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Native Instruments adds a Picked Nylon option to its Session Guitarist range

Native Instruments has added to its roster of Session Guitarist products with Picked Nylon, a new Kontakt instrument that promises to deliver the sound of a nylon-stringed acoustic guitar.

Created in collaboration with Drumasonic, Session Guitarist - Picked Nylon is said to be ideally suited to a wide range of genres, from electronica and pop to  flamenco, bossa nova, jazz and classical. It’s sampled from a one-of-a-kind guitar created by luthier Lisa Weinzierl.

This unique instrument was captured using a collection of desirable preamps and mics, and in a carefully controlled studio environment. The result is plenty of tonal versatility, while the sound library includes strummed chords, picked arpeggios and riffs, all performed by a top-notch session player.

If you want to go the DIY route, you can record your own parts using a MIDI controller, adding the likes of slides, fret noise and harmonics for extra authenticity. There are also effects - delay, chorus, flanger, phaser, EQ, compressor and reverb.

Session Guitarist - Picked Nylon runs in both Kontakt 6.6 and the free Kontakt Player. Find out more on the Native Instruments (opens in new tab) website, where it can be purchased for $99/£89/€99.

I’m the Group Content Manager for MusicRadar, specialising in all things tech. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 20 of which I’ve also spent writing about music technology. 

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