Django Gypsy Jazz Guitar

A stunning collection of three virtual instruments tailor-made for gypsy jazz and swing music! DJANGO includes two lead guitars (acoustic & electric DI) plus an acoustic rhythm guitar, all with incredible realism and superb playability. The heart of Django Reinhardt’s signature style, available in your DAW at last. Lead & rhythm available separately!

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$149

158 in stock

Purchase Options Available:

$149

Select from Full, Lead-Only or Rhythm-Only versions!

Audio Demos

  1. Blue Moon Richard Rodgers (arr. Dimitris Plagiannis) 0:37
  2. Super Mario Bros. 2 -"Mario Reinhardt" Koji Kondo (arr. Andrew Aversa) 1:09
  3. Another Side Brad Jerkins 1:37
  4. Tears Billy Uhr (arr. Dimitris Plagiannis) 0:35
  5. DI Dreams Solonoid Studio 2:30
  6. Shape of My Heart Sting (arr. Dimitris Plagiannis) 0:24
  7. Cherokee Ray Noble (arr. Dimitris Plagiannis) 1:14
  8. Cuckoo Swing (Opening Cue Excerpt) Dimitris Plagiannis 0:39
  9. Nuages Django Reinhardt (arr. Dimitris Plagiannis) 1:00
  10. Head into the Wind Henning Nugel 1:24
  11. Lessons In Macedonia Solonoid Studio 1:29
  12. Djazmine Lociano Storti 1:07
  13. Djangled Kurt M. Landre 1:08
  14. Mr. Spaghetti Ramiro N. Álvarez (mixed by Titanio) 1:21

Product Info

Content

Meticulously sampled

Over 20,000 beautiful samples in 24 bit.

Three instruments

Two lead guitars – acoustic/miked and electric/DI, and one rhythm guitar.

Details that provide realism

Meticulously recorded finger, fret and string noise.

Broad articulation set

Sustains, hammers/pulls, gliss, harmonics, bends, and octaves.

Extended techniques / additional articulations

Release sounds, up/down slides and dirty notes.

Wide range of rhythm guitar chords

Chords cover all 12 keys and come in 12 chord types and 7 strum types.

Hear it in action

Demo MIDI files included!

Features

Elegant UI

Colorful, straightforward, and easy-to-navigate interface.

Instantly realistic performance

Finger, fret, and string noises are triggered automatically.

Fine editing options

Fine-tune noises and playback settings.

Tailor your sound

Control fret and pick behavior to produce slightly different sound timbres.

Rhythm patch: pattern builder & playback

Select strum patterns via keyswitches and use a built-in sequencer to store multiple patterns.

Virtual analog effects rack for easy tweaks

Built-in effects include level mixer, filter, parametric EQ, transient designer, compressor, limiter, and an amp sim module.

Easy automation

MIDI learn any knob.

Requirements

5GB disk space

7200 RPM hard drive or solid state drive recommended.

2GB RAM

Higher amounts of memory let you load more instruments.

2008 or later processor.

A faster CPU with more cores will allow you to play more simultaneous voices.

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Kontakt 5.5.1+ Full

This library is NOT compatible with the free Kontakt Player. 

Kontakt Requirements - Mac OSX

Intel Macs (i5 or higher): macOS 10.14, 10.15, 11 or 12 (latest update).
Apple Silicon Macs (via Rosetta 2 & natively on ARM in Standalone or in hosts that support it): macOS 11 or 12 (latest update)

Kontakt Requirements - Windows

Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit). Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU. Graphics hardware support for OpenGL 2.1 or higher. Windows 10 strongly recommended.

Videos

Details

This library is a tribute to the legendary musical style of its namesake, Django Reinhardt, innovator of gypsy jazz (also known as gypsy swing, hot club jazz, or jazz manouche). We recorded three instruments – acoustic lead, electric lead, and acoustic rhythm – designed to deliver solo and accompanying parts in the characteristic expression and speed of this wonderful style. With over 20,000+ samples total, we can confidently say we achieved our goal!

But the degree of sampling depth and authenticity included in DJANGO makes the instrument suitable for other contexts as well: modern jazz, swing, blues, or even pop, and can provide an alternative sound for lead steel or nylon acoustic guitar parts played with a pick. The rhythm instrument is ideal for the well-known upbeat swing rhythm, best known as “la pompe”, in any key and with a wide range of chords.

The designer of DJANGO, Dimitris Plagiannis, also produced our popular bouzouki and oud sample libraries, and approached this with the same sampling philosophy: meticulous recording, editing, and scripting techniques to make the instruments sound absolutely real. Not just through intelligent note playback (smart virtual fret selection, bends, slides, release noises), but also by including playing inconsistencies that provide the dynamics, flow, and expressiveness of real acoustic performances. It’s these subtle (and controllabe) imperfections that give sampled and sequenced performances true life and depth.

We hope you’ll enjoy the result!

Reviews

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Django Gypsy Jazz Guitar – SoundBytes Magazine

“…there’s a bounce, energy and liveliness to the samples that exceeds what I’ve heard in any other acoustic guitar library…From every comparison I’ve heard so far, Impact Soundworks has the only library that’s been able to nail this specific sound. Major kudos are in order…Even if you aren’t looking for that specific style and are just looking for a great nylon guitar library with some bounce and life to it, then it’s still one of the best I’ve ever heard.”

Per Lichtman (SoundBytes Magazine)

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Django Gypsy Jazz Guitar – The Dojo

“This is probably the best acoustic guitar VST I’ve ever found, for Kontakt libraries, the best one in my opinion, because you can make it sound extremely real.”

The Dojo (06/2021)