[O]ne of the most convincing and configurable electric guitar libraries available…[A] tremendous value in the world of guitar samples, and will likely find its way to the top of many buying lists.
9 out of 10 rating
Excellent interface and sounds. A usable, but powerful guitar plugin. This is my go-to guitar plugin as of now.
Keyboardist/composer who has toured and worked with artists such as Joe Satriani, Mick Jagger, Debbie Harry, KISS, Billy Idol, and many others
Evolution Strawberry is by far one of the most incredible virtual instruments I’ve ever used. The sound you get from it is very authentic and very clean. It’s an advanced yet very easy to use instrument and I will most definitely be using it for any up and coming rock driven projects I’m involved with.
Young Cee, Royce Music Group
Producer for Scarface, 50 Cent, Kill the Alarm
…[I]t’s going to change the scope of what I can deliver to TV clients without having to round up the band, or at least the guitar player, and that means more money for my business. For that reason, I think you’re charging way too little.
Four Time Emmy Winning Television Producer/Composer
This is it! Finally a guitar I can play that doesn’t hurt my fingers. Seriously this is the best guitar sample set I’ve ever come across–just bought it and I’m BLOWN AWAY!
Zack and Miri, Clerks II, Scary Movie 3/4/5, Samurai Jack
Yet again another library which has had an instant impact, being used from the go on 3 different advertising compositions. The ability to achieve quick results has made it another staple in my sample library.
Evolution Strawberry enables keyboardists to easily and quickly create authentic sounding electric guitar parts without the need to hand edit MIDI. Unlike conventional high-end KONTAKT guitar sample libraries and guitar VSTs, Evolution doesn’t require keyboardists to possess a foundational understanding of how to play the guitar in order to achieve authentic results. Instead, it leverages your existing keyboard skills, translating these techniques for the guitar, much like a skilled language interpretor translates one language into another. For example, chord inversions are automatically analyzed and the appropriate guitar chord voicing is instantly determined. Strummed guitar chord options are only limited by your imagination — whether it’s power chords, triads, augmented chords, diminished chords, suspended fourths, 7ths, 9ths, 11ths, “Hendrix chords” — it’s all possible.
Evolution utilizes sophisticated scripting instead of requiring you to memorize dozens of keyswitches and contains extensive articulations, from palm mutes to pinch harmonics, accurately simulating a real life guitar performance. It features the detail and nuances that bring a guitar performance to life. Its proprietary string resonation engine creates a sense of organic realism unparalleled by other guitar sample libraries or VSTs. Even more, Evolution, doesn’t require you to compromise your playing or sequencing workflow in order to adapt to its way of working — instead, it uses a convenient mapping system, so that the sample library mapping can be quickly and easily customized to your personal preference.
Evolution covers rhythm and lead guitar playing — which includes Orange Tree Samples powerful and advanced, yet easy to use, chord strumming functionality. The strumming system automates the time consuming task of sequencing realistic rhythm guitar parts, including an intelligent chord detection engine, which instantly translates chords on the keyboard into guitar voicings on the fretboard. Popular studio techniques like double tracking (and triple and quadruple tracking) are performed with the turn of a knob. Want to detune or capo the guitar? It’s all easily done, and switching to alternate tunings not only affect the range of the instrument, but change the tone of the individual strings. To provide the greatest versatility, Evolution was recorded dry and includes an assortment of virtual stompbox effects, and a vast array of guitar cabinet impulses, all built directly into the sample library. That way users can choose their favorite select amp simulation and effects to attain just the right sound, from pop to rock to funk to hip hop to jazz right out of the box.
– 1.6 GB of compressed NCW samples (uncompresses to over 3 GB), covering articulations such as palm muting, squeals, tapping, strumming, and much more.
– 4x alternating samples for realistic repeating notes.
– Built-in effects with virtual stompboxes and amp/cab modeling.
– Individually sampled strings, powered by a performance modeled string/fret selection engine.
– Strum keys as well as complete strumming patterns.
– Bridge, bridge+neck, and neck pickup positions.
– Instant double, triple, and quadruple tracking.
– Legato articulations, including slides.
– Alternate tunings and guitar capo.
Evolution Strawberry licenses Native Instruments’ Kontakt Player sampler software. Consequently, owning the full version of Kontakt is not necessary, and Evolution Strawberry operates without limitations within the free Kontakt Player application/plugin. This also allows the sample library to be listed in the libraries tab in Kontakt for convenient access.
Evolution Strawberry is NKS-ready. The integration with the Native Kontrol Standard presents many benefits, both when using the library in the Komplete Kontrol software as well as in conjunction with Komplete Kontrol hardware, such as the Komplete Kontrol S-Series keyboards and Maschine.
In addition to Evolution Strawberry being displayed in the Native Browser among your other Komplete Kontrol instruments, there are a variety of other benefits. For example, thanks to Native Instruments’ Native Map® technology, you can control the library’s various parameters directly through connected hardware right out of the box. Furthermore, the keyswitches and key ranges are shown using Light Guide, an innovative technology that displays the key colors directly on your Komplete Kontrol S-Series keyboard.
We recommend using Evolution Strawberry with a Komplete Kontrol S-Series keyboard for the full experience. While not a requirement, you will be able to take advantage of the Native Kontrol Standard for an intuitive connection between software instruments and hardware.
Available Disk Space
This product requires a total of 3.4 GB of free disk space in order to download and install the sample library. The total size of the download is 1.7 GB, and after installed the library occupies 1.7 GB.
Kontakt Player 5.5.2 (free)
Stand-alone, AAX Native, VST, AU
Minimum System Requirements
Windows 7, 8, or 10. Mac OS X 10.9 or newer.
Released: November 6, 2015 – Latest Update: September 20, 2018