Berlin, June 29, 2022 – Native Instruments today released SESSION GUITARIST – ELECTRIC MINT, their latest collaboration with Drumasonic, and the newest installment in their guitar-focused series of KONTAKT-based instruments.
Delivering the versatile flavor of one of the most iconic electric guitar models, ELECTRIC MINT is sampled from an original 1960 solid-body guitar made in the USA. With a focus on songwriting, the new instrument allows users to create their own melodies or explore 222 patterns across 53 song presets covering a wide range of genres, styles, and performance techniques.
Expertly sampled to the highest quality, the instrument features three combinable single-coil pickups for five distinct ways to shape tone, suited to rock, pop, hip hop, jazz, and more. ELECTRIC MINT also features an improved playback engine for ultra-realistic funk patterns, plus a tremolo bar feature for greater pitch expression.
Users can craft licks, grooves, and solos right out of the box, with 71 ready-to-go sound presets ranging from clean and DI to crunchy and high gain, as well as a range of life-like articulations. The instrument builds on previous features in the SESSION GUITARIST collection, with a variety of amps and speaker cabinet emulations, new effects including the SUPERCHARGER-GT compressor, auto-wah ‘Cry Wah’ effect, and convolution reverbs to simulate the sound of amps in different rooms.
ELECTRIC MINT can also be used as a chord library by dragging any of the four-bar chord progressions, patterns, or voicings into a DAW for further editing, or to use the MIDI elsewhere in a session for expansive songwriting capabilities.
The walkthrough video below takes a look under the hood to run through some of the instrument’s key features.
PRICING AND AVAILABILITY
ELECTRIC MINT is available from June 29, 2022 at the Native Instruments online shop.
EUR 99 / USD 99 / YEN 13400 / GBP 89 / AUD 149 / CAD 149 / CHF 104 / CNY 799