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MusicLab releases RealGuitar v2.0 for Mac OS X

MusicLab has released the Mac OS X version of RealGuitar v2.0, which adds a number of new features to let you emulate guitar performance in an even more realistic way while creating solo and accompaniment parts for your songs.

RealGuitar 2 features

Pattern Manager (available only in 2L version):
RealGuitar is now equipped with powerful multi-functional built-in Pattern Manager letting you use RG MIDI Pattern Library for creating guitar accompaniment parts in the whole new and convenient way.

  • Complete RG MIDI Pattern Library (1250 rhythm patterns).
  • Pattern Tree view: allowing to find/select rhythm patterns right from RealGuitar.
  • Pattern view: graphically presenting guitar 'Strokes' contained in the current rhythm pattern (differently colored 'Piano Roll' type bars allow to easily visualize Up/Down, Up/Down Muted, Slow Strums, individual string Strokes, etc.).
  • Auditioning selected pattern by simply pressing chord on the external keyboard without starting your host sequencer, even with RealGuitar standalone run.
  • Total synchronization with host's tempo, start/stop, beats, loop, time signature...
  • Drag'n'Drop selected pattern from Pattern window right to your host's MIDI track (pattern is automatically multiplied by the assigned number of measures).
  • Real time pattern arranging (dramatic changing pattern performance on the fly):
    • Add/reduce dynamics (velo+).
    • Randomize dynamics.
    • Apply velocity of trigger chord to pattern dynamics.
    • Continuous dynamics changes (+/- velocity assigned to Pitch Bender controller).

Features added to Solo mode:

  • Hammer-on, Pull-off.
  • Hammer-on with automatic Pull-off on key release.
  • Legato Slide (up and down) - automatic slide between any two pressed notes.
  • Note-Off Repetition - automatically repeating the released note(s) to easily perform tremolo technique.
  • 4 Key Switch FX keys (C1, C#1, D1, D#1) let you assign and use up to 4 various guitar effects in the same performance.
  • 'Silent' Key Switch mode - allows to switch to new sound (Key Switch FX) without muting the previous one (e.g. performing Harmonics over sustained bass note).
  • Pedal Switch FX - switching to various guitar effects/articulations by pressing Sustain Pedal.

Feature added to Chords mode:

  • Number of Strings - now it is possible to also disable upper strings in a chord (similar to current version lower strings disabling), so you can play chords without 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc. strings, i.e. reduce # of strings used for the chord up to any middle one.

Features added to Chords, Bass&Chord, Bass&Pick modes:

  • Slash Bass Chords - all chordal modes now have '/Bass' option that allows to perform major/minor triads with any note in the bass (including its own III, V (and Root of course)). That adds 800 more new chord voicings to 1000 available in version 1.5.
  • Legato Chords - allows to sustain note(s) on chord change if the same note(s)/string/fret is being triggered in the previous chord.

RealGuitar versions available:
  • RealGuitar 2L version includes built-in Pattern Manager and complete RG Pattern Library (1250 rhythm patterns).
  • RealGuitar 2 version doesn't include Pattern Manager and RG Pattern Library.

RealGuitar upgrade options available:
  • RealGuitar 1.5 without Pattern Library -> RealGuitar 2 ($49).
  • RealGuitar 1.5 without Pattern Library -> RealGuitar 2L ($99).
  • RealGuitar 1.5 with one part of Pattern Library -> RealGuitar 2L ($75).
  • RealGuitar 1.5 with complete Pattern Library -> RealGuitar 2L ($49).

Video demos showing the use of the added features in live performance are available.
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