Vir2 Instruments´ Acou6tics follows in the footsteps of the critically acclaimed Electri6ity electric guitar virtual instrument applying the same advanced technologies to re-imagining the acoustic guitar.
This guitar software is compatible with both Mac and Window platforms and includes the standalone Kontakt Player 5 application as well as AudioUnit, VST and RTAS plugins.
Six different acoustic guitar instruments have been recorded:
Steel-string guitar (Plectrum & Finger Picked)
Twelve String (Plectrum)
Nylon String (Finger Picked)
Ukulele (Finger Picked)
Guitarlele (Finger Picked)
Each is presented in astonishing detail, featuring both plectrum and finger picking, Blumlein stereo recordings alongside the piezo pickup perspective. Thousands of samples across more than a dozen articulations were recorded for each instrument, including sustains, mutes, releases, legatos, hammer-ons and pull-offs, slides, harmonics, and effects.
Acou6tics also features virtual room control with adjustable mic distance, and sympathetic resonance.
Recorded in Blumlein-Stereo with no phasing issues when mixed down to mono.
Special recording process to minimize the recorded room while keeping the natural tone of the instrument, leading to an completely dry, yet natural sounding guitar tone.
All guitars are recorded with stereo micing plus additional piezo DI channel.
Between 3000 and 7000 samples per instrument (4GB to 8GB wave files, uncompressed).
All articulations are available on all strings, all frets
Sustain (Plectrum Dn, Plectrum Up, Finger, Thumb, Finger Nail Dn, Finger Nail Up)
Advanced strum engine (fully customizable strum keys, including special keys for transition strums & open string strums) & picking engine
Advanced guitar chord detection - almost 25,000 chords are detected and transferred into guitar chords in real time. Most guitar chords are available in up to fifty different voicings.
Advanced string and fretboard positioning - the AI chooses the best fitting strings and fretboard position for you. It takes speed, timing, notes and polyphony into account. Manual overwrite is possible whenever you need it (by manually choosing a string or a position on the fretboard)
Advanced guitar noise engine - adds pick, finger and slide noises according to your playing
Advanced vibrato engine
Includes Kontakt Player 5
Download Size: (RAR files)
Parts 1-11: 1GB each
Part 12: 295MB
Install instructions: 1GB
"Acou6tics is an excellent way to bring the warm, organic and involving sound of these instruments to your productions. [...] Hugely tweakable, and sounds like the real thing." - Music Tech
"As Electri6ity users would expect, the sound is pretty much flawless. Bone dry raw samples (recorded via Blumlein pair and piezo mic) capture the essence of the Acou6tics´ six guitars to a T, ripe for processing via the onboard effects. A thing of beauty." - Computer Music, Rating: 9/10
"...comes as close as I´ve yet heard to putting acoustic guitar players out of work. If you take the time to learn how the performance interface works you can create utterly convincing performances which sound fabulous. [...] Acou6tics is hugely impressive and I´m sure composers and music producers of all genres will buy it by the bucketload." - Sound on Sound
The library requires 13GB of free hard drive space.