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BJAM Guitar
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BJAM Guitar - Electric guitar
BJAM Guitar is a sampled S-Type electric guitar.

The samples have been heavily reworked for consistency, to eliminate any fret buzzes, to get the intonation spot on, etc. However, they're still derived from a real guitar, not synthesized.
  • All samples are derived from a real guitar, not synthesized.
  • Sounding range from C0 (below a bass guitar) to C#7.
  • Raw guitar output. Amp and cabinet sims still required.
  • Bridge, middle, and neck pickup instruments, which output six and twelve string modes simultaneously.
  • Five dynamic samples per string.
  • Four fret hand positions available, one optimized to match the Hammer-Pulloff-Slide mode.
  • Hammer-Pulloff-Slide mode offers notes with no attack envelope for legato.
  • Palm muting. Also useful for sweep picking.
  • Slap and pop.
  • Sustain.
  • Harmonics 2 to 5, also useful for pinch harmonics and pick squeals.
  • -1 octave used to provide effects such as swipe, chuck, pick and picktap noises.
  • -2 octave reserved for keyswitches.
  • Single strings available by MIDI channel.
  • Pitch bend +/-2 semitones (unfortunately not alterable).
  • Includes four audio samples and the MIDI sources used to create them.
  • Includes PDF and graphic documentation.

(45 Mb)
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  V 1.0
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  V 1.0
(49 Mb)
  V 1.0


 

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Jul 08 2018
  Mal-2
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BJAM Guitar 1.0 is finally grown up and ready to move out -- or at least she's ready to get a driver's license and a car. Since 0.7, a Sustain mode has been added, a out-of-tune sample has been corrected, and for the truly obsessive, single strings can be specified on their own MIDI channels. Sustain mode does what it says on the tin: after about 5 seconds, the note stops decaying and sustains indefinitely. This should sidestep issues relating to noise floor and extreme compression, because you no longer have to try to dig a -60dB signal out of -62dB noise. It's not a true fix, but it's the best I'm going to manage with the current hardware, and ALL guitars have background noise to contend with. Finally, the upper range has been limited to C#7 (note 109) to allow for future keyswitches, as you had to be a dog to hear anything useful up there anyhow. There's even a secret goodie: the documentation (which itself has been upgraded) links to the source files, if you wish to create your own fork of this instrument, or even if you just want to see how it works. Maize Sampler 2.2 or later is required, but the current demo version will load the file and even make new instruments out of it. You won't be able to control some variables (like the plugin name!), nor add new Groups with a demo version, but you can at least make modifications for your own use. Thanks for bearing with me through this -- counting up the hits on the demos, I can see that many people are taking an interest. Hopefully this will be the version that justifies your faith.
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Jul 04 2018
  Mal-2
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BJAM Guitar 0.7 is a major update. An additional VST effect is required to select between the 6-string and 12-string modes, but this is all explained (with multiple variations) in the documentation AND in the GUI itself. However, this freed up keyswitches, allowing me to add a Slap & Pop mode and move the harmonics keyswitches back down to the -2 octave where they belong. I still have one unassigned keyswitch, so if anyone has suggestions on a feature that can be attached to it, please post them.
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Jun 24 2018
  Mal-2
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For all those with "can't hear it" issues, I have added an explanation to the About file which will appear with the next version of the plugin, as follows: • You must choose a sample set (by keyswitch) and a master volume (by MIDI Control) at the beginning of your track, otherwise either or both may default to a state that either sounds very strange, or can't be heard at all.
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Jun 19 2018
  Anonymous
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thanx for your hard work and free delivering. Unfortunately I only hear the third guitar with jeskola buzz and sound a bit like a piano ?!
Mal-2
Jun 20 2018
I haven't used Jeskola Buzz since before he had to rewrite it due to losing the source code (so well over 10 years), so I can't help you there. I can't explain why it's not working properly. But there are times when the 12-string mode does sound like an (electric) piano, as do the harmonics in the 6-string modes, so that part may at least be working properly. The only thing I can think of is that the 12-string mode has some overlapping samples while the others do not. It could be that your system is somehow ignoring some of the VST's output? I'm totally at a loss here.
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