20th April 2004
The true power of RealGuitar lies in 3 brand new technologies incorporated in this 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 of playing on up to 104 guitar frets using just 43 keys of a standard keyboard!
- MusicLab's 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.
These technologies allow close emulation of live guitar sound and techniques, letting you perform guitar parts with a whole new level of realistic expression. Furthermore they made it possible to get that special recognizable sound of a real 12-string guitar using samples taken from an ordinary 6 string guitar, as well as to achieve true Doubling (double track) effect.
- World famous guitars - High quality guitar samples.
- Every fret of all 6 strings including up/down/muted strokes sampled.
- New multi-channel sample layering technology.
- InFace sound concept.
- True Doubling (double track) effect.
- Built-in EQ and FX (Stereo Tremolo, 2-way Chorus).
- Custom 32-bit sound engine.
- Solo, Harmony, Bass&Chord, Bass&Pick, and Chords modes.
- 1000 instant guitar chords + up strum, down strum, up/down muted strum, slow strum chords.
- 1-4 note chords to 6-voice guitar strums real-time translation.
- 26 chord types recognition, including 7th, 9th and altered chords, in any inversion and voicing.
- Automatic Fret position change.
- Strum speed adjustable.
- Repeat Key zone (for performing repetitions, tremolo, up/down/muted strums).
- Velocity switch guitar effects.
- Slide (up/down, assignable number of steps).
- Hammer On, Pull Off.
- Tremolo (notes, chords).
- Polyphonic controllers (applying Pitch Bender, Modulation Wheel, AfterTouch to individual voices).
- Automatic Fret Noise and Release Noise.
Guitars: RealGuitar includes 555 MB sample set featuring 7 Acoustic guitar patches:
- Steel Picked
- Steel Fingered
- Nylon Picked
- Nylon Fingered
- Steel 2 Picked
- Steel 2 (Doubling)
Additional easy to load guitar sound banks including samples of various fancy guitars are planned to be released in near future.
RealGuitar is available as a VST & RTAS plug-in and stand alone for Windows, on CD-ROM and as downloadable version for $149 USD. A Mac version is "coming soon".