Introducing Rosette Fingerstyle, the first in our new Rosette line of acoustic guitars. We sampled a gorgeous steel-stringed Taylor 414ce acoustic in obsessive detail: every string, every fret, every finger, with two mics and even a DI signal. An improved, expanded guitar engine lets you easily customize the virtual player’s performance to breathe life into your music, no matter how intricate or nuanced.
- Playing for Time Acoustic Alchemy (arr. Andrew Aversa)
- Menrin's Autumn Abel Vegas
- Edelweiss Richard Rodgers (arr. Andrew Aversa)
- Picking Up the Pieces Steven Cravis
- Homestead Michael Hoffmann
- Tragic Love Inon Zur (arr. Tremendouz)
- Into the Wilderness Michiko Naruke (arr. Fredrik Häthén)
- Bourrée in E minor Bach (arr. Kent Kercher)
- Light a Candle Andreas Wimmer
- Feelings Out Michael H. Lee
- Homestead (Guitar Only) Michael Hoffmann
- Feelings Out (Guitar Only) Michael H Lee
- Tragic Love (Guitar Only) Inon Zur (arr. Tremendouz)
Over 24,000 pristine 24-bit samples
Exquisite recordings using the finest studio mics & preamps for stunning clarity and detail.
6-string acoustic guitar
A gorgeous, flagship, American-made acoustic guitar with steel strings, performed fingerstyle. Modern, clear, and crisp tone.
All crucial articulations
Perform and write a huge range of possible lead & rhythm parts using sustains, mutes, tremolo, harmonics (natural & artificial), hammer-on/pull-off, slides, chokes, pitched & unpitched releases, and assorted percussion.
Realistic performances through meticulous sampling
Every string sampled up to the highest fret using thumb (up/down), index, middle, and ring fingers, each with up to 4 RR and 5 dynamic layers.
23 production-ready tone snapshots
From intimate, warm perspectives to galaxy-sized ambient strums and everything in between.
Next-generation virtual guitar engine
Write virtuosic, detailed melodies, expressive tapping, and beautiful accompaniment with cutting-edge realism. Multiple performance styles, fretting, and plucking modes to choose from.
Beautiful, wide UI
Easily adjust all important controls, or go deep to tweak and customize engine parameters.
Poly input feature for realistic chords
Optional lookahead analyzes notes to calculate the most realistic fingering and voicing.
Total articulation control technology
Map, sculpt, and trigger every articulation however you’d like: keyswitch, velocity, MIDI CC and more.
Console FX rack and mixer
Over 30 FX included: EQs, compressors, reverbs, pedals, custom cabinets, amps, and much more.
11GB disk space
7200 RPM hard drive or solid state drive recommended.
6GB of RAM
Higher amounts of memory let you load more instruments.
Apple M1, Intel i5 or equivalent CPU
A faster CPU with more cores will allow you to play more simultaneous voices.
Kontakt Player 6.7+
This instrument will run in the FREE Kontakt Player.
Kontakt Requirements - Mac OSX
Intel Macs (i5 or higher): macOS 10.14, 10.15, 11 or 12+.
Apple Silicon Macs (via Rosetta 2 & natively on ARM in Standalone or in hosts that support it): macOS 11 or 12+.
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.
For over a decade, we’ve worked to perfect the virtual electric guitar with our acclaimed Shreddage series, and again and again, we receive requests for “acoustic Shreddage.” With the completion of the Shreddage 3.5 engine update, we finally felt ready to tackle the added layers of complexity that are inherent to acoustic guitars. For our first foray into the world of acoustics, we wanted to start with something versatile that could be used across genres, which led us to fingerstyle, a more flexible playing style than ordinary picking.
