Acoustic Revolutions: Strum Designer
Our definitive acoustic guitar rhythm instrument! Acoustic Revolutions: Strum Designer (formerly: Acoustic Revolutions 3) gives you the convenience of loops with the ultimate in flexibility, so that you can quickly write entire background tracks in virtually any key, chord, or tempo, using a single instrument.
- The End Andrew Aversa 1:08
- Spiorad Henning Nugel 1:38
- Happy Place Brad Jerkins 0:53
- Wind Dance Joshua Matthews 1:30
- Days Go By Pixelee 2:14
- Then We Had Coffee Chris Porter 0:40
- Fading Autumn Diego Muir (mixed by Titanio) 0:57
Over 14,000 24-bit recordings
Available both in the Kontakt instrument, and as standalone WAV loops.
48 inspiring rhythm patterns
Build your track from a selection of bread-and-butter rhythms in 4/4, 3/4, and 6/8.
Play virtually any chord in any key
Create nearly any progression you can think of with twelve recorded chords for every pattern, playable in any key.
Great for any genre
With a huge variety of rhythms, Strum Designer works great for rock, pop, singer-songwriter, country, EDM and beyond.
Phrases can sync to host BPM, with seamless transitions between chords and patterns.
Get a true, wide stereo sound with two completely unique A/B variations, or just use one at a time.
Multiple playback modes
Choose from intelligent chord detection, manual key + chord input, or selection based on diatonic scale degree.
Analog and digitally-modeled FX
Get quick mix results with the included compressor, EQ, chorus, delay, convolution reverb, and limiter.
18GB disk space
7200 RPM hard drive or solid state drive recommended.
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 5.8.1+
This library will run in 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: 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.
Acoustic Revolutions: Strum Designer is our definitive rhythmic acoustic guitar library. More than just a collection of loops, Strum Designer gives you the tools to build complete rhythm parts in virtually any chord progression, key, and tempo. You’ll find amazing versatility in these loops, which can sit easily in soft rock, epic ballads, edgy pop, dance, folk, easy listening, and even world genres. We’ve exhaustively sampled 48 unique strummed rhythms in two tempos, six keys, twelve chord types, and multiple variations per rhythm. As a result, you can use the performances in virtually any composition with minimal stretching or shifting needed!
Strum Designer lets you produce beautiful, natural rhythmic guitar parts within minutes. Choose from 12 different chord types such as major, minor, 7ths, augmented (etc) via keyswitch or intelligent chord detection, then easily select patterns by tapping a single key.
How It Works
This Kontakt Player instrument gives you many ways to perform, sequence, and switch between rhythms and chords seamlessly. While all loops are also provided in WAV format, Strum Designer provides three convenient ways to musically control its huge bank of over 13,000 loops. In all three modes, patterns are selected via keyswitch:
- For those less comfortable playing chords on their keyboard controllers, manual mode allows you to select a chord root and chord quality with a single keyswitch each.
- Intelligent mode will detect the chord (root and quality) you play on your keyboard.
- For those seeking the ultimate in rapid production, auto chord mode narrows your choices to diatonic chords within an octave. Select your key and scale quality, then use keyswitches to select diatonically mapped chords, allowing you to easily create chord progressions that fit smoothly together. Adjust playback to sync with your host, trigger transitions like chokes, falls, stops, and mutes, and even apply up to 6 FX from our modular analog/digital effects rack!
Whether you’re writing pop, rock, country, underscore, or EDM, the Strum Designer’s far reaching content is sure to inspire your productions!
Acoustic Revolutions 3 – Sample Library Review
“Impact Soundworks’ Acoustic Revolutions 3 offers an extensive variety of looped rhythms for those in need of an acoustic guitar background. Superbly recorded, this library has a crystal clear acoustic sound, with a very tight timing that automatically syncs to your DAW’s tempo.”
Andrea Federici (Sample Library Review)