In keeping with Spitfires Signature range they´re proud to present a true trailblazer, a guitar innovator and prolific composer in his own right. Creating a library of beautifully distorted filth for us all to gorge on. You are not just playing Joeys guitars and his pedals, via his amps. You are actually playing Joey, playing his guitars and pedals via his amps.
Joey Santiago contains a variety of multi sampled instruments recorded and performed by the man himself through his favoured guitars, his fabled board and his much toured amp rig. Spitfire then re-amped the whole thing back in Londons super cool Pool Studios. In addition to the multi sampled virtual instruments they also captured hours of Joey shredding, gating, twisting and distorting into the raw materials for new sonic adventures. Finally this raw material was taken to Christian Hensons new warp room on the edge of an extinct volcano in Scotland for further sound bending.
Following on from working with rock god drummers Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Matt Sorum (Guns n Roses) and Roger Taylor (Queen) it was only time to move on to guitars. So it only seemed fitting to go to one of the most inventive and influential guitarists of a generation, and a composer in his own right who knows what goes into creating virtual magic - The Pixies Joey Santiago. Santiago has described his guitar technique as "angular and bent", MTV's Laurel Bowman commented that Santiago's "sonic plough was the key element in the Pixies' monstrous presence"
Spitfire decamped to a vibe little space in East LA, rigged up 6 amps, Joeys extraordinary pedal board via the finest valve and ribbon mics, into a rare vintage Neve console. The brief was not necessarily define a virtual guitar (although there are multi sampled instruments herein), but to create an environment where Joeys rich arsenal of sounds could flow forth. To follow in the excellent footsteps of Leo Abrahams Enigma 1 & 2 in making a library that exudes cool, that takes risks not many other sample libraries would dare to.
6 different signals to choose from; 4 amplified signals including Joey's own Marshall JCM800, Fender Vibrolux, and a Selmar and 2 different room perspectives.
Individual Plucks - All sounds played by Joey himself, through a selection of hand picked pedals. 18 different presets that give you they real Santiago guitar sounds.
Santiago Sounds - 35 different sounds created by the man himself through his vast collection of pedals all in the Mercury engine to add additional FX options.
Gigantic Mutations - 49 loops crafted from various sections of Joeys playing, housed and warped within Spitfires eDNA engine.
Radiant Pads - 150 sounds curated into 125 different presets, with a metallic edge. All in Spitfires eDNA engine.
For a detailed List of Presets / Articulations / Mics / Mixes please go to more Infos!
This Product does not include or require a "Kontakt Player" license/serial number!
Please notice: With the free Kontakt Player you can play this library for 15 minutes only in demo/test mode !
The minimum Kontakt version required to use this library is specified in the product description.
Windows 7, 8 or 10 (latest Service Pack, 32/64 Bit), Intel Core Duo or AMD Athlon 64, 4 GB RAM (6GB recommended)
Mac OS X 10.10, 10.11 or 10.12, Intel Core Duo, 4 GB RAM (6 GB recommended)
OS compatibility of previous Kontakt versions - please check compatibility with your libraries!
Kontakt 5 5.3.1 Win (WIN 7 or higher)
Kontakt 5 5.3.1 Mac (OS X 10.7 or higher)
Kontakt 5 5.1.0 Win (WIN XP or higher)
Kontakt 5 5.1.0 Mac (OS X 10.7 or higher)
Kontakt 5 5.0.3 Win (WIN XP or higher)
Kontakt 5 5.0.3 Mac (OS X 10.6)
Kontakt 4 4.2.2 Win (WIN XP or higher)
Kontakt 4 4.2.2 Mac (OS X 10.5 / 10.6)
For your own protection this library is provided as individual personalized files including a
Digital Water Mark - DWM!