Review: AcousticSamples Sunbird Acoustic Guitar Virtual Instrument

02-06-2015 09:31 PM

Dan Cooper takes this acoustic guitar VI for a spin and likes what he finds. Watch and see in this show &tell review how to use the key features of this AcosticSamples Virtual Instrument.
We would like to thank Digistormers for providing the review copy and also to let you know that if you would like to buy a copy of Sunbird then Digistormers are offering it a a special price.
What Is Sunbird?

AcousticSamples Sunbird is claimed to be the world’s first Acoustic Guitar VI that can really substitute the real acoustic guitar player. You will never hear that it repeats.

All of the frets of all strings with upstrokes, downstrokes, round robins, releases, staccatos, mutes, palm mutes, hand blocks, slides, hammer ons, pull offs, retriggers, fretnoises, percussions other articulations have been sampled carefully.
There are essentially 4 modes, which you can choose using key-switches, G5 to C6, the solo mode that allows to play melodies, the chord mode that helps playing strums or picking very easily, the patterns mode that does all of the strumming or picking for you and the MIDI mode that allows you to use your preferred midi guitar controller.
Sunbird Features

  • 8.16Gb uncompressed, 1.53Gb compressed in lossless flac format, around 13300 samples.
  • Strumming engine (features chord recognition and a smart strumming technique to produce guitar-like chords) and complete control of all its parameters.
  • 67 realistic patterns for easy strumming, picking and advanced playing styles.
  • Integrated song builder to create songs within minutes and very easily
  • Integrated pattern builder to automatically strum your chords
  • Legato script to play natural hammer ons, pull offs and slides.
  • Natural hand placement simulation.
  • 39 different samples per fret and all 21 fret sampled for each string.
  • Multi velocity Hammer on, pull off, slides up, slides down, mutes, ghost notes, pre notes.
  • Included sparkVerb.
  • Control over the two microphones perspectives and pickup volumes.
  • Advanced bend control.
  • Advanced UVI scripting giving you access to a simple yet powerful interface and advanced features.
  • Available As AAX, RTAS, AU, VST & MAS.