• 384 multi-sampled Guitar Instruments & Presets (22 GB Sample Content / 31,000+ audio files)
  • 4-core sample engine with intelligent X/Y mixer automation
  • UltraBand Sound Sculptor for easy Core mixing
  • Dual Arp sequencer and chord player
  • Drag and Drop LFO, velocity and key modulators
  • User-defined LFO shapes and gate modulators
  • Hot-swappable Send and Master effects chain technology
  • Multi-mode filters with envelopes, modulators and velocity
  • Dynamic tag-based source and preset browser

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What is Cinematic Guitars ULTRA?

Create cinematic music like never before with Sample Logic’s latest innovation: Cinematic Guitars ULTRA. Elevating the essence of modern music production, this bold virtual instrument represents a monumental leap forward in music production, fueled by the cutting-edge UltraEngine. Delve into a cinematic realm where guitars take center stage. Curated by guitar guru Steve Ouimette, Cinematic Guitars ULTRA is forged from the Cinematic Guitars legacy amplifying the virtual guitar experience with an extensive array of meticulously sampled guitar tones crafted with precision and passion. Seamlessly blending Sample Logic’s iconic cinematic guitars collection with a fresh batch of multi-sampled guitars, Cinematic Guitars ULTRA boasts over 384 distinctive instruments and presets, totaling a staggering 21+ GB of evocative audio packed with an array of acoustics, electrics, basses, amps, plucks, strums, twangs, morphed hybrid sounds and more. Cinematic Guitars ULTRA is far from your dusty old guitar library; it’s where tradition meets innovation. Each preset is intricately layered and infused with dynamic motion and effects, blurring the line between music and sound design. At its heart lies Sample Logic’s revolutionary UltraEngine. This state-of-the-art audio engine empowers creators with free wielding motion and ultimate flexibility. Unleash creativity without constraints; sculpt, manipulate, and animate sounds with unparalleled precision and finesse. Prepare to be spellbound as you explore the boundless possibilities of this virtual cinematic guitar universe, brought to vivid life. With these remarkable instruments, the only limit is your imagination.

Crafting The Sound

Imagine that you now have your own personal guitar legend on call! Multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer Steve Ouimette lent his creative guitar skills and virtuosity to curate an expansive collection of both traditional and exotic strung instruments, each meticulously performed and captured in the most inventive and imaginative ways. From timeless acoustics and electrics to rare and alluring instruments such as the Ouija Board, Cigar Box, Cuatro, Marx-O-Chime, Dobrotron, Gizmotron, Ebow and far beyond, this sample palette pushes the boundaries of what each instrument can do. From these extraordinary recordings, Sample Logic has transformed these sample sets into a comprehensive range of organic-acoustic and electrified multi-sampled instruments. The result is a breathtaking collection of cinematic guitars that pulse with life and motion.

Elevate your compositions with an expansive palette of rich pads, intricate leads, aggressive distortions, and synthetic textures. Bid farewell to static samples as Cinematic Guitars ULTRA inspires you to infuse motion into sound, offering precise control over a comprehensive suite of parameters to sculpt and automate dynamic transformations. Unleash your creativity to conjure bespoke creations that unfurl in captivating ways, springing from your speakers. The UltraEngine seamlessly blends diverse sound sources and animations via the Quad Core engine and X/Y core mixer. Beyond this, the UltraBand Sound Sculptor is your layering playmate; a clever bandpass filter interface designed to shape the frequency spectrum of each sound, carving every frequency to slot perfectly into your productions. Generate unique sequences with dual arpeggiators, and complex harmonics with the dedicated chord engine.

Cinematic Guitars ULTRA shatters the idea of conventional preset playback, transcending the usual boundaries of sample
manipulation. Experience a new level of sonic transformation with the UltraEngine’s myriad of modulators, enabling precise sculpting and automation of a vast spectrum of parameters. Never has it been easier to inject captivating motion into your sounds with 10 independent modulators, seamlessly automating almost every parameter available. Inject life into your guitar timbres with animated tremolo, vibrato, and unison effects for lush chorus processing. Create dynamic textures with powerful filter modulation and filter envelope automation, or push the boundaries with FM synthesis. The fun doesn’t stop there; apply these same LFOs and modulator shapes to FX sends, creating constantly evolving effects that add depth and dimension to your soundscapes. Use the central customizable X/Y core mixer to morph between the sources, offering unparalleled creative control. Effortlessly blend core sound sources and sculpt complex sonic textures with a simple touch or automated playback patterns.

The User Interface

For instant gratification, the Cinematic Guitars ULTRA interface makes it easy to achieve fast results, but a deep dive into the UltraEngine’s myriad of settings and routing pages unleashes its true power. Beginning with the interface divided into 4 cores, each has a source sound and parameters for fast tweaking. Easily adjust the individual elements of any of the 4 cores and preview on the fly with mute and solo buttons. With slick waveform graphics and intuitive playback and key range controls, you’ll be in no doubt about the transformations you’re making.