For Rosette Fingerstyle, we chose a top-of-the-line flagship guitar from one of the most beloved brands in the world, a steel-stringed Taylor 414ce acoustic. To capture the tone and character of this beautiful instrument, we experimented with a dozen mics for several months before ultimately choosing a KM184 stereo pair and U87 to record both essential, up-close detail of the fingers on the strings, plus the guitar’s warmth and resonance. This guitar model also has a pickup, allowing us to include a DI signal for even more versatility.
In our quest for the highest realism and expressiveness, we sampled in obsessive detail. Every fret. Every string. Every finger. Across 5 dynamics and 10 round robins.
The result is a superbly expressive sound with the nearly infinite variations you would hear from a real guitarist. Customize the natural tone to your liking; tweak it in the Console mixer by adjusting the individual levels of the three signals, or choose from a broad range of creative, ready-to-go acoustic presets to fit your chosen genre. Alternatively, you can build your own unique sound by creating your own fx chains in the Console page. The multi-tracking feature allows you to double, triple, or quadruple-track the guitar.
The Rosette line is built on the updated Shreddage 3.5 engine, expanded for the needs of an acoustic guitar to emulate the way experienced guitarists adjust their performance to hone in on a particular sound, choosing certain fret positions or strings to bring out specific colors or timbres. If you’re already familiar with the Shreddage series, not only will you be able to dive right into Rosette, but you’ll find the experience both more user-friendly and more powerful than ever before.
Rosette Fingerstyle offers a number of ways to customize your performance, with choices around fretting position and style, plucking style, legato and non-legato playing, and string forcing. For a quick and efficient workflow, simply let the engine’s default algorithms automatically provide realistic and varied fret movement of the virtual hand.
Our articulation set covers everything you’ll need to produce any kind of melodic line or fingerstyle rhythm. Articulations include sustains, legato (hammer/pull and slides), mutes, tapping, tremolo and muted tremolo, chokes, natural and artificial harmonics, and pitched and unpitched releases. The Articulation page allows you to customize articulation keyswitch mapping and behavior, and to edit individual articulations. Use the up and down strum keys to easily perform hard or soft chord strumming, which can be customized on the Strumming page.
We hope Rosette Fingerstyle will become an integral part of your creative toolbox — with its stellar natural tone, a huge sample set to provide nearly unlimited variation, and realistic performance capability that brings the expertise of an experienced guitar player to every production. Dive deep and customize every detail of your sound and performance, or save time with the default settings to get a completely natural and realistic production-ready sound.
Whatever you choose to create with it, the gorgeous tone and ultimate playability of Rosette Fingerstyle will surpass your expectations.
Console: Modular FX Rack and Mixer
Console is our mixer, modular effects rack, and pedal board, designed to give you full control over your virtual guitar tone. Unlike our previous FX racks, which were limited to a small amount of preset modules, Console gives you 30 effects modules to choose from!
These include multiple EQs (digital and analog-style), compressors, spatial FX, modulation FX, amps, distortion pedals, reverbs, and a selection of over 30 custom cabinet IRs! These cabs cover all the most important sounds you would want, with both dynamic & condenser mics in multiple positions plus a ribbon mic for certain models.
Using Console, you can easily save and load FX chains or presets between projects or even different Console-enabled products. It also allows you to mix and blend between mic signals, with custom inserts on each if you’d like.
Download the Console manual here to learn more!
Total Articulation Control Technology (TACT) 3.0
Rosette Fingerstyle includes an updated version of TACT, as introduced in Tokyo Scoring Strings, allowing you to customize how all articulations are mapped and triggered! Everyone has their own preferences for how to perform or write for virtual guitar, and with TACT you can create the perfect setup for your DAW.
Testimonial – Jimmy ‘Big Giant Circles’ Hinson (Black Ops 4, Borderlands 2, Threes)
“Between Shreddage, Super Audio Cart, Juggernaut, and Mega Brass I don’t remember the last time I haven’t used an Impact Soundworks instrument in a track. The attention to detail is astonishing and it’s all so easy to use out of the box, which is a big deal.”