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Fractured: Prepared Acoustic Guitar

Creative and esoteric presentations of acoustic guitars
Fractured: Prepared Acoustic Guitar - Creative and esoteric presentations of acoustic guitars
Instrument Type:
Sound Design
Related Instrument Types:
Guitar/Bass
$99.95
$99.95
INCLUDED FORMATS:
Plug-in, Kontakt Player 5, Kontakt 5
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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:

-Chromatic Kits
-Drum Kits
-Melodic
-Pads & SFX
-Tempo Synced

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.

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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.


Download Sizes


Version 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 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 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."


musicradar.com | 4 1/2 stars

Taking a break from creating vanilla instrument libraries, Vir2 take a walk on the wild side with Fractured, which is subtitled Prepared Acoustic Guitar.

The raw audio was created by performing all kinds of unnatural acts on guitars, including scraping them with various...

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MusicTech Magazine | 9/10 Stars

If you were starting to think that you'd heard it all when it comes to sound design, then fear not, as the ingenious team at Vir2 is back with Fractured, a massive library of prepared acousic guitar instruments. Following on from the company's previous release, Violence...

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SoundsAndGear.com | 4.5/5

What is Fractured? It is a collection of sounds and instruments made up from creative sampling and manipulation of various acoustic...

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