Truly realistic sounding Solo and Accompaniment Guitars
If you’re serious about creating truly realistic sounding solo and ccompaniment guitar melodies, this new product by MusicLAB is just what you need! RealGuitar 4 is a sample-based virtual instrument with an innovative approach to guitar sound modelling and performing.
The true power of RealGuitar 4 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.
Guitar Rhythm Pattern technology providing powerful Pattern Manager completed with huge MusicLab Guitar Pattern Library (includes 1250 guitar rhythms) 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.
Song Mode turning RealGuitar 4 into a powerful and easy-to-use songwriting tool allowing you in no time create perfect guitar backing tracks for your songs. Simply insert chord symbols and rhythm patterns into the built-in Song Track - and your guitar part is ready!
Advanced Humanize section allowing to easily add realism to the performance, both live and step-recorded in a MIDI track, or automatic.
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).
Operates as a virtual instrument software plug-in in all major hosts like Logic, Cubase, Digital Performer, Sonar, Pro Tools, Studio One, Live ...
Works as a Standalone module
"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
Windows 7 SP1/8.1/10 32bit or 64bit
VST2/VST3/AAX 32bit or 64bit host
2GB+ RAM, 5GB+ free hard drive space
OS X 10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9/10.10/10.11
VST2 32bit/VST3 64bit/AU 32bit or 64bit/AAX 32bit or 64bit host