If you are serious about creating truly realistic sounding solo and accompaniment guitar stuff for your songs, our new product called RealGuitar is just what you need. RealGuitar is a sample-based virtual instrument with an innovative approach to guitar sound modeling and guitar part performing on keyboard.
Please don´t forget to check out the RealGuitar video clips on our page. They show you how the keyboard layout works and they also give a very good impression about the different playing styles.
Real Guitar is shipping including an easy to understand printed Manual and a Video Tutorial!
The true power of RealGuitar lies in 3 brand new technologies incorporated in this innovative guitar performance tool:
New multi-channel layering technology, incorporating a custom library of specially recorded samples taken from every fret of all 6 strings of a real guitar. The unique Floating Fret Position technology, which imitates change of fret position of a guitarist´s hand on the neck. This gives you the possibility of playing on up to 104 guitar frets using just 43 keys of a standard keyboard!
Our original Guitar Touch technology letting you easily imitate basic guitar techniques (strumming, plucking, sliding, bending, muting, etc..), using standard MIDI keyboard and MIDI controllers, such as Pitch Bender, Modulation Wheel, Sustain Pedal, Aftertouch.
These technologies allow to closely emulate live guitar sound and techniques, letting you perform guitar parts with a whole new level of realistic expression. Furthermore they made it possible to get that special recognizable sound of a real 12-string guitar using samples taken from an ordinary 6 string guitar, as well as to achieve true Doubling (double track) effect.
RealGuitar allows to use rhythm patterns from MIDI Pattern Library for easily creating guitar accompaniment tracks. All you have to do is to copy rhythm pattern to the needed number of measures, start your sequencer and use MIDI keyboard to play chord changes, or alternatively add chords to a MIDI track via sequencer´s editor.
Built-in Pattern Manager added letting you use RG Pattern Library in the whole new and convenient way (RealGuitar 2L version only)
´Silent´ key switching implemented
keys (C1, C#1, D1, D#1) can now be used as Key Switches letting you assign and use up to 4 various guitar effects at a time
Pedal Switch FX added allowing to switch on various guitar articulations/effects by pressing Sustain Pedal
Bass Zone added - splits Main Zone into two parts for seperate use of various effects
Mono Bend added - applies pitch bending only to the lowest of the simultaneously played notes allowing to emulate guitar specific single-string bending techniques: Unison Bend, Bend/Release combined with sustained note(s), etc...
Hammer-On with automatic Pull-Off on key release added
Legato Slide added - automatic slide (up and down) between two legato played notes
Tremolo FX added - automatic repetition of played note(s) on key release
Velo Mute added - notes played with lower velocity values trigger muted sound
Chord/Bass option added - allows to construct major/minor triad chords with any note in the Bass, such as A/G, D/F#, Dm/C, etc..
Legato Chords implemented, letting note(s) sustain on chord change if the same note(s)/fret/string was triggered in the previous chord
In Chords mode now it is possible to disable upper strings in a chord
RealGuitar bonus software:
RealGuitar ships with IK Multimedia AmpliTube 3 Custom Shop software, which is a complete guitar amp modeling solution and effects powerhouse with ultra accurate models of the most sought after gear.
Tony Cliff picks his way round MusicLab’s top-class trio of virtual guitars: RealGuitar 2L, RealStrat ans RealLPC, all priced around £160.
The guitar samples used this instrument are all acoustic guitars and after launching the program you must load your guitar of choice before you can hear any sounds. There are two different acoustic steel string guitars and each either picked or fingered, an acoustic nylon-stringed guitar (again picked or fingered), acoustic 12-string, and finally a particularly impressive stereo-sampled guitar. The sounds are all very convincing and include finger noise just as you would have when playing and releasing the strings of a real acoustic guitar.
The Solo mode is clearly designed for playing solo lead guitar figures and you can also set up various trigger keys to change the sound to a harmonic, slide, tremolo and so on to add even more realism to your guitar sound. Harmony Mode is set to play intervals such as 4th and 5th or octaves and power chords. The last three categories: Chords, Bass Chord and Bass & Pick are where things become more interesting. Basically there are various zones across your keyboard for either playing chords or strumming and picking notes. With a little experimentation and practice you can play the chords with one hand and strum or achieve a muted strum effect with the other hand. This is a very natural way of playing and for anyone used to quickly playing chords with the left hand, such as most keyboard players, then the right hand can set the guitar strum rhythms.
If you are not so happy playing in your own strumming patterns then you also have access to the Pattern Manager which is a collection of 1250 guitar accompaniment rhythm styles all categorised for easy selection. Once again it is very simply to assign two MIDI tracks to your RealGuitar performance, one for the required chords and then simply adding your selected patterns from the Pattern Manager to the other. Naturally everything will automatically synch to the tempo of your DAW software so that is not a problem. The patterns are very convincing and make full use of the capabilities of the program.
RealStrat and RealLPC As I mentioned before if you have mastered the basic techniques for RealGuitar then you will very quickly adapt to these other instruments as they operate in a broadly similar manner. In these cases the interface you are presented when you call up the instrument is either a Fender Stratocaster or Gibson Les Paul Custom with the fretboard lighting up illustrating the notes or chords just as in RealGuitar.
I am pleased to recommend these products wholeheartedly and feel that if you wish to achieve realistic guitar recordings, and do not have a competent guitarist on hand, then they offer your solution and ideally it is good to have both an acoustic and an electric model.
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