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vir2 Acou6tics

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Musical Gym
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3421 posts since 23 May, 2004, from Northern Central CA (not as good as Eureka)

Postby Musical Gym; Sun May 25, 2014 12:08 am Vir2 Acou6tics

Has anyone bought Acou6tics yet?

I can't seem to find any reviews of it.

Looking for opinions from actual owners/users...
Musical Gym
KVRAF
 
3421 posts since 23 May, 2004, from Northern Central CA (not as good as Eureka)

Postby Musical Gym; Thu May 29, 2014 2:14 pm Re: Vir2 Acou6tics

Musical Gym wrote:Has anyone bought Acou6tics yet?

I can't seem to find any reviews of it.

Looking for opinions from actual owners/users...


Finally found a review of it. They call it a review, but it doesn't say much.

Computer Music Magazine 9/10

Vir2
Acou6tics

The long-awaited follow-up to Vir2's Electri6ity (Computer Music #159, 9/10) packs six acoustic guitars into an 11GB compressed Kontakt library. The guitars are steel-string (plectrum and finger), 12-string, mandolin, guitalele (plectrum), nylon-string and ukulele (finger). Each one boasts at least 12 articulations (hammer-on, pull-off, sustains, numerous slides and releases, etc), every one accessible by all strings on all frets. Chords are automatically detected and converted into up to 50 selectable voicings on the fly, and custom voicing libraries can be saved and recalled. The amount of tweakability and performance/behaviour editing on offer is staggering, although the consequential onslaught of samey-looking menus can feel a bit overwhelming at times. 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.


Anyone using it yet? Thoughts/opinions?
dynamitec
KVRist
 
283 posts since 25 Jul, 2006

Postby dynamitec; Fri Jun 20, 2014 12:51 am Re: Vir2 Acou6tics

There is a new review from MusicTech:

"Acou6tics earns MusicTech Choice Award
In their July 2014 issue, Acou6tics was awarded with the MusicTech Choice Award and MusicTech Innovation Award,
and also scored an impressive 9/10 stars! Find the full review below."
http://www.bigfishaudio.com/review.html ... ::::513802
Cheers,
Benjamin
Virtual Instrument Developer @ Vir2 / Bigfish Audio
Musical Gym
KVRAF
 
3421 posts since 23 May, 2004, from Northern Central CA (not as good as Eureka)

Postby Musical Gym; Fri Jun 20, 2014 1:03 am Re: vir2 Acou6tics

Thanks Benjamin. Bought it awhile back and will have time to dive into it soon.

Please post back when someone does an in-depth review.
bigfishaudio
KVRer
 
22 posts since 23 Oct, 2007

Postby bigfishaudio; Fri Jun 20, 2014 2:14 pm Re: vir2 Acou6tics

Reviews for Acou6tics are coming.  Check some of them out here:

Acou6tics scores MusicTech Magazine's Innovation and Choice awards! Also they have given a 9/10 rating. Read the full review here: http://bit.ly/Acou6ticsMTReview

Acou6tics has also received a 9/10 from Computer Music Magazine. That review can be read here: http://bit.ly/1n5ig52
dynamitec
KVRist
 
283 posts since 25 Jul, 2006

Postby dynamitec; Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:26 am Re: vir2 Acou6tics

Here is another in-depth Acou6tics review (Keyboard Magazine): http://www.bigfishaudio.com/review.html?513804
Cheers,
Benjamin
Virtual Instrument Developer @ Vir2 / Bigfish Audio
Musical Gym
KVRAF
 
3421 posts since 23 May, 2004, from Northern Central CA (not as good as Eureka)

Postby Musical Gym; Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:25 pm Re: vir2 Acou6tics

dynamitec wrote:Here is another in-depth Acou6tics review (Keyboard Magazine): http://www.bigfishaudio.com/review.html?513804
Outstanding review, thanks
dynamitec
KVRist
 
283 posts since 25 Jul, 2006

Postby dynamitec; Tue Aug 26, 2014 2:08 am Re: vir2 Acou6tics

Another in-depth review of Acou6tics can be found here (Sound On Sound): http://www.bigfishaudio.com/review.html?513807
Check it out!
Cheers,
Benjamin
Virtual Instrument Developer @ Vir2 / Bigfish Audio
Musical Gym
KVRAF
 
3421 posts since 23 May, 2004, from Northern Central CA (not as good as Eureka)

Postby Musical Gym; Tue Aug 26, 2014 12:36 pm Re: vir2 Acou6tics

Nice review...I sent you a message with some questions/suggestions regarding the review.
stein67
KVRist
 
37 posts since 30 May, 2013

Postby stein67; Thu Sep 11, 2014 5:13 am Re: vir2 Acou6tics

Hi, is it possible to move the strumming keyswitches to the bottom of the keyboard? I have Realguitar and I am used to strumming holding a chord with my right hand and using left for keyswitches, so just wondering if this is possible because from what I've seen so far strumming keys are at the top of the board.
dynamitec
KVRist
 
283 posts since 25 Jul, 2006

Postby dynamitec; Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:20 am Re: vir2 Acou6tics

Sure, you can freely reassign every keyswitch or trigger key to whatever key outside the playrange you want.
Cheers,
Benjamin
Virtual Instrument Developer @ Vir2 / Bigfish Audio
stein67
KVRist
 
37 posts since 30 May, 2013

Postby stein67; Thu Sep 11, 2014 4:40 pm Re: vir2 Acou6tics

:tu: 8)
DannyDep
KVRer
 
28 posts since 2 Jan, 2008, from Tampa, FL

Postby DannyDep; Sun Oct 26, 2014 4:15 pm Re: vir2 Acou6tics

I have a question about using Keyswitches.
You mention in the Keyswitches video that it is possible to define your own keyswitch layout, is that correct?
I have a concern about be restricted too much by using my 61-key controller.

Just so I understand, if I wanted to define only the keyswitches that I was going to use on a particular song, I could load it up and use only those keyswitches, is that correct?
bigfishaudio
KVRer
 
22 posts since 23 Oct, 2007

Postby bigfishaudio; Mon Oct 27, 2014 8:16 am Re: vir2 Acou6tics

Hi Danny! There is a full set of video tutorials on Acou6tics at our site including this one on the keyswitches page. Hopefully this answers any questions you have on the matter. If you still have more questions feel free to kontakt us directly or chime back in here if it's more convenient for you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nv71tvh_PVM#t=24

~The Big Fish Audio Team
DannyDep
KVRer
 
28 posts since 2 Jan, 2008, from Tampa, FL

Postby DannyDep; Mon Oct 27, 2014 11:22 am Re: vir2 Acou6tics

bigfishaudio wrote:Hi Danny! There is a full set of video tutorials on Acou6tics at our site including this one on the keyswitches page. Hopefully this answers any questions you have on the matter. If you still have more questions feel free to kontakt us directly or chime back in here if it's more convenient for you.
................................
~The Big Fish Audio Team

I did have a look at that video before asking my question.
It appears that in Reduced mode, there are only 3 octaves available to play notes on.
I am not a guitarist but after doing some searching there appears to be 4 octaves availble for keys on the controller are required to be used by the software for things like keyswitches, etc.
I wanted to find out the answer to questions like,
    What will the Acou6tics GUI look like when I first start it up for the first time?
    Will I have to define my 61 key controller to it?
    If I try to use Full mode on my 61 key controller, what other things, like Keyswitches will be affected?
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