"RealGuitar is now easier to play and enables you to create more authentic, expressive parts. An excellent update." - Computer Music
"Brilliant sounds and blissfully simple to use – after the initial acclimatization process. Real Guitar enables you to get convincing acoustic guitars in your music and you don’t have to play a note. Excellent." - Music Tech Magazine
If you’re serious about creating truly realistic sounding solo & accompaniment guitar melodies, this new product by MusicLAB is just what you need! RealGuitar is a sample-based virtual instrument with an innovative approach to guitar sound modelling and performing.
The true power of RealGuitar lies in 3 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 to play up to 104 guitar frets using just 43 keys of a standard keyboard!
The original Guitar Touch technology lets 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 realistic live guitar emulation, so you can now perform guitar parts with a whole new level of expression.
RealGuitar is equipped with powerful Pattern Manager allowing you to use RealGuitar MIDI Pattern Library for easily creating guitar accompaniment tracks. All you have to do is to find the appropriate rhythm pattern[s] in the Pattern Manager tree view, copy it 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 EQ and FX (Stereo Tremolo, 2-way Chorus)
Every fret of all 6 strings including up/down/muted strokes sampled
True Doubling (double track) effect
Solo, Harmony, Bass&Chord, Bass&Pick, and Chord modes
1000 instant guitar chords
1-4 note chords to 6-voice guitar strums real-time translation
26 chord types recognition, including 7th, 9th and altered chords
Built-in Pattern Manager added letting you use RG Pattern Library in the whole new and convenient way
´Silent´ key switching implemented
4 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 allowing to switch on various guitar articulations/effects by pressing Sustain Pedal
Bass Zone - splits Main Zone into two parts for seperate use of various effects
Mono Bend - 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
Legato Slide added - automatic slide (up and down) between two legato played notes
Velo Mute - notes played with lower velocity values trigger muted sound
Chord/Bass option - allows to construct major/minor triad chords with any note in the Bass, such as A/G, D/F#, Dm/C, etc..
Legato Chords, 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
New in version 3: New GUI
Playable keys on virtual keyboard (mouse click)
Note names display on virtual fretboard
Strokes, FXs, Articulations display in the Info bar
Our unique Struminator technology, including Smart Strum, Smart Strings, Color Tab
modes letting you create guitar accompaniment parts with unbelievable realism and
expression using alternative MIDI controller (standard Guitar Hero game controller by
MIDI Guitar mode
MIDI access to individual strings (6 channels->6 strings) with independent pitch bend
control, and FXs.
Guitar MIDI interface multi-channel support letting you use normal guitar via MIDI
converter with RealGuitar/Strat/LPC.
Added chords: Sus2, Maj7/9, 6/9, m7/11
User Chord Banks for chordal modes (edit/change factory chord fingerings)
Added switchable FXs/Articulations:
- String Select
- SlideUp (trigger) - triggers slide up FROM the playing note(s)
- SlideDown (trigger) - triggers slide down FROM the playing note(s)
Modulation Wheel FX Switch
Drop D, C tuning (6th string lowest note)
MIDI CC11 Expression control support
Full automation control for KeySwitch FXs via NRPN
Added to RealGuitar:
- Virtual keyboard
- Expanded Repeat Key zones (left and right)
- Expanded Key Switch range (similar Strat/LPC)
- Key Switch Panel (similar Strat/LPC)
- Pedal Switch between performance modes (Solo->Chords/Bass&Chord/Bass&Pick)
- Lower and Higher Velocity FX individual boxes
- PitchBender Up and Down - individual settings and FXs
- Added Key/Pedal/Velocity switch FXs (up to 24)
• VST3 with 64bit Mac OS support
• A lot of smaller improvements
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
Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 (32Bit and 64Bit), Intel Core 2, VST 2/DXi host. Free hard drive space 2GB+, 1GB RAM (2GB recommended), RTAS support is available in ProTools 6/7/8/9/10 via FXpansion´s VST to RTAS adapter. Internet connection and e-mail account for authorizing the software
OS X 10.5/10.6/10.7/10.8+ (32Bit and 64Bit), G5 or Intel Core 2, VST 2/AU host, native VST3 64bit support. Free hard drive space 2GB+, 1GB RAM (2GB recommended), RTAS support is available in ProTools 6/7/8/9/10 via FXpansion´s VST to RTAS adapter. Internet connection and e-mail account for authorizing the software.