of these libraries. BUT, this is untrue and this video does a good job of showing just how easy it is to program in your own chord progressions, and map them to MIDI keys, in just a matter of seconds.
Now you can begin building your own groove, which means you are also able to customize the articulations and delivery used in your projects. You can also set how long your sequence will be, whether certain chords and notes are played on the up or down stroke, as well as the individual volume, length and timing. There are several effects, amps, cabinets, EQ, compression and, of course, you also have access to all the bells and whistles that Kontakt has to offer before this guitar ever even hits your DAW! There really is more to the Scarbee Funk Guitarist instrument than you may suspect at first glance.
There are some limitations to what the Scarbee Funk Guitarist library can do, such as what chords were originally captured to create the library. But this is a tool you can use to create simple and/or complex funk guitar arrangements in very little time, and without any need for a deep understanding of guitar mechanics. Overall, a nice solution that becomes more intuitive and flexible the more you use it.