Native Instruments adds Strat vibes to its Session Guitarist virtual guitar library with the all-new Electric Mint

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Native Instruments has launched Electric Mint, the latest iteration of its Session Guitarist series of Kontakt-, MIDI-based virtual guitars.

Sampled from an original USA-made 1960 solidbody electric guitar, which one might imagine could well have been a vintage Fender Stratocaster, Electric Mint allows users to craft licks, grooves and solos in the MIDI editor of their DAW, with 71 ready-to-use sound presets ranging from clean and DI to crunchier, high-gain tones.

Players can dial the guitar’s sound to taste with three combinable single-coil pickups – boasting five distinct tonal options in total – as well as virtual volume and tone pots, a control for dialing in mic signal and even a stereo doubler.

Electric Mint also features an improved playback engine with 222 “ultra-realistic” loop patterns across 53 song presets covering a wide range of genres, styles and performance techniques.

Like previous instalments in the Session Guitarist series, Electric Mint also boasts a variety of guitar amp and speaker cab emulations, in addition to new effects including the Supercharger-GT compressor, auto-wah ‘Cry-Wah’ – which comes with a host of modulation presets for further tonal shaping – convolution reverbs and more.

There’s also a vibrato function for creating natural-sounding guitar phrases, with both finger and tremolo bar available in slow, medium and fast settings.

The software can also be used as a chord library by dragging any of its included chord progressions, patterns or voicings into a DAW, where they can be edited at will.

“Whether you’re spinning silky licks and soulful grooves, tearing it up with a roaring solo, or sitting in the pocket with popping funk lines, Electric Mint delivers timeless tones to the freshest productions, with patterns and built-in MIDI chord progressions for any style packed into one playable instrument,” says Native Instruments. 

Session Guitarist – Electric Mint is available now for $99 / £89, and can be used with both NI’s free Kontakt Player and full Kontakt 6 software. 

For more information, and to hear more demos, head to Native Instruments.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.