Apollo: Cinematic Guitars

Capture the ambient guitar sound design revolution


  • Kontakt Player 5
  • Kontakt 5
  • Plug-in
$ 399.95

  • Kontakt Player 5
  • Kontakt 5
  • Plug-in
$ 399.95

Vir2 Instruments
For more information about Apollo: Cinematic Guitars, visit Vir2 Instruments.

Sound On Sound Magazine"5/5! You can muster some beautiful conventional guitar sounds from it, but it also impresses as a tool for sound design. Very cinematic, very guitar, very good."
- Sound On Sound Magazine
Ask Audio"Great for indie-folk, sample library, television, and film composition. Amazing patches, amazing workflows."
- Ask.Audio
Computer Music Magazine"10/10! Apollo gives the ambient/chillout/soundtrack producer a source of deeply manipulable guitar-based sounds that are endlessly diverse and expressive."
- Computer Music Magazine
Music Tech Magazine"8/10! This is a great tool for anyone working with scores who wants to bring a new level of atmosphere to their productions."  - Music Tech Magazine
Electronic Musician Magazine"Vir2's sound design team has released a focused, yet vast collection of guitar-driven beauty."
- Electronic Musician Magazine
Sample Library Review"5/5! Apollo is a beautifully recorded, easy to use library with loads of MIDI controller points that may leave my guitar amp collecting dust in the corner."
- Sample Library Review
Sounds And Gear "4.5/5! The first thing I noticed about this library is how real it sounded, not that other libraries sound fake, but each sound retains the feel and character of a real guitar."
- Sounds And Gear
AudioFanzine "Apollo is significantly different from other guitar libraries and one that’s well worth exploring."  - AudioFanzine
Audio Spotlight "The library will be a great addition to my palette of sounds for giving tracks some nice background glue."
- The Audio Spotlight

Description




From the award-winning creators of Electri6ity, Acou6tics, and MOJO Horns, Vir2 Instruments presents Apollo: Cinematic Guitars, a revolutionary new guitar-based sound design instrument. Created for all genres of music production, Apollo offers five innovative categories packed with features to enhance the creative process, as well as save time and increase productivity. The goal of Apollo is to provide the modern composer with real guitar samples, real strums, and real sounds made straight from the best guitars, the best effects pedals, the best amps, and the best signal flow available. Vir2 worked with some of the industry’s best composers and producers to bring you a comprehensive collection of sounds, giving you exactly what you need for your next composition.

Apollo provides five unprecedented categories which will generate endless opportunities for creativity. These categories are: Ambient Designer, Swells, Pads, Phrase Builder, and Instruments.



AMBIENT DESIGNER


Apollo GUI

The Ambient Designer category delivers an experimental approach to sound design by engineering various tonal and non tonal sounds to create custom guitar-based atmospheres. Sounds include the utilization of various noises and sounds made solely with the guitar. Sounds included are guitar plucks, phrases, violin bow on strings, fingers sliding on strings, white noise, amp buzz, and much more. Each of these sounds can be combined, mixed, and panned to create the perfect atmosphere for compositions across all genres.

Apollo GUI

SWELLS


Apollo GUI

The Swells category is a vast collection of sounds giving you the option to trigger strums of both high and low iterations of major and minor chords for each sound. Individual notes were also sampled per sound in order to give the user the ability to create their own voicings.

Apollo GUI

PADS


Apollo GUI

The Pads category puts sound design into the hands of the user. Apollo features the ability to load and mix two unique sounds, allowing for the creation of thousands of unique guitar based pads.

Apollo GUI

PHRASE BUILDER


Apollo GUI

The Phrase Builder category places common phrase options at the user’s fingertips. These types of simple phrases underscore much of what is used for film and television. Vir2 worked with top television guitarists to create an unparalleled approach for combining these phrases in such a way that a user can effectively build their own performance.

INSTRUMENTS


Apollo GUI

The Instruments category is an asset which allows users to create simple performances on the fly with various instruments. The instruments included are acoustic guitar, acoustic guitar harmonics, electric guitar harmonics, electric bass, electric guitar, and sitar.

