Snowkiss Guitar by Karoryfer Samples is a boutique offset-body style, and with the sounds you’ll need for making weird noisy music all included. After sampling a few cheap guitars, we went for a really nice one. This Momose MJM has the traditional bridge and tailpiece, and Mojotone pickups modeled after pickups from above-average 1959 Fender Jazzmasters. It also looks really nice, with the snowflake and cherry petal inlays, the figured cherry top, and the white burst finish.
There are plenty of virtual guitars out there focused in metal, so we went for the 80s-90s indie rock sound instead. So the way the tremolo tailpiece affects pitch is modeled to get that detuned wavering sound right, and we even have a whole blog post with a video about doing the research for that. And, of course, feedback is also modeled, including microphonic squeal if you try to do too much feedback.
We went in depth on this – even playing behind the bridge and fingering noises are sampled on every fret on every string, and everything has at least two round robins. We even got someone with the right amount of skill to record the somewhat chaotic tremolo picking. And with all the techniques recorded, there’s more than an octave of keyswitches.
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