Front Porch Band – Front Porch Banjo 2 (KONTAKT)

By | March 2, 2017

Nine short years after the original Front Porch Banjo was released, we are proud to present the new and improved Front Porch Banjo 2! Created specifically for the full version of Kontakt 5, Front Porch Banjo 2 is a versatile instrument that will give your music that authentic feel equally at home in an ensemble or solo. With 40 picking/hammer-on/pull-off samples and 8 release samples per note (chromatically sampled – no pitch shifting), you will have plenty of variation at your disposal.

The intuitive control and high quality sound that Kontakt users require:

  • Normal pluck – 4 Round Robin samples for each of 3 velocities (normal, soft, and accent) give 12 samples per note
  • Half-tone slides – 2 Round Robin samples  for each of 2 velocities (normal and soft)
  • Whole-tone slides – 2 Round Robin samples for each of 2 velocities (normal and soft)
  • Slide speed control – Slow down or speed up the Half- or Whole-tone slides via graphical control knob or MIDI (CC9)
  • Hammer-on and Pull-off articulation – For a more realistic sound, use hammer-ons when going up a scale, pull-offs when coming down a scale, 4 Round Robin samples for each of 2 velocities for both hammer-ons and pull-offs
  • Automatic HO/PO alternation – Automate those scales with automatic switching between normal plucks and Hammer-on or Pull-off articulations
  • Mute articulation – Adjustable string muting sound, control mute tone via graphical control knob or MIDI (CC3)
  • Vibrato – Add vibrato to those touching banjo melodies, control both the size and speed of the vibrato via graphical control knob or MIDI (CC14 – size, CC15 – speed)
  • Chords! – 16 different chord types, all automatically strummed. Control strum speed via graphical control knob or MIDI (CC20). Chord types available are: Major, Minor, Dominant 7th, Major 7th, Minor 7th, Half dim 7th, Diminished 7th, Augmented 7th, Diminished, Augmented, Sus4, Sus2, Major 6th, Minor 6th, Major 9th, and Open 5th.
  • 8 unique release samples per note (2 per 4 velocity levels), volume adjusted via Mod Wheel
  • 5th string open G mapped to its own key
  • 16 string scrapes included for extra authenticity
  • See the Keyboard Map for control summary
  • Read the Front Porch Banjo 2 Manual (PDF) to get a taste of the instrument
  • Every note chromatically samples (no pitch shifting!)
  • 1308 total samples
  • Crisp, clean, 100{83c93de8c9bf92b09b526c8ece7da73c325d55368c444eba1a4531e14f6c453a} stereo samples throughout
  • Requires full version of Kontakt 5 or above


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