Struggling to overcome a creative hurdle? Let randomization be your guide with the powerful Cinematic Guitars ULTRA options, excelling in nudging you out of your comfort zone and introducing sonic serendipity. Select the parameters and cores you want to randomize and hit the dice, sparking new ideas and propelling your designed sounds into new territories. The UltraEngine’s Humanize module is a powerful and flexible set of advanced performance parameters that function globally, affecting all cores. The UltraEngine’s advanced humanization modulators are dynamically triggered to optimize realism and minimize robotic characteristics in playback. Of course, these parameters are fully user-configurable to tailor your performance experience.

Technical Specifications

Cinematic Guitars ULTRA features 384 cinematic presets which include 211 multi-sampled guitar instruments, 18 wavetables, 165 multi-core presets, 21.9 GB sample library (31,102 audio samples). All samples are delivered at 44.1kHz/24-bit.


  • Acoustic
  • Chordal – Harmonic
  • Distorted – Edgy
  • Fast Motion
  • Melodic – Transposing
  • Pad
  • Rhythmic
  • Sustained – Long
  • Airy
  • Construction Kits
  • Echoing
  • Heavy
  • Metallic
  • Panoramic Motion
  • Short – Staccato
  • Sweeping
  • Arpeggiated
  • Deep – Low End
  • Effectual
  • Lead
  • Mod Motion
  • Plucked
  • Slow Attack
  • Synth
  • Bowed
  • Detuned
  • Ethereal
  • Lite
  • Muted
  • Pulsing
  • Slow Motion
  • Wavetable
  • Bright
  • Dissonant
  • Experimental – Chaos
  • LoFi – Noisy
  • Nylon
  • Reversed
  • Spatial
  • Wet – Reve


  • MacOS X 10.9.5 or later, 64-bit Intel or Apple Silicon, 4 GB RAM (8 GB recommended)
  • Windows 8, 10, 11, 64-bit, 4 GB RAM (8 GB recommended)
  • 21.9 GB available disk space


  • Mac: Audio Units (Component) & VST3 – 64-bit
  • Windows: VST3 – 64-bit
  • Not Pro Tools Compatible
Oh My…This is a BEAST!Playability right out of the box. Variation and manipulation of sound is extraordinary.Sound color is instantly inspirational for ANY genre. A must have for your tool kit!

David Lawrence

(American Pie, Jericho, High School Musical, Descendants)
“I’ve been a heavy user of the Sample Logic’s Cinematic Guitars series for years, and ULTRA is a great next chapter. As you’d expect, it’s got a very powerful four-source engine that lets me twist and mangle the excellent sample content to fit my world, and the results sound fantastic. Very CPU-efficient, and there’s even a Gizmotron in there! High marks all around.”

Charlie Clouser

(Saw, Wayward Pines, Numb3rs, Resident Evil: Extinction)
Danny Lux
“CG ULTRA is a literal playground for unusual guitar textured sounds. Spend 5-10 minutes going beyond the presets and you will realize that you can create truly unique sounds with an organic guitar presence. Very useful for adding unique character and inspiration.”

Danny Lux

(The Benchwarmers, Ally McBeal, Halloween: Resurrection, NYPD Blue)
“Cinematic Guitar Ultra is instant inspiration. Create guitar tracks that go beyond the normal boundaries of guitar. The presets range from very simple to complex. There is a plethora of sounds and sonic possibilities here. This library is “creative juice” for your project.”

Gary Rottger

(Gunfighters of the West, Wild Discovery, The People’s Court, Time & Again)
“Opened it up and within 5 minutes it was taking a major role in my new score!”

Mark Isham

(Crash, Godfather of Harlem, The Accountant, 42)
“Of course the ULTRA engine needed an infusion of guitar tones and, in tapping the legendary Steve Ouimette, Sample Logic chose most wisely. As with all ULTRA instruments: the presets get you going but the the cores are where you make it your own.”

Gerard Marino

(Swordfish, The Matrix Reloaded, God of War, 9)
“My good friends at Sample Logic have done it again. I have been using Cinematic Guitars since the original and this latest is the best one yet. I love the incredible sonic possibilities of this instrument and it remains one of my favorite tools for scoring.”

Marcelo Zarvos

(Wonder, Enough Said, Fences, The Door in the Floor)
“CG ULTRA brings the amazing palette of guitars from Steve Ouimette to a whole new level. The Instrument and GUI are simple and intuitive to use and have features that make designing my own patches a breeze. CG ULTRA has a distinctive sound that will give me years of inspiration.”

Tom Salta

(Deathloop, Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter, Killer Instinct, Cold Fear)
“Cinematic guitars ultra is unique, flexible and opens new horizons for creativity..! You did it one more time!! Congrats!”

Jean-Michel Jarre

(9 1/2 Weeks, Mesrine: Public Enemy No. 1, Gallipoli, Something Wild)