So what is Eclipse?
It's a collection of ambient/cinematic guitar loops and riffs in the Kontakt KLI format
The sounds are definitely geared towards the cinematic and chillout style of music
There are no drums, no bass, no keys, just 31 kits of guitar loops, guitar pads, guitar fx, and other guitar noises
You can either play the kits all together or open up the sliced loop kits to reconstruct each individual sound from the slices into your own loops and melodies.
Having it in the KLI interface really allows quick experimentation which I definitely like
- content: 8GB (3.44gb wav)
- format: wav, apple, rex, kontakt
- price: $129.95
How does it sound?
Well it's no secret I'm a fan of ambient and cinematic sounds, I just love the texture and tone of these guitars all the way through.
I love how they were recorded and how they were manipulated or effected. Huge delay, reverb, echo, filter, wah, whatever...it all has a very airy feel about it.
The content is diverse but yet it still sticks to the main theme of the library allowing you to really dig deep, mix and match, and come up with new ideas quickly.
Having them there in the Kontakt interface ready to play the slices lets you experiment quickly while having the raw wav samples still allows you to do in and edit or manipulate exactly how you wish.
I had fun just playing the different loops together, they really fit well and have enough variety within each kit to give proper contrast to each other
So what's the bottom line?
I like it, I like these types of sounds and anyone that's into chillout, ambient, cinematic style guitars and samples will definitely enjoy this
I give Eclipse 4.5 out of 5 subs, it's a really well recorded library that has tons of content to spark your creativity
You may think the samples would have entirely too much fx on them but that's certainly not the case here. The fx were used properly to give the exact sound the library was going for.
However when using the KLI interface you can quickly dial in any of the many programmed fx right from the custom interface.
To see this product in action, check out JK's video review at SoundsAndGear.com
So what is Eclipse?