Glockenskull Guitar by Karoryfer Samples – the final stage of evolution of Soviet guitars, this Styeua-R was made in Rostov in 1989. We had the opportunity to borrow it for a few days, so instead of sampling every normal technique such as hammer-ons and harmonics, and sampling every note on every fret, we did things like hit the strings with a pencil and record three different kinds of muting. Though it’s got more in common with guitars made in the rest of the world in the 60s, somehow this late 80s guitar works really well for early 80s postpunk sounds.
The guitar has four pickups, so of course we recorded the signal of all four pickups on at once. Some techniques are also recorded with a microphone. Every sound has at least two round robins, and the ordinary plucking and foam mute samples have four round robins and four velocity layers. The harder velocity layers have some noise and buzz, too.
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