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Le SKANK

Unique Reggae Guitar Rhythm

Le Skank is a powerful Instrument designed to bring you the real sound of a Reggae Rhythm Guitar

Featuring multi-sampled chords plus a unique skankin’ engine specially created to give you maximum flexibility.

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A unique Instrument

Guitar Skank

Also known as “Guitar chop”, the guitar skank is an important part of reggae and dub music. Due to its playing technique, this particular guitar sound is often hard to get with plugins, even some of the modern ones. If you don’t play guitar, it’s likely you’ll never really acheive to get this sound right… and if you do play guitar, it’s always nice to have an instrument to quickly lay out your ideas. That’s why I created Le Skank.

A Complete Solution

Le Skank features all the tools and options you’ll need to create and play great guitar tones. Begin by selecting the guitar pickup of your choice, the overall tone of the amp and cab, and tweak the sound with the filter and the included effects. No other plugin needed.

Simplicity

Despite the number of available options, you can still acheive an great tone by just tweaking a few controls, plus you can benefit from the preset collection. The instrument is packed with 50 factory presets to get you started.

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Features

THE GUITAR

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The Guitar

Where it all began. Choose one of the two guitar pickups : single coils or Humbuckers, and select the position : Neck, Middle, Bridge. Tweak the envelope knobs to shape your sound. From a short and snappy chord to a long and smooth one.
FILTER & MOD.

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Filter & Modulation

Use the filter section to create movement along your track. 10 filter types are available, 1 envelope and 1 LFO to get an ever-changing skank.
AMP & CAB

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Amp & Cab

Like on real life, you have acces to the basic controls of the guitar amp, plus you get to choose the cab you want, between 12 carefully designed cab IRs, and tweak the distance and width of the cab mics.
KEYSWITCHES

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The Keyswitches System

The keyswitch system is really simple : 1 key to change from Major to Minor chords, 2 keys to switch between rhythm patterns, 2 keys to send the audio to the delay and reverb. And everything can be played live !
EFFECTS

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Effects Rack

You have acces to a full FX rack, including a transient master to give your chords even more bite, the classics Chorus and Phaser effects for modulation, an Eq, a delay of course and a convolution reverb which includes +20 reverb IR samples.

Spec.

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  • Play real reggae guitar chords in your DAW
  • 2 different pickups 
  • Neck, Middle & Bridge positions for each pickup
  • Major/Minor Chords & Rhythm Keyswitches
  • Amp controls & 12 different Cabs
  • Filter section with LP, BP, HP & FX filters
  • Insert FX rack with Transient Master, Chorus, Phaser & EQ
  • Delay FX
  • Reverb effect with 20+ different IR reverbs
  • 40+ presets
  • Windows 7 or later
  • OSX 10.7 or later
  • Ready to be loaded into major DAWs (Cubase, Logic Pro, Reaper, BitWig, FL Studio, etc)
  • Win64 VST3 Plugin.
  • Mac VST3/AU Plugin.
  • (No AAX version yet)

Current Version 1.2.3 :

  • Added : Chord & Rhythm buttons are reset to the original state defined by the user, when stopping the playback in the DAW
  • Improved : Amp Sim
  • Fix : Velocity controls not working correctly
  • Fix : Bug which made Le Skank impossible to play/bounce if the window was closed


v1.2.2 :

  • Added : Notifications system for upcoming updates
  • Added : Octave shift
  • Fix : Keyswitches not working in some cases
  • Fix : compatibility issues with Logic & FL Studio in some cases
  • Fix : several minor bugs


v1.2.1 : VST3 / AU plugin release.

The Demo version is the same as the full version, except that :

  • Sound stops after 1 hour
  • Saving presets is disabled
  • Previous work is not recalled on project opening
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FAQ

Once the Installer downloaded, launch it and follow the instructions.

To authorize the plugin, simply enter your account credentials with your license key.

If you’ve already downloaded the trial version, you don’t need to download it again.

No. The plugin version is free if you own the Kontakt version.

Simply log into your account, add the plugin version to your cart and the product price will drop down to 0€.

This way, you’ll have acces to both the Kontakt and plugin versions of your instrument(s) into your account.

Most likely your DAW needs it to be installed in the default location.

  • On Windows : C:/Program Files/Common Files/VST3
  • On MacOs : System/Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/Components -or ~/VST3

If you’re facing this, either delete the plugin you just installed or move it to the location specified above.

This plugin is available in VST3 (MacOS and Windows) and AU format (MacOs).

AAX format is not currently available.

The plugins are built as Universal Binaries and should work fine on M1 chips. But I strongly encourage you to try the demo version of the plugin before buying it.

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Based on 23 reviews
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  1. Eustace H.

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    Customer service is great.the responds was very quick to my question I like that this will look at forward for more products

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  2. LLOYD BROWN (verified owner)

    Le Skank will give you Reggae chops for days. The numerous settings/parameters included can and does refine you sounds in a plethora of ways, but with one slight drawback/omission which I raised in my YouTube review [thus the 4 stars], that being the lack of a two-chord/sustain pass feature, as that style is a ‘rub-a-dub standard’ in Reggae guitar playing. Other than that. I do like the sound and the other options available on Le Skank very much. My guitarist in my band still has a job, but only just lol
    Just kidding…..Le Skank gives you an instant Reggae vibe when a real live guitarist is not available or in your production budget. An ideal addition to your guitar plugin collection nonetheless

    Lloyd Brown
    [Vocalist/Songwriter/Producer]
    Riddimworks Productions

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