If you are serious about creating truly realistic sounding solo and accompaniment guitar stuff for your songs, MusicLab´s 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.
The true power of RealGuitar lies in brand new technologies incorporated in this innovative guitar performance tool:
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!
MusicLab´s 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.
The unique Struminator technology letting you use alternative MIDI controller (standard Guitar Hero game controller by Activision Inc.) for creating authentic guitar accompaniment parts with ease and fun.
Importing Chords from the WEB page - Find chords/lyrics content of the needed song on any site, select the text with a mouse, drag and drop it directly into Favorites section and instantly get ready to use chord set for your song!
RealGuitar MIDI Keyboard Global Mode includes 5 separate guitar performance modes, each of which is a separate performance tool meant for imitating special guitar performance style:
Solo - polyphonic mode for performing melodic parts.
Harmony - monophonic mode for performing parallel interval melodic parts.
Chords - chord mode for performing accompaniment strumming parts.
Bass & Chord - chord mode for performing bass and strum parts.
Bass & Pick - chord mode for performing picking/plucking parts.
In RealGuitar MusiLab realized the Floating Fret Position principle, which imitates change of fret position of a guitarist's hand on the neck. This gives a unique possibility of playing on up to 104 guitar frets using just 43 keys of a standard keyboard! This, along with the fact that we have sampled 19 frets of the first string and 16 frets of the others (2-6 strings) for all of our guitar patches, allows you to emulate a guitar performance with maximum sonic accuracy.
In the center of the RealGuitar window is the virtual Fretboard, one of the important elements of the plug-in, which allows you to visualize and control the Floating Fret Position while playing the guitar part.
The Fretboard has a number of functions:
Preview - allows audio previewing the loaded guitar patch by simply clicking on strings.
Display notes - shows the performed notes (with names) in accordance with visual representation on the fretboard and real sound (you see the notes displayed on string and fret of exactly the same sound samples currently playing).
Fret Position Auto control (the Auto button is pressed) - realizes automatic fret position change in Solo and Harmony modes, which moves the Capo strip along the Fretboard depending on the sequence of performed notes.
Fret Position Manual control (the Auto button is released) - allows manually changing fret position by right clicking on any fret. A Capo strip will appear on the fretboard, which will prevent playing samples from any fret lower on the neck than the Capo position (except for the 6th string).
The following reviews have been placed by customers who also bought this product from us. All reviews are provided through eKomi, Europes largest independent customer review company.
I love this product! The Song composer interface reminds me of Toontrack's EZkeys interface, so if you are familiar with Toontrack's products, this will be a great addition to your songwriting/composing tools.
Es gibt ja bereits einige Programme dieser Gattung. Klanglich schenken sie sich nicht all zu viel. Einzig die Futures sind etwas unterschiedlich. Die Strumming Patterns finde ich nicht so berauschend. Der Songwriter Modus hebt de Musiklab Software allerdings etwas von anderen ab. Eigentlich hoffte ich, das die V Version bald mal kommen würde. Soll angeblich für im Juni/Juli gekaufte 4 Version ein kostenloses Update geben. Der Preis ist ok. Andere wie *** liegen ja auch so im Preis. Schade ist eigentlich, das mann für etwas andere Samples den gleichen Preis nochmal zahlen muss. Die Pattern und Frassen sind ja bei allen Model Typen gleich.
Vielseitige Guitar-Sim mit gutem Klang. Für Keyboarder eine willkommene Erleichterung.
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