Vir2 Fractured review

  • £100

Guitars get tormented in an excellent cause…

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Our Verdict

Fractured offers excellent value compared with similar libraries.

For

  • Refreshingly different selection of sounds.

Against

  • Multis feel a bit pointless.
Buying options

Taking a break from creating vanilla instrument libraries, Vir2 take a walk on the wild side with Fractured, which is subtitled Prepared Acoustic Guitar.

The raw audio was created by performing all kinds of unnatural acts on guitars, including scraping them with various materials, hitting them with mallets and pouring rice over them.

The sounds have been post-processed to generate noises you wouldn't think possible. From percussive tones to atmospheres, pads and FX, Fractured is a treasure trove of intriguing timbres and tones.

It would be nice to have the non-chromatic samples in audio format too, but even so Fractured is a great buy.

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Tech Specs

Min Processor Speed (GHz)2
PlatformPC, Mac
RAM Required (GB)2
Required Hard Disk Space (GB)3
Virtual Instrument TypePrepared acoustic guitar