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Sample Logic continues their cinematic legacy by introducing Cinematic Guitars 2 – A suite of over 1200 jaw-dropping instruments and multis that are in no way just another guitar sample library.  In creating a sequel to Cinematic Guitars, the designers at Sample Logic, and Steve Ouimette (Composer/Artist/Producer) went all the way back to the fundamentals of the recording process, where they re-conceived and invented new and clever ways of creating and capturing unique sounds derived entirely from real guitars, a big part of which came from the destruction and mutilation of real guitars during the recording process.  From guitars being chained up, drilled, shattered, sledge hammered, and set on fire to the elegance and pristine air of bowed and prepared guitars, all off which were carefully manipulated and morphed to craft a library that sounds like no other.


CG2 hosts a collection of unprecedented interface controls providing over 40 unique sections of onscreen effects and parameters.  The main foundation of the interface is built upon Sample Logic’s “multi-core effect sequencer”, first introduced in the original Cinematic Guitars. Now, in CG2, this interface has been brought to a whole new level with the ability to control effects by assigning tempo-synced step sequencers and LFO’s to any instrument parameter and the option to sequence the bypass feature of each effect in realtime. In addition, all loop-based instruments can be controlled, effected, and manipulated at the transient slice level directly from the waveform view. CG2 also employs the new 4-band SSL EQ with multi-core sequencer functionality.

Interface Screenshots

Interface Screenshots
How Its Organized

How It’s Organized!

Cinematic Guitars 2 is divided into 3 main categories: Atmospheres, Instrumentals and Percussives. Each contains a variety of unique sounds such as: explosive impacts, industrial kits, tempo-synced melodic & rhythmic loops, arpeggiated instruments, atmospheres, leads, pads, synths, transitions, stingers, and a collection of deeply sampled traditional guitar instruments. If you are familiar with any of Sample Logic’s previous products, then you will feel right at home with how this library is categorized.


CG2 introduces a new feature called “Triggers”. TRGs provide 48 unique effect chains that can be triggered from any one or combination of six on-screen key pads and by key-switches on the keyboard map. This allows for total on-the-fly performance control and the ability to drastically effect the sound of any instrument instantly and non-destructively. With the touch of a pad or key, trigger based effects can be instantly activated or bypassed. TRG can also be triggered via the “Arpeggigater” and can also be used with loop-based instruments on a transient slice basis.

Multi Script Macros

One of the biggest features introduced in CG2 is the powerful “Multi Script Macros” feature. Every Multi in CG2 contains up to 6 Macro knobs that can be assigned to control any combination of interface parameters.  Multi script macros are completely customizable and can be easily created and saved as custom multi macros, simply add or subtract them by using the plus and minus buttons on the multi interface. By design, any combination of instrument interface parameters can be assigned to a single macro. Whether performing live or automating a multi in a DAW, these Macros are the perfect production solution.

The Instruments

  • Atmospheric/Ambient Soundscapes and Stinger Construction Kits
  • Morphed Guitars, Synths, and Pads
  • Melodic and Percussive tempo-synced Loops
  • Melodic and Percussive Arppegigated/Arpeggiated/Gated Instruments
  • Percussive Impacts, Big Hit Ensembles, and Kits
  • Swipes, Scrapes, and Reverse Transitional Effects

The Multis

  • Over 80 score-ready multis
  • Performance-ready multis with up to 6 customizable Multi Script Macros (playable interactive preset templates made from multiple instruments)

Bonus multis created by award-winning composer Bill Brown


Bill Brown

(CSI: New York, movies include Ali, Finding Forrester, and Any Given Sunday)

“Cinematic Guitars 2 adds new dimension to Sample Logic’s CG line, is easy to use and sits really well in the mix. I’ve already set up artist Multi’s that will be part of the library and am looking forward to digging even deeper into the sounds myself on upcoming projects.”

John Debney

John Debney

(Iron Man 2, New Year’s Eve, No Strings Attached, Predators, The Passion of The Christ)

“Cinematic Guitars 2 has made a quantum leap forward from CG1.  It is user friendly, quick and sonically magnificent.  I am enjoying creating with CG2 and can’t wait to dig deeper into the sonic fabric.  I highly recommend Cinematic Guitars 2 and 1 and look forward to all the new possibilites for cinematic creation with this amazing library of sounds.”

Steve Jablonsky

(Battleship, Transformers, Gears Of War 2 & 3, Desperate Housewives, The Island)

“It’s safe to say that I’ve used Sample Logic libraries on just about every one of my projects. They consistently produce outstanding libraries, and by that I mean the sounds are always amazing. I was like a kid at Christmas when I loaded up Cinematic Guitars 2 for the first time. The sounds are so cool and inspiring, and at the same time very useable and versatile. I can load up CG2 and it just fits right into the flow of my writing process.”

Trevor Morris

(Alphas, Immortals, The Tudors, Bad Boys II, The Pillars of the Earth, The Hills Have Eyes II, The Borgias, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl,)

“I found it hard to believe they could beat Cinematic Guitars I, but they succeeded with Cinematic Guitars II.  The name says it all, Guitars that are playable, useful and very Cinematic.  This library is pure gold, and an instant addition to my palette.”

Alan Silvestri

(The Avengers, Captain America, Beowulf, Forest Gump, Cast Away, Contact, Judge Dredd, Back to the Future II & III)

It’s not often one finds real help in an increasingly changing work environment.  Cinematic Guitars 2 brings just such help with beautifully crafted offerings created by people who obviously know, understand, and care about what today’s film scoring needs really are.  Not just great sound, but great concept; so many inspiring directions with the flexibility to shape and customize to one’s own creative taste and need. A must in every working film composer’s ever expanding paint box.”

Marcelo Zarvos

(Brooklyn’s Finest, Hollywoodland, Remember Me, The Good Shepherd)

“The Cinematic Guitars 2 library is a constant source of inspiration on my film and TV work. The sounds are great right out of the box and I love the loops in particular.”

  • Kontakt 5 Player – 5.0.3 or higher (free download) or retail version of Kontakt 5.0.3 or higher (sold separately)
  • Mac: Mac OS X 10.6 or 10.7 (latest update), Intel Core Duo (will not work in OS 10.5 or lower), 2 GB RAM
  • PC: Windows 7 (latest Service Pack, 32/64 Bit) Intel Core Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2GB RAM
  • 1 GB free disk space for Kontakt 5 Player
  • 17 GB free disk space for sample content
  • 17+ GB library (direct download only)
  • 1200+ Instruments & Multis
  • Stand-alone, VST, AU, DXi, RTAS (Pro Tools 9 or higher), ASIO, CoreAudio, WASAPI
  • 64-bit compatible

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