Details



General:
    • Over 22 GB uncompressed
    • Built for use within free Kontakt Player
    • Real samples, strums, and sounds made straight from the guitar
    • Samples from the best guitars, amps, and signal chain available
    • Immersive user experience
    • 5 innovative categories created for effective composition and endless creativity

Swells:
    • 129 patches sampled with unique combinations of guitars, pedals, and amps
    • Over 13 GB of uncompressed samples
    • Chose between chords and notes
    • Swell speed and LFO controls

Pads:
    • Utilize Apollo's dual pad engine for creative sound design
    • 70 unique pads
    • Create up to 4,900 pad combinations with blending
    • Guitar based pads created by renowned sound designers for The Dark Knight, Inception,
      Pirates of the Caribbean, Modern Warfare, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and more
    • ADSR and LFO controls
    • 88 preset patches

Ambient Designer:
    • 538 organic guitar sounds and phrases
    • Reverse each sample for an entirely new sound
    • Millions of possible ambient beds
    • Custom mixer page for in-depth mixing

Phrase Builder:
    • 26 patches
    • Each patch contains multiple groups that trigger different phrases within the same key
    • Easily create unique performances

Instruments:
    • 8 multi--sampled instruments
    • 46 preset patches
    • Up to 3 velocity layers and 5 round robins
    • Electric Guitar 1, Electric Guitar 2, Electric Guitar Harmonics, Electric Guitar "Air" Harmonics,
      Electric Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Acoustic Guitar Harmonics, and Sitar


Apollo: Cinematic Guitars is compatible with both Macintosh and Windows platforms and includes the standalone Kontakt Player 5 application as well as AudioUnit, VST, RTAS (Pro Tools 9 & 10), and AAX (Pro Tools 10 & 11) plug-ins.

Mac OS IconThe Macintosh version requires an Intel Core Duo, 4 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended), and OSX 10.7.3 or later. For optimum performance, Vir2 Instruments recommends a 2.0GHz processor or faster. The library requires 16 GB of free hard drive space.

Windows IconThe Windows version requires Windows 7 or 8 (latest Service Pack, 32/64 Bit) Intel Core Duo, and 4 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended). For optimum performance, Vir2 Instruments recommends a 2.0GHz processor or faster. The library requires 16 GB of free hard drive space.

Apollo will run in standalone mode and is also compatible with every major DAW, including but not limited to: Apple Logic and GarageBand, MOTU Digital Performer, Digidesign Pro Tools (9 and higher), Steinberg Cubase and Nuendo, Ableton Live, and more.


Download Sizes


Version Compressed Download Size
 
Kontakt Player 5/Kontakt 5/Plug-in Download includes
  Apollo Installation Instructions:  1.16 GB
  Apollo Pt.1:  2 GB
  Apollo Pt.2:  2 GB
  Apollo Pt.3:  2 GB
  Apollo Pt.4:  2 GB
  Apollo Pt.5:  2 GB
  Apollo Pt.6:  2 GB
  Apollo Pt.7:  2 GB
  Apollo Pt.8:  329 MB

*When ordering the download product from Big Fish Audio you will be given one or more links for each of your product purchases. The links will be active for 24 hours. During this time you should download the file and expand it. You can return to your Big Fish Audio account at any time and download your products. You will find your products in the "My Products" area of your account page.



License Agreement


The Following End User License Agreement is included with Apollo: Cinematic Guitars. This License is only valid for the individual who has purchased an unopened, new and lawfully made copy of Apollo: Cinematic Guitars from a dealer or distributor authorized by Big Fish Audio.

"The samples contained herein are licensed, not sold to you, the individual end user, by Vir2 Instruments. This non-exclusive, non-transferable license is granted only to the individual end user who has purchased an unopened, new, and lawfully made copy of this product from a dealer or distributor authorized by Vir2 Instruments. All samples remain the property of Vir2 Instruments and are licensed only for use in the creation of a live or recorded performance that includes the licensed samples as part of a derivative musical work created by the licensed end user. This license expressly forbids resale, rental, loan, gift, or transfer of these samples in any format or via any medium, except as part of a derivative musical work. The samples may not be included, whether unmodified or as part of a derivative work, in any sample library product. Any unlicensed usage will be prosecuted to the maximum extent possible under the law."





Reviews


 
Article Rating Author
 
Ask.Audio G.W. Childs
AudioFanzine Geary Yelton
Computer Music Magazine 10/10
Electronic Musician Marty Cutler
MusicTech Magazine 8/10 Hollin Jones
Sample Library Review 5/5 Don Bodin
Sound On Sound 5/5 John Walden
Sounds And Gear 4.5/5 JK Swopes
The Audio Spotlight Jarkko Hietanen

Tutorial Videos


OVERVIEW



IN-DEPTH WALKTHROUGH



SWELLS WALKTHROUGH



AMBIENT DESIGNER WALKTHROUGH



PADS WALKTHROUGH



PHRASE BUILDER WALKTHROUGH



INSTRUMENTS WALKTHROUGH