Fractured: Prepared Acoustic Guitar is an innovative new collection of instruments featuring creative and esoteric samples and manipulations of various acoustic guitars. Following the tradition begun by Violence, Vir2's virtual dismembering of a solo violin, Fractured features 2.3GB of compressed samples and more than one hundred new instruments with numerous variations and effects built into each. Each patch features the organic goodness of the acoustic guitar, but stretches its timbre in new directions to create previously unheard musical effects. Drum kits were made with mallets, fingernail scrapes, metal scrapes, cardboard scrapes and pouring rice over the guitar. Long evolving pads were built from acoustic guitar samples that blur the line between electronic and acoustic. Fractured also features playable and dynamic rhythmic loops and patterns, multitimbral arpeggiated creations, huge cinematic impacts, gritty electronic drums, gnarly and etherial melodic instruments, and more innovative sonic goodness.
Fractured features a variety of controls which are custom-designed for each of its 104 instruments. The instruments are subdivided into five major category folders:
Depending on the instrument loaded, appropriate knobs for tweaking the instrument appear in the interface, such as:
- Quantization - Envelope controls (attack and release) - Stereo spread - Lopass and hipass filters - Layer blend controls - Effects (reverb, delay, drive, flanger, vibrato, rotator, wobble, and others) - Autopan control - Repeater
These features can be seen in the screenshots of various Fractured instruments below.
Fractured is powered by the industry-leading Kontakt 5 engine. It is compatible with VST, AudioUnit, and RTAS (Pro Tools 8 and up) plug-in formats allowing it to work seamlessly within any major sequencer, in addition to standalone use on both an Intel Mac and PC.
- 2.3GB of Compressed samples.
- Over 100 patches creative and esoteric samples and manipulations of various acoustic guitars.
- Library ships with the free Kontakt Player 5.
The Macintosh version requires an Intel Core Duo, 2GB of RAM, a DVD drive, and OS 10.6.8 or 10.7.x. For optimum performance, Vir2 Instruments recommends a 2.0GHz processor or faster. The library requires 3GB of free hard drive space.
The Windows version requires Windows 7 (latest Service Pac, 32/64 Bit) Intel Core Duo or AMD Athlon 64, 2GB of RAM, a DVD drive. For optimum performance, Vir2 Instruments recommends a 2.0GHz processor or faster. The library requires 3GB of free hard drive space.
Fractured will run in standalone mode and is also compatible with every major sequencing package in the world, including but not limited to: Apple Logic and GarageBand, MOTU Digital Performer, Digidesign Pro Tools (8 and higher), Steinberg Cubase and Nuendo, Ableton Live, and more.
Compressed Download Size
Kontakt Player 5/Kontakt 5/Plug-in Download includes
Fractured Installation Instructions: 909 KB
Fractured Part 1: 2 GB
Fractured Part 2: 1.05 GB
Install Video: Watch Video
*When ordering the download product from Big Fish Audio you will be given one or more links for each of your download product purchases. The links will be active for 24 hours. During this time you should download the file and expand it. Please keep the archive or zip file as a backup.
The Following End User License Agreement is included with Fractured: Prepared Acoustic Guitar. This License is only valid for the individual who has purchased an unopened, new and lawfully made copy of Fractured: Prepared Acoustic Guitar 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."